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.

This Day in June Cover Image
ISBN: 9781433816581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2014

Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because its Mo-onday... (6/19/17)

This day in June... Parade starts soon... Rainbow arches... Joyful marches In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, This Day In June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united. Also included is a Reading Guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a Note to Parents and Caregivers with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways. This Day In June is an excellent tool for teaching respect, acceptance, and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Go Away, Big Green Monster! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316236539
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - April 1993

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 (6/19/17)!

Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! This lavish reissue features dramatic die-cut eyes and sparkling foil on the cover.


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

Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (6/19/17)

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

Red: A Crayon's Story Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062252074
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 3rd, 2015

Read it good. Read it real good. (6/19/17)

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times-bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way. Red will appeal to fans of Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, and The Day the Crayons Quit, and makes a great gift for readers of any age

Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His teacher tries to help him be red (let's draw strawberries ), his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate (go draw a nice orange ), and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe. But Red is miserable. He just can't be red, no matter how hard he tries Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He's blue This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone.


I Like Myself! Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152020132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harcourt Children's Books - May 2004

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (6/12/17)

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.



Say Hello! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399252303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - April 15th, 2010

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! (6/12/17)

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.

Maisy Goes Camping Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763643683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2009

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! (6/12/17)

Five in the tent A camping trip with Maisy turns into a slapstick comedy of errors in this hilarious picture-book adventure.
When Maisy sets off to go camping in the country, it's only natural that all her friends come along, too. But they soon find that pitching a tent is not an easy thing to do. Even if they do manage to keep the tent up, there's the matter of fitting them all in Maisy, Charley, Cyril, Tallulah, and finally, the huge elephant, Eddie. What a squeezy squish-squash Good night, campers Uh-oh-what's that popping sound?


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

Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (6/12/17)

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.



Do Your Ears Hang Low? Cover Image
By Jenny Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454916147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 7th, 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. (6/5/17)

The delightfully silly song comes to life in a hilarious picture book--complete with a mirror on the final spread
Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?

Most kids and parents know and love the song "Do Your Ears Hang Low?"--and Jenny Cooper's utterly adorable illustrations will have everyone singing with joy A little mouse leads the fun as it plays with a bloodhound's floppy, silky ears; a llama's perky, fuzzy ones; the saggy, soft ears of a lop-eared rabbit; and the flappy, happy ears of a lively piglet. A mirror at the end invites children right into the book, and entertaining "ear" facts complete the picture.

Safe & Sound Cover Image
ISBN: 9781911171287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nobrow Press - May 16th, 2017

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (6/5/17)

Young chipmunks live underground, while kangaroo joeys need a pouch, and crocodile hatchlings hide in their mother's mouths. And so baby animals are safe and sound with their grown-ups close around

In this simple rhyming text accompanied by Loris Lora's stunning illustrations, children are introduced to a whole host of baby animals and their homes.

Jean Roussen is a Swiss-French graphic designer and writer. He is the bestselling author of Beautiful Birds, also published by Flying Eye Books.

Loris Lora has had her work published in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. This is her first children's picture book.



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

Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(6/5/17)

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!

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811836036
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 2003

Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (6/5/17)

Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, has filled this new adventure with charming illustrations and a playful, rhyming text. A fun read-aloud for children (and adults!) on campouts or snuggling at home!


P. Zonka Lays an Egg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781561458196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Publishers - March 2015

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. (5/29/17)

Kirkus Reviews (01/15/2015):
Hen P. Zonka annoys the other chickens in the yard: Instead of laying eggs, she spends her time carefully observing, and marveling at, the natural world around her. At the start, readers learn the egg-laying habits of hens Maud, Dora and Nadine. Only Gloria is exempt from egg-laying expectations, "because he turned out to be a rooster. It was his job and he did it well." When the other hens press P. Zonka to explain why she won't lay an egg, a particularly vibrant double-page spread illustrates her poetic list of reasons: "I will tell you why," it opens, ending with, "the orange cat with one blue eye, the shining center of a dandelion, the sky at midnight." Unconvinced, her feathered cohorts pressure P. Zonka to at least try to lay an egg, and she finally does-with a result that surprises and delights everyone. Every page turn reveals a stunning new composition of fowls with personality, baskets of eggs and floral design elements evocative of...of course...the beautiful folk art found on a Ukrainian decorated egg, also known as a pysanka. Even those who do not appreciate the play on words are sure to enjoy this tale of the dividends of daydreaming, beautifully enhanced by colors and designs that shout "Spring!" to a winter-weary world. Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7) COPYRIGHT(2015) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


I Love You Already! Cover Image
By Jory John, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062370952
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 22nd, 2015

Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today.  (5/29/17)

From the creators of Goodnight Already , Jory John and Benji Davies, comes another standout hilarious picture book about Bear and Duck. Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. His persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll . . . with Bear. He just wants Bear to like him already. . . .

Snip Snap!: What's That? Cover Image
By Mara Bergman, Nick Maland (Illustrator)
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... (5/29/17) 

snap SNIP

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



You Can Read Cover Image
By Helaine Becker, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781459813243
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orca Book Publishers - February 28th, 2017

Heather has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 5/29/17.

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.