Happy Mardi Gras Booklist

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A Catfish Tale:  a Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife

Title: A Catfish Tale: a Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife
By: Whitney Stewart
Published: 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! With each wish, all the fish says is "Ah, tooloulou—if that ain't the easiest thing to do."
Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: x398.20943 Stewa.W

Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana

Title: Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana
By: Kid Chef Eliana
Published: 2013

For kids who want to cook—Louisiana style! Kid Chef Eliana keeps the good times rolling in this kid-friendly cookbook of Louisiana cuisine. With nearly thirty exciting recipes from meat pies to boudin balls to Mardi Gras king cake, Eliana undertakes a culinary journey exploring unique gastronomic traditions from all regions of the state. With Eliana's help, your delicious dishes are sure to satisfy the taste buds of all ages! Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: x641.59763 Cool

Mardi Gras

Title: Mardi Gras
By: Rebecca Pettiford
Published: 2017

In Mardi Gras, early readers will learn about this American festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration..

Mardi Gras:  a Cajun Country Celebration

Title: Mardi Gras: a Cajun Country Celebration
By: Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Published: 1995

Introduces a Louisiana Cajun family and their celebration of Mardi Gras including the music, the food, and the costumes.

Age Range: 8-12
Call Number: x394.25 Hoytg.D

Mardi Gras: a City’s Masked Parade

Title: Mardi Gras: a City’s Masked Parade
By: Lisa Gabbert
Published: 1999

An easy introduction to the city of New Orleans annual celebration!Age Range: 5-8

Call Number: x394.25 Gabbe.L

Mardi Gras:  Parades, Costumes and Parties

Title: Mardi Gras: Parades, Costumes and Parties
By: Elaine Landau
Published: 2002

Mardi Gras is a very special holiday. It is always celebrated on the last Tuesday before Lent, and there is no other day quite like it. It is a time for having fun, making believe, eating good food, and enjoying good friends. There are parades, dances, and people in costume. Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: x394.25 Landa.E

On Mardi Gras Day

Title: On Mardi Gras Day
By: Fatima Shaik (Floyd Cooper illustrations!)
Published: 1999

Two children participating in the traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration see such sights as the Zulu and Rex parades, enjoying the songs, bright costumes, and gigantic floats. Written by a native New Orleans resident.Age Range: 5-8

Call Number: J Picture Shaik.F

Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras

Title: Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras
By: Randel McGee
Published: 2012

Dress up as a jester or a king or queen and lead a Mardi Gras parade! Follow storyteller Randel McGee as he explores the history and symbols of Mardi Gras in PAPER CRAFTS FOR MARDI GRAS. Create a Columbina mask, paper bead throw necklace, a gold doubloon necklace, a rhythm maker, and more!Age Range: 6-12

Call Number: x745.5941 Mcgee.R

Over in the Wetlands : a Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story

Title: Over in the Wetlands : a Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story
By: Caroline Starr Rose
Published: 2015

Journey to the Louisiana wetlands and watch as all the animals of the bayou experience one of nature’s most dramatic and awe-inspiring events: a hurricane. The animals prepare—swimming for safer seas, finding cover in dens, and nestling their young close to protect them. During the height of the storm, even the trees react, cracking and moaning in the wind. At last, the hurricane rests, and animals come out to explore their world anew. Age Range: 4 - 8 years

Call Number: x591.768 Rose.C

Babies in the Bayou

Title: Babies in the Bayou
By: Jim Arnosky
Published: 2007

There are many babies in the bayou, and even though they might have sharp white teeth, hard shells, webbed feet, or quick claws, their mothers still need to protect them. Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Call Number: JPicture Arnos.J

True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Title: True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
By: Kathi Appelt
Published: 2013

Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch. National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature (2013). Age Range: 8 - 12

Call Number: J Appel.K

Bayou Magic

Title: Bayou Magic
By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Published: 2015

If only Maddy sees the mermaid, can it be real? A coming-of-age tale rich with folk magic, set in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Bayou Magic celebrates hope, friendship, and family, and captures the wonder of life in the Deep South. Age Range: 8 - 12 years

Call Number: Rhode.J

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