Sept. 5th, 2017 Newsletter – Kathy Wolff Reads at Park Place Storytime


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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

Silhouette by Clay RiceRead on to view our September events…

…and don’t forget to sign-up for your silhouette sitting with Clay Rice, visiting at the Learning Tree October 28th and 29th. SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

Kathy Wolff at Park Place Tomorrow!

Kathy Wolff, author
Kathy Wolff, author of What George Forgot, is our first visiting author.Kathy will be with us tomorrow!
Sept. 6th at 10:30am: Park Place.

This is a free event.

Kathy Wolff lives in Overland Park, Kansas. 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.

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

Next Week’s Author, Bridget Heos

Local KC author, Bridget HeosBridget 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.

In Mustache Baby, Baby Billy, born with a mustache, starts out nobly saving the day in imaginary-play sessions as a cowboy or cop, his mustache looking good-guy great. But as time passes, little Billy’s mustache starts to curl up at the ends in a suspiciously villainous fashion and, sure enough, “Billy’s disreputable mustache led him into a life of dreadful crime.” Plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and cartoonish illustrations make this a family read-aloud-favorite!

Mustache BabyGet to know Bridget: If Bridget worked in a circus she would want to be a trapeze artist! If she could bring one character to life from a favorite book it would be Cinderella, because – wishes!

If she had to pick her least favorite word it would be “unfortunately.” It’s in almost every rejection letter!

Bridget lives in Kansas City with her husband and four kids. She likes to think about life as a story “If you are going through something hard, you are in the middle of your story. You must go through lots of interesting plot elements to reach your happy ending. And that’s when a new story begins.”

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

Grandparents Day This Sunday!

Grandparents Day Sept. 10

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.

Fall Catalog – Includes a $5 Discount Coupon

Fall toy catalogTake a Peek at our NEW Catalog: Just click the image to turn the pages!

It’s chock full of games, toys, craft and science kits, robots, sporty and outdoor toys…..you name it!

Got a birthday coming up and you have no idea what to buy? We’ve got you covered!

There’s also a $5 discount coupon on the back cover. Hurry! It expires Sept. 15th.
Questions?
Call 913-385-1234 or 913-498-1234.
We’re here to help!

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 associates.

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

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September Events…

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

October Events…

Silhouette Artist Clay Rice Returns October 28th & 29th

Make your Silhouette Portrait appointment today!

Clay Rice, silhouette artist

We happily welcome back internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning, silhouette artist and children’s author, Clay Rice at Corinth Square, Saturday, October 28th and Park Place October 29th.

With a few snips of Clay’s magic scissors, a silhouette becomes a timeless memory. Framed, a silhouette of your child becomes a treasured gift.

A silhouette sitting is $42 for two copies of the same child. Separate appointments must be made for each individual child.

Call 913 385-1234 for a Saturday October 28th appointment at Corinth Square.

Call 913 498-1234 for a Sunday October 29th appointment at Park Place.

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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