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What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo Cover Image
By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780988760318
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Published: The Sleepy Animals, LLC - May 1st, 2014

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.


Goodnight Tigers Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781450706216
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - August 16th, 2010

A loving tribute to all things LSU (Louisiana State University). Written and illustrated by LSU alums, this charming picture book invites children to dream about becoming a Tiger, too, while reminding adults of the sweetness of the LSU experience.


The Mermaids of New Orleans Cover Image
By Michael Guidry, Melissa VanDiver (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781946160287
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Published: University of Louisiana - January 1st, 2019

Little Louisiana (Little (Sleeping Bear Press)) Cover Image
By Anita C. Prieto, Laura Knorr (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781585361847
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 6th, 2011

State birds, flowers, trees, and animals brought to board book form for the youngest book lovers.
Toddlers will delight in these books filled with rhyming riddles, framed by brightly painted clues that introduce elements that make each state so special.


Cajun ABC  Cover Image
By Rickey Pittman, Alexis Braud (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781941879092
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Published: River Road Press - October 1st, 2017

Pass a good time in Acadiana on this alphabetical tour of Cajun country and culture. The sights, sounds, and smells of all things Cajun two-step off the page as readers are introduced to the ABCs of the unique customs of the Cajun people.


Epossumondas Plays Possum Cover Image
By Coleen Salley, Janet Stevens (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152064204
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2009

Epossumondas is the silliest, most lovable possum south of the Mason-Dixon line. In his fourth book, will he still be his mama’s sweet little patootie if he heads into the swamp, just where Mama told him not to go? After all, the swamp is home to the fearsome and legendary loup-garou!


Bayou Ballet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781941879238
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Published: River Road Press - January 1st, 2019

The feathered and the furry leap to center stage in this bayou-based introduction to ballet. Join hands with the armadillo in the pas de deux or pirouette with the panther. You'll find plenty of ballet-loving creatures to dance along with, whether you preferred cavalier is the crawfish or the alligator.


The Runaway Beignet Cover Image
By Connie Morgan, Herb Leonhard (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455619122
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 21st, 2014

You're not gonna taste this little beignet In this confectionary folktale adaptation, a lonely baker gets his wish when he sprinkles magic sugar on a beignet and it comes to life. The little beignet boy runs away but is in danger of being eaten by the hungry people of New Orleans. He leads a wild chase through the French Quarter, visiting famous sights along the way.


P Is for Pelican: A Louisiana (Discover America State by State) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361373
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - November 1st, 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.


LSU Tigers 123 (My First Counting Books (Michaelson Entertainment)) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781607300236
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Published: Michaelson Entertainment - August 30th, 2012

LSU 101 (My First Text-Board-Book) Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781932530094
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Published: Michaelson Entertainment - August 1st, 2004

Trombone Shorty Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419714658
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 14th, 2015

The 5 O'Clock Band Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419728365
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 19th, 2018

New Orleans Mother Goose Cover Image
By Ryan Adam, Marita Gentry (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455619535
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 15th, 2014

Georg' Porg' ate crab cakes,
saw one move, cried, "Heaven's sakes "
When he found out the crab still lived,
His plate, he dropped-his face, he hid.


One, Two, Rougarou Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781941879252
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Published: River Road Press - January 1st, 2019

The Rougarou is the Cajun werewolf. In this Louisiana twist on a counting favorite, the Rougarou can be stopped by placing 13 small objects in a line across the doorway. According to legend, the Rougarou cannot count to 13, but he will keep trying until sunrise.


The King Cake Baby Cover Image
By Keila Dawson, Vernon Smith (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781455620135
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 23rd, 2015

"No, mon ami You can't catch me "


Dragons of New Orleans Cover Image
By Bruce Dear, Samantha Smith (Illustrator)
$13.00
ISBN: 9781483586571
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Published: BookBaby - December 7th, 2017

Dragons of New Orleans. In this magical tale for beginner readers a child's creativity comes to life as he explores the imagined life of dragons. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans the delightful illustrations by the talented Samantha Smith engage readers and parents with vibrant colors. Bruce Dear's whimsical passages lead us through an adventure across the city.


Boats on the Mississippi Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780990409328
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Published: Millfree Mursaps Media - December 10th, 2018

Take a trip on the river! See your favorite boats as you drift down the Mississippi from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and out to the Gulf.


