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Amanda Driscoll presents Little Grump Truck

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Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

RESCHEDULLED from August 29th due to publication change

 

Join us in-person for a fun family event at Carmichael's new event space on Frankfort Avenue!

Kids and adults are strongly encouraged to wear masks: we'll have carpet squares for seating at comfortable distances.

 

Go! Go! Go! Stop! meets Grumpy Monkey in this adorable story of a moody dump truck and her mindful tools for battling a bad mood.

When Little Dump Truck is happy, the whole construction crew knows it. When she isn’t happy, she becomes Little GRUMP Truck. She can’t contain her mood—and soon it starts spreading to the rest of the trucks. When she closes her eyes to get away from her grumpies, she discovers that taking a quiet moment away from her troubles can shift her bad mood into reverse. For now…

This fun, accessible story helps kids understand how to use meditation and mindfulness when they feel overwhelmed or angry, and is a useful tool for any parent hoping to try a new approach to treating tantrums.

 

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593300817
Availability: Coming Soon! Pre-Order this now and we will contact you on publication date!
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Go Go Go Stop meets Grumpy Monkey in this adorable story of a moody dump truck and her mindful tools for battling a bad mood.


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Family Fun! Little Grump Truck manages her emotions with mindfulness!

Amanda Driscoll presents Little Grump Truck

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Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19th

Due to publishing snags, this event has been postponed until Sept 19th. Sorry for the delay! We look forward to seeing you later on!

 

Join us in-person for a fun family event at Carmichael's new event space on Frankfort Avenue!

Kids and adults are strongly encouraged to wear masks: we'll have carpet squares for seating at comfortable distances.

 

Go! Go! Go! Stop! meets Grumpy Monkey in this adorable story of a moody dump truck and her mindful tools for battling a bad mood.

When Little Dump Truck is happy, the whole construction crew knows it. When she isn’t happy, she becomes Little GRUMP Truck. She can’t contain her mood—and soon it starts spreading to the rest of the trucks. When she closes her eyes to get away from her grumpies, she discovers that taking a quiet moment away from her troubles can shift her bad mood into reverse. For now…

This fun, accessible story helps kids understand how to use meditation and mindfulness when they feel overwhelmed or angry, and is a useful tool for any parent hoping to try a new approach to treating tantrums.


“Should appeal to all the little grump trucks hauling their feelings about.”—Kirkus

 

Amanda Driscoll is a graphic designer and children's book author/illustrator. Books she has written and illustrated include Duncan the Story Dragon, Wally Does Not Want a Haircut, Klondike Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes! and the forthcoming Little Grump Truck. All are published by Knopf.

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Little Grump Truck Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593300817
Availability: Coming Soon! Pre-Order this now and we will contact you on publication date!
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Go Go Go Stop meets Grumpy Monkey in this adorable story of a moody dump truck and her mindful tools for battling a bad mood.


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*CANCELED* Gene Luen Yang

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:30pm
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203

*This program has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.*

We at Carmichael's Bookstore are excited to announce that Gene Luen Yang will be visiting us at the Louisville Free Public Library on tour for his new book, DRAGON HOOPS!

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.

But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships.

Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’s lives, but his own life as well.

We will be on-site to sell Dragon Hoops. This event is FREE but please register! http://www.lfpl.org/tickets/authorticket.php

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


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Story Time with Mat Franklin

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Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Still in the mood for some Day of the Dead fun? Join us for a special spooky storytime and book signing Saturday, November 2nd at 2pm. Tattoo artist turned author and illustrator Mat Franklin will be taking you on an imaginative journey where even the scariest of monsters can be your friend! Perfect for children 3-8 years old, but all ages are welcome. Come enjoy a spooky time and some monster treats!

 

Mathew Franklin is a tattoo artist, painter, graphic designer, and musician. after receiving degrees in painting and photography from Miami University, he immediately became a staple in the art scene in Columbus, Ohio where he currently resides. His debut book is published by Louisville based publishing company, Building block Press.

 

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By Mathew Franklin, Mathew Franklin (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781944201227
Availability: The book is not currently in stock at our stores. Please call us for price and availability.
Published: Building Block Press - October 18th, 2019

You would be scared too if your own brain was out to get you The world can be a dark place. More and more we find ourselves and our children feeling overwhelmed by the unknown and the pressures of society. This book helps instill early on the fact that our fears can be our greatest strengths.


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Author Event with Rajani LaRocca

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 2:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us for a lively, baking themed discussion with middle grade author Rajani LaRocca!

About the book: Eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson comes from a big Indian American family: Dad's a renowned food writer, Mom's a successful businesswoman, and her three older siblings all have their own respective accomplishments. It's easy to feel invisible in such an impressive family, but Mimi's dream of proving she's not the least-talented member of her family seems possible when she discovers a contest at the new bakery in town. Plus, it'll start her on the path to becoming a celebrity chef like her culinary idol, Puffy Fay.

Rajani LaRocca was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area with her wonderful family and impossibly cute dog. She earned a BA and an MD from Harvard, and spends her time writing novels and picture books, practicing medicine, and baking too many sweet treats. Midsummer's Mayhem is her first novel.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781499808889
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Yellow Jacket - June 11th, 2019

A Kirkus Best Book of 2019!
An Indies Introduce Selection for 2019!
An Indie Next Pick for Summer 2019!

"A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"What a wonderful, intriguing, and magical book. And wow, did it ever get my tastebuds going!


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Story Time with Erin Barker

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Kids' Indie Next list author Erin Barker will be at Carmichael's Kids on October 12th at 2PM for an interactive, pumpkin-themed storytime!

“There’s a party at Mr. Pumpkin’s tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we’ll see and we’ll find ghoulish delights of every kind.” You are cordially invited to Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party—a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, incorporating gorgeous, deep-hued watercolor illustrations, as well as spooky elements and unique characters at an unexpectedly charming tea party. A perfect read for when there is a crisp chill in the air.

Erin Barker is an author and illustrator who loves Swedish Fish, rollerblading, and making up weird characters for her stories. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and this is her first picture book.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781936669776
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: blue manatee press - September 3rd, 2019

“There’s a party at Mr. Pumpkin’s tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we’ll see and we’ll find ghoulish delights of every kind.” You are cordially invited to Mr.


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Storytime with Chad Donohue

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

From early morning to late at night, FJJ’s every waking thought is on pancakes. Have you ever dressed up like a pancake for Halloween, or left flapjacks and syrup out for Santa on Christmas Eve, or written a song about the overwhelming joy a sticky stack of buttered cream brings you?

Well, Jane has…

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