A Pig's Tale

A Pig's Tale

By: Jerica Guillory

If you think that wings are necessary for one to take flight, then listen to Tallulah, a Siamese giraffe, as she recalls the events of last Sunday. She’s got a tail and a tale to tell… a pig tale, that is! Full of a delightful play on words, “A Pig Tale” encourages vocabulary enhancement while entertaining children and adults alike.

Papa Bear and the Big Bad Wolf - Coloring Book

Papa Bear and the Big Bad Wolf - Coloring Book

By: Joanne Bolton

Age's ago, in the dark forests of Europe, the Kingdoms of Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood existed side by side. But in all that time they never crossed paths. Now, at last, Goldilocks’ and Red Riding Hood’s paths have crossed somewhere in a cottage out West. It turns out Papa Bear is on hand at a critical point in Red Riding Hood’s classic tale and intervenes to save the day. But it just wasn’t Red Riding Hood’s life Papa Bear changed that day…

Come explore this updated and uprooted newly American Fairy Tale and see what good things can happen when second chances are granted...

Adolpheaux the Adventurous Dolphin

Adolpheaux the Adventurous Dolphin

By: Tommie Townsley

This lively watery adventure is set in The Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. A small dolphin bravely sets out to discover what human beings are all about. His curiosity leads to an amazing alliance between himself and a sister and brother who will never forget him. This lovely tale teaches children to obey their mothers in order to stay safe in a world fraught with danger.

Amos the Artistic Alligator

Amos the Artistic Alligator

By: Tommie Townsley

Amos the alligator tries to outsmart old Mr. Homer, a Cajun trapper who lives deep in the swamp. Mr. Homer is looking for the perfect alligator to be placed in The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. However, Amos and his friends create something that most alligators would never think of and the surprise adds a cute twist to the story. This story is about friendship and respect. Once again, Tommie Townsley brings charm and a wonderful imagination that both children and adults will enjoy reading. Amos is her third Cajun Classic that your children will treasure for years to come.

Clyde the Cajun Calf

Clyde the Cajun Calf

By: Tommie Townsley

Clyde the Cajun Calf is a story about a baby calf and his two mischievous friends. Clyde lets his friends, Jake and Mac talk him into leaving Mr. Henry's farm. They find themselves exploring Mr. Ed's farm. Clyde did not think of his mother and Mr. Henry and how worried they would be if they found him missing. Clyde just wanted to have fun with his friends, including finding some interesting things at Mr. Ed's farm. Clyde also learns that listening to your friends is not always the smartest thing to do. Both children and adults will enjoy this endearing tale with the easy-to-read print and bright watercolor illustrations. It is perfect for young readers. Clyde the Cajun Calf will become another Cajun Classic that your children will want to read again and again.

Dixie The Ole Dawg

Dixie The Ole Dawg

By: Tommie Townsley

Dixie The Ole Dawg is a true classic country “Cajun Tale” set in Southwest Louisiana. This inspiring tale is about a dog who was abandoned by her family during a hurricane. After the storm, she finds her way to Ms. Theriot’s house. It is there that the two of them build a trustworthy relationship. Dixie finds out what it feels like to be left alone with no one to care for her. However, she also realizes that sometimes you do have to go through a storm in order to find happiness! Both children and adults will enjoy this true story. It is full of love, friendship, trust, and affection. It you love dogs, you will love Dixie!

Kyser The Singing Schnauzer

Kyser The Singing Schnauzer

By: Tommie Townsley

This picture book is for 3-6 year olds. It is written in rhyme and rhythm. It is a story about my dog, Kyser. He loves to sing! Kyser says, "Sing along with me, and you will see, it is so much fun, and when you are done-YOU CAN READ!

Sabine's First Family Reunion

Sabine's First Family Reunion

By: Tommie Townsley

This is another “Cajun Tale” about a family of armadillos who come together for a family reunion. Sabine, the eldest of the armadillos, plans a fun-filled reunion for his siblings along the Sabine River, which borders Louisiana and Texas. SABINE’S FIRST FAMILY REUNION tells a delightful story of strong family values. The charming animal characters are brought to life by local artist, Anne Dentler. Both children and adults will love reading this “family oriented” tale. It will bring everyone back home!

