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Author Event with Rajani LaRocca

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 2:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

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.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781499808889
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Published: Yellow Jacket - June 11th, 2019

"A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"What a wonderful, intriguing, and magical book. And wow, did it ever get my tastebuds going! Each time I picked it up, I felt the urge to head to my kitchen. . . . What I loved most was the smartness of it.


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Story Time with Erin Barker

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

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.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781936669776
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Published: blue manatee press - September 3rd, 2019

“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.


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Story Time with Terry Border

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40204

From the creator of the popular world of Peanut Butter & Cupcake! comes a wry and witty story in which no snack is safe from the monster that is the Kid. Perfect for fans of Creepy Carrots and A Creepy Pair of Underwear.

They had been warned of the dangers that lurked outside of their packages, but they didn't care. These three snacks were on a mission to have some fun, and no Monster Kids could stop them. The world of the kitchen belonged to Cookie, Pretzel, and Cheese Doodle--or so they thought. But when the three treats find a chilling note from Mom, they know it's time to come up with a plan to save themselves from the horrifying threat of the Kid. What should a smart Cookie and her friends do? Terry Border creates a brand-new, deliciously eerie masterpiece in which the kitchen tables are turned, and after-school snacks become the heroes of a sweet and salty story of survival.

Terry Border is the author of Peanut Butter & Cupcake!; Happy Birthday, Cupcake!; Milk Goes to School; Merry Christmas, Peanut!; and Big Brother Peanut Butter. He is also the mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, which has been lauded in media all over the world, spawning books, calendars, greeting cards, and puzzles. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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By Terry Border, Terry Border (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740115
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

From the creator of the popular world of Peanut Butter & Cupcake! comes a wry and witty story in which no snack is safe from the monster that is the Kid. Perfect for fans of Creepy Carrots and A Creepy Pair of Underwear.


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Story Time with Shannon Stocker

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us for a fun, quirky story time with local author Shannon Stocker!

About the book:
B is an awfully boastful bloke and when he and the rest of the alphabet get together, he can't help but tease the vowels about their small numbers. So the vowels begin to take off, one by one. The consonants--and the rest of the farm--see just how important vowels really are. With disaster looming and B seeing the error of his ways, can U save the day and set the alphabet right again?

Shannon Stocker is a children’s author, singer, and songwriter. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and children. This is her debut picture book. Read more about her work at www.shannonstocker.com

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By Shannon Stocker, Tom Disbury (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585364046
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

B is an awfully boastful bloke and when he and the rest of the alphabet get together, he can't help but tease the vowels about their small numbers. So the vowels begin to take off, one by one. The consonants--and the rest of the farm--see just how important vowels really are. With disaster looming and B seeing the error of his ways, can U save the day and set the alphabet right again?


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Storytime with Chad Donohue

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

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?

Well, Jane has…

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Storytime with Mick Sullivan

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

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.

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Story Time w Alex Willan

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Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

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.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525645214
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2019

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.


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Storytime with Jacob Grant

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Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 11:00am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us for Story Time with Jacob Grant! He will be reading from his brand new book, BEAR OUT THERE, along with THROUGH WITH THE ZOO and OWLS ARE GOOD AT KEEPING SECRETS. These books are recommended for ages 4-8, but all are welcome!

About the book: Spider loves the outdoors—the warm sun, the fresh breeze, the colorful plants. But when his kite gets stuck in a tree, he needs his friend’s help. Bear prefers the indoors, with his cozy chair and warm tea. He does not like the woods, but does like the idea of helping his friend. When their quest to find Spider's kite goes from bad to worse, Bear realizes that being a good friend sometimes means breaking out of your comfort zone.

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Hannah Carmona Dias

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 11:30am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Carmichael's Kids is excited to present Author Hannah Carmona Dias on Friday, May 3rd at 11:30am for Children's Book Week!

Author Hannah Carmona Dias will read her latest release, Dazzling Travis. Book signing and coloring sheets to follow.

This event is FREE, and recommended for ages 3 to 8 years old. Open to all ages.

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Thur-by Storytime

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:30am
1313 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

When 100 years of celebrating Children's Books collides with 145 years of the "Run for the Roses" you have to pull out all the stops! We'll be reading our favorite horse stories, coloring pictures of Derby's most famous horses, and making our own Derby hats and bow tie crafts.

Join us for this fun and free storytime event Thursday, May 2nd at 11:30am!

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