AND THE PEA’
BY GOLDEN BOOKS
The famous fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” is retold in this all-new Little Golden Book — destined to be an instant classic.
Folk tales and fairy tales are enjoying a resurgence in popular culture with hits like Disney’s “Tangled” and “Princess and the Frog.”
‘WANT TO BE IN A BAND?’
BY SUZZY ROCHE
Do you want to be in a band?
Well, here’s how!
First, bug your two older sisters to start a band, and then beg them to let you join. (It helps if they already know how to sing and play guitar.)
Then, there are some tricky parts, like getting over stage fright and practicing until the tips of your finger’s ache and playing gigs at not-so-big-time music clubs.
At least, that’s the way our little sister narrator explains it in her “guide” on how to start a band, based on the real-life experiences of author Suzzy Roche.
From TV shows to movie musicals to tween pop stars, music has become a major part of kids’ lives. And here’s a book that tells them how to do it — with lots of humor and whimsy!
Suzzy Roche started performing with her two older sisters, Maggie and Terre, at a young age, and together they formed “The Roches.”
The folk-indie rock band was active for more than 30 years, and the sisters recorded more than 11 albums together, including the children’s album “Will You Be My Friend?,” a Parent’s Choice Gold Award winner.
‘THE WHIZZ POP
BY KATE SAUNDERS
Welcome to the most magical house in London. The family of 11-year-old twins Oz and Lily has inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs.
Long ago, the shop’s famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily’s great uncles, were clever sorcerers.
Now evil villains are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world.
Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It’s up to them to stop the villains to keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm’s way. Their family and the world depend on it.
Ages 10 up.
‘THE BUS DRIVER’
BY TODD DOODLER
“The Bus Driver” is a clever counting book chronicling a typical day and route in a bus driver’s life.
Kids will love counting along from 1 to 10 as our bus driver picks up more and more passengers with different occupations from all walks of life — and then they can count down from 10 to 1 as the driver drops them off and winds down for the day.
Todd H. Doodler’s engaging illustrations and rhyming text are right on the mark. Parents will enjoy reading and counting as much as their children. Come on board and join the fun!
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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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