Friday, November 11

6:30 - 8:00 PM

A Family-Friendly Performance

Latter Branch Library

5120 St Charles Ave

 

Bring blanket and picnic basket, and join us for a night of song & dance!

Original illustration by Julia Sevin I juliasevin.com.

Saturday, November 12

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A DAY OF CELEBRATING BOOKS

New Orleans City Park

Come out with the whole family to enjoy readings and activities for the kids and adults alike!

...and the New Orleans Museum of Art just next to the festival is offering half-price admission!

The New Orleans Book Festival is a celebration of books for readers of all ages. The two-day festival includes a family-friendly evening performance and a full day of programming for book lovers ranging from new readers to literary scholars.

 

Twinkle Twinkle, the Friday night musical performance, will be held at a location to be announced.

 

The daytime festival on Saturday, November 12. It will feature readings, panel discussions, and an entire activity area for kids — all centered around books and stories.

 

Thanks to the Festival’s special partnerships, every child who attends the festival will receive free books. And in order to ensure that anyone who wants to attend is able, the Festival is free — including bus transportation and healthy snacks!

A Letter from First Lady Cheryl Landrieu

Dear Friends,

 

I would like to invite readers of all ages to come out and enjoy the New Orleans Book Festival. I strongly believe in literacy, and this free event gives people from all backgrounds an occasion to come together in celebration of books! The festival offers unique opportunities for adults and children to interact with exceptional writers and storytellers and to enjoy an inspiring variety of book-related activities, exhibitions, and demonstrations. Food, fun, books, and stories are FREE! I am very excited to see you all there!

 

Sincerely,

Cheryl Landrieu

FULL SCHEDULE

STAGE ONE

STAGE TWO

STAGE THREE

STAGE FOUR

STAGE FIVE

BOOKSTORE TENT

AUTHOR

 

Cheryl Landrieu

 

Jeff Abbott

 

Willie Robertson

 

Colin Dickey

 

Greg Iles

TITLE

 

Welcome

 

The First Order

 

The American Fisherman

 

Ghostland

 

The Bone Tree

STAGE

 

10:30AM

 

10:45AM

 

11:30AM

 

12:30PM

 

1:15PM

SIGNING

 

 

 

11:30AM

 

12:15PM

 

1:15PM

 

1:45PM

AUTHOR

 

Michael Murphy

 

 

Simon Hardeveld

 

Yvonne Perret

Fred LeBlanc

 

Ann Benoit

 

Kevin Belton

TITLE

 

Hear Dat New Orleans; Fear Dat New Orleans

 

Simon of New Orleans

 

Fred the New Orleans Drummer Boy

 

 

New Orleans' Best Seafood Restaurants

 

Kevin Belton's Big Flavors of New Orleans

STAGE

 

10:45AM

 

 

11:15AM

 

12:00PM

 

 

12:30PM

 

1:00PM

 

SIGNING

 

11:15AM

 

 

12:00PM

 

12:45PM

 

 

1:30PM

 

1:30PM

AUTHOR

Jack Roth

 

 

Deborah Burst

 

 

Kathy Finn

 

Linda Thurman

 

Peggy Scott Laborde (author)

Louis Hodges Jr (Illustrator)

 

Stephen Rea

TITLE

 

Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield

 

Spirits of the Bayou: Sanctuaries, Cemetaries and Hauntings

 

Tom Benson: A Billionaire's Journey

 

Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo and Greed

 

The Fair Grounds Through the Lens

 

 

Finn McCool's Football Club

STAGE

 

11AM

 

 

11:30AM

 

 

12PM

 

12:30PM

 

1PM

 

 

1:30PM

SIGNING

 

11:30AM

 

 

12:00PM

 

 

12:30PM

 

1:15PM

 

1:30PM

 

 

12:45PM

AUTHOR

Happy Johnson

 

Character Reading

 

Heather Stanley (Illustrator)

Johnette Downing (author)

 

Grace Milsaps

 

Ryan Murphy

 

Emile Henriquez, Sr (art demo)

 

Nancy Parker

 

Cecilia Dartez

 

Mike Kimmel

TITLE

 

Backyard Bayou

 

Cat in the Hat

 

Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh

 

 

Snowball Rainbow

 

What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo

 

Mr Okra Sells Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

 

The Adventures of Yat and Dat: Superdome!