Today Is Monday in Louisiana Cover Image
By Johnette Downing, Deborah Thomas (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781455623068
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 28th, 2016

Gold/Honors Award Winner

National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children's Products

The Big Read 2010

Recommended Reading List for the National Coalition of Girls' Schools


Born to Be a Tiger, Too! Cover Image
By Jady Regard, Tom Sylvest Jr. (Illustrator)
$18.50
ISBN: 9780615129006
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Published: Slice of Lime Publishing - July 1st, 2005

Born to Be a Tiger, Too! is the story of a father bringing his daughter to her very first LSU home football game. A pair of magical shoes paves the way for an extraordinary adventure of discovery and victory in Tiger Stadium.


The Cajun Cornbread Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781589802247
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 15th, 2008

You can't catch me--I'm full of cayenne Baked in a skillet with two chilies for the eyes, a peppercorn for the nose, a link of boudin sausage for the mouth, and a large dash of cayenne pepper for extra spice, the Cajun cornbread boy runs through the bayou, sprinting past hungry animals who would like to sample such a tasty treat.


Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish Cover Image
By Ali Solino, Candice Huber (Editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781732279438
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Published: Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop - December 4th, 2018

The Unhuggables Cover Image
By Kena Sosa, Alexis Braud (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781941879122
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Published: River Road Press - October 1st, 2017

Oliver is upset—very upset—and nothing his mother says makes him feel better. When she tries to give him a comforting hug, he rolls up into a tight ball like an armadillo and won’t let his mother near. She tries to coax him out of his huddle but then his claws come out. Oliver pretends to be one ferocious animal after another—none of them very good at giving hugs.


Are You Blue Dog's Friend? Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780810940697
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2009

Gumbo: A Magical Bayou Tale Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781941879207
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Published: River Road Press - January 1st, 2019

Some may think gumbo is simply a delicious stew, but down in Cajun country we know gumbo is so much more. The magic of history, family tradition, local customs, and bayou seasoning meld to create a swirling wonder of flavor that enchants the senses and reminds us of home. It is just such an aroma that entices George as he wanders through the bayou on a lazy afternoon.


Stick Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142413036
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Published: Puffin Books - April 2nd, 2009

From the pulitzer prize winning illustrator and the author of Violet the Pilot, this is the story of Stick, a frog about to have a BIG adventure.


Down in Louisiana Cover Image
By Johnette Downing, Deborah Kadair (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781589804517
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - June 1st, 2007

Based on a traditional song adapted by Louisiana singer/songwriter Johnette Downing, this counting book tells of pelicans, armadillos, black bears, alligators, Catahoulas, nutria, possums, crawfish, and mosquitoes and their kin. Set in the Louisiana bayous, marshes, and wetlands, the rhythmic text offers children a tour of the Pelican State's diverse and unique natural environment.


Ten Gators in the Bed Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781941879023
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Published: River Road Press - October 19th, 2015

True to her Louisiana culture, Johnette brings readers deep into the swamp where ten gators pile into bed in their Acadian home. Based on a familiar tune, this singing book, with vibrant foam and paper illustrations, is a perfect counting and bedtime story for babies and gators – who find out who gets to sleep in the bed and who has to sleep in the swamp!


Bugs on the Rug Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781941879030
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Published: River Road Press - October 19th, 2015

Based on a song from Johnette Downing’s Boogie Woogie Bugs album, Bugs on the Rug – with its singsong rhyming text – introduces babies and youngsters to the wonderful world of bugs. Illustrated in Johnette’s bold, bright foam and paper collage style, the bugs seem soft enough to touch and pick up off the page. The accompanying song is available at www.johnettedowning.com


You Wouldn't Like Me Without My Coffee Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780990409304
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Published: Millfree Mursaps Media - October 1st, 2014

Sam and Lou's parents crave their morning coffee. What happens when they go without it? The brothers are determined to find out. But taking their parents' coffee proves to be a big mistake. Without it, their parents turn into monsters! Children will love this wish-fulfilling adventure of monsters wreaking havoc at home, and adults will relate to the coffee-craving monsters.


A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife Cover Image
By Whitney Stewart, Gerald Guerlais (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807510988
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014

Deep in the bayou, a Cajun fisherman named Jack catches a magic fish that offers to grant wishes in exchange for being set free. Jack doesn't have a lot of wishes, but his wife Jolie sure does—for a mansion, a paddleboat, fame and fortune!


