Children's Books (Not just for kids!)
Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.
Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer.$12.99ISBN: 9780615272757Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Stellabooks - April 2009
New Orleans A to Z is an alphabet book of Crescent City icons, traditions and culinary favorites, using high-end photography of figurines and toys to illustrate each letter. Created by local photographer Jennifer Zdon, the book celebrates the unique, beautiful and festive world that is New Orleans.
$16.95ISBN: 9780981812649Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ampersand, Inc. - March 2009
Goodnight NOLA" is a lovable tribute to things unique to New Orleans. People of all ages will enjoy this rhythmic salute to red beans and rice, po'boys, celebrated chefs, music, historic landmarks, the sporting scene and many other features of the Crescent City. An excellent introduction for young children and a wonderful souvenir.$16.99ISBN: 9781589802247Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pelican Publishing Company - December 15th, 2008
"Dianne de Las Casas mixes humor, high spirits, lively narration and a colorful setting to bring alive the timeless tale of the Gingerbread Boy."
--Robert D. San Souci, author of The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South and Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana$16.95ISBN: 9781450706186Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.Published: Ampersand, Inc. - April 22nd, 2010
From the place “deep down in the city that some say care forgot” in the “heart of ‘Chilly Gentilly,’” “Happy Jazz Fest” is a remarkably illustrated, thoughtfully written book for kids of all ages whose favorite time of year is when the best in jazz, the blues, gospel and rock play for the throngs of music lovers.
$5.95ISBN: 9780761158622Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Workman Publishing Company - August 5th, 2010
Here is a book babies can really sink their gums into. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles are printed on an amazing paperlike material that can’t be ripped, torn, or punctured. Indestructibles are 100 percent safe and nontoxic, and if they get too funky, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher.$18.99ISBN: 9780374380502Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 DaysPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 9th, 2004
A new take on The Little Red Hen -- Cajun style$17.95ISBN: 9781585361373Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sleeping Bear Press - November 2003
Illustrated by Laura Knorr
From its festive Mardi Gras parades to its wildlife-filled swamps, Louisiana is a state of great diversity. "P is for Pelican: A Louisiana Alphabet" is an alphabet book that introduces readers young and old to the culture, history, and wonders of this Gulf state. Author Anita C.$4.99ISBN: 9780375840050Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2006
How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?
$13.95ISBN: 9780922589661Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.Published: More Than a Card - April 1999$16.99ISBN: 9780882899626Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pelican Publishing Company - September 30th, 1993
Jenny Giraffe is famous with all of her French Quarter neighbors. A respected painter among the artists of New Orleans, she is now just a part of the unusual culture of this downtown area. Now Jenny is going on a trip to new neighborhoods she has never visited before. She has been invited to a birthday party for her friend T-Boy. And of all places . . the party is on a streetcar$17.99ISBN: 9780802797544Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 2008
from Newbery award winning author Kirby Larson comes a remarkable true story of the devotion, friendship, and survival of two pets left behind in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In the tradition of Owen and Mzee, this beautiful picture book is a testament to the spirit that defined post-Katrina rescue missions.