Archives for August 2017

August 28.2017 Newsletter – Fall Toy Catalog Has Arrived

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Take a Peek at Fall Fun in our NEW Catalog: Just click the image to turn the pages!The Learning Tree Fall Toy Catalog

Book Sale – Just One Week Left To Shop!

Big Book Bonanza Sale

Big Book Blowout Bonanza Sale (Bet you can’t say that 5 times fast!)

When: NOW – September 3rd
What: Up to 50
% off selected children’s book titles!
Where: Both Corinth Square & Park Place locations

We’re sweeping the shelves and making room for new titles! This is a great time to add to your family library. Stock up now for special birthday and holiday gifts coming up on your list!

More Book News…

Storytime Goes Local

Get to know local children’s book authors that call KC home! Each week in September they’ll be visiting our regular weekly Storytime to read with us and share their love of children’s literature.

Join us for FREE weekly fun!
10:30AM Tuesdays – Corinth Square
10:30AM Wednesdays – Park Place

Meet Kathy Wolff

Kathy Wolff, author
Kathy Wolff, author of What George Forgot, is our first visiting author.Here’s Kathy’s schedule:
Sept. 5th at 10:30am: Corinth Square
Sept. 6th at 10:30am: Park Place.
This is a free event.

Kathy Wolff lives right here in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband, and two “funny” kids. But her debut picture book, What George Forgot, is anything but local, available in the US, UK and soon in Portugal and China!

What George Forgot book by Kathy WolffWhat George Forgot is just the book to enjoy during the start of the school year. As he goes about his morning routine, George has this funny feeling that there is something he is forgetting as he’s getting ready for school…but what is it? Laugh along with him as he tries to figure out just What George Forgot.

Get to know Kathy: If Kathy was a color she’d be PURPLE. If she was a dog she’d be a golden retriever. If she was a punctuation mark she’d be three exclamation points!!!

When not writing or “mom-ing” Kathy enjoys making greeting cards and sitting on the couch with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.

Want more? Check out Kathy’s website http://kathywolffbooks.com/ or follow her on Twitter @KathyWolffbooks.

Meet Bridget Heos

Bridget Heos, author
Bridget Heos is the author of over 70 non-fiction books including a 5th Grade Workman Workbook, a book about Jupiter, and a book about spiders! She has also written some wonderfully fun and silly picture books including Mustache Baby,and Mustache Baby Meets His Match.

Fun Fact: If Bridget worked in a circus she would want to be a trapeze artist!

Visit Bridget’s website or follow her on Twitter.

Sept. 12 at 10:30am: Corinth Square
Sept. 13 at 10:30am: Park Place

Meet Jody Jensen Shaffer

Jody Jensen Shaffer, author

Jody Jensen Shaffer, of nearby Liberty, Missouri, is an award-winning poet and the author of more than 30 books for children, including her debut picture book Prudence the Part-Time Cow.

Get to know Jody: If Jody had to pick her favorite food it would peanut butter!

Visit Jody’s website or follow her on Twitter.

Sept. 19th at 10:30am: Corinth Square
Sept. 20th at 10:30am: Park Place

Meet Alastair Heim

Alastair Heim, author

Alastair Heim, a Missouri resident just across the state line, is the author of three delightful picture books No Tooting at Tea, The Great Puppy Invasion (Arriving October!) and Love You Too.

Fun Fact: If Alistair had to pick his favorite sound it would be laughter!

Visit Alastair’s website or follow him on Twitter.

Sept. 26th at 10:30am: Corinth Square
Sept. 27th at 10:30am: Park Place

Join our Learning Tree Holiday Team!

Diane and Elisa - Toy Experts

Find out what being a part of our team is all about! We’re looking for enthusiastic playtime experts to join our talented retail staff.

Help us create that ho-ho-ho and jingle magic experience for our guests during the busiest time of the year – the holiday season!

We’re interviewing for seasonal, full, and part-time openings for Sales, Gift-wrapping, and Receiving/Stock positions.

Click here for an application or stop by to pick one up. We’d love to meet you!

September Events…

Tuesdays & Wednesdays in September: Storytime Goes Local!

We’ve invited four local children’s authors to join us to read and share their books at our regular Storytime during the month of September each Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30AM! Books will be available to buy and authors will happily sign your copy!

Sunday, Sept. 10th: Celebrate being a Grand on Grandparents Day! Show us a picture of your little darling and we’ll give you 10% off your purchase.

Friday/Saturday, Sept. 22nd and 23rd: Corinth Square Super Warehouse Sale!

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Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities.

Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun:

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Storytime 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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August 22, 2017 Newsletter – Local Authors Coming to Story Time!

 

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Books, Books, Books!

With our Big Book Blowout Bonanza Sale underway (details below) we’ve got books on the brain! A book sale means we’re making room for great new fall titles. New titles from some of our favorite LOCAL authors.

