Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to help you celebrate this fun holiday, we have put together a display of most of our Dr. Seuss product. We have stickers, book marks, banners, hats, flash cards, and most importantly, books.

Also, don’t forget about Read Across America Day tomorrow, March 3.

See ABC’s Free Event THIS SATURDAY Feb 28!

Mark your calendars to come down to the Book Table for a fun and exciting event this Saturday, Feb 28 at 2:00 pm. Come and learn about a reading program that your child will love!

See abc’s uses imagination to teach letter names and sounds, blending letters to make words, standard phonics rules, sight words, and more. It is a multi-sensory program, so it reaches the visual, auditory, and tactile learners. This program is fun, colorful, and easy to teach!

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You’re invited to come and see the See abc’s Reading Program here at the Book Table, this Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 pm.

And while you are here, check out our See abc’s display upstairs! This event is free and the public is invited.  For any questions, call (435) 752-3055.

Celestial Shine Magazine!

We are so excited to bring in this fun new magazine to our store! Read below to learn all about it! 

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When Emily Punjack was a teenager, she loved poring over Seventeen Magazine, but she didn’t love the types of clothing it displayed.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Punjack knew the crop tops and miniskirts didn’t adhere to her personal standards, and she hoped for years that someone would come out with a magazine that featured only modest clothing.

When that didn’t happen, she took the task upon herself.

Now, as a Brigham Young University graduate who studied editing, Punjack is the editor-in-chief of Celestial Shine Magazine, an exclusively modest fashion magazine that includes articles about dating, fashion and living as a teenager in the LDS Church.

Celestial Cover for ad“I feel like this is something the girls can relate to, and it has the fun part of fashion and dating and boys and beauty, but it also brings in a spiritual part and shows how the gospel is interesting and applicable to their lives,” Punjack said. “I think that’s why it’s needed so much.”

As a youth-oriented magazine, Celestial Shine features articles written by LDS youths and photos of teens wearing modest clothing.

“We’ve had things on how to cope with bullying, there’s one about how to resist peer pressure, then I’ve had some articles from seminary teachers about the living water and the Atonement,” Punjack said. “We try to do real-life issues the girls are dealing with.”

Celestial Shine is geared toward youths who love fashion, beauty and the media, yet who strive to live in the world but not of the world, Punjack said.

Cover Jessica NEW“I think that we look at youths and we really want them to be righteous and good and doing what’s right all the time, but there’s so many magazines out there that don’t have good things in them,” Punjack said. “People have told me they’re grateful they don’t have to have a magazine where they worry about the stuff that’s in it.”

Their goal is to encourage Young Women to be in the world but not of the world, to strengthen their testimonies in the Savior Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to provide fashion, beauty, makeup, and dating advice that is modest and aligns with the standards of the Church, and to remind all Young Women that they are daughters of God.

Celestial Shine Magazine is currently based out of Pittsburgh, PA, but travels frequently to include Young Women from all over the United States in the magazine. It is currently a U.S.-based publication but is hoped to spread through the world.

To find out more, go to www.celestialmagazine.com or click on the link. Come stop by the Book Table and pick up a copy today!

Celebrating President’s Day!

How are you celebrating President’s day? We have made a fun display table full of games, puzzles, and books, and other fun things. Come stop by today and pick up these items and more!

New Big Book of U.S. Presidents 2012 Edition by Todd Davis

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents is the perfect introduction for young readers to the lives and times of America’s 44 most influential leaders. From George Washington to Barack Obama, readers can easily relive the course of American history through a detailed timeline, vivid photographs, information about each president’s term  in office, and the major political issues of each era.

Learn about the political parties, vice presidents, First Ladies, and many issues that shaped our nation into what it is today. Quick-reference sidebars provide brief summaries of the major events and important people that emerged during each presidential term, from the birth of America’s own government through the Civil and World Wars to the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Famous quotes and fun facts about each president ensure The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents is an entertaining and enlightening addition to any child’s library.

