Performing with our friend Jon Hornyak and legendary artist and producer Peter Asher at a party in Maui!
Whether you are planning a vacation or a staycation, make music and books part of your summer!
A piece of barge board I found while walking along the Mississippi River in NOLA. (photo credit: Johnette Downing)
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of my Silver Parents’ Choice Award winning record “From the Gumbo Pot.”
Johnette and Scott perform in the Kids Tent of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 28th at 3:05!
Bug books and songs to help children learn about some crawly lovable (and not so lovable) creatures this spring!
Scott Campbell of River Road Press and I signing a new book contract!
Stoke Rochford Hall where we stayed on Day 1 of our Children's Literary Ramble in the UK
Download the song for Johnette's Ten Gators in the Bed board book for babies here!
Get your copy NOW, or come to the book Launch Party at Octavia Books on February 24, 2018 at 2:00.
Happy Mardi Gras and Courir du Mardi Gras!
A behind the scenes look at my messy desk while illustrating a new book using the cut-paper collage medium.
Scott Billington, Jennifer Lindsley and Johnette Downing in the Louisiana booth at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. in September.
Here is a sneak peak at one of the inside spreads for my upcoming Cajun New Year's Eve picture book Mademoiselle Grands Doigts, illustrated by Heather Stanley. Look for it this February through Pelican Publishing Company.
A FREE gift with every order! Johnette's Black Friday and Saturday Sale ends today!
Johnette's Black Friday and Saturday Sale for her loyal Fans!
Beginning Ukulele Class!
What inspired the song "Wiggle Worms!"
Children’s Author and Musician Johnette Downing to Receive 2017 Louisiana Writer Award. The New Orleans native is the second children’s author selected in the award’s 18 year history.
June was packed with library performances for the Summer Reading Program titled “Build a Better World.” I had the pleasure of traveling across the highways and byways of Louisiana, my home state.
Welcome to my new website and blog! 2018 will mark my 30th year anniversary as a children’s performer! To commemorate this historic event, I thought a new website was in order.
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