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Kids Event

Brad Meltzer at Gheens Science Hall and Planetarium

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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
106 W. Brandeis Ave.
Louisville, KY 40292

Carmichael’s Kids presents #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer at the Gheens Science Hall and Planetarium on Friday, September 14th at 6:30pm. Meltzer will be discussing his latest (and 15th!) release, I Am Neil Armstrong, which is part of his Ordinary People Change the World Series. We will have books available for purchase and Mr. Meltzer will be autographing copies directly following his presentation. This event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for ages 5 and up.

 

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, and a number of suspense novels like The Escape Artist. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer's Lost History (in which he helped find the missing 9/11 flag). He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.

This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume tells the story of Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon. Please join us for this exciting event!

I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735228726
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now.
Published: Dial Books - September 11th, 2018

Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.


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National Unicorn Day!

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Monday, April 9th is *THE* Official National Unicorn Day!

BELIEVE 

We are going to celebrate, and we want you to join us! From 3-5pm, we'll have majestic unicorn crafts and the unique Unicorn Hair Salon. Then at 5pm, we'll read a few of our favorite Unicorn tales while chomping on a delicious unicorn treat! 

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Carmichael's Kids Winter Book Club

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Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Rain Reign is our first ever Winter Book Club pick, which we’ve selected in anticipation of Ann Martin’s visit to Louisville in January!

Book Club, best for kids ages 9-12, will meet on 12/31 at 4pm to discuss the book and enjoy a few snacks.

All book club participants will earn special reserved seats at the Ann Martin event, at the library (301 York) on Friday, January 12th @ 6:30pm. And we’ll even get your book signed and personalized, no waiting in line!

Hardcover, $16.99, + 20% discount for signing up for book club

Rain Reign Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312643003
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 7th, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller!


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Ben Sears

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

"The boys are back to their temple raidin' ways, but has the long crooked arm of the law caught up to them?"

Carmichael's Kids is excited to welcome BEN SEARS for a book signing and reading of his newest graphic novel, "Volcono Trash". This graphic novel is all ages and this event is great for kids ages 7 to 12.

Ben Sears is a cartoonist, illustrator and muscian born and raised in Louisville, KY.

Volcano Trash (Double+) Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781927668429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Koyama Press - May 16th, 2017

Corrupt cops, hive-like henchmen, begoggled boy heroes, labyrinthine HQs, unlikely team ups, heartbreaking best friend breakups, and a liberal dose of super science, zingers and explosive action. Sound like a Double+ adventure? It is.


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Kids Summer Book Club Meet & Greet Party

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

 

Interested in joining us for the 1st – 3rd or the 4th – 6th book club this summer? Still on the fence? Come on in to Carmichael's Kids on Sunday, June 4th to chat with us about the books we'll be reading and meet some of the other kids who will also be in book club this summer. Four lucky kids will win a copy of one of the bookclub books! Also snacks!

 

My Father's Dragon Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780440421214
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2005

The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue!


Saving Wonder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545828932
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Scholastic Press - February 23rd, 2016

Having lost most of his family to coal mining accidents as a little boy, Curley Hines lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian Mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky. Ever since Curley can remember, Papaw has been giving him a word each week to learn and live. Papaw says words are Curley's way out of the holler, even though Curley has no intention of ever leaving.


Princess Cora and the Crocodile Cover Image
By Laura Amy Schlitz, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763648220
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Candlewick - March 28th, 2017

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off — and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on.


Summerlost Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399187193
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2016

A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series.

Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award

 


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Paul Harshaw

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40204

Please join us for a special story time to celebrate the new Kentucky children’s book “Silo and Plyler’s Derby Horse Adventure” written and illustrated by Paul Harshaw.

Penguins Silo and Plyler decide they want to enter a horse in th Kentucky Derby. But they have a problem; they don't know what a horse looks like!

 

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Lauren Tarshis

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
301 York St.
Louisville, KY 40203

 

Carmichael’s Kids and the Louisville Free Public Library host I Survived author Lauren Tarshis 

at the Main Library, Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m  

 

 

 

 

 


Join Lauren Tarshis for a discussion of her book at the Main Library (301 York Street) on Wednesday, April 19. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a book-signing. The event is FREE and open to the public, but tickets are required. To register, visit LFPL.org or call (502) 574-1644.