George Washington Bobble Head

George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, and was the first president of the United States of America. For his central role in the formation of the United States, he is often referred to as the father of our country. He was awarded the very first congressional gold medal, and has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest u.s. presidents.

This George Washington bobble head model, by premium manufacturer royal bobbles, offers exquisite detail and the highest possible quality. It is packaged in a colorful collectors box with molded styrofoam protection.

BrainBox U.S. Presidents Game

BrainBox for Kids is a fast and fun memory game that does not require any pens, pencils, paper, playing board or even a table! BrainBox for Kids US Presidents contains 55 cards featuring fascinating facts about the presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. The Brain Box Game is beautifully-illustrated, well researched and pure fun.

Players will have 10 seconds to study a card before being asked a question from the back, chosen by the roll of the die. If the question is answered correctly the player keeps the card, if not, the card must be returned to the box. The player with the most cards after 10 minutes wins the game.

This fabulous game is about observation and memory, not learned facts, so you never know who’s going to win. BrainBox is educational and is perfect for families and groups of friends to play, wherever they are. For 1 or more players ages 8+.

Brain Quest Presidents Game

Brain Quest just keeps getting smarter! Brain Quest Presidents has been thoroughly updated with fresh and appealing designs for the cards and revised content—that’s hundreds of brand-new questions. Drawn from first-through sixth-grade curricula, the material aligns with state and national standards and is vetted by an award-winning teacher.

Which President doubled the size of the U.S. with the Louisiana Purchase? How does a President get takeout pizza? Brain Quest Presidents delivers 850 fascinating questions and answers about the highest office in the land, and the men who have held it.

Brain Quest proves it’s not just fun to be smart—it’s smart to be smart.

White House 3D Puzzle

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States, recognized worldwide as a symbol of the prestige of the presidency. Built between 1792 and 1800, the sprawling 132-room mansion has been used as a home by every President since John Adams.

This cool 3 dimensional Puzzle creates a 7.71″H model of the White House. The puzzle makes a beautiful desktop display of the famous building and is a great learning project. 64 pieces Numbered panels and assembly instructions included. Measures 7.71″ H x 11″ W x 8.22″ D

Happy Valentines Day!

We have pulled in a variety of children’s books for Valentine’s Day this year; come stop by and check out the great selection.

Love Splat by Rob Scotton

It’s Valentine’s Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes her even more than fish sticks and ice cream. But Kitten doesn’t seem to like him at all. And then there’s Splat’s rival, Spike, who also likes Kitten. Will Splat’s heartfelt valentine win Kitten’s paw in the end?

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Never Too Little to Love by Jeanne Willis

Whimsical watercolors illustrate a comical, cumulative tale of an amorous mouse who aims impossibly high — and learns that you’re never too little (or too big) to love.

Tiny Too-Little loves someone who’s very, very tall, and Tiny wants a kiss. What if he stands on his tiptoes on top of a thimble? What if he stands on his tiptoes on top of a matchbox on top of a thimble? Clever cut-away pages show Tiny’s precarious pile growing higher and higher, while the object of his affection stays just out of reach. When the teetering stack finally falls with a crash, will his hopes be dashed? How can a tiny mouse get the kiss he needs?

Junie B. Jones and Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park

It’s a mushy gushy mystery!

Hurray! February 14 — Valentime’s Day, Junie B. calls it — is just around the corner. Junie B. can’t wait to see all the valentimes she’ll get. But she never expected a big, mushy card from a secret admirer! Who “is this secret mystery guy, anyway? Junie B. is determined to find out!

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Olivia and the Perfect Valentine by Natalie Shaw

Olivia has lots of love–and even more imagination–to share in this Valentine’s Day story.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and Olivia is determined to make the very best possible valentines for all of her friends and family. Each valentine is made with extra special care and is personalized just for its recipient. What could be sweeter?