Bayou Santa

Bayou Santa

By: Leif Nedland Pedersen

Down deep in the bayous of the Atchafalaya Basin in the heart of Acadian country, Cajun children enjoy fishing and crabbing in the surrounding waters and hunted wildlife and game found in their swampland. But like children all over the world, when winter comes around, their thoughts turn to the Christmas holidays and they anxiously await the arrival of their very own "Bayou Santa," whom they lovingly call Papa Noel.

While I can't say this story is exactly how he came to be, it is how I remember it, and it stays where we keep all of our magical memories-in that wonderful corner of our mind we call our imagination...

The Swamp Kids - The Missing Chord

The Swamp Kids - The Missing Chord

By: Leif Nedland Pedersen

Join Pierre ale Gator, Man Cher the pretty raccoon and TuTu the mischievous turtle as they embark on their first adventure, The Missing Chord. While practicing to compete in the annual Fais Do Do for "Best Band in the Land" they discover that something is missing from their musical sound. It takes a shy new friend to solve their mystery which he does in a most unusual way.

The Missing Chord, the first in a new, exciting series, The Adventures of the Swamp Kids, contains several learning aides that can be used by the reader, parent or teacher as they explore the moral of the adventure.

Look for future stories in the series including, A Recipe for Change, A Dog Named Cat, A Case of Bad Manners and a special feature - A Zoo Ta Do. You're sure to want to follow the Swamp Kids in each adventure as they help their friends and learn valuable life lessons along the way.The Adventures of The Swamp Kids "The Missing Chord" is written by Leif Pedersen and illustrated by Tim Banfell. This is a 24 page picture book that will be released Fall 2013.

The Swamp Kids - TuTu's Christmas on the Bayou

The Swamp Kids - TuTu's Christmas on the Bayou

By: Leif Nedland Pedersen

The fun has only started! Just in time for the holidays comes TuTu the Turtle, wanting to surprise the Swamp Kids with their very first evergreen Christmas tree in our newest book,TuTu's Christmas on the Bayou. Join him as he ventures out of Bayou Bleu on an adventure of his own that takes on some surprising twists. You'll learn how important the meaning of friendship is to his friends, Pierre, Mon Cher and two new characters, Plauche' the Near-Sighted Pelican and Lafleur the Punk Skunk. It's an adventure you will want to add to your Swamp Kids collection with many more to follow.

The Swamp Kids - A Zoo Ta-Do!

The Swamp Kids - A Zoo Ta-Do!

By: Leif Nedland Pedersen

Now comes a special spring release with the third book in the series, A Zoo Ta-Do! This comical adventure follows the Swamp Kids as they recount their recent trip to Audubon Zoo. Once again, illustrator, Tim Banfell, adds his magical touch to the illustrated characters. Joining Leif and Tim in this book is New Orleans TV news anchor, John Snell, who lends his beautiful photographic interpretation to each page of the storyline. The book also contains its traditional Lagnaippe Lesson at the end of the story, this time penned by Audubon Zoo President & CEO, Ron Forman, who encourages all children to explore the world around them by visiting their local zoo, aquarium or other nature-inspired attractions.

The Swamp Kids - A Dog Named Cat

The Swamp Kids - A Dog Named Cat

By: Leif Nedland Pedersen

In this wonderfully touching adventure, the “Kids” travel to a nearby animal shelter where they find and adopt their new pet, a Louisiana Catahoula Cur puppy! Leif and Tim join talents to bring kids the magic of this story about pet ownership. The Lagniappe Lesson deals with the care and responsibility involved with pet ownership and is supplied by WWL-TV and Radio personality, Angela Hill, a dedicated animal lover respected for her journalistic talents and her unwavering commitment to animals.

The Swamp Kids - Pierre's Pirogue Parade

The Swamp Kids - Pierre's Pirogue Parade

By: Leif Nedland Pedersen

In this latest adventure, join Pierre and Mon Cher as they rally all their friends on Bayou Bleu to create their very first Mardi Gras krewe and parade! You'll meet several new friends in Pierre's Pirogue Parade and learn things you may not know about Mardi Gras from Lagniappe Lesson contributer, Arthur Hardy.

