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.


Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442402980
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

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. (10/16/17)

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.


If You Give a Pig a Party Cover Image
By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060283261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laura Geringer Book - September 6th, 2005

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (10/16/17)

The little pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back in this picture book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series

If you give a pig a party, she's going to ask for some balloons. When you give her the balloons, she'll want to decorate the house. When she's finished, she'll put on her favorite dress.

Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created another charming story for this beloved character in the tradition of the bestselling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.


I Like Myself! Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9780547401638
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 23rd, 2010

Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(10/16/17)

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.


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

Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (10/16/17)

snip
snap SNIP
SNAP SNIP
SNAP

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


You Hold Me Up Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459814479
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 31st, 2017

Heather has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 10/9/17.

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their everyday actions.

Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, classmates and families. This is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens.


Monster & Son Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452129372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 12th, 2016

Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today.  (10/9/17)

Romp along with parent and child yetis, werewolves, giant lizards, and more as they stir up some monster-sized fun Readers big and small, young and old, wild and tame, will roar with laughter and take this book by the horns, teeth, and fur...discovering that monsters and humans aren't so different--especially in the ways they love each other.

David LaRochelle has been creating books for young people for more than 25 years. His picture books include It's a Tiger!, How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, Moo!, and Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! He lives in Minnesota, where he hardly ever sees monsters. Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. His art is influenced by prominent and obscure artists as well as by Southern California lifestyle and culture. He currently resides in Los Angeles.


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

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. (10/9/17)

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


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

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..(10/9/17) 

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.


The Hallo-Wiener Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439079464
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 1999

Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because its Mo-onday... (10/2/17)

Oscar is short, like all dachshunds, and other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a hero. A "School Library Journal" Best of the Best of 1995. Full color.

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at pilkey.com.


Say Hello! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399252303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - April 15th, 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 (10/2/17)!

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.

 


In the Middle of Fall Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062573117
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 5th, 2017

Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (10/2/17)

Everything is yellow, red, orange.

Everything is chilly, frisky, gusty.

Everything is changing, turning.

It's the middle of Fall.

Can you see it?

Can you taste it?

Can you smell it?

Can you imagine it?


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

Read it good. Read it real good. (10/2/17)


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.

 


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

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (9/25/17)

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


Little Elliot, Fall Friends Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627796408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Godwin Books Henry Holt and Company - August 29th, 2017

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! (9/25/17)

Publishers Weekly (07/17/2017):

In this charming fourth outing for Curato's polka-dotted elephant Little Elliot and his friend Mouse, the companions take a needed break from the noise and chaos of their 1940s-esque Manhattan, hopping a bus for the countryside. After arriving at an idyllic farm, the two eat apples, soak up the autumn colors, and play hide-and-seek. Elliot's hiding place in the cornfield is a little too effective, but Mouse's ingenuity and pie-making skills reunite the friends--and result in a "fall feast" with some new barnyard pals. Curato's lush illustrations revel in the calm of rural expanses ("The country is even bigger than the city!" Elliot exclaims), creating a sense of palpable relief as the friends relax. Never underestimate the power of a getaway to rejuvenate one's spirits and friendships. Ages 4-8. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Aug.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.

 


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

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! (9/25/17)

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


It's Okay to Be Different Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780316043472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (9/25/17)

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.