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.
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..(5/14/18)
Two of the world's most celebrated picture book creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow:
"I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm scary as can be " shouts the stranger.
Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they're no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But who is the Giant Jumperee? Find out in this new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.
Read it good. Read it real good. (5/14/18)
Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in this inspiring picture book written and illustrated by real-life best friends.This girl is determined to express herself If she can't draw her dreams, she'll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can't do that, she'll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she'll sing, dance, and dream...
Stunning mixed media illustrations, lyrical text, and a breathtaking gatefold conjure powerful magic in this heartfelt affirmation of art, imagination, and the resilience of the human spirit.
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 (5/14/18)!
Anna Dewdney's Bestselling Llama Llama series continues with Llama learning to read
Llama Llama learns at school.
Counting, writing, reading, rules.
Friends and school -- there's nothing better.
Llama learning all the letters
Anna Dewdney's beloved Llama Llama is growing up and learning to read Throughout the school day, the teacher helps Llama Llama and the other children practice their letters, shows word cards, reads stories, and brings them to the library where they can all choose a favorite book. By the end of the day, Llama Llama is recognizing words and can't wait to show Mama Llama that he's becoming a reader.
Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (5/14/18)
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!
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! (5/7/18)
A heartwarming "tail" about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that's perfect for young readers
Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for very young readers and listeners.
When the puppy comes to live with his new mom, he is nervous. After all, his mom has stripes and he doesn't. But his mom says she likes that they look different, and soon the puppy likes it, too. (And who cares what anyone else thinks )
The puppy's new mom does all the things other parents do. She plays with him, takes care of him, and sometimes even makes him mad But that's okay, because when he's feeling sad, she knows just what to say.
"A gentle, comforting story about nontraditional families." --Booklist
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. (5/7/18)
A celebration of the countless ways teachers change the world-with a free Back-to-School poster
Teachers are amazing They teach you new things, make you laugh, and help you meet new friends. They always encourage you to do your best. They make the classroom a great place to be
From admiring the way teachers foster creativity in the classroom to how they ensure all children's needs are met, Todd Parr offers an ode to everything teachers contribute to the world. Bursting with positivity about school and the people who make it special, this book is sure to become a classroom and at-home favorite.
Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (5/7/18)
When a giant squid takes inventory of all of the creatures in the ocean, he realizes that he's way bigger than most of them Of course, there are bigger things lurking around . . . but maybe this giant squid with a giant touch of hubris doesn't really care?
First-time author-illustrator Kevin Sherry is sure to garner fans of all sizes for his perfect-for-preschool read-aloud with simple text, bold and delightful collage art, and a lovable squid whose spirit just cannot be crushed.
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! (5/7/18)
Companion to the hit The Three Ninja Pigs, this fractured fairy tale is a sure-fire storytime hit.
Wolf just can't catch a break Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn't been enough to scare up a good meal.
His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he's ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets--right?
Not if Little Red has anything to say about it Kiya
Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (4/30/18)
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.
Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (4/30/18)
Kids love Maisy -- and Maisy loves books Follow her as she discovers the wonders of the bookstore for the first time.
Today Maisy is going to the bookstore to buy a new book, but there are so many to choose from There's a big brown book about bears, a long blue book about fish, a noisy book about trucks, and a book about things to draw and paint. Just as Maisy finds a beautiful book of rhymes that her friend Tallulah will love, out pops Charley from behind the shelves. "Ahoy, Maisy " he says, holding a book about pirates. Now what kind of books will Cyril and Eddie choose?
Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(4/30/18)
Have you ever gone on a bear hunt? Come along on this one with a brave young family -- four children (including the baby) and their father. They're not scared. With them you will cross a field of tall, wavy grass ("Swishy swashy "), wade through a deep, cold river ("Splash splosh "), struggle through swampy mud ("Squelch squerch "), find your way through a big, dark forest ("Stumble trip "), fight through a whirling snowstorm ("Hoooo woooo "), and enter a narrow, gloomy cave. WHAT'S THAT? You'll soon learn just what to do to escape from a big, furry bear
With tremendous pace, humor, and verve, Michael Rosen has retold a favorite tractional story. The pictures by Helen Oxenbury, one of the most widely loved contemporary artists, are full of masterly characterizations, delightful comedy, and high drama, set in lovely sweeping landscapes. This is a book not to be missed, one to be chanted aloud and acted out, to be enjoyed over and over again. It is a picture book on the grand scale.
Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (4/30/18)
I Am Enough is the picture book everyone needs, and it's now a New York Times bestseller
This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another--from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.
This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.
We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.
Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today. (4/23/18)
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
Drew has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 4/23/18.
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.
Drew 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. (4/23/18)
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.
Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because its Mo-onday... (4/23/18)
And what will
the children do
once they find out?