7 great Mardi Gras Books to read

There's so much when it comes to the Carnival season in Louisiana. We found these Mardi Gras books that show a sample of what's out there. From coloring books, to cookbooks, to fiction set around Mardi Gras, there's a lot of inspiration out there.

How to Mardi Gras
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How to Mardi Gras

Author: Robert Trudeau

Local author and artist Robert Trudeau gives us an introduction to all things Carnival. From the parades, to the krewes, food, music, costumes, and to the history, you can learn all about this holiday in one book.

Order on Amazon.

Mardi Gras to Mistletoe
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Mardi Gras to Mistletoe Cookbook

Make Mardi Gras recipes right in your own kitchen. The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier compiled over 200 recipes into one volume of local cuisine and a photographic tour of the area.

It’s a 2017 National Winner Tabasco Community Cookbook Award winner.

Order from the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier.

Mardi Gras Murder
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Mardi Gras Murder

Author: Ellen Byron

From the overview…

“It’s Mardi Gras season on the bayou, which means parades, pageantry, and gumbo galore. But when a flood upends life in the tiny town of Pelican, Louisiana—and deposits a body of a stranger behind the Crozat Plantation B&B—the celebration takes a decidedly dark turn. The citizens of Pelican are ready to Laissez les bon temps rouler—but there’s beaucoup bad blood on hand this Mardi Gras. ”

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Mardi Gras Coloring Book
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Mardi Gras Coloring Book

Author: Linda Whittington Hurst

Learn about the traditions in Mardi Gras while coloring the delightful illustrations of this popular event.

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Nancy Drew: The Mardi Gras Mystery

Author: Carolyn Keese

World famous detective Nancy Drew is back at it again.

From the overview…

When Nancy and her friends travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Nancy is confronted by a baffling art theft—and exposes a terrible secret.

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Carnival in Louisiana
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Carnival in Louisiana

Author: Brian J. Costello

Mardi Gras fans will get an insider’s look at the customs associated with the Mardi Gras season. Read how other parts of the state celebrate from the spontaneous street parties to the revelers on horseback to the mega parades.

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Mumbo Jumbo
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Mumbo Jumbo, Stay Out of the Gumbo

Author: Johnette Downing

Famed Louisiana musician and author, Johnette Downing introduces you to a cagey rooster who vows not to be in the communal Mardi Gras gumbo pot.

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Once you read up on some Mardi Gras books, check out the parades and bals going on around the area.