Sept. 19, 2017 Newsletter – Meet Jody Jensen Shaffer at Storytime

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Jody Jensen Shaffer Visits Storytime
Today and Tomorrow!

Jody will be reading with us at Storytime!

TODAY, Sept. 19th at 10:30am – Corinth Square
TOMORROW, 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? Funny and sweet, this is a story for anyone who’s ever felt a bit different.Prudence The Part-Time Cow

Get to know Jody: If Jody had to pick her favorite food it would be 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.

Super Warehouse Sale
Friday & Saturday!

Super Warehouse saleEverything must GO at the Corinth Square Super Warehouse Sale this Friday and Saturday! Shop the Rainbow Room for basement bargains!

Friday/Saturday Sept. 23/24, Corinth Square 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!

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

Next Week: Alastair Heim

Alastair HeimAlastair 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.

Alastair is also the dad of three delightful children who are often the inspiration for his book ideas.

No Tooting At Tea bookTake No Tooting at Tea – Alastair was attending an imaginary tea party hosted by his children. All were proper and demonstrating appropriate tea party etiquette until somebody TOOTED! The tea party hostess exclaimed “There is NO TOOTING AT TEA!” and a story idea was born!

Kids and grownups love this silly, cleverly written classic with its humor and delightful language inspired by a tea party gone wrong. The back of the book includes a page of fun tea party ideas too.

Get to know Alastair: If Alastair had to pick his favorite sound it would be laughter!

If he had to pick a favorite color it would be purple.

If he had to pick a favorite food – anything cooked by somebody else!

Alastair is passionate about children’s books. When he’s writing a book, he imagines the parent/child experience the book will bring. That’s because his love of children’s books grew as he enjoyed books with his own kids.

We’ll keep you posted about Alastair Heim – he’s got two more books out in 2018 including No Peeking at Presents, a prequel to No Tooting at Tea!

Visit Alastair’s website or follow him on Twitter.

He’ll be with us on
Sept. 26th at 10:30am – Corinth Square

Sept. 27th at 10:30am – Park Place

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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.

Pug and Pig Trick or Treat
Local children’s author Sue Gallion introduces her new book Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat at Corinth Square Saturday October 7th.

Come meet Sue and see her fun new book at this free event!

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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