The Tortoise and His Hair

The Tortoise and His Hair

By: Eloise Hunter Huber

What would you do with ... Eight octopus arms With grasshopper charms, Huge ladybug spots, A face with green dots, TarantuIa toes, A hook for a nose, A brother named Jack, Or a shell on your back? Would you want to Whimper, wail or whine? No indeed! Let your difference shine! When you're feeling sad And like life's not fair, Please read this book, The Tortoise and His Hair. Shine on, Shampoo!

To The World Above

To The World Above

By: Rebecca Stelly

A beautiful and exciting journey into the world's last frontier, the deep ocean. Ruke is a fanciful creature from the deep ocean, but the geological features and creatures he talks about really do exist. He communicates with a child on the seashore by sending messages in a bottle, and through a gift the child sends him, discovers a way to visit the world above (the seashore). Ruke uses initiative and ingenuity to build a vehicle to travel in an environment that is foreign to him. Complete with a child-friendly pictorial glossary and teacher's suggested projects and questions, To the World Above can even be used to generate ideas for projects in science and environmental stewardship thereby aiding the educator in meeting the requirements of core curriculum standards. Children will be entertained as they learn. To the World Above is a book for all of us who gaze into the deep and wonder what is gazing back. Review: Peter Stone, photographer, author, bibliophile, and publisher, who has had over thirty years diving experience Oceans Enterprises, (oceans.com.au) Australia "I like to work on the 3E principle for a children's book (indeed most books) - it must Entertain, it must Educate and it must Encourage. This book satisfies all these needs. The images and story entertain, the theme and the world of Ruke is educational, and the written and illustrated glossary at the end will encourage a child to find out more about the world beneath the sea." Review: D.B. Grady, author of "Red Planet Noir" (winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for science fiction in 2010) and co-author of "The Command" "My daughter adores Rebecca's book. It's brilliant."

Sampson the Spirited Horse

Sampson the Spirited Horse

By: Tommie Townsley

Sampson loves living on the Robertson farm in Southwest Louisiana. He has many friends, including two young children and his owner, Ms. Nellie, an Atakapa-Ishak Indian. The land where the farm is located is “sacred ground.” Sampson discovers he has been given a special gift. Find out what his gift is. Your dreams can come true if you believe in yourself and use your special gift like Sampson.

“Follow Your Spirit”

Papa Bear and the Big Bad Wolf

Papa Bear and the Big Bad Wolf

By: Joanne Bolton

Age's ago, in the dark forests of Europe, the Kingdoms of Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood existed side by side. But in all that time they never crossed paths. Now, at last, Goldilocks’ and Red Riding Hood’s paths have crossed somewhere in a cottage out West. It turns out Papa Bear is on hand at a critical point in Red Riding Hood’s classic tale and intervenes to save the day. But it just wasn’t Red Riding Hood’s life Papa Bear changed that day…

Come explore this updated and uprooted newly American Fairy Tale and see what good things can happen when second chances are granted...

Whistle

Whistle

By: W. H. Wax

“Oh, my! She can fly!” Whistle is an ordinary pony who does extraordinary things. She loves to eat thistles which are very sticky and make her whistle when she whinnies. She soon discovers that they also make her light as a feather! Her friends watch in wonder as she leaps higher and higher. Whistle’s new talent leads to many wonderful adventures.

Jeanie The Three-Legged Dog

Jeanie The Three-Legged Dog

By: Lydia Crochet

Whether she’s playing in the park, riding in her stroller or being nice to cats, Jeanie can do most things like dogs with four legs. So she’s missing a leg, so what? She’s got three more. Children will enjoy the colorful photos of this courageous little dog, as she shares a powerful message of acceptance. With heart-warming, rhyming text, this is a delightful book for dog lovers of all ages. Who needs four legs when you’ve got a big heart?

Who's That Whale with the Funny Tail

Who's That Whale with the Funny Tail

By: Cynthia Shrewsberry

What happens when a young beluga whale meets a strange new whale??? Lots of surprises and lots of fun! Who's That Whale with the Funny Tail? is the story of a young beluga whale that lives happily in his pod. One day this changes when a strange new whale comes around. This whale is so strange it has a SNOUT and TWO TAILS!

WHO could this whale be? WHERE did this whale come from? WHAT does this whale want? WHY is this whale in his pod? Join our young whale as he goes on a wild adventure that will change his life!

Stay tuned for a WHALE of a surprise!