Carmichael’s Kids, in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library, will host bestselling children’s author Lauren Tarshis at the Main Library on Wednesday, April 19. Tarshis is the New York Times-bestselling author of the I Survived series—fast-paced books for kids that focus on real-life disasters, as told from the perspective of a boy or girl who lived to tell the tale. Her latest book in the series, Tornado Terror, explores two historic tornado strikes: the Tri-State Tornado of 1925—the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people—and the Joplin Tornado of 2011, a mile-wide monster that destroyed the heart of a vibrant town. The book includes true stories of these two events plus facts and profiles of tornado scientists and storm chasers.

Looking for a different Lauren Tarshis book? Order one HERE! 

 

 

Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories #3): True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545919432
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Scholastic Press - February 28th, 2017

The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people. Almost a century later, the Joplin Tornado was a mile-wide monster that nearly destroyed the


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Sylvia Holden

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Sylvia Holden is a Kentucky native who grew up in Louisville. After finishing her Bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University, she lived in South Korea for 3 years where she taught English to children. Holden's love of her home state has allowed her to become an ambassador and advocate for Kentucky, and all its beauty. This is her first published children's book. 

Author statement:

"This book was inspired by my love for a little boy I nannied who was moving to
Michigan and for my nephew Ennio. After spending hours playing in the land of
make believe, reading Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, building forts,
playing in the tub, and crying over spilled milk (literally), I realized there was
nothing really fun for a toddler to grasp about Kentucky. Sure, number books are
great fun, but sometimes the simplest books can inspire tired, worn down
nannies and parents too. So I set off on a playful mission to make sure my
nephew would have a fun book to read about Kentucky.
It became a therapeutic reprieve to find so many beautiful angles of this state that
I myself sometimes forget to see.
Partnering with Carrie Neumayer to create Mike and Terry, the little dinosaurs
that travel around, was like watching my wildest dreams come to life. With the
help of Kertis Creative, this book became a tangible piece of Kentucky that
children from all over can now hold in their hands. For these folks, I am forever
grateful.
I hope If You Take Me to Kentucky inspires you like it has inspired me. The world
is our oyster, but I'm certain that Kentucky is the finest place one can start!"

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Polar Express Party

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
301 York St
Louisville, KY 40203

Presented in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library and Carmichael's Kids

Come dressed in your PJs and enjoy free games, crafts, & activities for the whole family. Mrs. Claus will read the holiday classic The Polar Express, followed by a screening of the movie. Hot chocolate and treats provided by Heine Brothers' Coffee and The Sweet Spot Candy Shoppe.

As part of this FREE event, the Library will be collecting donations of new or gently used items for Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Suggested items include books, school supplies, or winter wear (scarves, hats, mittens, etc.).

This is a free event for children and families. No registration required.

Polar Express 30th anniversary edition Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544580145
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . .


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Jacob Grant

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Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us for a reading and signing with Author Jacob Grant with the release of his new book, Cat Knit.

Cat and Yarn are the best of friends. They have so much fun playing together, the two are inseparable. Until the day Girl takes Yarn away. When Yarn Returns, he is completely changed, no longer Cat's bright and rolly friend. Cat is mad.Soon, Cat begins to miss his best friend, and he just might realize that a little change isn't so bad after all.

Jacob Grant lives with his wife and child in a windy city that requires many sweaters. Jacob has never knitted anything, but he did write and illustrate a picture book about swearing animals. He likes to think Little Bird's Bad Word has as much warmth as any sweater.

You can find other Jacob Grant books, over here. 

Cat Knit Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250051509
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 11th, 2016

Cat and Yarn are the best of friends. They have so much fun playing together, the two are inseparable.

Until the day Girl takes Yarn away.

When Yarn Returns, he is completely changed, no longer Cat's bright and jolly friend. Cat is mad!

Soon, Cat begins to miss his best friend, and he just might realize that a little change isn't so bad after all.


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