Kids

Carmichael's Kids presents Jeff Kinney!

Event date: 

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:00pm
970 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Kids is thrilled to present New York Times Bestselling author & illustrator, Jeff Kinney on Thursday, October 27th!

Tickets on sale HERE!

Carmichael's Kids Bookstore is thrilled to present Jeff Kinney and his latest release in the Diary of the Wimpy Kid series: Diper Överlöde. Attendees are in for an evening of fun featuring a performance from the Löded Diper band as well as opportunities for concertgoers to show off some of their singing, dancing, and musical talents onstage. This will be a one-of-a-kind event your young readers will not want to miss!

This event will take place at the Louisville Memorial Auditorium.

Event starts at 6:00 pm, doors will open at 5:30 pm, and all seating is general admission.

About the Ticket:

Each ticket is $18.58 including taxes and fees and includes:

  • TWO general admission seats (ONE adult and ONE youth seat)
  • ONE signed copy of Diary of the Wimpy Kid #17: Diper Överlöde

Please note: There will not be a signing line at this event. All books will be signed prior to the event. NO PERSONALIZATIONS. Books will be picked up at the event.

About the Book:

In Diper Överlöde, book 17 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley is finding out that the road to fame and glory comes with some hard knocks. When he decides to tag along with his brother Rodrick’s band, Löded Diper, Greg doesn’t realize what he’s getting into. But he soon learns that late nights, unpaid gigs, fighting between band members, and money troubles are all part of the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. Can Greg help Löded Diper become the legends they think they are? Or will too much time with Rodrick’s band be a diper överlöde?

About the Author:

Jeff Kinney is a #1New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Jeff has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story. For more about Wimpy Kid visit wimpykid.com.

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Van G. Garrett presents "Kicks!"

Event date: 

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

In conversation with Tiffany Jewel

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89006703279?pwd=OXNRN2g0UHFoRkNvK1NSQjBCNEQ0UT09

Meeting ID: 890 0670 3279
Passcode: 844663

 

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A fun, lyrical debut picture book, Kicks is an essential read for sneaker fans of all ages, from award-winning poet Van G. Garrett and New York Times bestselling illustrator Reggie Brown.

“A brilliantly written and illustrated ode to sneakers and sneakerheads, young and old. A gift to us all.” —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times best-selling author

This is a love letter to sneakers. But not just any sneakers. Only the flyest, floatiest, you-est kicks you can get—the ones that let you soar!

This colorful, rhythmic adventure has something to offer anyone who prizes a great pair of shoes and any reader who loves to play with words.

 

Van G. Garrett is the winner of the 2020 The Poetry Question Chapbook Contest for his book, Scrap. He is also the winner of the 2017 Best Book of African American Poetry for his book, 49: Wings and Prayers, as announced by the Texas Association of Authors. Garrett is the author of Songs in Blue Negritude (poetry), The Iron Legs in the Trees (fiction), 49: Wings and Prayers (poetry), LENNOX IN TWELVE (poetry), HOG (poetry), ZURI: Love Songs (poetry), Pit Bulls and J-Walks (poetry), Water Bodies (poetry), Can I Kick It? Poetry, co-authored with Ran Walker, and Scrap (poetry). His updates and appearances can be found at www.vanggarrettpoet.com.

 

Tiffany Jewell is the Black biracial #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Book Is Anti-Racist and The Antiracist Kid and an educator who has been working with children and families for two decades.

 

Kicks By Van G. Garrett, Reggie Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Van G. Garrett, Reggie Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358118107
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Versify - April 19th, 2022

“A brilliantly written and illustrated ode to sneakers and sneakerheads, young and old. A gift to us all.” —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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This colorful, rhythmic adventure has something to offer anyone who prizes a great pair of shoes and any reader who loves to play with words.

MacKenzie Haley: Pegasisters Go to Camp!

Event date: 

Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Masks are strongly encouraged to help actively include immuno-vulnerable friends and those around them. Thanks!

