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.


Supertruck Cover Image
By Stephen Savage, Stephen Savage (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781596438217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 6th, 2015

Yesterday, Ta-il Ti-me seemed so far away. Now its here because it's Mo-onday... (2/18/19)

When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?

Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Stephen Savage's vehicle-based picture books.

Stephen Savage is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Polar Bear Night, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated children's book. He is also the creator of Where's Walrus?, which was the recipient of three starred reviews. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

 

 


A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481448895
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2016

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..(2/18/19) 

“So smart and so cute and so dark all at the same time. Sheesh.” —Caldecott medal and honor winner, Jon Klassen.

Once upon a time there was a hungry lion and a bunch of adorable animals…what do you think happened next?

There once was a hungry lion, a penguin (Well he was just here…), a little calico kitten (I could have sworn I just saw him…), a brown mouse (Now wait a second…), a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears (Okay this is just getting ridiculous), a frog, a bat, a pig, a slightly bigger pig, a wooly sheep, a koala, a hen, and also a turtle. Hey! What’s going on here…

The very hungry lion is all set to enjoy an exciting day with his other animal pals. But all of a sudden his friends start disappearing at an alarming rate! Is someone stealing the hungry lion’s friends, or is the culprit a little…closer to home?

With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks—what do you think happened to the hungry lion’s friends?


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

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 (2/18/19)!

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.


I Like Myself! Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152020132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2004

Read it good. Read it real good. (2/18/19)


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.


I Love You Already! Cover Image
By Jory John, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062370952
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 22nd, 2015

Sweet Ta-il Time! Good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to believe they never would. (2/11/19)

From the award-winning creators of Goodnight Already!, Come Home Already!, and All Right Already!

Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. But his persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll . . . with Bear.

He just wants Bear to like him already. . .

Jory John, author of Penguin Problems and The Bad Seed, and Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale, join together again to bring us this standout hilarious story of unrequited admiration that will leave children laughing at every page. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any story time!


Love the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316506588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 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. (2/11/19)

A celebration of love, respect, peace, and unity by bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr.

Love your grin. Love your skin.
Love the bees. Love the trees.
Love giving a hand. Love taking a stand.
LOVE YOURSELF. LOVE THE WORLD!

What the world needs now is love--and who better than Todd Parr to share a message of kindness, charity, and acceptance. Touching upon themes including self-esteem, environmentalism, and respect for others, Todd uses his signature silly and accessible style to encourage readers to show love for themselves and all the people, places, and things they encounter.


Into the Snow Cover Image
By Masamitsu Saito (Illustrator), Yuki Kaneko
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592701889
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 2nd, 2016

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (2/11/19)

Into the Snow is an exuberant story told in the child's own voice. Celebrating immediacy and exploration, along with the tender bond between mother and child, this is a story that feels good, the way all real things do.

Masamitsu Saito was born in 1958 in Japan. He studied graphic design at Tama Art University. His work can be found in magazines, on chocolate packages, and inside wonderful books.

Yuki Kaneko is an artist, naturalist, translator, and author. She grew up in Japan, and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.


I Just Ate My Friend Cover Image
By Heidi McKinnon, Heidi McKinnon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534410329
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

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! (2/11/19)

A creature has eaten his friend. Now he’s on a journey to find a new one with hilarious consequences in this bright, subversive debut picture book.

A little creature is looking for a new friend, but he’s not having any luck.

Why is he looking for a new friend, you ask?

Because he ate his old one!

Heidi McKinnon delivers a hilariously macabre story with colorful illustrations and a satisfying, dry wit.


The Giant Jumperee Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Get Up. Everybody's gonna move their feet. Get down. Everybody's gonna leave their seat...(2/4/19)

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.


Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

Heather, Heather can't you see? Sometimes your books just hypnotize me. (2/4/19)

Winner of the 2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award!

A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of 2018

An instant New York Times bestseller, with seven starred reviews-- named a Best Book of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Salon.com-- and many more!


In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.

She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams...and her stories. Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré winner Yuyi Morales's gorgeous new picture book Dreamers is about making a home in a new place. Yuyi and her son Kelly's passage was not easy, and Yuyi spoke no English whatsoever at the time. But together, they found an unexpected, unbelievable place: the public library. There, book by book, they untangled the language of this strange new land, and learned to make their home within it.

Dreamers is a celebration of what migrantes bring with them when they leave their homes. It's a story about family. And it's a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam. Beautiful and powerful at any time but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless.

The lyrical text is complemented by sumptuously detailed illustrations, rich in symbolism. Also included are a brief autobiographical essay about Yuyi's own experience, a list of books that inspired her (and still do), and a description of the beautiful images, textures, and mementos she used to create this book.

A parallel Spanish-language edition, Soñadores, is also available.
 


Little Elliot, Big City Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805098259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 26th, 2014

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! (2/4/19)

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy—like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter—a friend.


Say Hello! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252303
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2010

Tail Time rock and Tail Time roll. Heather reads with funk and soul. (2/4/19)

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.


The Best Pet of All Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142412725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2009

Monday, Monday so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... (1/28/19)

A little boy's mother won't let him have a dog. Dogs are too messy and too loud. But she says he can have a dragon for a pet - if he can find one. Enter the coolest - but naughtiest - pet ever. The dragon is messier and louder than any dog. And he will not leave. How will the boy ever get a dog now?


I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574206
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018

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. (1/28/19)

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.


Supertruck Cover Image
By Stephen Savage, Stephen Savage (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781596438217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 6th, 2015

Today was a good day, 'cause a lot of good books got read today.  (12/17/18)

When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?

Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Stephen Savage's vehicle-based picture books.


The Snowy Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670654000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 1962

Heather has a fever, and the only prescription is this book. Which she read on 1/28/19.

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.