B pour Bayou: Un abécédaire cadien Cover Image
By Richard Guidry, Rejean Roy (Illustrator)
$15.70
ISBN: 9782897501617
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Published: Bouton D'Or Acadie - March 1st, 2019

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The Many Fears of Miela the Cat Cover Image
By Patrice Maguire, Eric Pipes (Illustrator)
$10.49
ISBN: 9781940461762
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Published: Little Oaks Publishing - April 3rd, 2018

Trosclair and the Alligator Cover Image
By Peter Huggins, Lindsey Gardiner (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781932065985
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Published: Star Bright Books - October 1st, 2005

In his rowboat, Trosclair and his dog Ollie can get just about anywhere on the Louisiana Bayou where the live, even to Bee Island Swamp, the very best place to find turtle eggs. But Trosclair has been warned not to go there because Gargantua, a huge and ferocious alligator, has already eaten his share of large animals, and is bound to try humans next.


Who Got the Baby in the King Cake? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781941879245
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Published: River Road Press - January 1st, 2019

Based on a song from Johnette Downing's album Swamp Romp, A Louisiana Dance Party for Children, this rhythmic original story celebrates king cake, the culinary centerpiece of New Orleans Mardi Gras. believed to have originated in twelfth-century France, the cake is an homage to the wise men or three kings.


I See You, Green Dinosaur Cover Image
By Kat Pigott, Mason Sibley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455624188
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 28th, 2019

Nana loves to make Kole magical green dinosaur pancakes for breakfast. In Green Dinosaur Pancakes Kole discovered Nana's pancakes come to life and the strongest survive their morning spats In this sequel, the green T-Rex just won't leave Kole alone. When Kole encounters a school bully, the prehistoric pancake helps him out of a sticky situation.


How to Dress a Po' Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455617197
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - February 27th, 2013

What's in your po' boy? It takes a lot of skill to put together the perfect New Orleans-style po' boy. Talented children's author and musician Johnette Downing takes readers through step by step to create this classic meal, adding in a heaping dash of humor. From French bread and Blue-Plate' mayonnaise to Creole tomatoes and debris, all delicious ingredients are included.


Yat and DAT Present Stuck Cover Image
By Nancy Parker, Spencer Bradford (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780999477540
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - February 11th, 2019

It's Fat Tuesday and Yat and Dat are on a float, riding high. "I feel like a queen," said Yat, pointing her bejeweled beak at the sky. "So this is what Mardi Gras is like," said Dat, as krewe members opened their boxes of throws. Riders had plenty of beads, just how many nobody knows. Parker's story of the life of beads stuck in trees is imaginative and fun to read aloud.


L Is for Louisiana Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781589800229
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - March 31st, 2002

This first alphabet book for children combines words and photographs for a fun trip through the ABCs.


Why is Blue Dog Blue?: A Tale of Colors Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781584791621
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 1st, 2002

Freedom in Congo Square Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499801033
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Published: little bee books - January 5th, 2016

Winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016: Nonfiction
Starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and The Horn Book Magazine
A Junior Library Guild Selection


Night-Night Louisiana Cover Image
By Katherine Sully, Helen Poole (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781492654711
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - July 1st, 2017

It's bedtime in Louisiana Say goodnight to all your favorite locations, including:

French Quarter
Tiger Stadium
Audubon Zoo
Shaw Center for the Arts
Old Louisiana State Capitol
St. Louis Cathedral
Aquarium of the Americas
Lafayette Science Museum
The Presbytere
Playville
South Pass Lighthouse
Dixie Landin'
Prien Lake Park


Goodnight Acadiana Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781450795906
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - December 6th, 2011

Acadiana is composed of 22 parishes in southwest Louisiana. This tribute to the bountiful ecosystem and fond traditions of Creoles and Cajuns is beautifully illustrated and presents a foundation for appreciating the singular heritage of this region.


Santa Is Coming to Louisiana (Santa Is Coming To...) Cover Image
By Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781402275364
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - October 1st, 2012

It's Christmas Eve, Have you been good? Santa's packed up all the presents and is headed your way With the help of a certain red-nosed reindeer, Santa flies over:


Beignets for Breakfast Cover Image
By Jeanette Weiland, Allison Lemon (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780997355994
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Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - October 8th, 2019

Ever wonder what it's like to be a New Orleans baby? Or what it means to miss New Orleans? Let the playful rhyming verse and vivid illustrations in Beignets for Breakfast transport children to one of the greatest cities in the world.


