Anika Denise Launch Party

We are so excited to welcome back celebrated picture book author Anika Denise for book launch party you won't want to miss it! Anika will introduce her brand new book, LIGHTS, CAMERA, CARMEN! featuring Carmen, a little Latina girl with a BIG personality and the younger brother who adores her. Anika will be read her new book, talk about her inspiration for the charming Carmen, and sign books! We'll have snacks, crafts, and loads of fun! This event is free, but does require registration for all attendees.

In the vein of Eloise, Olivia, and Fancy Nancy, Carmen is a little girl with a BIG personality. She loves the spotlight and fame that comes with being an actress, and she only grudgingly shares attention with her adoring little brother, Eduardo - especially when the prize is a starring role in a commercial.

Carmen and her family speak a mix of English and Spanish, inspired the author’s loving exchanges with her father as a little girl.
"What the Carmen books do well is treat the overeager enthusiasm of Carmen with compassion: Her dreams aren't presented as unrealistic or irritating . . . The illustrations throughout capture great human moments in the characters' expressions, the way they stand, dance, and move, and the ebullient mass of purple hair on Carmen's (and her mother's) head."
-Kirkus Reviews
Anika Denise is the celebrated author of four picture books, including Monster Trucks, Baking Day at Grandma’s, and Bella and Stella Come Home. A former one-girl sensación, these days, she enjoys sharing the spotlight with her husband, Christopher, and three daughters. Denise and her family live in Rhode Island. You can visit her online at
Event date: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Lights, Camera, Carmen! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419731693
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 11th, 2018

Starring Carmen! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419723216
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 12th, 2017

Signed Copies

Can't make it to an event? We're always happy to set a signed copy aside for you or put one in the mail. Just add the book to your cart, and in the comments section, let us know that you want a signed copy, and tell us if you'd like the author to personalize the inscription (when available). If you would like it personalized, be sure to place your order at least 24 hours before the event. Personalized books must be paid for in advance.

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