Children's Book Event

Celebration - Rick Riordan's THE TRIALS OF APOLLO SERIES

Event date: 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:00pm

Event address: 

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

Rick Riordan has a new series. It launched with THE TRIALS OF APOLLO on May 3. To celebrate, we are having a party at noon on May 14! Join us for

  • Greek/Roman Costume Contest
  • Greek/Roman Mythology Scavenger Hunt
  • Greek/Roman Trivia
  • Movie Viewing
  • Prizes!

If you purchase the Breakfast of the Gods from Toast (located in our build on the Laurel Street side), you'll receive 15% off one of Rick Riordan's titles.

Raymond Arroyo - WILL WILDER: The Relic of Perilous Falls

Event date: 

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

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

Meet Raymond Arroyo when he introduces his middle grade book, WILL WILDER: The Relic of Perilous Falls  - a supernatural thrill ride as a 12-year-old's quest to uncover his family's secret past puts everyone he knows in jeopardy in a story filled with hilarity, history, and the battle between good and evil.

Will Wilder is mischievous and headstrong with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will “borrows” the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.

Kelly & Chip Molthrop - THE ABC ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Event date: 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Daughter and father duo, Kelly and Chip Molthrop, have created an adorable picture book called THE ABC ANIMAL HOSPITAL.

Whether it is the aardvark aching with ant bites, the nutria in need of a nose job or the  vulture veering from vertigo, this charming glimpse into the world of numerous animals with their health ailments is a delightful way to teach and reinforce the alphabet to eager young learners and pre-readers. The ABC Animal Hospital is also a perfect book for children who might be experiencing a hospital visit for the first time or who have a friend or family member going to the hospital.

 

 

David Weinstone - MUSIC CLASS TODAY!

Event date: 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:15pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us Saturday afternoon at 1:15 pm for a sing-along reading and book signing with David Weinstone, the creator of the wildly popular Music for Aardvarks program, featuring his new children's book, MUSIC CLASS TODAY!an infectious celebration of music class that will make parents want to sing and dance with their little ones!

As soon as the teacher starts to play his guitar and sing, the kids are whirling and twirling and having a blast. But for one hesitant little music maker, it is all a bit overwhelming at first. With energetic and bright illustrations, this reassuring story about the courage it sometimes takes to try something new will resonate with children everywhere. 

Michael Hearst - EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals

Event date: 

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for an unusual and extraordinary presentation, some music, and a booksigning with Michael Hearst - founding member of the band One Ring Zero and author of UNUSUAL CREATURES - featuring his new book, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals.

“Filled with profiles of precocious people and crafted with irreverent affection for the subjects, this eclectic collection of biographical ephembera will educate, inform and give the reader a new pantheon of idols that are truly extraordinary.”
- Ken Denmead, author of the New York Times bestseller, GEEK DAD

Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as:

Taylor Kitchings - YARD WAR

Event date: 

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

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

Meet author Taylor Kitchings when he comes to present and sign YARD WARhis new novel for middle-grade readers.

Perfect for readers of Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bud, Not Buddy and Vince Vawter’s Paperboy, Yard War explores race relations during the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of a boy who accidentally sets off a 'yard war' when he invites his maid’s son to play football on his front lawn.

PATSY THE MULE AND THE ROMAN CANDY MAN with Author Pam Kaster & Ron Kottemann and Vidalia

Event date: 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

We are thrilled to welcome Pam Kaster, author of PATSY THE MULE AND THE ROMAN CANDY MAN, and Ron Kottemann - the Roman Candy Man himself - and Vidalia the mule!

Pam Kaster created this lovely tribute to Patsy the Mule for children of all ages, and this year is the 100th anniversary of the Roman Candy Man.

Patsy, a tall white mule, pulled the Candy Man's wagon on the streets of uptown New Orleans for six years. She made many friends and posed for many photographs. This photo-filled book takes readers along with Patsy and the Candy Man as they make their stops. Since 1915 children have enjoyed taffy sold from the red and white candy wagon. Parents and grandparents today still delight in introducing new generations to this sweet New Orleans tradition.

Deborah Diesen - NOT VERY MERRY POUT POUT FISH

Event date: 

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a fun reading and signing with children's book author Deborah Diesen featuring her new book, THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT POUT FISH.

A gift should be 'big,'
And a gift should be 'bright.'
And a gift should be 'perfect'-
Guaranteed to bring delight.
And a gift should have 'meaning'
Plus a bit of bling-'zing,'
So I'll shop till I drop
For each just-right thing.

Will Mr. Fish find perfect gifts for everyone on his list? Will he finish his shopping in time?

Swim along with Mr. Fish on his holiday shopping quest. He might just discover that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart.

Zachary Richard - THE LEGEND OF L'IL RED

Event date: 

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

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

Singer-songwriter, poet, cultural activist, and environmentalist Zachary Richard will read from the book and perform a song he wrote to accompany THE LEGEND OF L'IL RED.

The Legend of L'il Red is a fable in the Aesop's tradition for children of all ages. It is a story of friendship, persistence, tolerance, and love. The two principal characters, a blind turtle and a one-clawed baby crawfish, find each other in the middle of a hurricane. The Legend of L'il Red is the story of their adventures as they set off in search of a new claw for the little crawfish, encountering a host of incredible creatures and confronting big challenges along the way.

 

Mark Shulman - Join Us for Wordplay Playday!

Event date: 

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Mom and Dad Are PalindromesPlease join us for some crazy, backwards mixed-up and very clever Friday wordplay fun when Mark Shulman presents and signs MOM AND DAD ARE PALINDROMES and the sequel, ANN AND NAN ARE ANAGRAMS,

Bob has a problem. He's a palindrome. In fact, as soon as his teacher points out what a palindrome is, Bob realizes there are palindromes everywhere: his pup Otto, his little sis, Nan. . . even Mom and Dad!

It's making Bob feel like a kook. Is there no escape?

Join the hilarity. . . do your civic deed and help us find the more than 101 palindromes in the words and pictures of this zany book.  

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