The Kansas City area is home to a wonderful group of children’s book authors and illustrators.

Just like the Learning Tree, they are passionate about children, reading, and the joy that literature can bring.

During the month of September, we’ve invited a different local children’s author to join us for Storytime each week to read and share their books. We hope you’ll join us for these fun and free weekly gatherings and enjoy the local talent from our own backyard!

Storytime authors at the Learning Tree in September

Get to know local children’s book authors that call KC home! Each week in September they’ll be visiting our regular weekly Storytime.

Join us for FREE weekly fun at Corinth Square 10:30am Tuesdays, and Park Place 10:30am Wednesdays.

Sept. 5th & 6th Kathy Wolff

Sept. 12th & 13th Bridget Heos

Sept. 19th & 20th Jody Jensen Shaffer

Sept. 26th & 27th Alastair Heim

Book Bonanza Sale is Happening NOW

Big Book Bonanza Sale

Big Book Blowout Bonanza Sale (Bet you can’t say that 5 times fast!)

When: NOW – September 3rd
What: Up to 50
% off selected children’s book titles!
Where: Both Corinth Square & Park Place locations

Calendar of Events…

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Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities.

Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

KU Kick-Off at Corinth Square

Friday August 25, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Corinth Square’s Annual KU Kickoff

Calling all Jayhawks! Join Corinth Square shops, the KU Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics for the annual KU Kickoff. Bring the family for games, food drinks KU giveaways and entertainment. Big Jay and Baby Jay will be there to meet and greet you!

Final Friday Free Concert

fourth friday concerts

Friday August 25th, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm: Fourth Friday Franklin Park Concert featuring Hard@Play

Hope to see you for this final evening of family fun in the neighborhood! Free hotdiggitydogdinner and lots of fun, foot stompin’ music to enjoy!

More September Events

  • Celebrate being a Grand on Grandparents Day, September 10!
  • Super Warehouse Sale Savings September 22nd & 23rd at Corinth Square!

Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun:

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

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August 16, 2017 Newsletter – Book Bonanza Coming Soon!

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Goodbye Summer…Hello School Year!

Come to the Learning Tree for a little back-to-school gift to slip into their lunch box, backpack or put one on the first day of school breakfast table.

As the big kids ease into their routine, bring your toddler or preschooler to one of our weekly activities!

Grandmas and grandpas, have a special visitor? A trip to the Learning Tree for a story or some singing is a fun way to spend a morning with your little cutie!

Story Time at the Learning Tree

Our weekly schedule of Learning Tree fun:

Tuesdays 10:30am Storytime with Miss Beth at Corinth Square

Wednesdays 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place

Thursdays 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square ($5/class)

Storytime Goes Local in September

We’ve invited four local children’s authors to join us to read and share their books at our regular Storytimes during the month of September!

Sept. 5th and 6th: Kathy Wolff

Sept. 12th and 13th: Bridget Heos

Sept. 19th and 20th: Jody Jensen Shaffer

Sept. 26th and 27th: Alistair Heims

Get to know the children’s book creators that call KC home. They’ll be visiting Tuesdays at 10:30am at Corinth Square and Wednesdays 10:30am at Park Place.

Calendar of Events…

Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities. We’ve made it easy to sign up online!

Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

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Solar Eclipse This Monday!

The Big Eclipse book by Nancy Coffelt

Where will you be this Monday, August 21st?

Get ready for the big event with The Big Eclipse by Nancy Coffelt, a charming account of a hippo and an owl following the path of 2017 eclipse, as they report on the scene and share their excitement with animal friends from around the world. Kids (and adults) will become eclipse experts while reading the fact-filled book and watching the eclipse take place on its brightly colored pages. Every book includes a solar eclipse viewer that allows safe viewing of the solar eclipse.

Annual Book Bonanza Sale is Coming!

Big Book Blowout Bonanza Sale (Bet you can’t say that 5 times fast!)

When: August 21 – September 3
What: Up to 50
% off selected children’s book titles!
Where: Both Corinth Square & Park Place locations

Share the love! Forward this email to a friend!

KU Kick-Off at Corinth Square

Friday August 25, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Corinth Square’s Annual KU Kickoff

Calling all Jayhawks! Join Corinth Square shops, the KU Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics for the annual KU Kickoff. Bring the family for games, food drinks KU giveaways and entertainment. Big Jay and Baby Jay will be there to meet and greet you!

Final Friday Free Concert

fourth friday concerts

Friday August 25th, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm: Fourth Friday Franklin Park Concert featuring Hard@Play

Hope to see you for this final evening of family fun in the neighborhood! Free hotdiggitydogdinner and lots of fun, foot stompin’ music to enjoy!

Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun:

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

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