 

Jenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party

 

Scenes for Teens

STAGE

 

10:15AM

 

10:30AM

 

11AM

 

 

11:30AM

 

11:30AM

 

12PM

 

12:30PM

 

1PM

 

1:30PM

SIGNING

 

 

 

 

 

11:15AM

 

 

12:00PM

 

12:00PM

 

12:45PM

 

1:00PM

 

1:30PM

 

12:45PM

AUTHOR

Bobbi Hess

Nancy Roniger

Character Reading

Denise McConduit

Character Reading

Whitney Stewart

Kat Pigott

Character Reading

TITLE

Merry the Christmas Witch

Bayou Home

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

DJ and the Jazz Fest

Curious George

Meditation is an Open Sky

Green Dinosaur Pancakes

Cookie Mouse

STAGE

10:15AM

10:30AM

11AM

11:30AM

12PM

12:30PM

1PM

1:30PM

SIGNING

10:30AM

11:00AM

 

12:15PM

 

1:15PM

1:30PM

 

AUTHOR
Ralph Presley III

Alan Gauthreaux

Freddi Williams Evans

Jean Cassels

Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Michael Allen Zell

Robert G Mueller

Nancy Dixon

Laura Roach Dragon

Jenn P. Nguyen

Alys Arden

TITLE

Can We Get Back?

Echoes of Valor

Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans

Two Bobbies

Botticelli's Bastard

Law & Desire

Coast Guard Heroes of New Orleans

N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature

Bayou Bogeyman Presents Hoodoo and Voodoo

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

The Casquette Girls

SIGNING

10AM

10:30AM

10:15AM

10:15AM

10:30AM

11AM

11AM

11AM

11:15AM

12PM

12:15AM

Participating Authors

Jeff Abbott,

“The First Order” (Sam Capra Series #5)

 

Alys Arden,

“The Casquette Girls”

 

Ann Benoit,

“New Orleans Best Seafood Restaurants”

 

Jean Cassels,

 “Two Bobbies”

 

Colin Dickey,

 “Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places”

 

Johnette Downing (author) and Heather Stanley (Illustrator),

“Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh”

 

Nancy Dixon,

“N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature”

 

Kathy Finn,

“Tom Benson: A Billionaire's Journey”

 

Simon Hardeveld,

“Simon of New Orleans”

 

Emile Henriquez, Sr.,

“Mr Okra Sells Fresh Fruit and Vegetables” (kids art demonstration)

 

Bobbi Hess,

“Merry the Christmas Witch”

 

Greg Iles,

“The Bone Tree”

 

Happy Johnson,

“Backyard Bayou”

 

Mike Kimmel,

“Scenes for Teens”

 

Fred LeBlanc,

“Fred the New Orleans Drummer Boy”

 

Stephen Maitland-Lewis,

“Botticelli’s Bastard”

 

Denise McConduit,

“The Boy Who Wouldn’t Read”

 

Grace Milsaps and Ryan Murphy,

“What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo”

 

Robert G. Mueller,

“Coast Guard Heroes of New Orleans”

 

Michael Murphy,

"Hear Dat New Orleans; Fear Dat New Orleans”

 

Jenn P. Nguyen,

“The Way to Game the Walk of Shame”

 

Nancy Parker,

“The Adventures of Yat and Dat: Superdome!”

 

Yvonne Perret,

“Simon of New Orleans”

 

Kat Pigott,

“Green Dinosaur Pancakes”

 

Ralph Presley III,

“Can We Get Back?”

 

Stephen Rea,

“Finn McCool's Football Club”

 

Laura Roach Dragon,

“The Bayou Bogeyman Presents Hoodoo and Voodoo”

 

Willie Robertson,

“The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.”

 

Jack Roth,

“Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield”

 

Peggy Scott Laborde (author) and Louis Hodges Jr (Illustrator),

“The Fair Grounds Through the Lens”

 

Whitney Stewart,

“Meditation is an Open Sky”

 

Linda Thurman,

“Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo and Greed”

 

Freddi Williams Evans,

“Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans”

BUS SCHEDULE

ROUTE 1:

 

Algiers Regional Library

3014 Holiday Dr

New Orleans, LA  70131

 

Cite Dennis Hubbell Library

725 Pelican Ave

New Orleans, LA  70114

 

 

ROUTE 2:

 

Martin Luther King Library

1611 Caffin Ave

New Orleans, LA  70117

 

Alvar Library

913 Alvar St.

New Orleans, LA  70117

 

 

ROUTE 3:

 

East New Orleans Regional Library

5641 Read Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70127

 

Norman Mayer Library

3001 Gentilly Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70122

 

 

ROUTE 4:

 

Robert E Smith Library

6301 Canal Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70124

 

Mid-City Library

3700 Orleans Ave.

New Orleans, LA  70119

 

 

ROUTE 5:

 

Latter Library

5120 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70115

 

Children’s Resource Library

913 Napoleon Ave

New Orleans, LA  70115

 

 

ROUTE 6:

 

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center

4300 South Broad

New Orleans, LA  70125

 

 

Pick Ups are every 30 minutes from the below locations from 9:30AM/10:00AM to 2:00PM (Last departure from City Park)

 

Sponsors

Giant Peach Sponsors

Storyland Sponsors

Secret Garden Sponsors

Giving Tree Sponsors

Little Prince Sponsors

Partners

ACTIVITY Partners

Food Vendors