Barnes & Noble Harvey Book Signing

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Come meet and greet author Johnette Downing and illustrator Heather Stanley as they sign their PETIT PIERRE AND THE FLOATING MARSH book at Barnes & Noble in Harvey, LA on Saturday, December 17 from noon to 1:00 PM. Children can get a coloring sheet and bookmark, while supplies last.  This heartwarming tale, about a little [...]

Upcoming Book Events

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Upcoming book events for PETIT PIERRE AND THE FLOATING MARSH -  Saturday, November 5 Lakeside Shopping Center Metairie, 10am-2pm Saturday, November 12 New Orleans Book Festival New Orleans City Park, 11am-12pm Saturday, November 12 Bird Fest Audubon Zoo, 2:00-3:30pm Friday, November 25 Audubon Aquarium of the Americas New Orleans, 11am-1:30pm Saturday, November 26 Maple Street [...]

Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh Book Launch

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The official book launch and donation ceremony for PETIT PIERRE AND THE FLOATING MARSH took place at the Louisiana Book Festival on October 29, 2016. The Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Pelicans donated two books to every library in the State of Louisiana! The Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser was at the donation ceremony and said, "PETIT PIERRE AND THE FLOATING MARSH [...]

National Book Festival

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I am honored to announce that my PETIT PIERRE AND THE FLOATING MARSH picture book, illustrated by Heather Stanley, will represent the State of Louisiana at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC on September 24, 2016! Heather and I will be in the State booth at the Festival handing out bookmarks, stickers, coloring sheets [...]

Down In Mississippi Has Arrived!

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My new picture book DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI, illustrated by Katherine Zecca has arrived!!! It's a musical journey through the flora and fauna of the Magnolia state; perfect for teaching state facts.  You can order it from www.amazon.com, www.pelicanpub.com or www.johnettedowning.com! 

Bicycle Music-Song Publishing Administration Deal!

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I am happy to announce that I have just signed a song publishing administration agreement with Bicycle Music, one of the most respected music publishers in the world today! This partnership gives my music catalog of over 150 children's songs a much bigger reach around the world.  I am grateful to Bicycle Music for this opportunity [...]

Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh reviewed-Louisiana Book News

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"A simple but sweet story, elegant illustrations and tidbits of science make up a powerful story of Louisiana’s vanishing wetlands in Johnette Downing’s new book, “Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh.” And if that wasn’t enough, the book encourages kids to pledge involvement in making the world a better place. It’s an ideal combination and [...]

Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Audubon Nature Institute are teaming up with multi-award-winning children’s book author Johnette Downing and illustrator Heather Stanley to encourage reading and connect children with the beauty and importance of Louisiana’s wetlands through their upcoming book, Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh. The book is scheduled for publication by Pelican Publishing this fall. Proceeds from Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh support wetland education [...]

Fan Newsletter September 2016

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Johnette Downing's Fan Newsletter Louisiana Roots Music and Books for Families   September 2016 My summer tour from May to August across Louisiana and in Mississippi, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Italy was incredible. The national summer reading program theme was "On Your Mark, Get Ready, Read," and at first I was having a hard time coming up with [...]