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.


Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten Cover Image
By Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140562736
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2001

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (8/21/17)

This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.

It's the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin

"Multifaceted and appealing, this book can be enjoyed in many ways, at home and at school." --The New York Times Book Review


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 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! (8/21/17)

snip
snap SNIP
SNAP SNIP
SNAP

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

 


Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062275561
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2013

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! (8/21/17)

From the bestselling Pete the Cat series, Pete's magic sunglasses help him turn his mood from grumpy to awesome

In this hardcover picture book, Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy--nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along.

Fans of Pete the Cat will love watching him take his positive outlook and transform a grumpy day into an awesome day

The fun never stops--download the free groovin' song. Time for magic fun in the sun


Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375861017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2010

Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (8/21/17)

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon.
Grace Lin's luminous and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple tailor-made for reading aloud to young children. And she includes an informative author's note with further details on the customs and traditions of the Moon Festival for parents and teachers. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year, so this book makes an excellent companion to Grace Lin's Bringing In the New Year, which features the same family.

 

 


The Peace Book Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316043496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - April 2009

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. (8/14/17)

Peace is making new friends.Peace is helping your neighbor.
Peace is a growing a garden.
Peace is being who you are.

The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Perfect for the youngest readers, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of friendship, caring, and acceptance.


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

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (8/14/17)

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.


Nerdy Birdy Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Matt Davies (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626721272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 22nd, 2015

Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(8/14/17)

Nerdy Birdy likes reading, video games, and reading about video games, which immediately disqualifies him for membership in the cool crowd.

One thing is clear: being a nerdy birdy is a lonely lifestyle.

When he's at his lowest point, Nerdy Birdy meets a flock just like him. He has friends and discovers that there are far more nerdy birdies than cool birdies in the sky.


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

Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (8/14/17)

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.

 


Reading Makes You Feel Good Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316160049
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 2005

Heather has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 8/7/17.

Reading makes you feel good because...
You can imagine you are a scary dinosaur,

You can make someone feel better when they are sick,
And you can do it anywhere
Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading. With Todd Parr's trademark bright, bold pictures and silly scenes, kids will learn that reading isn't something that just happens at school or at home-it can happen anywhere Todd shows us all the fun ways we can read- from in the library and in bed to in the bathtub and on the road. Targeted to those first beginning to read, this book invites children to read the main text as well as all the funny signs, labels, and messages hidden in the pictures.


My Friend Maggie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525429166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - August 9th, 2016

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. (8/7/17)

A sweet and heart-tugging story about bullying, friendship, and fitting in, perfect for readers of Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

Paula and Maggie have been friends forever. Paula thinks Maggie is the best--until mean girl Veronica says otherwise. Suddenly, Paula starts to notice that Maggie is big and clumsy, and her clothes are sort of snuggish. Rather than sticking up for Maggie, Paula ignores her old friend and plays with Veronica instead. Luckily, when Veronica turns on Paula, Maggie's true colors shine through.

This moving friendship story has all the heart and emotion of The Giving Tree and Kevin Henkes's Chrysanthemum. The gorgeous artwork and important message make this a book to treasure. It's truly a classic in the making.

 


Vegetables in Underwear Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781419714641
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 7th, 2015

Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today.  (8/7/17)

A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny demonstrating for young ones the silliness and necessity of this item of clothing. The unexpectedness of vegetables in their unmentionables is enough to draw giggles, but the pride with which the big kid attire is flaunted in front of the baby carrots in diapers will tickle readers of all ages. With rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud and art that looks good enough to eat, this vibrant story will encourage preschoolers to celebrate having left those diapers behind


One-Dog Canoe Cover Image
By Mary Casanova, Ard Hoyt (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312561185
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 26th, 2009

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... (8/7/17) 

I set off one morning in my little red canoe.
My dog wagged his tail.
"Can I come, too?"
"You bet," I said.
"A trip for two just me and you."

When a girl and her dog set out on a canoe trip together, they're expecting a quiet afternoon for two. Then a beaver decides to join them, even when the girl protests that "It's a one-dog canoe." And when a loon, and a wolf, and a bear, and a moose all ask for a ride, it's almost too much. But they all manage to fit in this one-dog canoe until a frog comes along. . . .

 

 


The Three Triceratops Tuff Cover Image
By Stephen Shaskan, Stephen Shaskan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442443976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - April 2nd, 2013

Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because its Mo-onday... (7/24/17)

This clever retelling of a tried-and-true tale has a paleontological twist

Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There's just one thing standing in their way: a Tyrannosaurus Rex who has a very different idea of what's for dinner The Tuff brothers must find a way to outsmart this bossy beast, for their very lives--and a bounty of delicious greens--hang in the balance.

This vividly illustrated story transplants the classic tale of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" into the Cretaceous period, where dino fans of all ages will enjoy seeing their favorite subjects use their smarts to battle it out for dinner.


A Dog Is a Dog Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780811878968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - October 12th, 2011

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 (7/24/17)!

A dog is a dog, right? Not so fast From debut author-illustrator Stephen Shaskan comes this lively picture book that will keep young readers guessing (and giggling ) from beginning to end. With its wacky illustrations, bouncy text, and spot-on humor, A Dog Is a Dog is a fantastic read-aloud that kids will clamor to hear again and again.

 


Max Speed Cover Image
By Stephen Shaskan, Stephen Shaskan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481445900
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (7/24/17)

Max, a tiny speed racer, is off on the adventure of a lifetime in this adorable new picture book that proves all you need for a big adventure is a little imagination.

As soon as Max has finished cleaning his room, he's off racing his super-secret car at incredible speeds, soaring over rivers of lava, sky diving, and swimming with sharks. This picture book is perfect for every young speed racer, careening from one adventure to the next.


Toad on the Road: A Cautionary Tale Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 16th, 2017

Read it good. Read it real good. (7/24/17)


With bouncy call-and-response text and vivid illustrations, this lively picture book from author-illustrator Stephen Shaskan is sure to have readers giggling along with Toad's silly antics. A perfect read-aloud

Who's that coming down the road?

Oh yikes Oh yikes

It's a bear on a bike.