Tail Time!

Stories and songs for the wee . . .

     every Monday at 10:30 AM

          . . . guaranteed NOT to put you to sleep!

All are welcome! (That said, Tail Time is primarily geared towards the toddler and pre-schooler set.)

 

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.


Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786852949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 1st, 2005

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 Kara, don’t miss out, better hurry!

Tail Time, it is called, and it goes all yearlong; to find seats you had better come early! (10/14/19)

Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.


All Around Us Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781941026762
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 17th, 2017

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Kara reads with funk and soul. (10/14/19)

"All Around Us begs to be shared over and over. The use of lines and strokes conveys energy, spirit, magic. And I love the way it connects us all to the idea that we come from inside, from the earth, from something gentle and primal, and that is where go back to--and we better take care of it."--Yuyi Morales

"A transcendent, perfectly gorgeous book, as magical as childhood feels in its best times. Rich, warm, comforting words and images to hold closely in your mind."--Naomi Shihab Nye

ALSC Notable Children's Book

2018 Pura Belpr Illustrator Honor Book

2018 American Indian Youth Literature Award: Picture Book Honor

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. "Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth." He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.

This is a debut picture book for Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana Garcia.


Interstellar Cinderella: (Princess Books for Kids, Books about Science) Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452125329
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015

Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (10/14/19)

Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed
of fixing fancy rockets.

With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.


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

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. (10/14/19)

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.


This Book Is Full of Monsters Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781605373607
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clavis - August 15th, 2017

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. (10/7/19)

A perfect children's book for Halloween storytime, from bestselling author-illustrator Guido Van Genechten

This is a book full of monsters: small, smelly, yelling, creepy... monsters So it's a book for hard core monster lovers, but also for beginners in monsterology. With shock effects Try it yourself Softies keep out Conquer your deepest fears Tremble and shiver with pleasure Are you scared already? No? Just you wait and see?. (Includes a monstrously fun pop-up spread at the end of the book )

It's for real monster lovers, but also for beginners in monster-ology, ages 4 and up.


I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574206
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018

Kara, Kara can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (10/7/19)

I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown, in a rocket ship made of glass and stone… I will love you till the cows come home.

Love knows no bounds in this tender tribute to the depths of family love. For fans of Guess How Much I Love You—only funnier!

This book extends the saying, “I’ll love you till the cows come home” to the humorous extreme. Along the way there are yaks in cadillacs, sheep setting sail, frogs on big-wheeled bikes, and more, in this great read-aloud.

I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home is filled with warm, funny art and rhythmic, romping text, perfect for curling up with your little one at the end of the day...or anytime you want to express your love.


Wonderfall Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062382986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 6th, 2016

Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(10/7/19)

This beautiful and informative picture book follows a single tree through the fall season, from the end of summer to winter’s first snowfall. A great read-aloud for home and the classroom by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and Red: A Crayon’s Story.

Wonderfall follows a single tree through the changing of the seasons. People, animals, and vehicles pass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in its leaves, and getting ready for winter. Fifteen combined words (thankful + fall = thankFALL, plentiful + fall = plentiFALL) underscore the themes and concepts of the season, while the main attraction—the beautiful tree—drops acorns, loses leaves, and provides food and a home for a pair of scurrying squirrels. Two full spreads at the back of the book offer additional information about the animals featured in the book, as well as the science behind squirrels, acorns, and saplings.


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

Kara is the champion, my friend. And she'll keep on reading til the end. Kara is the champion, Kara is the champion...of the world! (10/7/19)

An E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor book from the award-winning creators of I Love You Already!, Come Home Already!, and All Right Already!

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 Penguin Problems and The Bad Seed, and Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale, join together to create this standout hilarious picture book that will make bedtime memorable.


Creepy Carrots! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442402973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2012

Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because it's Mo-onday... (9/30/19)

In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him.

Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.
He eats them on the way to school.
He eats them going to Little League.
He eats them walking home.
Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?
     Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.


Please, Open This Book! Cover Image
By Adam Lehrhaupt, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442450714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 6th, 2015

Kara has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 9/30/19.

Recipient of the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award

They told you, but you just couldn’t listen—so the creators of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! are back with a zany monkey crew, and they need your help!

In Warning, Do Not Open This Book!, which School Library Journal called “more fun than a barrel of monkeys,” turning pages meant increased chaos and delight. Now the tables have turned, and opening the book is the only way to save the group of monkeys who are trapped between its pages. This irresistibly entertaining rescue effort puts power in the hands of the page-turner, and giggles into everyone!

“These monkeys are a RIOT! And their books are funny, too!” —Ame Dyckman


Grumpy Pants Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807530757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - May 1st, 2016

Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today.  (9/30/19)

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.


I Need a Hug Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338297102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - December 26th, 2018

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 (9/30/19)!

In I Need a Hug, a tiny porcupine just wants a cuddle. All of the other animals turn him away because of his prickly spikes. But finally the porcupine meets an animal who's happy to hug -- a snake!

Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey's signature rhyming text and unforgettably splendid illustrations, I Need a Hug is a sweet story about friendship and learning not to judge a book by its cover.

Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day that requires a hug!


Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786852949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 1st, 2005

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. (9/23/19)

Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.


Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062697349
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 20th, 2018

Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (9/23/19)

Acclaimed children’s book author and photographer April Pulley Sayre’s love letter to Earth is a stunning exploration of the beauty and complexity of the world around us. Remarkable photographs and a rich, layered text introduce concepts of science, nature, geography, biology, poetry, and community.

April Pulley Sayre, award-winning photographer and acclaimed author of more than sixty-five books, introduces concepts of science, nature, and language arts through stunning photographs and a poetic text structured as a simple thank-you note.

Touching on subjects from life cycles to weather, colors, shapes, and patterns, this is an ideal resource for science and language art curriculums and a terrific book for bedtime sharing. Thank You, Earth is a great choice for Earth Day celebrations, as well as family and group read-alouds.

Includes backmatter with kid-friendly ideas for conservation projects information about the photographs, and additional resources.


There Are No Bears in This Bakery Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399556654
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Kara 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..(9/23/19) 

The creator of the New York Times bestselling The Bear Ate Your Sandwich brings us another sly story of a hungry bear and a smooth-talking narrator.

A tough gumshoe of a cat--the name's Muffin--protects his territory: The Little Bear Bakery. But there are no bears here. Not on Muffin's watch.

One night, Muffin hears a suspicious noise. Mouse? Raccoon? Bat? Nope, not the usual suspects. But Muffin hears . . . growling. Could it be? Yup. A bear. Just a cub. Whose stomach is definitely growling. Muffin's got this case solved--clearly this bear needs some donuts.

In this wonderfully noir-tinged tale, Julia Sarcone-Roach gives us another funny story of a hungry bear in the wrong place at the right time. This tale is sly and sweet, with sprinkles on top.


Say Hello! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2010

Read it good. Read it real good. (9/23/19)


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.