There's an Alligator in Audubon Park! Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780692666975
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Published: Impossibility Press - December 15th, 2016

What would you do if you saw an alligator on your afternoon stroll? Would you run? Would you warn everyone? Or would you fire up the gumbo pot? That’s what is explored in the children’s picture book “There’s an Alligator in Audubon Park!” First time author/illustrator Gina Minor Allen lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where alligators are iconic – both feared and enjoyed as a tasty treat.


The Little Float That Could Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781941879016
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Published: River Road Press - May 1st, 2015

The big day has arrived and the youngest riders in the Mardi Gras Day parade are ready to share their beads and trinkets with the children of New Orleans. But as they prepare to start the parade, their float falters and breaks a wheel. Will the children be able to work together to bring the magic of Mardi Gras to the Crescent City?


The Many Fears of Miela the Cat Cover Image
By Patrice Maguire, Eric Pipes (Illustrator)
$15.74
ISBN: 9781940461786
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Published: Little Oaks Publishing - April 3rd, 2018

Miela the cat had many fears. If she was to survive, she would have to get past those fears. Her hopes had to be bigger than her fears. Thankfully, Miela didn't allow her fears to keep her from discovering her best life.


Let's Lion Up with Roomie!: A Southeastern Primer for Little Lions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620867150
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Mascot Books - October 7th, 2014

The House That Witchy Built Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781589809659
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - July 7th, 2011

Children will creak, clap, flap, and rattle along to this story of Witchy's house and the creepy creatures that live inside. A ghost, a bat, a cat, and a skeleton are only a few of the characters haunting the house. Illustrated with exquisitely detailed cut-paper and collage, this Halloween tale invites interaction through repetition, onomatopoeia, and infectious rhyme.


I Spy in the Louisiana Sky Cover Image
By Deborah Kadair (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781589808850
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 26th, 2011

A guessing game to explore Louisiana state symbols. From the state crustacean to the state bird, the symbols of Louisiana come to life in this engaging book of brightly illustrated riddles. A fun question and answer format allows children to test their knowledge about the state as each colorful page reveals interesting facts about Louisiana history, wildlife, and traditions.


Mama's Bayou Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781589807877
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - February 15th, 2010

A lullaby from the beautiful bayou. As the crickets chirp, frogs sing, and mosquitoes drone, dusk falls across the bayou. Mama rocks her baby to the soft symphony as the animals get ready for bedtime. Illustrated in beautifully detailed cut paper, this soothing chorus introduces children to animal sounds and lures them into peaceful slumber.


Chef Creole Cover Image
By Johnette Downing, Deborah Kadair (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781589806177
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 15th, 2008

There was a man from New Orleans and his name was Chef Creole. His hair was made of rice, his eyes of red beans, and his feet of beignets. Young readers will delight in this Louisiana picture-book adaptation of the song Aiken Drum.


Jacques Et La Canne À Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781589801912
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 30th, 2004

Poor Jacques and his mother are barely making do in their little houseboat on the bayou, when a mysterious stranger offers Jacques some magical sugarcane cuttings.


Moon's Cloud Blanket Cover Image
By Rose Anne St Romain, Joan Waites (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781565549227
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 31st, 2003

Nestled in the branches of Southern cypress and oak trees is a natural wonder with a magical origin. Moon's Cloud Blanket is a Native American legend from the Houma people of South Louisiana about the origin of Spanish moss.


Mardi Gras Dictionary Cover Image
By Beverly B. Vidrine, Patrick Soper (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781565543324
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - November 30th, 1997

This alphabet book covers everything about the festive holiday, from American Indian to Zulu.


Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781565543263
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 30th, 1998

As in Cinderella, Cendrillon is pestered by la belle-m're (her stepmother) and les belles-soeurs (her stepsisters) but is helped by the bayou creatures who are ses bon amis (her good friends) and by la marraine (her fairy godmother). However, in New Orleans, the big event is Rex's Mardi Gras ball. Rex, also known as Ovey Thibeaux, hopes to meet his wife at the ball.


Gaston(r) Goes to Mardi Gras Cover Image
By James Rice (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781565542860
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - November 30th, 1999

Gaston the green-nosed alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras.


The Flying Horses of City Park Cover Image
By Kat Pigott, Tami Curtis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455624713
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - November 22nd, 2019

A girl and her nana take the streetcar to City Park in New Orleans for a big day on the carousel. The "flying horses" are not only beautiful and exciting but have an interesting story behind them. This charming picture book brings both the thrill and the history of this beloved icon of the Crescent City to life for young readers.


