Author Credentials

Books

Mumbo Jumbo, Stay Out of the Gumbo, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Jennifer Lindsley. Published by Pelican Publishing, 2017. 

Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Heather Stanley. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2016. 

Today is Monday in Louisiana (Board Book Version) written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair Thomas. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2016.

Down in Mississippi, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Katherine Zecca. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2016. 

Ten Gators in the Bed, board book written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by River Road Press, 2015.

Bugs on the Rug, board book written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by River Road Press, 2015. 

Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Julia Marshall. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2015.

The Fifolet, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Jennifer Lindsley. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, January 2015.

Macarooned on a Dessert Island, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Christina Wald. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2014.

How to Dress a Po’Boy, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2013.

Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Christina Wald, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2012.

Today is Monday in Kentucky, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2012.

Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Bethanne Hill, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2011.

Amazon Alphabet, written and illustrated by Johnette Dopwning, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2011.

Today is Monday In New York, written by Johnette Downing and Illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair, Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2011.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2010.

Today is Monday in Texas, written by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2010.

Why The Crawfish Lives in the Mud, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2009.

Chef Creole, by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, LA, 2008

My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, LA, 2008

Down in Louisiana, by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing Company, LA, 2007

Today is Monday in Louisiana, by Johnette Downing and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair. Published by Pelican Publishing, LA, 2006

Katrina-ku –Storm Poems, by New Orleans Haiku Society and illustrated by Angelica Chiara Gallo, Contributing poet – Johnette Downing. Published by Magnolia2 Press, MS, 2006

A Squirrel Jumped Out of the Tree, written and illustrated by Johnette Downing, published by Colonial Press, AL, 1990 (Out of print)

Haiku and Poetry

Johnette Downing received a Haiku International Association Honorable Mention Award for the following poem:

ripples in the pond
my mother’s face
in mine

Johnette’s haiku and poetry have been published in the following journals, anthologies and newspapers:

Modern Haiku

Frogpond

bottle rockets
Haiku Society of America Anthology,
      2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
World Haiku
Nisqually Delta Review
YAWP
Solares Hill Newspaper

Animal Rights Anthology

Whispers
Pass It On!
Applause!
Electronic Poetry Network
New Orleans & You, Kid Magazine
and others

Discography

 

“Reading Rocks,” Johnette Downing, 2012

“Boogie Woogie Bugs”, Johnette Downing, 2010

“Dixieland Jazz for Children,” Johnette Downing, 2008

“Fins and Grins,” Johnette Downing, 2006

“Music Time,” Johnette Downing, Originally recorded in 1992, Re-recorded in 2005

“The Second Line –Scarf Activity Songs,” Johnette Downing, May 2003

“Silly Sing Along,” Johnette Downing, November, 2002

“Wild And Woolly Wiggle Songs,” Johnette Downing, November, 2001

“From The Gumbo Pot – Stirring Up Tasty Tunes,” Johnette Downing, 1998

“Melon Songs,” Mr. Phil, 1996; Guest appearance on “Just Pals”

“Music Time,” Johnette Downing, 1992

“New Moon – Music for Little Folk,” Johnette Downing and Dickie Knicks, 1990, Digitized and Re-released 2010