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?
Mick Sullivan is the host of The Past and The Curious, a history podcast for kids and families. The program has been featured on The Guardian, Fatherly, and was named one of the Top Ten children’s podcasts of 2017 by The Times of London. His book “The Meatshower” was published by Early Works Press in 2019. Probably the strangest event to ever happen in our state, the Kentucky Meat Shower dropped chunks of mysterious meat on a farm in Bath County, Kentucky in 1876. No explanation has proven satisfactory. Mick and Shae don’t have the answers, but they had fun telling the story.
Join us for Story Time with Louisville native Alex Willan! He'll be reading from his book Jasper and Ollie. This book is recommended for ages 4-7, but all are welcome!
About the book: Two funny, unlikely friends—a thoughtful sloth and an impatient fox—make their big debut in this hilarious new picture book celebrating friendship and the wonderful ways in which we’re all different.
Best friends Jasper and Ollie decide to go to the pool. On your mark, get set…WAIT! As Jasper races ahead—crashing into the mailman, speeding past the ice cream truck—Ollie takes his sweet time, pausing to admire a butterfly, smell a daisy, and help the mailman pick up his letters!
Alex Willan grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was seldom seen without his sketchbook in hand. His love of drawing led him to earn a BFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Alex has exhibited in art galleries and has painted murals, theater sets, and squirmy kids’ faces, but his true love has always been children’s books. He lives in Chicago with his dog, Harley. Jasper & Ollie is Alex’s first book. See more of his work at alexwillan.com, and follow him on Instagram at @alexwillan.
Join us for Story Time with Jacob Grant! He will be reading from his brand new book, BEAR OUT THERE, along with THROUGH WITH THE ZOO and OWLS ARE GOOD AT KEEPING SECRETS. These books are recommended for ages 4-8, but all are welcome!
About the book: Spider loves the outdoors—the warm sun, the fresh breeze, the colorful plants. But when his kite gets stuck in a tree, he needs his friend’s help. Bear prefers the indoors, with his cozy chair and warm tea. He does not like the woods, but does like the idea of helping his friend. When their quest to find Spider's kite goes from bad to worse, Bear realizes that being a good friend sometimes means breaking out of your comfort zone.
When 100 years of celebrating Children's Books collides with 145 years of the "Run for the Roses" you have to pull out all the stops! We'll be reading our favorite horse stories, coloring pictures of Derby's most famous horses, and making our own Derby hats and bow tie crafts.
Join us for this fun and free storytime event Thursday, May 2nd at 11:30am!
Join Katie Kramer, Fit4Mom Louisville Stroller Strides instructor, for an interactive story time! We will enjoy a story together and get our bodies moving!
The benefits of movement and exercise are many: healthier bodies, improved sleep, and greater self-esteem are just a few. Come celebrate Derby week with us and reap some of these benefits with your little one(s)!
Join Maria Whitley from Shine Music Together and celebrate the 100th annual Children's Book Week with music and movement! For our 3rd day of Children’s Book Week 2019, we’ll shake, rattle & roll during this #free Music Together class that is perfect for babies, toddlers, & preschoolers with a favorite grownup. And who knows...we may even SING A BOOK! This event is FREE, and recommended for children 0 to 5 years old but open to all ages.
Carmichael's Kids is excited to officially kick off the 100th Annual Children’s Book Week 2019 with poet Allan Wolf and his performance that is one part facts and three parts fun!
Featuring puppets, music, and Allan Wolf’s engaging, award-winning poetry. Join us Sunday April 28th at 11:30am for an interactive, out-of-this-world introduction to our solar system and beyond. This presentation is based on Allan’s new book, The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You Into Space and Back Again.
The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You Into Space and Back Again will be available for purchase, and Mr. Wolf will be signing after his presentation. This event is FREE, and recommended for children 8 to 11 years old but open to all ages.