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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.