Kids

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!

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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 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

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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 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

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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) 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

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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) 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

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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 Cover Image
By MacKenzie Haley, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator)
$8.99
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781534487635
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

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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 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!

*CANCELED* Gene Luen Yang

Event date: 

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

Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
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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