‘DOG DIARIES: BARRY’
BY KATE KLIMO
The third installment in The Dog Diaries series continues to be both entertaining and educational.
Barry der Menschenretter — the most famous St. Bernard dog in history — tells the story of his life for the first time. Since the 11th century, his breed has been bred and trained to help rescue travelers lost in the snow.
With great modesty, Barry tells not just about his own heroic exploits (saving over 40 lives, including that of a 12-year-old boy frozen in a cave), but about his daily life in the hospice., his close relationship with his trainers, and about the other hospice hounds with whom he teams up to guide lost travelers and save lives.
With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell — plus an appendix with information about St. Bernards, the Great St. Bernard Hospice, and much more — Barry’s tale is perfect for dog-crazy middle-grade readers.
‘COWBOY BOYD AND MIGHTY CALLIOPE’
BY LISa MOSER
There is no other horse quite like Calliope. She’s short. She’s slow. She’s lumpy. She’s a rhinoceros.
Still, Cowboy Boyd has a real strong belief in Calliope and her ability to help out the crew at the Double R Ranch.
Boyd and Calliope try to prove themselves to the ranchers by rounding up strays and hauling posts, but it just doesn’t look like it’s going to work out. That is, until a storm drives all the cattle away from the ranch. They need someone real special to bring them back…
In “Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope,” Lisa Moser bring her trademark humor and creates a smart and silly story of a cowboy and his beloved steed — who just happens to be a rhinoceros. This comical twist on cowboy lore will delight young readers — and even bring a smile to their parents’ faces.
‘BABYMOUSE: QUEEN OF THE WORLD’
BY JENNIFER L. HOLM
& MATTHEW HOLM
The critically acclaimed Babymouse graphic novel series chronicles the hilarious, angst-ridden trials and tribulations of elementary school told from the perspective of a sassy girl mouse with attitude to spare.
In each book, of which there are now 17, this reissue of the book that started it all, Babymouse is dealing with the same issues and problems that many kids do — annoying younger siblings, fear of rejections and the desire to be popular among peers.
Her spirit, wit and boundless imagination help her overcome her obstacles and deliver empowering and positive messages. With more than 1.5 million copies sold, these books continue to resonate with readers just as they did when the series launched in 2005.
Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm are pioneers in the genre of graphic novels for young readers. The beloved Babymouse series was the first graphic novel series to be named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won several children’s choice awards. Most recently, the Babymouse team was honored with the comic book industry’s prestigious Will Eisner Award in the Early Readers Category for “Babymouse: Babymouse for President.”
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Santa Fe High presents Pirates of Penzance
The “Pirates of Penzance” is one of the most popular light operas of all times. It is filled with humorous musical numbers, lots of action, some spoken dialogue to further the plot, a happy ending and a good-natured lampooning of traditional Italian opera.
‘Dog Whisperer’ helps dogs on new ‘Cesar 911’ show
Best known as the “Dog Whisperer,” Cesar Millan is a world-renowned dog trainer who came to the United States from Mexico as an illegal immigrant and became a celebrity training dogs for the rich and famous. He is the author of several best-selling books, including “Cesar’s Way,” “Be the Pack Leader” and “How to Raise the Perfect Dog.” He also founded the Dog Psychology Center in California. The Millan Foundation rescues and supports abused and abandoned dogs.
Armstrong foundation extends biblical-based exhibit to Oct.
Armstrong International Cultural Foundation recently announced the extension of its popular free archaeology exhibit, “Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered” through October at Armstrong Auditorium.
Independent film festival planned for August
For the first time, an independent film festival will open in Enid. This summer, local organizers have plans for the Films Like Yours, or FLY Film Festival.
VIDEO: New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast unveiled
The highly anticipated cast of the new season of ABC's hit reality show was revealed Tuesday on "Good Morning America."
Mitchell returns to Armstrong Auditorium
Tony Award winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell returns to the Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with select songs from his new album “Simply Broadway.”
UCO features voices in production of musical ‘side show’
The University of Central Oklahoma Musical Theatre Division will present the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show” at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2 p.m. March 9 in Mitchell Hall Theater, located on campus.
University of Central Oklahoma to host internationally-renowned composer
The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will feature internationally-recognized composer David Maslanka as its guest artist in a series of workshops and performances March 10-13.
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