‘FAVORITE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS FOR SPRINGTIME’
BY GOLDEN BOOKS
This beautiful boxed set of five Little Golden Books includes a springy mix of titles featuring bunnies, baby animals, two gardening children, and more, at the value Golden Books is known for: “Home for a Bunny,” “Where Do Giggles Come From?,” “The Little Red Hen,” “Two Little Gardeners,” and “Baby Farm Animals.”
‘SNOW RABBIT, SPRING RABBIT: A BOOK OF CHANGING SEASONS’
BY IL SUNG NA
What do animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters.
Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow.
Filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text, “Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit” is now available in a board book edition for the smallest hands and youngest readers.
It’s a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exuberant celebration of changing seasons.
BY C. K. KELLY MARTIN
THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment, and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their 21st-century textbooks and part of the normal background noise to Freya Kallas’s life. Until the world starts to crumble.
NOW: It’s 1985. Freya Kallas has just moved across the world and into a new life. On the outside, she fits in at her new high school, but Freya feels nothing but removed.
Her mother blames it on the grief over her father’s death, but how does that explain the headaches and why do her memories feel so foggy?
When Freya lays eyes on Garren Lowe, she can’t get him out of her head. She’s sure that she knows, him, despite his insistence that they’ve never met.
As Freya follows her instincts and pushes towards hidden truths, the two of them unveil a strange and dangerous world where their days may be numbered.
Unsure who to trust, Freya and Garren go on the run from powerful forces determined to tear them apart and keep them from discovering the truth about their shared pasts (and futures), her visions, and the time and place they really came from.
“Yesterday” will appeal to fans of James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner,” Veronica Roth’s “Divergent,” and Ally Condie’s “Matched.”
Ages 14 up.
‘ALEX THE PARROT: NO ORDINARY BIRD’
BY STEPHANIE SPINNER
In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex — short for Avian Learning EXperiment.
At the time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature; they studied great apes and dolphins. African greys, with their walnut-sized “birdbrains,” were pretty much ignored — until Alex.
His intelligence surprised everyone, including Irene. He learned to count, add and subtract; to recognize shapes, sizes, and colors; and to speak, and understand, hundreds of words.
These were things no other animal could do. Alex wasn’t supposed to have brainpower to do them, either. But he did them anyway.
Alex and Irene’s story is one of groundbreaking discoveries about animal intelligence, hard work, and the loving bonds of a unique friendship.
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Favorite Little Golden Books for Springtime” and/or “Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit” and/or “Yesterday.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Mar. 25. 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.
‘FAVORITE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS FOR SPRINGTIME’
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UCO School of Music alumni return for reunion performance
The University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab will present a performance by the Aidan Carroll Quartet, a quartet comprised of Central alumni and emeritus faculty, at 8 p.m. May 29.
Since graduating from Central in 2005, jazz bassist and featured artist Carroll has toured the world as a musician. With his current home base in New York, Carroll has performed at national and international music festivals such as Bonnaroo and the Amazonas Jazz Festival.
Organizers postpone Jazz and Blues Festival
The 25th annual Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival scheduled for this weekend at Stephenson Park has been postponed due to the prospect of inclement weather and the ongoing recovery efforts of last Monday’s tornadoes.
Mark Neighbors, chairman of the Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival, said a final decision was made Thursday to postpone the festival until a later date this summer.
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.
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