BY SUSAN REAGAN
“Tweet Hearts” features two little lovebirds and 10 little hearts. Preschoolers and their parents will love counting all the hearts from 10 to one while reading along with the rhyming text.
Topped off with a pop-up at the end, this book is the perfect gift to give to your little ones.
‘DUCK & GOOSE:
GOOSE NEEDS A HUG’
BY TAD HILLS
Duck & Goose are back in this sturdy board book, perfect for preschoolers. And this time, New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
What does Goose need more than anything this Valentine’s Day? A hug from a good friend.
This is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, as well as any other day with its classic tale of friendship.
Featuring well-loved characters, a low price and its small size, this book is an ideal gift to celebrate love and friendship.
‘WHO NEEDS LOVE?’
BY ELISE PRIMAVERA
Scarlett Starlett and Simon Greensnout were best friends: they were also alligators who lived in a town menaced by a rotten-to-the-core witch. She hated anything sweet and nice and had no use for love.
Scarlett longed to be a singer and Simon yearned to travel the world.
One day, they stumbled upon a silver dollar that the witch had lost. In exchange for its return to her, the witch granted one wish.
But be careful what you wish for, because this wish came with an evil spell attached….
‘RECON TEAM ANGEL:
BY BRIAN FALKNER
It’s 2030, and humanity is losing the war against alien invaders.
A team of six has been chosen to infiltrate the enemy’s headquarters in the heart of the Australian Outback.
The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act — even think — like their enemies.
But from the start, the recon mission goes terribly wrong. It’s only when they are close to discovering the shocking truth of the aliens’ plans that the team is forced to question who among them is a traitor.
Ages 12 and up.
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Tweet Hearts” and/or “Duck & Goose: Goose Needs a Hug“ and/or “Who Needs Love?” Deadline is 10 a.m. Feb. 11. 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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Don’t miss out on Williams, Ariz.
You know how some days you’re really at your best and then you hit one where your efforts just don’t measure up. I had one of those. Jack and I were on a nine-day driving tour of Arizona, getting close to the end of the trip.
Best of Books observes 94th annual Children’s Book Week
Internationally renowned Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle will perform and sign copies of his new children’s novel, “How I Became A Ghost,” a story about the Choctaw Trail of Tears told by a young boy, Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth Road, Kickingbird Square.
Children will take home free Children’s Book Week posters and totes. This year’s poster artist is Brian Selznick, the 2008 Caldecott Medal winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. And children also will get one of the first peeks in the country at Tingle’s new book for children.
ACM@UCO signs exchange program agreement with ACM
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) recently signed an exchange program agreement with the original ACM in Guildford, England. The agreement will allow Central ACM students with global opportunities to study with contemporary music experts at the ACM in Guildford.
5-14 Good Reads
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The FitzOsbornes at War” and/or “Pretty Penny Makes Ends Meet” and/or “Spirit’s Chosen.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 20. 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.
Locals join Dallas film shoot
University of Central Oklahoma graduate Page Tudyk recently landed the lead supporting actress role in the film “I,” due to start filming this summer in Edmond and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Mumford & Sons event needs volunteer force
The Pollard Theatre Company is sponsoring the volunteer pool for the Mumford & Sons Guthrie Stopover. Organizers are seeking 250 volunteers to work three, five-hour shifts between Thursday-Sunday the weekend of the festival Sept. 5-8.
Artist INC program to present workshop
The Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In their ”What Works/What Doesn’t?” workshop they’ll share those behaviors and leave artists ready to apply them to their own art practice. The workshop includes discussion of portfolio, careers, goal setting and planning, communications strategy and financial planning.
5-7 Good Reads
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for “Behind the Bookcase.” Deadline is 10 a.m. May 13. 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.
Oklahoma Choral Artists presents ‘Trial by Jury’
At 7 p.m. May 15 in the Christian Life Center at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the Oklahoma Choral Artists will present a program of operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan featuring a staged performance with professional instrumental ensemble of “Trial by Jury.” The performance is co-sponsored by Oklahoma Choral Artists and the Emerson Community Action Board, a group of concerned citizens providing support for the Oklahoma City Public School’s Emerson Mid-High Alternative School, a school for young persons who are working to keep their lives together and earn a high school diploma. All proceeds from the evening will go to the support of projects at Emerson.
Fine Arts Institute schedules 5 X 5 Art Show and Sale
The Fine Arts Institute will present its first “5 X 5 Art Show and Sale” on Sunday. This exhibit includes 55 artists from Oklahoma. The show and sale begins at 5:55 p.m. May 5 with a $5 admission at the door of the Fine Arts Institute, 27 E. Edwards. All art work is priced at $55 and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The exhibit will hang in the FAI gallery May 5-15. Some of the artists included are Jennifer Hustis, Thomas Stotts, Bert Seabourn, Kyle Golding, Jackson Compton, Doris Nelson, Clint Stone, Arni Anderson, Michelle Wiser, Gary Lennon, Linda Kukuk and many more. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All purchased art is to be picked up May 15. Proceeds from 5 X 5 will go toward operational costs at the Fine Arts Institute to help keep tuition and fees affordable for students of all ages.
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