Kids

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! 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.


Event Category Terms: 

Event Summary: 

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!

Event Category Terms: 

Event Summary: 

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! 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.


Event Category Terms: 

Event Summary: 

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 Cover Image
By MacKenzie Haley, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534487635
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
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!


Event Category Terms: 

Event Summary: 

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 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.


Event Category Terms: 

Event Summary: 

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: 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.


Event Term: 

Event Category Terms: 

Story Time with Mat Franklin

Event date: 

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.

 

Frankie's Scared of Everything Cover Image
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.


Event Term: 

Event Category Terms: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Kids