The Edmond Sun

April 29, 2013

4-30 Books

Good Reads

The Edmond Sun




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.”

Ages 2-5.



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.

Ages 4-8.




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” 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!

Ages 0-4.

NOTE: Email to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The Princess and the Pea” and/or “Want to be in a Band?” and/or “The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 6. 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.