‘MR. NOAH AND
BY JANE WERNER
This classic Little Golden Book, now back in print, features artwork of a child playing with her toy Noah’s Ark set, accompanied by a rhyme that preschoolers will love to hear as they identify the animals.
Jane Werner was one of the first editors of the Little Golden Book line. She wrote many of them over the years, including the best-selling classic “My Little Golden Book About God.”
Caldecott medalists Alice and Martin Provensen began to illustrate books together in 1946, many of them for Golden Books. Their Little Golden Book “The Color Kittens,” written by Margaret Wise Brown, is a beloved classic.
‘THE COW WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN’
BY JEANETTE KRINSLEY
Little Golden Books is well-recognized by readers young and old, with stories featuring farm animals as some of their best-selling and most beloved titles.
Little Cow thinks life will be better on the “other mountain,” and convinces a few animals that the grass will be munchier, the bugs crunchier, the water sploshier, the mud sloshier…but when they get there, they find that the grass isn’t really greener on the other side.
This simple, witty tale, brought to life by Caldecott medalist Feodor Rojankovsky, was originally published in 1963 and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.
‘SAMMY KEYES AND THE POWER OF JUSTICE JACK’
BY WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN
In the latest addition to the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy thought she’d seen all the weirdness her town had to offer — and then she meets Justice Jack, Santa Marina’s very own superhero.
Well, really he’s just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight. The old folks in town think he’s wonderful.
So wonderful that they’ve asked him to track down Sammy’s neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared — along with a lot of other people’s cash. Sammy’s friends think Justice Jack is funny and cool.
But Sammy thinks he’s kind of … lame. When a real mystery comes along, Sammy finds herself right in the middle of it.
Ages 10 and up.
‘SUCK IT UP AND DIE’
BY BRIAN MEEHL
Brian Meehl’s snarky sequel to the well-reviewed fan favorite “Suck It Up” contains new characters, both good and evil, and more comedic takes on the world of vampires.
From mainstream to bloodstream, all will be revealed in this fang and folly infested follow-up that guarantees someone will suck it up and die.
Nearly two years after “Suck It Up,” all Morning McCobb wants is to complete his training at the New York Fire Academy and to stay head over heels in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, given that she’s now 18 and he’s stalled at 16.
Then tension between Morning’s wish for a simple, out-of-the-spotlight life, and Portia’s cinematic obsession with historic events escalates to the breaking point when a super-sinister vampire rises from the grave with a powerful thirst for revenge.
Ages 12 and up.
BY CYN BALOG
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong.
Like the day he decided to go off script and save a girl from being run over … and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn’t work.
But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch.
Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift … and there’s no way to stop things from happening. In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he’s about to discover — or the choice he will be forced to make….
Cyn Balog has always wanted to be a fortune-teller on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. She is the author of teen paranormal novels “Starstruck,” “Sleepless,” and “Fairy Tale.”
Ages 12 and up.
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Mr. Noah and His Family/The Cow Went Over the Mountain” combo and/or “Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Nov. 5. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
‘MR. NOAH AND
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Don’t miss out on Williams, Ariz.
You know how some days you’re really at your best and then you hit one where your efforts just don’t measure up. I had one of those. Jack and I were on a nine-day driving tour of Arizona, getting close to the end of the trip.
Best of Books observes 94th annual Children’s Book Week
Internationally renowned Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle will perform and sign copies of his new children’s novel, “How I Became A Ghost,” a story about the Choctaw Trail of Tears told by a young boy, Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth Road, Kickingbird Square.
Children will take home free Children’s Book Week posters and totes. This year’s poster artist is Brian Selznick, the 2008 Caldecott Medal winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. And children also will get one of the first peeks in the country at Tingle’s new book for children.
ACM@UCO signs exchange program agreement with ACM
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) recently signed an exchange program agreement with the original ACM in Guildford, England. The agreement will allow Central ACM students with global opportunities to study with contemporary music experts at the ACM in Guildford.
5-14 Good Reads
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The FitzOsbornes at War” and/or “Pretty Penny Makes Ends Meet” and/or “Spirit’s Chosen.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 20. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
Locals join Dallas film shoot
University of Central Oklahoma graduate Page Tudyk recently landed the lead supporting actress role in the film “I,” due to start filming this summer in Edmond and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Mumford & Sons event needs volunteer force
The Pollard Theatre Company is sponsoring the volunteer pool for the Mumford & Sons Guthrie Stopover. Organizers are seeking 250 volunteers to work three, five-hour shifts between Thursday-Sunday the weekend of the festival Sept. 5-8.
Artist INC program to present workshop
The Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In their ”What Works/What Doesn’t?” workshop they’ll share those behaviors and leave artists ready to apply them to their own art practice. The workshop includes discussion of portfolio, careers, goal setting and planning, communications strategy and financial planning.
5-7 Good Reads
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for “Behind the Bookcase.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 13. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
Oklahoma Choral Artists presents ‘Trial by Jury’
At 7 p.m. May 15 in the Christian Life Center at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the Oklahoma Choral Artists will present a program of operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan featuring a staged performance with professional instrumental ensemble of “Trial by Jury.” The performance is co-sponsored by Oklahoma Choral Artists and the Emerson Community Action Board, a group of concerned citizens providing support for the Oklahoma City Public School’s Emerson Mid-High Alternative School, a school for young persons who are working to keep their lives together and earn a high school diploma. All proceeds from the evening will go to the support of projects at Emerson.
Fine Arts Institute schedules 5 X 5 Art Show and Sale
The Fine Arts Institute will present its first “5 X 5 Art Show and Sale” on Sunday. This exhibit includes 55 artists from Oklahoma. The show and sale begins at 5:55 p.m. May 5 with a $5 admission at the door of the Fine Arts Institute, 27 E. Edwards. All art work is priced at $55 and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The exhibit will hang in the FAI gallery May 5-15. Some of the artists included are Jennifer Hustis, Thomas Stotts, Bert Seabourn, Kyle Golding, Jackson Compton, Doris Nelson, Clint Stone, Arni Anderson, Michelle Wiser, Gary Lennon, Linda Kukuk and many more. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All purchased art is to be picked up May 15. Proceeds from 5 X 5 will go toward operational costs at the Fine Arts Institute to help keep tuition and fees affordable for students of all ages.
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