Register HERE

Pre-registering helps us order enough books for our guests and helps us set up the room for safety and comfort. We will allow pre-registrants to be seated first. No one will be turned away, but please note that seating is limited. Please contact the store ahead of time if you need assistance with mobility or other concerns - we are happy to help!

 

Lilly has waited for this day all year: It’s Pegasus Camp! And it’s finally here!

But this year, Lilly’s little sister, Filly, is tagging along. And wherever Lilly goes, Filly’s right underhoof, turning rainbow leaping, mane braiding, and cake baking into crashing, tangling, splattering messes! When Lilly’s temper finally snaps, Filly canters sadly away. Lilly wanted her Pega Sister to go—so why can she no longer have any fun without her?

Anyone with siblings will knowingly smile and roll their eyes, and all readers will laugh along with this rollicking, punny summer camp romp, which also serves as a sparkling reminder that sisters make the most marvelous magic together.



MacKenzie Haley is a freelance illustrator of many children’s books, including The Ninja Club Sleepover (Page Street Kids). She holds a BFA in visual communication design with an emphasis on illustration from the University of Dayton. MacKenzie grew up and currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

You can get the book on the registration page, but it’s cheaper if you link below because we don’t pay extra service fees. Whatever is more convenient for you, we love to sell you books!

 

Mobility device access info:

While our store has ramp access to the right of the main entrance, the event space is more easily accessed by entering at Bayly Avenue. Please call the store when you arrive and we will be happy to welcome you via this entrance. This door is next to a loading zone for easy car access, and our parking lot reserved ADA spots are also close to this entrance.

Pega Sisters Go to Camp By Brooke Hartman, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brooke Hartman, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781645674719
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Page Street Kids - May 31st, 2022

Lilly has waited for this day all year: It’s Pegasus Camp! And it’s finally here!


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Lilly has waited for this day all year: It’s Pegasus Camp! And it’s finally here!

Shannon Stocker presents Listen

Event date: 

Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Register HERE

Masks are strongly encouraged to help actively include immuno-vulnerable friends and those around them. Thanks!

Pre-registering helps us order enough books for our guests and helps us set up the room for safety and comfort. We will allow pre-registrants to be seated first. No one will be turned away, but please note that seating is limited. Please contact the store ahead of time if you need assistance with mobility or other concerns - we are happy to help!

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A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world.

"No. You can't," people said.
But Evelyn knew she could. She had found her own way to listen.
 
From the moment Evelyn Glennie heard her first note, music held her heart. She played the piano by ear at age eight, and the clarinet by age ten. But soon, the nerves in her ears began to deteriorate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn’thear with her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body as if she, herself, were a drum. And the music she created was extraordinary. Evelyn Glennie had learned how to listen in a new way. And soon, the world was listening too.

"Radiant." —Publishers Weekly
"Perfect for elementary school readers . . . Excellent." SLJ
“An intriguing, loving biography.” Kirkus
“Lyrical . . . Expressive . . . Vibrant.” —Booklist

About the Author


Shannon Stocker is an author and proud word nerd. She lives with her husband, Greg, and her children, Cassidy and Tye, in Louisville, KY, where she molds words into picture books and songs all day. Shannon currently serves as SCBWI social co-director for Louisville, a judge for Rate Your Story, and created the blog series, Pivotal Moments: inHERview, highlighting transitional life stories of female picture book authors. She is also the author of the picture book Can U Save the Day? and the 21st Century Junior Library: Together We Can: Pandemic early reader series.

