Monday, 20 October 2014 07:33

The Louisiana Book Festival, on Saturday, Nov. 1, will offer exciting programs for children and teens. The Young Readers Pavilion will feature programming for children and the Teen HQ is the home base for teens-only activities. . 

The Young Readers Pavilion will host a wide variety of children’s authors—Whitney Stewart, whose book is A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wifewas chosen to represent Louisiana at the National Book Festival; and John Grandits, winner of the 2014 Young Readers’ Choice Award for his book Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus.

Temporary tattoos, storytelling and book related crafts and activities will also entertain children in the Pavilion. Storybook characters Mittens, Lyle the Crocodile, Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Snow White from Grimm’s Fairy Tales will be available for pictures and autographs. Cokie Roberts, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies will be in the Senate Chamber.

Brain Quest will bring its fast paced, curriculum-based question and answer game to life with Brain Quest Challenges throughout the day. Children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to play and compete individually or as a team. All participants receive giveaways while they last and official challenge participation certificates.

Teen HQ will feature author presentations, crafts, trivia, raffles and a scavenger hunt just for teenagers. Kendare Blake will receive the 2014 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Honor Book award for Anna Dressed in Blood. Jennifer Anne Moses, author of Tales from My Closet, and Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, author of 13th Sign, will be among the many young adult authors presenting at this year’s Book Festival.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer visit Also look for festival updates on Facebookand Twitter.


Paulita Chartier
State Library of Louisiana
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Jacques Berry
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
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