Children's Book Event

Robert Beatty - SERAFINA

Event date: 

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert BeattyJoin us for a Saturday afternoon reading and signing with #1 bestselling author Robert Beatty featuring SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART the highly anticipated third book in the #1 New York Times best selling Serafina series.

SPLINTERED HEART continues the adventures of an unusual 12-year-old girl who lives hidden away in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate in North Carolina during the 1890s. The third in an ongoing series of books written for both adults and children (ages 8 and up), Splintered Heart mixes history, mystery and magic, all against the backdrop of the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the opulence of the Gilded Age.

The storms are coming....

Nancy Cavanaugh - ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

Event date: 

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for an after-school reading and signing with award-winning middle grade author Nancy J. Cavanaugh featuring her latest novel, ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY. Set in the Okefenokee Swamp during the early 20th century, ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY combines Nancy’s trademark poignant writing with a vivid, historical Southern setting.

Historical Fiction full of mystery and adventure. A book that will take readers on a trip they’ll never forget

Elsie Mae has long treasured summers with her grandparents in the Okefenokee Swamp, so she is devastated to hear that a shipping company plans to build a canal right through it. What will that mean for the people and animals that call the swamp home?

Dan Santat - AFTER THE FALL (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 3:45pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us for a super special after-school booksigning with the one and only Caldecot Medal-winning Dan Santat when he comes to Octavia Books as his the first tour stop  for his new book AFTER THE FALL (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again).

From the New York Times–bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

An Evening with Author Rick Riordan - THE SHIP OF THE DEAD, Book Three, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Event date: 

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Nims Fine Arts Center — Academy of the Sacred Heart

Please join us for an exciting evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan presenting THE SHIP OF THE DEAD, Book Three, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, the final book in Riordan's thrilling Norse Mythology series.

Octavia Books is presenting this program at Academy of the Sacred Heart's Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Avenue, Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00PM.  (Doors open at 5:00PM, program will start promptly at 6:00PM. Please arrive early.)

 

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Jennifer Chambliss Bertman - THE UNBREAKABLE CODE

Event date: 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join the hunt with Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, author of THE UNBREAKABLE CODE.

Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there's the coded note he drops at a book event. Then they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What's most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers an arson fire.

**** RESCHEDULED **** Michael Fry - HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN

Event date: 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 3:45pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Author/cartoonist Michael Fry returns to Octavia Books with HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN.

Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless.

Josh Funk -THE CASE OF THE STINKY STENCH

Event date: 

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

"Uncle,” Croissant said, “the fridge is in trouble!
A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble!
I’m the last hope or the fridge will be lost!
Help me or else we’ll be cooked, served, and sauced.”

Josh Funk, children's picture book author of staff favorite Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, comes to Octavia for THE CASE OF THE STINKY STENCH.

There’s a stinky stench in the fridge—and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast’s nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable rhymes, wordplay, and art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast—there’s even an actual red herring—this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids!

Joanne O'Sullivan - BETWEEN TWO SKIES - in conversation with- Sarah Tolscer - SONG OF THE CURRENT

Event date: 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us as we wrap up Children's Book Week with a visit from author Joanne O'Sullivan, BETWEEN TWO SKIES. Ms. O'Sullivan will be in conversation with Sarah Tolscer, whose debut SONG OF THE CURRENT comes out in June (you can preorder from us now!).

Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life -- and the promise of love -- emerges in this rich, highly readable debut. 

Stuart Gibbs - PANDA-MONIUM

Event date: 

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Stuart Gibbs is coming to town! Find out about his newest book, PANDA-MONIUM.

The newest addition to the New York Times bestseller Stuart Gibbs's FunJungle series may be its most exciting yet an endangered giant panda!

Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth when the zoo’s newest addition goes missing — before she even arrives! — in Panda-monium, the latest novel in Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series.

James Russell - THE DRAGON HUNTERS

Event date: 

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

 

Come along on a magical adventure featuring children's picture book author James Russell reading and signing his new  book, THE DRAGON HUNTERS.

  Away across the oceans, 
  where few have dared to roam, 
  upon a wondrous island, 
  a family made its home
.

Living on an island means life is full of adventure for brothers Flynn and Paddy. So when a dragon swoops out of the sky and nabs their beloved dog, Coco, the brothers know it's up to them to bring her home. That night, they pack their bags, make some terrible sandwiches, and set off on an epic adventure. . .

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