The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

April 1, 2013

4-2 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘CHICKS!’

BY SANDRA HORNING

When a family brings home chicks from a local farm, they must do everything they can to make sure their feathered friends thrive in their new environment.

With the help of their knowledgeable parents, the children provide the baby chicks with food, water, warmth and proper shelter.

Young readers will chirp along happily page after page, learning to read this Step 1 Step Into Reading title, as they watch the fuzzy little chicks grow into downy adult chickens, who eventually will lay eggs of their own.

Ages 4-6.

‘NOT THAT TUTU!’

BY MICHELLE SINCLAIR COLMAN

Taylor loved her tutu and wore it all the time, day and night. She wore it to school and she wore it in the pool, much to the mild annoyance and amusement of her friends and family.

Will she ever give up that tutu?

With style and humor, this charming board book addresses young children’s attachments to specific articles of clothing.

Hiroe Nakata’s playful illustrations are the perfect complement to Michelle Sinclair Colman’s lively rhyming text. And the cover features a tulle tutu!

Ages 0-4.

‘SPEED OF LIGHT’

BY AMBER KIZER

Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra, an angel-infused human, destined to transition souls into the next world. Together with Tens Valdes, her soul mate and Protector, they’ve made a home in Indiana, making sure the dead safely enter the light and aren’t stolen by the Dark, known as the Nocti.

Upon rescuing Juliet Ambrose from her terrible childhood, Juliet has become vulnerable without her Protector and grasps at any hope to find her parents, even when it’s offered by a proven Nocti, Ms. Asura. Juliet is now faced with the horrible choice between uncovering her past and having a future.

Meanwhile, time may be running out for the hundreds of thousands preparing for the festivities surrounding the Indianapolis 500 car race. As centuries of secrets are revealed, the battles will pit Light versus Dark.

Not all will survive as Meridian, Tens and Juliet join forces to try to thwart a potential tragedy.

Ages 12 up.

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