The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

November 20, 2012

11-21 Good Reads

Books

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EDMOND — ‘DINOSAURS: IN YOUR FACE!’

BY DR. ROBERT T. BAKKER

Renowned paleontologist Dr. Robert T. Bakker and paleoartist Luis V. Rey combine forces in this hardcover omnibus of three dino-centric Picturebacks, available for the first time in 3-D.

The dynamic dinos in “Dinosaurs!”, “Prehistoric Monsters!,” and “Dino Babies!” have always looked like they could jump off the printed pages — and now they can.

Watch as a spiked stegosaurus tail whips off the page and scores a direct hit into an allosaurus, or a pack of raptors leap onto the back of an unsuspecting tenontosaurus, or a squealing baby titanosaur hatches from an egg and is greeted by its giant mother.

Complete with a pair of 3-D glasses that fold into a reusable storage case, “Dinosaurs: In Your Face!” makes a great gift for kids who like their science with a little action.

Dr. Robert T. Bakker is one of the most respected vertebrate paleontologists in the world. Often credited with starting the “Dinosaur Renaissance,” he is curator of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Luis V. Rey is the winner of the 2008 Lazendorf PaleoArt Award — the most prestigious international award recognizing achievement in paleontological scientific illustration.

Ages 3-7.

‘POISON TREE’

BY AMELIA ATWATER-RHODES

The rich stew of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ creations — SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds — are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to outrun their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become.

Each has landed in a more “normal” place and each wonders if, like a tattoo that can’t be covered up, they can ever really fit into “normal.”

Ages 14 and up.

‘EIGHTH GRADE IS MAKING ME SICK’

BY JENNIFER L. HOLM

Ginny has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to try out for cheerleading, join Virtual Vampire Vixens, and maybe even fall in love.

But middle school is more of a roller-coaster ride than Ginny could have ever predicted. Her family has just moved into a fancy new house when Ginny’s stepdad loses his job. (Can worrying about money make you sick?).

Ginny’s big brother keeps getting into trouble. And there’s a new baby on the way.

Filled with Post-its, journal entries, grocery lists, hand-drawn comic strips, report cards, IMs, notes, and more, “Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick” is the sometimes poignant, often hilarious, always relatable look at a year in the life of one girl, told entirely through her stuff.

Jennifer L. Holm is the author of three Newbery Honor Books — “Our Only May Amelia,” “Penny From Heaven,” and “Turtle in Paradise” — as well as the Babymouse and Squish series, which she collaborates with her brother Matthew Holm.

Ages 8-12.

NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books” and/or “I Like Old Clothes” and/or “Dinosaurs: In Your Face!.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Nov. 26. 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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    NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Oliver and the Seawigs” and/or “The Strange Maid.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Aug. 28. 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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  • jc_Earp Marlin 2 - photo credit Noel Winters.jpg Shootout of a sale

    An original article of the Wild West will be made available at auction Thursday. The rifle of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp will be part of the J. Levine Auction & Appraisal’s Summer Quarterly Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Earp was an Arizona deputy sheriff and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Ariz. He is legendary for playing a key role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He died in 1929 at age 80.
    Wyatt Earp collector Barry Tapp of Edmond will be selling his 1895 Wyatt Earp Marlin rifle at the auction. The rifle has an estimated value between $50,000 and $75,000. It includes authentication documentation from Tombstone Heritage Museum, according to the auction house

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Carpenter Square Carpenter Square Theatre Presents ‘Fibs’

    For two nights only, Carpenter Square Theatre presents Albert Bostick’s one-man show “Fabulous Fibs, Fables, and Folklore.”  Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 9 at the theater at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

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  • Science Museum Oklahoma to exhibit Power Play

    Designed to test strength, speed, stamina, flexibility and balance, Science Museum Oklahoma’s new exhibit — Power Play — explores human physiology and the power of the human body. Power Play is now open to the public.

    July 25, 2014

  • Discard the boredom of family game night

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    July 25, 2014

  • OBU dance team celebrates National Dance Day

    In 2010, “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe created National Dance Day in an effort to help people embrace dance and combat obesity on the last Saturday in July.
    This year, on July 26, Oklahoma Baptist University’s dance team will host a fundraiser that allows participants to dance all day for $30. The fundraiser will be in the Noble Complex on OBU’s campus.
    Cami Gower, an OBU junior and co-captain/co-founder of the dance team, said the team’s officers have been planning for their upcoming season since April. Gower is a graduate of Deer Creek High School.
    “Since then we have been coming up with better ways to reach the community with dance,” she said. “This day of dance was a great way to do it and help the team raise funds.”

    July 24, 2014

  • Never Girls Good Reads

    NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The Never Girls: A Pinch of Magic” and/or “The Secrets of Tree Taylor.” Deadline is 10 a.m. July 28. 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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  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Banjo 1 American Banjo Museum offers look at past

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  • Enjoy affordable romance in Dahlonega, Ga.

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    July 19, 2014