When the Morning Comes: A Mardi Gras Indian Story Cover Image
By Juan Pardo, Vernon Smith (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455624393
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - November 18th, 2019

Max tells his little brother, Jason, all about what happens in New Orleans on Mardi Gras morning, when the Indians come out in their colorful, feather-and-bead suits. Soon, Jason sees this beautiful custom for himself. The author is the big chief of the Golden Comanches and shares here a fascinating inside look into the rich tradition of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians.


My Grandmother Lives in a Shotgun House Cover Image
By Emile Henriquez (Illustrator), Daisy Harrison
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455623020
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - February 1st, 2018

Through New Orleans to Grandmother's house . . .


Chicory and Roux: The Creole Mouse and the Cajun Mouse Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455622375
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - February 8th, 2017

Sophisticated city mouse Chicory never imagined she would venture beyond her elegant Creole home in New Orleans--until she falls asleep in a picnic basket and wakes up in the Cajun swamps There she meets Roux, a simple country mouse, and together they experience the bucolic bayou life.


Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Cover Image
By Lashon Daley, Emile Henriquez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455621125
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - February 1st, 2016

"Reading Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, wonderful memories came running through my mind like a river. Being born in New Orleans, the people selling fruits and vegetables were a big part of the community I lived in. This book also brings to life the beauty and history of the city."


--Diane Ferlatte, award-winning storyteller and Grammy nominee


Snoballs for All Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781455620029
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 20th, 2015

"The colorful and lively illustrations will make young readers yearn for this special delicacy."
--Denise Walter McConduit, author of the D.J. Series and The Boy Who Wouldn't Read

From his classroom at school to streets near and far,
Paul looks for a snoball by foot and streetcar.
Sip up and slurp up this sweet, sticky story


Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayou Cover Image
By Sharon Doucet (Adapted by), Scott Cook (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455614806
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 19th, 2011

"Full of sly wit and Cajun Spice."
--Scholastic.com


Why the Oyster Has the Pearl Cover Image
By Johnette Downing, Bethanne Hill (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455614608
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 28th, 2011

A trickster tale about generosity. A long time ago, the Oyster was not only generous and kind; he was also the keeper of all the gems in the world. Whenever any type of creature would come to him in need, the Oyster would share his jewels without hesitation. One day, a very greedy snake hatches a plan to shift the balance of wealth in the sea.


Jenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party Cover Image
By Cecilia Dartez, Andy Green (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780882899626
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 30th, 1993

Ride along with Jenny for another fun adventure in the Big Easy


The Two Stegosauruses Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781732279407
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Published: Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop - December 4th, 2018

The awkward stegosaurus and the clumsy stegosaurus are too strange and weird for the other dinosaurs. Can they overcome their own self doubt and work up the courage to speak to each other?

Empowering, inspiring, and relatable, The Two Stegosauruses will warm your heart and show you that no matter how weird you think you are, you are not alone.


Cajun Night Before Christmas(r) Cover Image
By James Rice (Illustrator), Trosclair
$16.99
ISBN: 9780882899404
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 30th, 1992

The Cajun Night Before Christmas(R) has been a part of Louisiana's holiday traditions since it was first published. Now, more than forty-five years later, a new generation is discovering the charm of Gaston(R) the Green-Nosed Alligator. First conceived by J.B. Kling, Jr.


The Little January Man (Le Petit Bonhomme Janvier) Cover Image
By Cornell Landry, Sean Gautreaux (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780984671007
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Published: Black Pot Publishing - November 1st, 2011

The Story of the Little January Man - an old custom among Louisiana Cajun families.


Who's That Daddy?: New Orleans edition Cover Image
By Mimi Owens, Sean Gautreaux (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781732217508
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Published: Nova Recognition - June 1st, 2018

As I drive around New Orleans From the backseat I see, big metal statues looking over at me. Who's that Daddy? I wonder to him out loud. Daddy says now's my chance to make my college teachers proud. Great question son I'm glad you asked. Your father is certainly up for this task. Let's go on tour and I'll tell you more of why these monuments are here and what they're for.


