July 25, 2017 Newsletter – Meet Author and Illustrator, Daniel Miyares

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Author Daniel Miyares with his book, That Neighbor Kid

Celebrate That Neighbor Kid from Daniel Miyares

This Saturday July 29, 10:30AM at Corinth Square

We’ll be celebrating Daniel Miyares and That Neighbor Kid this Saturday, July 29th at 10:30AM at Corinth Square!

Join us for a book signing, story reading and kid-friendly activities. Books are available at this event, or reserve your copy today by calling 913-385-1234.

If you’re at Corinth Square Wednesday morning, you might see Daniel in our store window! Daniel plans to create a display that makes his new book, That Neighbor Kid, come alive, in preparation for Saturday’s book event!

From a series of beautiful paintings that started as a series of Instagram posts, our favorite, local author/illustrator created this beautiful, picture book with a universal story of building friendships and the creation of a special place for children’s play.

Listen to Daniel’s interview about That Neighbor Kid on All the Wonders/A Children’s Book Podcast

“…The illustrations tell the story in this subtle, heartwarming, nearly wordless picture book. The tale opens with a moving van parked in front of a house, and readers see a boy sitting beneath a huge tree in his new yard, engrossed in a book called Living in Trees. His neighbor, a girl, timidly watches him, first through a window, then peering over the fence that separates their two yards. When the boy dismantles a piece of the fence and uses the wood to begin building a tree house, the girl takes advantage of the opening (both literal and figurative) to climb up after him and help.…Miyares’s pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations rely primarily on a soft gray palette that quietly focuses the eye on the characters and their actions and expressions. As construction of the tree house progresses, the tree’s foliage and surroundings take on color, including a brilliant yellow sky that complements the children’s joy at completing their project together. From the beautifully constructed spreads to the perfect pacing and satisfying conclusion, this simple story of new friendship and joint accomplishment is a pleasure. VERDICT Highly recommended for all picture book collections.”

–Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library

You Rock!

Oh how fun to paint rocks...

Thanks to all the rock painters who joined us last Friday morning to try out Creativity for Kid’s newest kit, Hide & Seek Rock Painting!

Get your hands on a kit and join an international craze. Gather family and friends together for rock painting to get creative and to spread kindness, encouragement, and happiness throughout our local community – one rock at a time.

How does it work? Hide & Seek Rock Painting is as easy as 1-2-3! You paint your rocks using the weather-proof paints and cool decals in the kit. Then, hide your rocks at the park, in your neighborhood, or any other fun spot. Hiders and seekers can share their rocks (using the social media tracking stickers you add on the bottom of the rocks!)

You know that feeling you get when you find a shiny penny or a four-leaf clover? Hide and Seek Rocks bring the same special lucky, kick-up-your-heals happy feeling when someone finds one!

Did you join us? Check out these photos from our event! Have you found a rock? Let us know #learningtreeks or #learningtreetoys!

Rock Painting Event Photos 1
Fun Painting Rocks
More fun painting rocks
Hide and Seek Rock Painting Event

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Wrap Up Your July With Fun!

Park Place: Wednesday, July 26th, 10:00am – 11:00am

Tomorrow is the last Wednesday for….

Kids Gardening Classes with Rosehill Gardens followed by the Learning Tree Summer Storytime.

More info and sign-up here…

Live Music, Free Food, and Fun!

Fourth Friday Summer Concerts in Franklin Park in July and August!

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Coming up next: This Friday, July 28th – 6:30 PM: The Recliners

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Daniel Miyares – Saturday, July 29th

That Neighbor Kid by Daniel Miyares

Saturday July 29th, 10:30am, Corinth Square: Book Signing, Story Reading and Celebration!

It’s a NEW book from our favorite local author/illustrator, Daniel Miyares!

Acclaimed writer Daniel Miyares returns to the sweet, nostalgic tone of his beloved illustrated book, Float, in That Neighbor Kid. This gorgeous, spare picture book is all about making a new friend.

Order your copy today!

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Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun:

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Beth at Corinth Square
Wednesdays at 10:30am: Storytime at Park Place
Thursdays at 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square, Drop In/$5






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