Bernice

Bernice

By: Patricia Reece

A 32-page children's book that takes the reader on a journey through a sweet girl's first day of school and the challenges she faces. Bernice bravely tackles the serious topic of bullying and how it effects everyone involved. Filled with powerful lessons and eye-catching illustrations, Bernice is an effective tool that can be used to teach empathy and courage.

The Goose with the Golden Legs

The Goose with the Golden Legs

By: Eloise Hunter Huber

What would you do with your God-given gift? With legs that were made so golden and swift? Would you laugh at your friends for being so slow And bask in the blaze of your super-fast glow?

Would you tease? Would you taunt? Would you pivot and prance? Would you flex? Would you flaunt? Would you do a "ME" dance?

NO! No, indeed! You can do so much more! Follow the fire of Miss Goosie Galore.

Under the Umbrella Sam's Sister

Under the Umbrella Sam's Sister

By: Katy Fontenot Miller

Sam is big brother to a young girl with autism. To Sam, growing up with Sara has been a positive learning experience; he views Sara as someone who is talented, smart, and special. When he brings Sara to the park to play, Sam hears his friends talking about his sister: "Why isn't she playing with the other kids?" "That's weird how she just stares at the merry-go-round." Getting upset and not knowing how to handle the situation, Sam takes Sara home. After talking with his mother, Sam knows what to do: take something negative and turn it into a positive. The next day at the park, Sam introduces Sara to his friends and takes the time to explain all of the wonderful things she can do. He also brings to their attention the similarities they all share. After talking with Sara, the kids ask Sara what she enjoys doing at the park. What happens next amazes them all. Opening the hearts and minds of others is important. Be a Sam to help our Saras.

The Burlap Cat

The Burlap Cat

By: Rebecca Stelly

The burlap cat came knocking...one dark, December day. With Joanne and her three friends, it came to play. It moves when no one is looking. It seems to have something to say. And unless Joanne can solve its mystery, it will never go away.

Pia Parfait and the Gremlin Stink

Pia Parfait and the Gremlin Stink

By: David C. Meaux

A mysterious smell. An invisible cause. It could only mean one thing…

Moonbeams

Moonbeams

By: Peter Lagarde

Do you ever wonder about the Man on the Moon?

Does he eat his beef stew with a fork or a spoon?

Moonbeams is a delightful bedtime story, portraying the exuberant life of the Man in the Moon. It's a silly and whimsical tale told by a father to his children, who envision themselves with the Man in the Moon on wild and entertaining family outings, from trips to the Nocturnal Zoo on the Dark Side to sporting events on Jupiter. Emphasizing family, togetherness, and fun, Moonbeams is ultimately about a father's everlasting love for his children.

Guardian Angel of Mine

Guardian Angel of Mine

By: Callie M. Thomas

Cole realizes through the power of prayer, faith, determination, and most important-his angel, that he needs to believe in himself to persevere and defeat doubt before the big game. Guardian Angel of Mine is a loving, Christian faith-based story that will inspire your child to become more confident and closer to God. The colorful illustrations and simple rhymes will help your child to fully grasp the concept of the helpful guardian angel.

The Bayou Fairies

The Bayou Fairies

By: Cher Levis Hunt

​Have you ever heard of the Bayou Fairies? Learn about the wildlife, plants, and flowers of the South as you hear the adventures of the fairies and their Forever Friends.

Come and sit around the Story Ring to hear how these extraordinary creatures made friends with the animals of the southern swamp through acts of kindness. Meet Queen Nolia, the Southern Magnolia Fairy, and her feathered friend Bleu, the Great Blue Heron. Let Cy, the adventurous Cypress Fairy, tell you how he saved Buck, the swamp rabbit, from the bite of a water moccasin. Through their friendship, the fairies and the animals help each other thrive.

The gorgeous illustrations in this book transport us to the special home of the Bayou Fairies and make us want to visit similar real spots in the South. Hearing about the world of the Bayou Fairies reminds us to respect and appreciate nature, animals, and unique environments.

Pifou & Michael

Pifou & Michael

By: Elaine Lépine

Pifou et Michael aiment voyager dans le monde! Viens avec eux et aide les a trouver les 20 differents objets ou animaux dans chaque endroit. En plus, tu auras des missions a resoudre au bas de chaque page. Ce livre t' aidera a apprendre des nouveaux mots en francais et en anglais de maniere amusante et interactive. Parfait pour tous les ages! Accompagne Pifou et Michael dans leurs aventures. Amuse toi bien!

