Tail Time!

Stories for the wee . . .

     every Monday at 10:30 AM

          . . . guaranteed NOT to put you to sleep!

Babies through preschoolers welcome! (oh, parents too).

Tail Time is often busy, so if you are with a large group, please call us to schedule a time just for you. You will get a brief tour of the store and your very own story! We ask that you do not come during Tail Time, for our sanity and yours.

Is your anklebiter begging you to read a book from a past Tail Time? You're in luck: below are books that have been read at recent Tail Times.


Moo! Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780802734099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - October 8th, 2013

Every piece of the world, rate the message of the worlds. All men, women, boys, and girls, hey our Tail Time is superb. Get on it. (12/11/17)

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country. Moooo But a bump in the road brings this joy ride to a troublesome end. Moo-moo. . . Has Cow learned her lesson about living life in the fast lane? Moo?

Pairing two talented creators who managed to tell a complete story with just one word-MOO-this imaginative picture book will have readers laughing one moment and on the edge of their seats the next, as it captures the highs and lows of a mischievous cow's very exciting day.


Where Are All the Minnesotans? Cover Image
By Karlyn Coleman, Carrie Hartman (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681340401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - October 15th, 2017

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (12/11/17)

In the Midwest, winter means freezing temperatures, shorter days, and piles of snow. For some, the logical response is to curl up under the blankets and hibernate until spring.

But wait: where are all the Minnesotans? Outside, of course First, bundle up: a warm coat and a hat and gloves, and you're all set. Now, squeeze into an ice-fishing shack to try your luck, or skate on a lake and swipe at a puck. Grab a sled and all your friends and tackle a snow-covered hill. Or how about a candlelit ski, with the moon shining brightly overhead?

Think parades are only for summer? Not so: a winter carnival brings folks to watch cheerful floats and marching bands. And kites are not only for spring: their bright shapes and flowing tails dance above a frozen lake, waving and dipping in the brisk breeze. With these activities and many more, Minnesotans make the most of the wintry months.

But what if the temperature drops and the wind starts to blow? Safety comes first: now everyone's home. It's time to hunker down by the fire, bake cookies, read stories, and dream of spring. And where do you suppose all the Minnesotans will be then?


Little Elliot, Big City Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805098259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 26th, 2014

Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(12/11/17)

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy--like cupcakes And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter--a friend.


Maisy Goes to the Local Bookstore: A Maisy First Experiences Book Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763692551
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 28th, 2017

Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (12/11/17)

Kids love Maisy -- and Maisy loves books Follow her as she discovers the wonders of the bookstore for the first time.

 

Today Maisy is going to the bookstore to buy a new book, but there are so many to choose from There's a big brown book about bears, a long blue book about fish, a noisy book about trucks, and a book about things to draw and paint. Just as Maisy finds a beautiful book of rhymes that her friend Tallulah will love, out pops Charley from behind the shelves. "Ahoy, Maisy " he says, holding a book about pirates. Now what kind of books will Cyril and Eddie choose?


The Best Pet of All Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142412725
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2009

Heather has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 12/4/17.

A little boy's mother won't let him have a dog. Dogs are too messy and too loud. But she says he can have a dragon for a pet - if he can find one. Enter the coolest - but naughtiest - pet ever. The dragon is messier and louder than any dog. And he will not leave. How will the boy ever get a dog now?


Say Hello! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399252303
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - April 15th, 2010

Heather says a hip hop, the hippie to the hippie, the hip hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it to the bang bang boogie, say up jump the boogie, to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat. (12/4/17)

Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages. And her dog, Manny? Well, he seems to understand everyone, and gives a happy "Woof " wherever he goes.

Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora's eyecatching collages are full of kid-friendly details like colorful storefronts, pigeons and an ice cream truck, making Carmelita's neighborhood fun to explore. Emphasizing the rich diversity of America's neighborhoods, this simple portrait of a child's day provides a great introduction to the joy of language.


