Main Library - Join beloved storyteller and award-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo for a discussion of her new novel, "Louisiana's Way Home." After the discussion, DiCamillo will sign and personalize an unlimited number of copies of her new book, as well as one copy of any of her previously released titles per person (“Flora & Ulysses,” “The Tale of Despereaux,” “Because of Winn-Dixie,” etc.). 

DiCamillo has almost 30 million books in print worldwide, and "Louisiana's Way Home" is the follow-up to her #1 New York Times best-selling novel "Raymie Nightingale." In its 2016 review of "Raymie Nightingale," the New York Times noted that Louisiana "is one of DiCamillo's most singular and arresting creations" and that she "delights on every page." While fans often ask her to write more about their favorite characters, DiCamillo has never been compelled to revisit the world of a previous novel - until now. Copies of "Louisiana's Way Home" will be available to purchase on-site through representatives of Blue Bicycle Books.

DiCamillo's books feature themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances, and their messages of shared humanity and connectedness have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. 

Looking for other books you might enjoy after finishing all of DiCamillo's great reads? Check out these recommendations from our librarians!

If you liked: “Because of Winn Dixie”

You might enjoy: 
Ellie’s Story: A Dog Purpose Novel” by Bruce W. Cameron
Pax” by Sara Pennypacker
Be Prepared” by Vera Brosgol
Wonderland” by Barbara O’Connor
Crenshaw” by Katherine Applegate

If you liked: The Bink & Gollie series

You might enjoy: 
Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths” by Graham Annable
Vernon Is on his Way” by Philip C. Stead
The Party & Other Stories” by Sergio Ruzzier

If you liked: Flora & Ulysse

You might enjoy: 
A Boy Called Bat” by Elana K. Arnold
Dragons and Marshmallows” by Asia Citro
Cardboard Kingdom” by Chad Sell

If you liked: Good Rosie!

You might enjoy: 
Antoinette” by Kelly DiPucchio
Not Quite Narwhal” by Jessi Sima
Strictly No Elephants” by Lisa Mantchev
Tilly & Tank” by Jay Fleck

If you liked: Great Joy

You might enjoy: 
Red & Lulu” by Matt Tavares
Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena
Be Kind” by Pat Zietlow Miller

If you liked: La La La

You might enjoy: 
Lovely” by Jess Hong
The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson
Pass it On” by Sophy Henn;

If you liked: Louise

You might enjoy: 
The Antlered Ship” by Dashka Slater
Ocean Meets Sky” by The Fan Brothers
Yellow Kayak” by Nina Laden

If you liked: Louisiana’s Way Home

You might enjoy: 
Hour of the Bees” by Lindsey Eager
Rosetown” by Cynthia Rylant
The Land of Forgotten Girls” by Erin Entrada Kelly
The War That Saved my Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Astrid the Unstoppable” by Maria Parr

If you liked: The Magician’s Elephant

You might enjoy: 
The Night Diary” by Veera Hiranandani
The Secret Keepers” by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Book of Boy” by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

If you liked: The Mercy Watson Series

You might enjoy: 
Charlie & Mouse” by Laurel Snyder
The Bad Guys” by Aaron Blabey
Wallace and Grace” series by Heather Alexander

If you liked: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

You might enjoy:
Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate
Bob” by Wendy Maas
Sweep” by Jonathan Auxier

If you liked: Raymie Nightingale

You might enjoy:
It All Comes Down to This” by Karen English
Hello Universe” by Erin Entrada Kelley
Harbor Me” by Jacqueline Woodson
Dumplin’” by Julie Murphy

If you liked: The Tale of Despereaux

You might enjoy:
The Tale of Angelino Brown” by David Almond
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding” by Alexander Bracken
Granted” by John David Anderson

If you liked: The Tiger Rising

You might enjoy: 
Willa of the Wood” by Robert Beatty
Cora and the Crocodile” by Laura Amy Schlitz
Full of Beans” by Jennifer Holm