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.

Bee-Bim Bop! Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547076713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 10th, 2008

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. (3/19/18)

A wonderful paperback picture book about the joys of family and food, from Newbery Award winning author Linda Sue Park.

Bee-bim bop ("mix-mix rice") is a traditional Korean dish. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells of helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and sitting down to enjoy a favorite meal. The enthusiasm of the narrartor is conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist’s childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean-American family. The book includes Linda Sue’s own bee-bim bop recipe!

Say Hello! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399252303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2010

Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because its Mo-onday... (3/19/18)

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.

Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442402980
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today.  (3/19/18)

From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots , Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear.

Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He's not afraid of the dark, and he's definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn't know any better he'd say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper's not scared obviously, he's just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back.

Bee-Wigged Cover Image
By Cece Bell, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763693121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 25th, 2017

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..(3/19/18) 

"The daffy winsomeness of Bell's art is given aesthetic heft by her gorgeous use of color." -- Kirkus Reviews

To bee or not to bee? A lonely, overlarge insect tries a new identity on for size in a wacky, wonderful tale of true friendship from Newbery Honor-winning author-illustrator Cece Bell.

First Times Cover Image
By Charles Ghigna, Lori Joy Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781459811980
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 31st, 2017

Read it good. Read it real good. (3/12/18)

Experience the adorable first adventures of childhood with this picture book from bestselling author Charles Ghigna and celebrated illustrator Lori Joy Smith. From the first slip down a slide to the first time picking out a book to read, this rollicking narrative takes readers on a journey of discovery into the memorable firsts in a child's world. A story that will be enjoyed by the whole family, from the youngest, eager to experience their own adventures, to the oldest, so proud to watch them grow.

Little Humans Cover Image
By Brandon Stanton, Brandon Stanton (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780374374563
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 7th, 2014

Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (3/12/18)

Street photographer and storyteller extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is the creator of the wildly popular blog "Humans of New York." He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Humans of New York. To create Little Humans, a 40-page photographic picture book for young children, he's combined an original narrative with some of his favorite children's photos from the blog, in addition to all-new exclusive portraits. The result is a hip, heartwarming ode to little humans everywhere.

Children Make Terrible Pets (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316015486
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2010

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 (3/12/18)!

Check out this bestselling, rollicking, and humorous twist on the classic "first pet" story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy

When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she's absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, "Children make terrible pets." But mom relents, and Lucy gets to name her new pet Squeaker.

Through a series of hilarious and surprising scenes, readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.

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

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! (3/12/18)

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

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

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. (3/5/18)

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.

Grumpy Pants Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807530757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - May 1st, 2016

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (3/5/18)

Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can't shake it Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over. The simple text and lively illustrations are the perfect cure for even the grumpiest of days.

Blizzard Cover Image
By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423178651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 30th, 2014

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! (3/5/18)

"Blizzard" is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, "t"he book" "opens with a boy's excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood's immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street. In between the boy watches his familiar landscape transform into something alien, and readers watch him transform into a hero who puts the needs of others first. John uses an increasing amount of white space in his playful images, which include a gatefold spread of the boy's expedition to the store. This book about the wonder of a winter storm is as delicious as a mug of hot cocoa by the fire on a snowy day.

Supertruck Cover Image
By Stephen Savage, Stephen Savage (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596438217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 6th, 2015

Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (3/5/18)

When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?

Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Stephen Savage's vehicle-based picture books.

Polar Bear's Underwear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452141992
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2015

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (2/26/18)

Polar Bear has lost his underwear Where could it be? There's only one thing to do: Remove the book's underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair Is that Polar Bear's underwear? No, it's Zebra's--see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly And so the search continues, with every page revealing an animal in eye-popping undies. This laugh-out-loud, one-of-a-kind novelty book from Japanese design talents tupera tupera will surprise and amuse children and their parents, all while affirming the importance of putting on your underwear.

Come Home Already! Cover Image
By Jory John, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062370976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 5th, 2017

Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(2/26/18)

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for Kids

From the creators of Goodnight Already and I Love You Already , the third hysterical picture book about Duck and Bear, unlikely pals.

An excited Duck wants to hang out with Bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week and is happy to finally get a second alone.

What will Duck do while Bear is gone? How will he survive without his best pal?

The Snowy Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670654000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 1962

Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (2/26/18)

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children's classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats' legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter--the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org

Ninja Red Riding Hood Cover Image
By Corey Rosen Schwartz, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399163548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2014

Heather has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 2/26/18.

Companion to the hit The Three Ninja Pigs, this fractured fairy tale is a sure-fire storytime hit.

Wolf just can't catch a break. Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn't been enough to scare up a good meal.

His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he's ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets--right?

Not if Little Red has anything to say about it Kiya