Lost and Found Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399245039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - December 29th, 2005

Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today.  (12/4/17)

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day The Crayons Quit comes a humorously warm tale of friendship. Now also an animated TV special 
What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy's rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That's when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn't been lost, it had merely been lonely. 
A poignant, funny, and child-friendly story about friendship lost . . . and then found again.


Snip Snap!: What's That? Cover Image
By Mara Bergman, Nick Maland (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060777548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - April 12th, 2005

Heather likes big books, she cannot lie.  Those other readers can't deny.  When a book walks in with a itty bitty spine and a story in your face..(12/4/17) 

snip
snap SNIP
SNAP SNIP
SNAP

What's that?
And what will 
the children do 
once they find out?


Waiting for Snow Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544416871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 1st, 2016

Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because its Mo-onday... (11/27/17)

Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is as unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger's friends have a few tricks up their sleeve to try to get the snow's attention and distract their pal in the meantime. In the end, Badger sees there's no trick--only waiting--until at last, it's time.


Goodnight Already! Cover Image
By Jory John, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062286208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 2nd, 2014

Read it good. Read it real good. (11/27/17)


Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.

Jory John, author of All My Friends Are Dead, and Benji Davies join together to create this standout hilarious picture book that will make bedtime memorable.


It's Okay to Be Different Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316043472
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Clap your hands everybody, if you got what it takes. 'Cause it's Tail Time now and I want you to know that these are the books (11/27/17)!

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.

From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.

Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format. The book features the bold, bright colors and silly scenes that made Todd a premiere voice for emotional discussions in children's literature. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence--and it's never to early to develop a healthy self-esteem.

It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.


Bark, George Cover Image
By Jules Feiffer, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062051851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 3rd, 1999

Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (11/27/17)

From acclaimed author-illustrator Jules Feiffer, Bark, George is a hilarious, subversive story about a dog who can't . . . bark This picture book geared for the youngest readers is perfect for those who love Mo Willems's Pigeon series.

When George's mother tells her son to bark, George goes "Meow," which definitely isn't right because George is a dog. When she asks him again, he goes "Oink." What's going on with George? Readers will delight at the surprise ending


The Ugly Pumpkin Cover Image
By Dave Horowitz, Dave Horowitz (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142411452
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 14th, 2008

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (11/20/17)

In time for Thanksgiving, a wacky twist on The Ugly Duckling.

The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all through October for someone to take him home, but no one wants him. He doesn't look like other pumpkins. So the lonely Ugly Pumpkin leaves the patch in search of a place where he'll fit in. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, he discovers the truth about who he is--but it's not what he expected


The Family Book Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316070409
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2010

Heather is the champion, my friend. And she'll keep on reading til the end. Heather is the champion, Heather is the champion...of the world! (11/20/17)

The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.

 

Parr's message about the importance of embracing our differences is delivered in a playful way. With his trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes, this book will encourage children to ask questions about their own families. Perfect for young children just beginning to read, The Family Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships.


My New Mom & Me Cover Image
By Renata Galindo, Renata Galindo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553521344
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - March 22nd, 2016

Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (11/20/17)

A heartwarming "tail" about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that's perfect for young readers

Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for very young readers and listeners.

When the puppy comes to live with his new mom, he is nervous. After all, his mom has stripes and he doesn't. But his mom says she likes that they look different, and soon the puppy likes it, too. (And who cares what anyone else thinks)

The puppy's new mom does all the things other parents do. She plays with him, takes care of him, and sometimes even makes him mad But that's okay, because when he's feeling sad, she knows just what to say.

"A gentle, comforting story about nontraditional families." --Booklist


Snip Snap!: What's That? Cover Image
By Mara Bergman, Nick Maland (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060777548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - April 12th, 2005

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the bookstore they called “Wild Rumpus.”

The books, it was said, were the best ever read, story hour, Monday morn’ at 10:30.

They sing many songs that stay stuck all day long; rocked by Heather, don’t miss out, better hurry!

Tail Time, it is called, and it goes all yearlong; to find seats you had better come early! (11/20/17)

snip
snap SNIP
SNAP SNIP
SNAP

What's that?
And what will
the children do
once they find out?