Children's Book Event

Tom Watson - STICK DOG CRASHES A PARTY

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

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

Stick Dog Crashes a Party by Tom WatsonImportant update:

This event has been moved from 4pm to 1pm and will be a signing only due to travel schedule changes. We are sorry for the inconveniences from causes beyond our control.

Join us for a special after-school visit from children's book author Tom Watson, whose very popular and hilarious Stick Dog series continues with STICK DOG CRASHES A PARTY - a festive adventure complete with cake, ribs, fireworks, and very special guests!

Johnette Downing and Heather Stanley - MADEMOISELLE GRANDS DOIGTS - launch

Event date: 

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us for the book launch party celebrating the release of author Johnette Downing's and illustrator Heather Stanley's fun new children's picture book, MADEMOISELLE GRANDS DOIGTS. Come by for a book reading and illustration talk and enjoy sweet treats, coloring sheets and crafts.

Jennifer Adams - BabyLit

Event date: 

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for an afternoon presentation and signing with children's book author Jennifer Adams featuring her fantastic BabyLit series, including her just released. THE NUTCRACKER: A BabyLit Dancing Primer - this board book features soldiers marching, mice prancing, snowflakes swirling, dolls bending, and buffoons skipping as a way to introduce basic movement terms to babies and toddlers.

Marita Gentry - THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL - book launch

Event date: 

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:30pm

Event address: 

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

Much-beloved children’s book author and friend Dianne de Las Casas tragically died just a few days before this book was published. We will fondly remember Dianne when illustrator Marita Gentry comes to present and sign the book they created together. THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL is a sequel to Dianne and Marita’s CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY which they launched at Octavia Books eight years ago. Join us in celebration and remembrance.

“You can’t catch us—we’re buttermilk and cayenne!”

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.

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