Kids activities

If you are a parent looking for a good summer time activity for your child, Best of Books has several this week.

Best of Books has announced the upcoming events for kids activities week and local authors Leslie Blanchard and Kimberly Anderson-Lewis. 

Kids activities week will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20. 

Activities range from participating in dinosaur activities to art. Those interested in participating must call the store to reserve their spot.

Author Leslie Blanchard will be signing copies of her book, “Lose the Cape: Ain't Nothing But a Teen Thang,” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. “Lose The Cape, Ain't Nothing But A Teen Thang” is the third book in a comical series about the woes and lighter side of child-rearing. Blanchard is an author and blogger from Edmond. On a beautiful January afternoon, Leslie’s life was irrevocably changed when the love of her life, her husband of 33 years and father of their five children, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Prior to that, Leslie had written a blog called "A Ginger Snapped" which was a mostly comical chronicle of marriage and family life with teens and millennials. Best of Books will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Jim Blanchard Scholarship Fund.

Author Kimberly Anderson-Lewis will be signing copies of her book, “Be Kind,” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. “Be Kind” is a book that helps to improve children’s social and literary skills, which include comprehension, fluency, and many other skills. Lewis grew up in Midwest City. She graduated from Midwest City High School in 2001. As a proud second generation graduate of Langston University, she earned a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling and a Masters in Elementary Education. She is married to Dr. Phillip D. Lewis and they have two children. She is a member of the Faith Memorial Baptist Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Rhonda K. Hutson Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. Lewis is also an educator and mental health professional.

Please call (405) 340-9202 if you would like to reserve signed copies of books after the events.