The Law Office of James R. Snell, JR. June 2017

Audiobooks Inspire a Love of Stories in All Ages

Summer Reading for Busy Families

FOR FAMILY BONDING “Half Magic” by Edward Eager, read by Words Take Wing

Summer reading lists are always popular, but most families rarely have time to have dinner together, let alone sit still reading for hours. Luckily, the

A beloved family favorite since it was first published in 1954,“Half Magic” tells the story of siblings Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha, who discover a magic wish-granting coin. They soon realize the coin only grants half of what they wish for, and an unplanned vacation to the Sahara, followed by chaos in King Arthur’s court, is just a one of the hilarious misadventures this family must overcome together.

ever-growing popularity of audiobooks means you don’t have to wait for school to start again for your kids to get back into literature. Here are a few great audiobooks you can introduce to your

FOR SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown, read by Kate Atwater

family this summer.

When lonely robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she finds she’s trapped on a wild island. Struggling to survive and befriend the island’s hostile animal inhabitants, Roz must eventually face her mysterious past, which threatens to tear her home apart. This brand- new book is a stunning tale about the environment, technology, and the wonder of being alive. These are just a few of the many titles your family can enjoy this summer. Find even more by visiting Audible.com or checking the audiobooks catalogue on iTunes.

FOR THE LONG ROAD TRIP “The Bad Beginning” (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket, read by Tim Curry When a terrible fire destroys the Baudelaire mansion, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny find themselves orphans and are sent to live with the terrible Count Olaf. Convinced their awful new guardian is only after their fortune, the Baudelaires must use their intelligence and skills to stick together and (maybe) overcome their sad circumstances. Fans of the Netflix series will love to hear the story that started it all! Who knew such an unfortunate series could mean fun for the whole family?

We recently participated in the 17th annual Kid’s Day of Lexington, and it was a huge success. The event benefits local charities, and it’s also an opportunity for local businesses to provide a day of family fun to our community. Attendance this year was over 20,000, and seeing everyone come out was a reminder of what a vibrant city we live in. Our table was busy from the beginning of the event right up until the end. We handed out over 1,000 slap bracelets and enough candy for several Halloweens. The biggest hit, though, was the balloon artist we hired from Greenville. Kids lined up from the moment the air filled the first balloon. Honestly, we weren’t sure if we made the right call, but in hindsight, it’s easy to say we did. The artist was friendly, and her creations were truly impressive. She twisted up

everything from elephants to foxes, and watching her work was just as cool as seeing the finished product. It means a lot to us to be able to contribute to such a fun day and to raise money for worthy causes like the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter and the Dickerson Center for Children. Given how well the day went, we’re excited to take part in future Kid’s Days. We want to thank all of the other local businesses who participated and the wonderful people of Lexington for making the event so special. It’s so important to our team at the Law Office of James R. Snell to give back to the place we call home. We’ll see you next year, and we’ll bring two balloon artists to cut down on the lines!

Balloon Animals and Bags of Candy Kid’s Day of Lexington 2017

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