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As Big as Louisiana!

I Love You as Big as Louisiana is the perfect addition to any baby's bookshelf! Adorable illustrations and clever rhymes highlight all the places that you and Baby love about your home. Combining the evergreen message of love with regional touchpoints, I Love You as Big as Louisiana is a great post-Ida read to celebrate what we love about home!

Bayou Song

Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape is a poetic journey along Louisiana's Bayou Teche. Through poetry and art, explore the plants and animals that live along and in the bayou. Teachers will find ideas and prompts for teaching students about the habitat of Louisiana wetlands through poetry and creative writing. Invitations to write and draw make this book an interactive journal for those of all ages who wish to admire and be inspired by South Louisiana's landscape.

Congratulations, Fatima Shaik!

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana has proudly announced that author and Louisiana native Fatima Shaik has been selected as the recipient of the 22nd annual Louisiana Writer Award. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life exemplified by a contemporary writer's body of work.


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