Be My Valentine Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish

Mrs. Rogers is throwing a party on Valentine’s Day. But Amelia Bedelia lost the guest list. No problem — she takes her cues from the Valentine’s Day cards with the invitations. Just pull back the flaps to discover how her literal approach to love wins a variety of new friends. You’ll say, “Be mine, Amelia Bedelia!”

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Be sure to check out our other Valentine’s displays here at The Book Table, including fun scrapbook paper for cards and other crafts, sheet music and songbooks, and more!

Meet the Mormons DVD Pre-Order Sale!

Pre-order your copy of the Meet the Mormons DVD today and get 10% off!! Come quick before the discount ends!!

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Meet Carolina, Ken, Bishnu, Jermaine, Dawn and Gail – six seemingly ordinary individuals with extraordinary stories of service and redemption.

Filmed on location and across the globe, Meet the Mormons takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of individuals living in the United States, Costa Rica, Nepal, and beyond.

From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging the stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith.

This entertaining and inspiring film examines the challenges and triumphs of leading a life of faith.

Come in today and pre-order your copy!!

Romance and Love Novels

With Valentine’s Day approaching, our General Books department has put together a great display table. You will find romance novels, yummy chocolate, and even a book or two about chocolate! Perfect gifts for the hopeless romantic in your life. Come check it out!

Be Mine – 3-in-1 Book

Join bestselling authors Jennifer Crusie, Victoria Dahl, and Shannon Stacey for three stories about finding the one you love.

Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie

Business takes a backseat when successful ad executive Emily Tate meets Richard Parker. He’s an accountant who’s been sent to keep her in line and under budget in her ad campaign for a sensual new perfume called Sizzle. And if Emily’s not careful, she could well melt in Richard’s hands.

Too Fast to Fall by Victoria Dahl

For Jenny Stone, driving is her escape–from her past, her problems, her quiet life in Jackson Hole. But after Deputy Nate Hendricks stops her–again–for speeding, she could lose more than just her license. She could lose her heart. Nate seems to think that Jenny should replace her love for fast driving with something even more…heart pumping. And despite her need for speed, Jenny’s never been one for defying the law.

Alone With You by Shannon Stacey

When waitress Darcy Vaughan’s friend asks her to help out with the launch of a fledgling restaurant, she’s happy to oblige. Little does she know the owner is Jake Holland, the perfect guy who slipped through her fingers after their one night of passion. But for Darcy and Jake, one touch was just not enough.

Be My Valentine by Debbie Macomber

 Two delightfully romantic stories in one book!

My Funny Valentine
Dianne Williams needs a man. But only for a night. The night of the community center Valentine dinner, to be precise. Exasperated by her children’s relentless efforts to get her a date, Dianne finds herself approaching a handsome stranger named Steve and making him an outrageous offer. An offer he doesn’t refuse. An offer that might lead to more than just one night.

My Hero
Bailey York needs a man. But only on paper. She’s writing a romance novel and she’s having difficulty creating a hero. So she needs a real-life model for her story. Parker Davidson is perfect, everything a hero should be. But he wants to become the hero in her life, not just her book. And not just on Valentine’s Day, either!

Since You’ve Been Gone by Anouska Knight

“How do you learn to love again?”

In one tragic moment, Holly Jefferson’s life as she knew it changed forever. Now–to the external world, at least–she’s finally getting back on her feet, running her bakery, Cake. But inside, she’s still going through the motions befitting a twenty-seven-year-old widow.

Then she meets Ciaran Argyll. His privileged and charmed life feels a million miles from her own. However, there’s more to Ciaran than the superficial world that surrounds him, and he, too, is wrestling with his own ghosts. Will Holly find the missing ingredient that allows her to live again–and embrace an unknown and unexpected tomorrow?

New in General Books: January 2015

Looking for a great new book to start the year off? Our General Books department has pulled in a some new releases; check these ones out:

Agenda 21: Into the Shadows by Glenn Beck

It was once named America, but now it is just “the Republic.” Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities.

Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut–but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children’s Village? And are the rumors that somewhere out beyond the fence live those who got away during the Relocations–the so-called shadow people–really true?

When Emmeline’s questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound with her partner, David, and their baby, Elsa. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they’d only heard stories about from those who’d lived before the Relocations: freedom.

Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers a shocking new thriller.

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.  Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep.  Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer, Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back together.  But home doesn’t provide the comfort she expects.

Dana’s harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend, Casey Grant, who disappeared without a trace the summer after their graduation from high school.  Terrified of truths long-buried, Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past.  Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD, old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies.  Questioning everything she knows, refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds, Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed…

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson, the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author, presents the second book in the Reckoners series: “Firefight,” the sequel to the #1 bestseller “Steelheart.”

Newcago is free.

They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart–invincible, immortal, unconquerable–is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.

Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it’s the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David’s willing to take the gamble. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic–Firefight. And now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers

There’s nothing better than a bowl of soup!

We have made a display table in our General Books department that is all about soup. Come quick while supplies last. 

SOUP’S ON! by Valerie Phillips

Soup’s On! 100 Savory Soups, Stews, and Chilis Made Easy(Hardcover)

Soup is the ultimate comfort food, whether spicy hot or nicely chilled, chunky or smooth, light or hearty. But making homemade soup doesn’t have to be an all-day kitchen project! This cookbook features one hundred soups that have been streamlined with shortcuts, making it simple to ladle out a hot and healthy dinner in the time it takes for a pizza to be delivered. Some are created with a few minutes of assembly time and a few hours in the oven or slowcooker; others can be stirred up on the spot. And each delicious dish has a picture of the finished recipe so you will know how to serve up a bowl that looks as good as it tastes. Your family will cheer every time they hear that soup’s on!

The SUPER BOWL: 50 SATISFYING SOUPS

From hunger-conquering chili to bisques that whet the appetite, this book combines 50 of the most satisfying soup recipes in one fantastic collection.

Try the Loaded Baked Potato Soup or Corn & Cheddar Chowder to warm up a cool evening, or make a pot of Simple Lobster Bisque or Wild Rice & Three-Mushroom Soup to please your dinner guests.

Whatever soups you choose to fill your bowls, they will be nothing short of super!

Plentiful Pantry Soups

Started by a husband and wife team in 1992, Plentiful Pantry was formed with a heavy background in top restaurants and a true love for food. Their mixes are wonderful and presented in attractive packaging that make for great gifting options. Simply add water!    

Plentiful Pantry Chicken & Dumplings Soup Mix WE HAVE IN STORE:

White Cheddar Asparagus Soup

Chicken and Dumplings Soup

White Cheddar Potato Soup

Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up in a couple of days and we wanted to catch you up on some of these great children’s books to help you remember the holiday!

I Have A Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood before the nation and gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our history. His call for the freedom and equality of all people, no matter the color of their skin, would echo in the heart and mind of every American–both young and old–for generations to come.

In the only picture book version of Dr. King’s speech in print, two-time Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson has illustrated its most iconic words with magnificent paintings, with the speech in its entirety included in the back of the book . Here, Dr. King’s dream comes alive again and again for today’s children.

Martin & Mahalia: His Words Her Song by Andrea & Brian Pinkney

They were each born with the gift of gospel. As partners in the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahalia Jackson fought segregation in America with the sheer power of their voices. Martin moved crowds with his message of hope and peace, while Mahalia stirred up their souls with her smooth and booming vocals. United at the momentous March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, they stood together, shared a dream, and changed the course of history.

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir provides insight into one of history’s most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King III was one of those four little children mentioned in Martin Luther King’s groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech. In this memoir, Martin Luther King Jr.’s son gives an intimate look at the man and the father behind the civil rights leader. Mr. King’s remembrances show both his warm, loving family and a momentous time in American history.