Little Laveau: Bayou Beware! Cover Image
By Erin Rovin, Katie Campbell (Illustrator)
$10.00
ISBN: 9781947962699
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Published: River Road Press - January 1st, 2018

It's the town's big celebration - but Little Laveau is lost in the woods! Luckily, her newest musical friend has just the magical cure she needs!


You'll Know When You See One Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780997449358
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - November 21st, 2016

You'll Know When You See One is the second book of a Gulf Coast trilogy written by Allain C. Andry III. This story is about young Katie who spears many things during her first floundering adventure with her father. Though her eyes play tricks on her, with her dad's encouragement she does find a real flounder, and she knows when she sees one.


Little Laveau: A Magical Bedtime Story Cover Image
By Erin Rovin, Katie Campbell (Illustrator)
$10.00
ISBN: 9781633185432
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Published: River Road Press - January 1st, 2017

Little Laveau's friend Thomas is having bad dreams and he doesn't know what to do... But Little Laveau has just the magical cure for those bedtime blues!


The Twelve Days of Christmas in Louisiana (Twelve Days of Christmas in America) Cover Image
By Jean Cassels, Lynne Avril (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781402738142
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Published: Sterling - October 1st, 2007

Rosalie is sending her cousin Paul a ticket to come to Louisiana for the twelve days of Christmas--and that's a very special time there, because Christmas doesn't really end in New Orleans until Twelfth Night, January 6th. And that very same evening, Carnival, with its joyful parades and gorgeous costumes, begins.


Night-Night New Orleans Cover Image
By Katherine Sully, Helen Poole (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781492655077
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - December 26th, 2017

It's bedtime in New Orleans Say good night to all your favorite landmarks and landscapes in this memorable bedtime story.

Goodnight moms and daughters,
Goodnight dads and sons.
The world is calm and quiet.
Sweet dreams to everyone


The Greenest Tree Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780988655522
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Published: Schaefer Publishing - January 1st, 2019

After the Christmas decorations come down the real adventure begins for The Greenest Tree… A heartwarming holiday story about a little tree that journeys from the woods to become a beloved family Christmas tree. When the tree is discarded after the holidays and goes on an unexpected adventure, he discovers what it means to be The Greenest Tree.


Andy Alligator (Snappy Fun Books) Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Jo Brown (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780794419080
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Published: SFI Readerlink Dist - July 28th, 2009

This board book tells the story of a typical day in the life of snappy-jawed Andy Alligator and features a finger lever that enables children to snap Andy's jaws up and down.

“Listen to the SNAP!


National Geographic Readers: Alligators and Crocodiles Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781426319471
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Published: National Geographic Children's Books - April 14th, 2015

A pair of eyes lurks just above the water's surface. Is it a crocodile or an alligator? Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these two reptiles—and find out what makes them different. This level 2 reader provides both accessible and wide-ranging text to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!


Hello, New Orleans! (Hello!) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781933212630
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Published: Commonwealth Editions - November 30th, 2011

Welcome to New Orleans Follow parent and child pelicans as they take a tour of the Crescent City together. From the French Quarter to the Garden District, along the Mississippi and across Lake Ponchartrain, join the pelicans as they listen to music at Preservation Hall, celebrate Mardi Gras, and eat jambalaya and gumbo. Visit the Audubon Zoo and City Park, ride a St.


Happy JazzFest: A Story for All Ages about the Greatest Festival in the World Cover Image
By Cornell P. Landry, Sean Gautreaux (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780984671052
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Published: Black Pot Publishing - January 1st, 2010

A story for all ages about the greatest festival in the world.


I Am a Little Alligator: Mini Cover Image
$3.95
ISBN: 9780812063431
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Published: B.E.S. - June 11th, 1993

What if animals could talk? These charming books each depict a day in the life of a young animal-as told by the animal itself The simple stories will delight small children and the art is simply outstanding. Author-artist Francois Crozat was a winner of the coveted Critici in Erba prize at the international Bologna Children's Book Fair for his illustrations in I Am a Little Panda.


Grandma's Gumbo Cover Image
By Deborah Thomas, Deborah Thomas (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781455623433
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - August 15th, 2017

Creole cooking with Grandma


Miracle of Moe Cover Image
By Patsy Burdine, Brian Oakley (Illustrator)
$26.34
ISBN: 9781483596860
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Published: BookBaby - April 27th, 2017

This short little story was written about a short little dog with a very big heart....literally. Moe has a heart defect called subaortic stenosis. It is severe enough that it cannot be fixed with surgery.


