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.
Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (3/20/17)
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.
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! (3/20/17)
Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.
Anna McQuinn is the author of more than twenty books for children, including WANDA'S WASHING MACHINE (Tiger Tales). She also works part-time as a librarian, running family book groups. Anna lives in Slough, England.
Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (3/20/17)
A New York Times bestselling picture book from Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex
Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. But as Chu and his parents visit the library, the diner, and the circus, will anyone hear Chu when he starts to feel a familiar tickle in his nose?
Chu's Day is a story that reflects upon how young children aren't always listened to...sometimes to calamitous effect.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
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! (3/20/17)
The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds. Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it--and you can read it
Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And Laura Dronzek's gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring. Watch the world transform when spring comes
Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (3/13/17)
"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog.
And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And George goes, "Quack, quack."
What's going on with George? Find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer.
Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(3/13/17)
What kind of a face would you make if a tickly green bug were sitting on your nose? Or if it were--eek --inside your shirt? Could you make a scary face to frighten it away? Or, even better, stand up and do the chicken dance? Yes? Then better get to it This exuberant, interactive picture book starring a bossy little ladybug and a GIANT hungry frog will have kids leaping up and down and out of their seats to dance and make silly scary faces of their own.
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. (3/13/17)
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.
Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (3/13/17)
And what will
the children do
once they find out?
Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today. (3/6/17)
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.
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... (3/6/17)
Internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling--from the past to the present and beyond.
From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It's always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story.
A Junior Library Guild Selection and a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
Heather has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 3/6/17.
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.
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. (3/6/17)
From the award-winning author of "Oliver" comes a book that glows from the inside out, a book that will move you to be yourself and get dancing.
Frances Dean loves to dance. She feels the wind and she dances. She hears singing birds and she dances. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move. But as soon as anyone is around, Frances Dean's knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy, and she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage to share her talent with others and feel free?
Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because its Mo-onday... (2/27/17)
Perfect for a new generation of"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"readers, this charming story about a grumpy cat gently shows how far a little sharing can go.
Bernice is having a"truly"rotten time at her friend's birthday party. First, everyone else gets a piece of cake with a frosting rose. But not Bernice. Then, everyone else gets strawberry-melon soda. Bernice gets the prune-grapefruit juice. And it's warm. The last straw is the one lousy (squished) candy she gets from the pinata. So when the balloons arrive, Bernice knows just what she has to do: grab them"all." And then, poor cross Bernice gets carried up, up, and away. Luckily, she figures out just how to make her way back down to the party...and she brightens lots of other animals' days on her way.
Hannah Harrison's gorgeous animal paintings come alive in her second picture book. Her exceptionally polished debut, "Extraordinary Jane," received starred reviews from "Kirkus," "Publisher's Weekly," and "School Library Journal. "
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 (2/27/17)!
Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn. Far more than a simple concept book, City Shapes is an explosion of life. Diana Murray's richly crafted yet playful verse encourages readers to discover shapes in the most surprising places, and Bryan Collier's dynamic collages add even more layers to each scene in this ode to city living.
Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (2/27/17)
In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space It turns out you can read everywhere And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure.
Presented in light-hearted, rib-tickling verse that's perfect for reading aloud, You Can Read sings it loud and proud: Books are awesome. And so are the people who read them.
Read it good. Read it real good. (2/20/17)
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!