Praise For…


"Radiant." Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for elementary school readers learning about music and fascinating women. . . . This is more than a story of overcoming discrimination due to disability—Stocker captures something about the artist’s need to be herself, regardless of abilities. . . . Lush brushstrokes, delicate character portraits, and warm colors make this a beautiful title to explore, and the ample text and sweet author’s note ensure that Glennie’s story will have an impact on readers. . . . Excellent . . . especially for musical readers looking to feel the music and not just hear it." School Library Journal

“An intriguing, loving biography.” Kirkus

“Evelyn Glennie not only challenges the traditional role of a percussionist but what it means to listen to music. . . . Lyrical text [and] expressive swirls of vibrant colors throughout evoke the sounds Evelyn’s body feels and the beautiful music she creates in return.” Booklist

 

You can get the book on the registration page, but it’s cheaper if you link below because we don’t pay extra service fees. Whatever is more convenient for you, we love to sell you books!

 

Mobility device access info:

While our store has ramp access to the right of the main entrance, the event space is more easily accessed by entering at Bayly Avenue. Please call the store when you arrive and we will be happy to welcome you via this entrance. This door is next to a loading zone for easy car access, and our parking lot reserved ADA spots are also close to this entrance.

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion By Shannon Stocker, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Stocker, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593109694
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Dial Books - April 12th, 2022

A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world.

"No. You can't," people said.
But Evelyn knew she could. She had found her own way to listen.
 


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"No. You can't," people said. But Evelyn knew she could. She had found her own way to listen.

ADDED PRESENTATION: Alex Willan

Event date: 

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10:00am
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Register HERE

Masks are required for in-person events.

 

Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!.

Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst.

They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold. They melt every ice cream cone within a mile radius, and everyone is afraid of them. But really, it’s the dragons who should be afraid of Gilbert and his tremendous goblin power!

…right?

 

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. Visit him online at Alex-Willan.Squarespace.com.

Dragons Are the Worst! (The Worst Series) By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534485112
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!.

Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst.

They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold.


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By popular demand! Second appearance added!

CANCELED

Event date: 

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

This event has been canceled. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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This event has been canceled.

Alex Willan presents Dragons Are the Worst!

Event date: 

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Register HERE

Masks are required for in-person events.

 

Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!.

Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst.

They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold. They melt every ice cream cone within a mile radius, and everyone is afraid of them. But really, it’s the dragons who should be afraid of Gilbert and his tremendous goblin power!

…right?

 

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. Visit him online at Alex-Willan.Squarespace.com.

Dragons Are the Worst! (The Worst Series) By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534485112
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!.

Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst.

They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold.


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Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin

MacKenzie Haley presents How to Hide a Ghost

Event date: 

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Register HERE

Masks are required for in-person events. We provide seating mats to help little ones remain at safe distances!

 

This silly and interactive Halloween board book has chunky lift-the-flaps and adorable hidden ghosts on every spread—perfect for curious young readers!

Ghosts are really good at hiding. They can hide as lampshades, they can hide as balloons, and they can even hide as crystal balls. But the trickiest thing about ghosts is that they are always where you least expect them! Endearingly sweet ghosts haunt every page making this a perfect Halloween read-along book for little ones.

 

MacKenzie Haley is an illustrator, runner, and cat whisperer who currently resides in Louisville, KY. She has her BFA in illustration from the University of Dayton. She has drawn her whole life, and flunked a math test in the third grade because she turned the test over and used the entire time to draw characters and faces out of numbers.  She loves including small, interesting details in her work, and uses bold colors, patterns, and textures. 

How to Hide a Ghost: A Lift-the-Flap Book By MacKenzie Haley, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By MacKenzie Haley, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534487635
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Little Simon - July 20th, 2021

This silly and interactive Halloween board book has chunky lift-the-flaps and adorable hidden ghosts on every spread—perfect for curious young readers!

Ghosts are really good at hiding. They can hide as lampshades, they can hide as balloons, and they can even hide as crystal balls. But the trickiest thing about ghosts is that they are always where you least expect them!


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Family fun with a silly ghost!

Amanda Driscoll presents Little Grump Truck

Event date: 

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

Register HERE

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

Masks are required for in-person events: 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.

 

 

Little Grump Truck By Amanda Driscoll Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593300817
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: 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!

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