The Bourbon Street Band Is Back (Shankman & O'Neill) Cover Image
By Ed Shankman, Dave O'Neill (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781933212791
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Published: Commonwealth Editions - September 13th, 2011

Award-winning author and illustrator duo Ed Shankman and Dave O'Neill turn to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, Louisiana Jazz, of course, is the only truly American form of music, born from a meeting and mixing of cultures where the mighty Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico.


Stella & Moe's Big Adventure Cover Image
By Patsy Burdine, Brian Oakley (Illustrator)
$26.34
ISBN: 9781543920444
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Published: BookBaby - January 12th, 2018

Stella and Moe are two precocious pups who's adventures, while sometimes leading them into danger, always teaches them a valuable lesson. Moe has a severe heart condition that should have shortened his life to one a year. At the time of this printing Moe is two and a half years old and living life to it's fullest each day. You can read more about Moe in his first book, The Miracle of Moe.


Case of the Missing Poodle Cover Image
By Rannah Gray, Madelyn Tom (Contributor), Katherine Tom (Contributor)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780692173497
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Published: The Lisburn Press - November 15th, 2018

When twin sisters Adeline and Victoria encounter a grumpy man with a frightened little dog at a Mardi Gras parade, something doesn’t seem quite right. After learning Mrs. Constance Delacroix’s white poodle is missing from her stately St. Charles Avenue home, the girls are convinced they witnessed a dognapping. But is it just a coincidence?


Goodnight Nola: An Endearing Bedtime Book for All Ages Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780981812649
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - March 1st, 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.


Santa Is Coming to Louisiana Cover Image
By Steve Smallman, Robert Dunn (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728200675
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - October 1st, 2019

It's Christmas Eve. Have you been good? Santa's packed up all the presents and is headed your way With the help of a certain red-nosed reindeer, Santa flies over many landmarks in Louisiana

"Ho, ho, ho " laughs Santa. "Merry Christmas, Louisiana "


The Lady with the Alligator Purse Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316930741
Availability: Special Order
Published: LB Kids - April 1st, 1998

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman's bestselling Sing-Along Stories are perfect for reading together, with over one million copies sold in all formats.


Goodnight to Da Parish Cover Image
By Cornell Landry, Victoria Wisinski (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781941879139
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Published: River Road Press - October 1st, 2017

There has never been a children’s book about St. Bernard Parish – until now! Beloved local author of Goodnight NOLA, One Dat, Two Dat, Are you a Who Dat?, and more, Cornell Landry wanted to pen a book for his friends down in St Bernard Parish.


The Mardi Gras Boat Parade Cover Image
By Perry Guy, Tami Curtis (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781732602403
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Published: Perry Guy Music - January 1st, 2018

Animals of the gulf coast put on a Mardi Gras boat parade.


Treasures in the Sand Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781631921513
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Published: Perry Guy Music - January 1st, 2014

Ten short story beach poems featuring family vacations and animals of the Gulf Coast


Alligators and Crocodiles Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823423439
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Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 2011

Do you know the difference between alligators and crocodiles...?


Alan's Big, Scary Teeth Cover Image
By Jarvis, Jarvis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681203
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Published: Candlewick - February 23rd, 2016

A goofy and lonely denizen of the jungle has just one talent — scaring other creatures with his big, scary teeth! What would he do without them?


Sugar Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316043069
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Towers Falling and Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Today show Al's Book Club for Kids pick) comes a tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises beyond her circumstances and inspires others to work toward a brighter future.


Three Little Cajun Pigs Cover Image
By Mike Artell, Jim Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803728158
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Published: Dial Books - October 5th, 2006

Trosclair, Thibodeaux, and Ulysse are three pigs with a whole lot to do. Their mom has just kicked them out of the house and it's time they make their own way and start constructing new homes in the heart of the swamp.


Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans Cover Image
By Phil Bildner, John Parra (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452125787
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 4th, 2015

In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean. He danced up one avenue and down another and everyone danced along. The old ladies whistled and whirled. The old men hooted and hollered. The barbers, bead twirlers, and beignet bakers bounded behind that one-man parade.


The Lady with the Alligator Purse Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316931366
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 1990

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman's bestselling Sing-Along Stories are perfect for reading together, with over one million copies sold in all formats.


Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood Cover Image
By Mike Artell, Jim Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803725140
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Published: Dial Books - May 1st, 2001

Big Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rouge...even if it means putting on a duck bill, flippers, and frilly underwear.


