Sept. 12, 2017 Newsletter – Author Bridget Heos visits Storytime


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Bridget Heos Visits Storytime
Today and Tomorrow!

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.

TODAY, Sept. 12th at 10:30am: Corinth Square
TOMORROW, Sept. 13th at 10:30am: Park Place

Silhouette by Clay RiceRead on to view all 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.


Storytime Goes Local

Get to know local children’s book authors who 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 Jody Jensen Shaffer

Jody will be reading with us at Storytime!
Sept. 19th at 10:30am – Corinth Square

Sept. 20th at 10:30am – Park Place

Jody Jensen Shaffer, authorJody Jensen Shaffer, of near-by Liberty, Missouri, is an award-winning poet and the author of more than 30 books of fiction and nonfiction for children, including her debut picture book Prudence the Part-Time Cow, chosen by the Missouri Center for the Book to represent the state at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. this month!

Prudence the Part-Time Cow is the tale of Prudence, who may look like a full-time cow as she wanders pastures, swats at flies and lines up for supper. But Prudence is a part-time cow—she is also a scientist, an architect, and an inventor, studying and building and dreaming and creating. Just how does she find her place in the herd while being true to her passion? FunPrudence The Part-Time Cowny and sweet, this is a story for anyone who’s ever felt a bit different.

Get to know Jody: If Jody had to pick her favorite food it would peanut butter! If Jody had to pick a favorite animal it would be dogs! If she had to pick what to wear she’d prefer a hoodie over a sweater, tennis shoes over heels.

Jody lives with her husband and kids in Liberty, Missouri.

A Chip Off The Old Block
Look for Jody at the Learning Tree again in February!

She’ll be back with illustrator Daniel Miyares to celebrate the launch of their new book Chip Off the Old Block!

Visit Jody’s website or follow her on Twitter.

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

$5 Discount Coupon Expires Friday!

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Just click the image to turn the pages!

There’s also a $5 discount coupon on the back cover. Hurry! It expires Sept. 15th.
Call 913-385-1234 or 913-498-1234.
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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!
We’re turning the store upside down for this all-out S-A-L-E! Great discounts on discontinued and slightly damaged items. Big savings for you and more shelf space for exciting NEW toys!

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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