Programs by Genre - Children's Interest

Children’s Author Tent 1 is sponsored in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Children’s Author Tents 2 and 3 are sponsored in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Funding has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Louisiana Writes! Awards Ceremony

The Louisiana Writing Project recognizes the winners of their statewide Louisiana Writes! writing contest.

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Once Upon a…Zoo
(Ages 5 to 7)
Rosalind Bunn

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Poncho's Rescue: A Baby Bull and a Big Flood
(Ages 5 to 8)
Julie M. Thomas

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Crumb Snatchers II: The Goon Edition
(Ages 8 to 12)
Brandi Worley

9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Leah Is Seen
(Ages 5 to 11)
Claudette Esmerelda

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
The Impossible Dream: A Yoga Storytelling Adventure
(Ages 5 to 10)
Kathe Hudson and Melanie Moyer

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cooking Demonstration Tent
What’s on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food
(Ages 5 to 9)
Whitney Stewart

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Daisy the Extra Special Flower
(Ages 5 to 10)
Merlyna Mathieu Valentine

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
A Bayou Ballet, A Gumbo Tale, and Rougarous
(Ages 5 and up)
Alexis Braud

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
Cardy the Cardinal Finds a Home in Donaldsonville
(Ages 3 to 7)
Alvin Batiste and Mary Gehman

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
(Ages 9 to 12)
Carole Boston Weatherford

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Who Got the Baby in the King Cake?
(Ages 3 to 8)
Johnette Downing

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
My Grandmother Lives in a Shotgun House
(Ages 3 to 8)
Daisy Harrison and Emile Henriquez

11 a.m. to Noon
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Glass Room
Creative South Louisiana Explorations: A Workshop for Young Writers
(Ages 8 and up)
Margaret Simon

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou
(Ages 8 to 12)
Gary Alipio

11:15 a.m. to Noon
State Capitol Building, Senate Chamber
Shai & Emmie Are Stars: The Shai & Emmie Series           
(Ages 6 to 10)
Quvenzhané Wallis

11:30 a.m. to Noon
Children’s Authors Tent 2
In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths…
(Ages 3 to 7)
David Elliott

11:30 a.m. to Noon
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Storytelling
Rose Anne St. Romain

Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids
(Ages 9 to 12)
Whitney Stewart

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas
(Ages 7 to 12)
Gwendolyn Hooks
This program is made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
The Boy Who Went to the Library
(Ages 6 to 12)
Alton Carter

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
The Cajun Fisherman and His Wife
(Ages 5 to 8)
Connie Collins Morgan

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Manjhi Moves a Mountain
(Ages 6 to 9)
Nancy Churnin

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Mademoiselle Grands Doigts: A Cajun New Year’s Eve Tale
(Ages 3 to 8)
Johnette Downing and Heather Stanley

1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
Alligator Jazz
(Ages 3 to 8)
Samuel E. Pittman II

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
The Mermaids of New Orleans
(Ages 4 to 11)
Sally Asher and Melissa Vandiver

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Storytelling
Angela Davis

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
Randolph Saves Christmas
(Ages 3 to 8)
Pat Hornsby Crochet

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Misfits
(Ages 8 to 12)
Jen Calonita

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Alycat and the Friendship Friday
(Ages 4 to 8)
Alysson Foti Bourque

3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
Storytelling
Neena McLain

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Senate Chamber
Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning
William Joyce
This program is made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Storytelling
Johnette Downing

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