Pifou and Michael love traveling in the world! Come along and help them find 20 different objects or animals in each location. Not to mention the extra challenges found on each page. This book helps you discover new French and English words in a fun and interactive way. great for every age! Join the adventure with Pifou and Michael. Have fun!

The Book That Wanted to Be Red

The Book That Wanted to Be Red

By: Jerica Guillory

Please do tell me, if you could, how the simplest things are often misunderstood. Try as we may, to be loud and clear, what we say, isn't always what they hear. Join a little book who sets out on an adventure based on what he always heard his Mama say... only to find out, what she meant, was something else entirely!

ZeeZee Can Save the Planet

ZeeZee Can Save the Planet

By: Ana Larrea - Albert

ZeeZee has big dreams and she knows she can do whatever she dreams to be possible, even if others don't think someone so small can make a difference. Today, ZeeZee wants to save the planet because she is worried that her favorite animals are getting hurt. She finds out exactly how she can help thanks to a wonderful friend who works tirelessly to prevent any more damage to our environment. How will you help save the planet?

ZeeZee suefia en hacer muchas cosas y sabe que ella puede realizar sus suefios mas grandes, sin importar que otros duden que alguien tan pequeiiita pueda hacer una diferencia. Hoy ZeeZee quiere salvar el planeta porque esta preocupada que sus animales favoritos estan en peligro. Ella descubre como puede ayudar gracias a una maravillosa amiga quien trabaja incansablemente para evitar hacer mas daiio al medio ambiente. Como salvaras tu al planeta?

Bo And Mo Have A Crawfish Boil

Bo And Mo Have A Crawfish Boil

By: Madeline Sanchez

​Bernard is anything but excited when his mom uproots them from their life in New York and moves them to Louisiana. So, when an unexpected neighbor shows up with some tasty treats and an offer to teach him how to catch and boil crawfish, he's extremely hesitant. Luckily, he accepts, and while on his adventure with his new friend, he learns the true meaning of southern hospitality.

Sweet Pea Penelope, What Did You Do?

Sweet Pea Penelope, What Did You Do?

By: Cynthia Shrewsberry

Sweet Pea was a wonderful dog that loved to eat. She loved to eat so much that she got herself in BIG TROUBLE. She even earned a new name! Join Sweet Pea as she learns a lesson about keeping the "sweet" in Sweet Pea!

A Feather for Evelyn

A Feather for Evelyn

By: Kelley Strahan Bourque

When a young girl battling cancer starts to get scared, a special friend comes along to take her on imaginary adventures. She realizes just how strong she really is and how to be brave likes the heroes in her adventure books.

Red and Blue

Red and Blue

By: Jolie Dubriel

Once upon a time there was a young woman who wore a red cape. She kept her face hidden from the world around her. Her name was rosaline, but the villagers have forgotten her name. She is Red RIding Hood. Thirteen years have passed since Red Riding Hood was cut from the Big Bad Wolf's belly. She was quiet and distant. The villagers believe that Red RIding Hood is marked by the wolf who swallowed her. A strange young man with a golden horn tied to his back finds her intriguing. Boy Blue is on a personal mission to see if the rumors are true.

What Do Babies Dream Of?

What Do Babies Dream Of?

By: Dane Flook

Babies smile, giggle, and sometimes frown while they sleep. Some of their dreams may be silly. Some may even be a little scary. We have no clue what our babies are dreaming of, but it's fun to imagine. And it's even more fun to watch them dream.

Randy the Roach

Randy the Roach

By: Lyndon Glaesman

Petite Gator & The Musical Grande

Petite Gator & The Musical Grande

By: David Bertrand

Join the Ga-Tor family of rice farmers as they overcome many obstacles. Hurdles such as the depression, hurricanes, and changing technology. The family more than overcomes these and other difficulties. They turn the hardships into opportunities that bring the many family generations closer together while passing on a love for valuable cultural traditions. This story is based on the real life adventures of Alexander Lejeune and his descendants.

NoLa Kids Go to the Swamp

NoLa Kids Go to the Swamp

By: C. Carter - Frank