A Topsy-Turvy History of New Orleans and Ten Tiny Turtles Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780692988770
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Published: Brennan's Restaurant Group - January 1st, 2018

300 years ago, French explorers disembarked from their tall ships, waded ashore, and established the city of New Orleans.


Petite Rouge Cover Image
By Mike Artell, Jim Harris (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142500705
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Published: Puffin Books - June 23rd, 2003

When her grand-mère comes down wit' de flu, this Cajun Little Red knows what she has to do.  With her witty cat, TeJean, she sets off in a pirogue to bring Grand-mère some gumbo.  Who should she meet upon the way, but that big ol' swamp gator, Claude!  Mean ol' Claude may want to gobble up Petite Rouge, but she and TeJean have a better idea.


The Louisiana State Bird Beauty Pageant Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780967517001
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Published: Word Blossoms Pub - April 1st, 2001

A brown pelican is nervous about the Louisiana State Bird Beauty Pageant.


There's an Alligator under My Bed Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803703742
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Published: Dial Books - March 30th, 1987

The nightmare's gone, but what about that alligator? You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! Maybe a midnight snack to lure him into the garage will do the trick. In this funny and beloved follow-up, Mercer Mayer faces another nighttime fear head-on.


The Adventures of The Swamp Kids: TuTu's Christmas on the Bayou Cover Image
By Leif Pendersen, Tim Banfell (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780988633230
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Published: Ally-Gator BookBites Publishing House - October 15th, 2014

Little TuTu decides to leave his home on the bayou to find a real evergreen Christmas tree for the Kids; their first one ever!


Fry 'Em Up, Fry 'Em Up, Beignet Man! Cover Image
By Brittney Muller, Megan Jensen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780998522258
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - October 8th, 2018

Having beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans is an experience shared by tourists and locals alike. The smell of sweet fried dough and rich coffee. The sound of clanking plates, street performers, and people. The sight of a familiar green and white awning behind the bustle of servers running fresh orders of beignets to waiting customers.


A Gulf Coast Christmas Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781682225929
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Published: Perry Guy Music - January 1st, 2015

Gulf Coast creatures come together for Christmas.


See You Later, Alligator! [With Puppet] (Finger Puppet Books) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781904550051
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Published: Child's Play International - April 1st, 2004

Help to teach Alligator an important lesson with lots of finger puppet fun Alligator is always too busy to help Crocodile to do the chores. When - and how - will he learn that there is a time for work and a time for play? A fun introduction to the idea of helping others.


A Tree in the Sea  Cover Image
By Holly Kern, Blaine Kern (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781941879146
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Published: River Road Press - October 1st, 2017

Colorful, bright, and engaging, world-renowned float designer Blaine Kern’s illustrations capture the whimsy and fun of wife Holly Kern’s fanciful story about overcoming differences and the joys of friendship. In singsong rhyming verse, Holly Kern takes readers on a dreamlike tour under the sea. There, dreamy wanderers meet a tree that is totally out of its element.


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The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
By Terri Hoover Dunham, Laura Knorr (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362561
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2006

Around the world Santa Claus has many names. But in a deep, swampy bayou of Louisiana, he's known as Papa No l. In such a hot and humid place, there can be no sleds or reindeer, so Papa No l rides the river in a boat that's pulled by eight alligators, with a snowy white one named Nicollette in the lead.


Good Night New Orleans (Good Night Our World) Cover Image
By Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Cooper Kelly (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781602190610
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Published: Good Night Books - August 1st, 2012

Good Night New Orleans features jazz musicians, the Mississippi River, river boats, Mardi Gras festivities, the French Quarter, French Market, Audubon Zoo, WWII Museum, Audubon Butterfly Garden, Audubon Aquarium, local foods, and more. Welcome to the Big Easy! This delightful board book highlights the best of New Orleans. Children will explore the city's most interesting and fun attractions.


Fred The New Orleans Drummer Boy Cover Image
By Fred Leblanc, Marita Gentry (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781941879085
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Published: River Road Press - January 1st, 2016

Fred LeBlanc, the lead singer and drummer of Cowboy Mouth, the New Orleans-based band that reached national fame with its rowdy rock-n-roll spirit and catchy songs, infuses a bit of himself and his bandmates into the characters of Fred and his friends in his debut children's book. He shares with his readers the power of friendship, the benefits of positivity, and a joyous love of music.