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February 18, 2014

2-18 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘MAGIC TREE HOUSE: HIGH TIME FOR HEROES’

BY MARY POPE OSBORNE

In the newest addition to the best-selling Magic Tree House series, “Magic Tree House: High Time for Heroes,” the brother-sister duo Jack and Annie are back in Egypt, and this time to meet the legendary nurse Florence Nightingale.

Jack and Annie are heading out on another mission for Merlin the magician. This time they have to find the famous and beloved nurse Florence Nightingale. While Jack and Annie seek the secrets of greatness, Florence Nightingale find the inspiration for the choices that made her famous.

Old and new readers alike will find another thrilling Magic Tree House adventure among the pages of “High Time for Heroes.” Yet again, Mary Pope Osborne masterfully mixes history, mystery, and fantasy for a story sure to delight the legions of Jack and Annie fans.

Ages 7-10.

‘MAGIC TREE HOUSE FACT TRACKER: HEROES FOR ALL TIME’

BY MARY POPE OSBORNE AND NATALIE POPE BOYCE

Releasing simultaneously to “Magic Tree House: High Time for Heroes,” is the nonfiction companion, “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Time” by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce.

While reading “High Time for Heroes,” readers can track the facts with Jack and Annie in “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Time.”

Filled with fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Heroes for All Time” features the stories of Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and John Muir and includes photos, illustrations, and tips for doing further research.

Ages 7-10.

‘A BOOK OF BABIES’

BY IL SUNG NA

Nothing says springtime like a charming book about baby animals. With the toddler-friendly topic and irresistible duckling on the cover, “A Book of Babies” is the perfect book for celebrating spring. As with Il Sung Na’s previous offerings, it is filled with rich illustrations, endearing animals, and a spare text — all wrapped up in a gorgeous package.

The playful and lyrical text is a delight for parents to read-aloud, while kids can scan the pages for colorful animals in their habitats. Children will learn about baby animals live all over the animal kingdom, including kangaroos, sea horses and lizards.

Ideal for baby shower gifts and Easter baskets, “A Book of Babies” is a first-rate story time book to welcome spring.

Ages 0-3.

NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Magic Tree House: Heroes” combo and/or “A Book of Babies.”  Deadline is 10 a.m. Feb 24. 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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  • pm_eagle scout John Giachino .JPG Scout earns Eagle rank

    John Bernard Giachino, 16, of Edmond, was awarded his Eagle Scout rank March 26. He is a member of Venture Crew 2021 chartered by St. John the Baptist in Edmond. John is the son of Phillip and LaDonna Giachino, grandson of Linda and the late John Giachino of Oklahoma City and Fred and Joanne Horinek of Newkirk.
    John’s Eagle Scout service project was designing and building a gaga pit for Camp Dakani in Oklahoma City for future Boy Scouts of America to play and enjoy for years to come.
    John will be a junior at Bishop McGuinness High School, where he is a member of the golf team and National Honor Society. He attends St. John the Baptist Church and participates in Life Teen. John recently visited Peru on a mission trip.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • TRAVEL - (8-2) White Haven green house.jpg New view on President Grant

    What do you know about Ulysses S. Grant? If you’d asked me that before my visit to St. Louis, I would have said: “President of the United States, Commanding General of the Union Army, buried in Grant’s Tomb and — a drunkard.”  Three out of four is not bad, but as history, I pretty much have to give myself a D.
    On previous visits to the Gateway City, Jack and I have visited Grant’s Farm — an area attraction owned by Anheuser-Busch. In the midst of the 281 acres stands a small log cabin — once the home of Ulysses S. Grant. Somehow, I never noticed the road just outside Grant’s Farm boundaries that leads to the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, a property of the National Park Service.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • okco fair 100.jpg Oklahoma County Free Fair offers competition, free fun

    Oklahoma County residents are invited to compete in the 100th annual Oklahoma County Free Fair as they take part in many activities scheduled just for them.
    The county fair will get underway Aug. 21-23 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park and will be highlighted by its open adult and youth along with 4-H and Oklahoma Home and Community Education categories, as well as its special contest and activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Oliver 7-29 Good Reads

    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.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

    We’re all about families having fun together, and game night is one of the best ways to do that. But playing the same games over and over can get a little stale. So in the interests of injecting a little more fun into your family’s game night, here are some great choices that will keep you and yours engaged and laughing.

    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.

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos