Feliz Cinco De Mayo!

You all know these famous books, but did you know that the Book Table carries them in Spanish! It’s true! And if you don’t see one in the store that you want, we may be able to order it. Call or come in for questions. (435) 752-3055.

¡Más rápido! ¡Más rápido! (Faster! Faster!) by Leslie Patricelli

ENGLISH: A day at the park. A ride on Daddy’s back. Run, Daddy! Faster! Faster! How fast can Daddy go? Faster than a dog? A horse? How about a cheetah? Leslie Patricelli reprises the duo from Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor winner Higher! Higher! in another humorous riff on a favorite pastime — a laugh-out-loud-funny tale of few words about doting dads and high-energy kids whose imaginations know no bounds.

ESPANOL: Un día en el parque. Un paseo en la espalda de papá. Corre, papá! ¡Más rápido! ¡Más rápido! ¿Qué tan rápido puede ir papá? Más rápido que un perro? ¿Un caballo? ¿Qué tal un guepardo? Leslie Patricelli vuelve a interpretar el dúo ganador del Boston Globe – Horn Book Honor Superior! ¡Mayor! en otro riff de humor en un pasatiempo favorito – un cuento de risa a carcajadas – divertido de pocas palabras acerca de los papás cariñosos y niños de alta energía cuya imaginación no conocer límites.

Siempre Te Querré (Love You Forever) by Robert Muncsh

ENGLISH: A young woman holds her newborn son. And looks at him lovingly.

Softly she sings to him: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”

ESPANOL: Una joven mujer sostiene a su recién nacido son. Y lo mira con amor.

Suavemente ella canta con él: “Yo te amo para siempre, te gusta para siempre Mientras que vivo, mi bebé usted será.”

María Tenía una Llamita (Maria Had A Little Lamb) by Angela Dominguez

ENGLISH: Everyone knows about Mary and her little lamb. But do you know Maria?

With gorgeous, Peruvian-inspired illustrations and English and Spanish retellings, Angela Dominguez gives a fresh new twist to the classic rhyme. Maria and her mischievous little llama will steal your heart.

ESPANOL: Todo el mundo sabe acerca de María y su pequeño cordero. Pero, ¿sabe María? Con ilustraciones magníficas, Perú – inspirado y recuentos Inglés y Español, Angela Domínguez da un nuevo giro fresco a la rima clásica. María y su llamita traviesa se ​​roban el corazón.

Tú Eres Especial (You Are Special) by Max Lucado

ENGLISH: The world tells children : You are special if … you’re smart , you have good looks and poses talent. God tells them : You are special for about you, without any conditions . Teach your children this truth through this beautiful book beautifully illustrated.

ESPANOL: El mundo dice a los ninos: Tu eres especial si… Eres inteligente, tienes buena apariencia y poses talento. Dios le dice a ellos: Tu eres especial por se tu, Sin condicion alguna. Ensene esta verdad a sus hijos a traves de este hermoso libro bellamente ilustrado.

Spanish (Espanol) translation done by Google Translate.

New in General Books

Looking for a great new book to read? Check out these new arrivals in our General Books department!

Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

In this third book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, new girl from Kansas Amy Gumm is caught between her home—and Oz.

My name is Amy Gumm. Tornadoes must have a thing about girls from Kansas, because—just like Dorothy—I got swept away on one too. I landed in Oz, where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued me in to my true calling: Assassin.

The way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz—and Kansas—is to kill her. And I’m the only one who can do it.

But I failed. Others died for my mistakes. Because of me, the portal between the worlds has been opened. And if I don’t find a way to close it?

Dorothy will make sure I never get to go home again.

Now it’s up to me to: join the Witches, fight for Oz, save Kansas, and stop Dorothy once and for all.

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the New York Times bestselling Reckoners series. What started in the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart and continued in the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Firefight now concludes in Calamity.
When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.
David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . . .
But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha’s husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won’t come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master.

When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking—and attractive—than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing.

But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha’s reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war.

Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal).

It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.

The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help.

Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .

 

Mother’s Day Gifts

To Mothers Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family by Jeffrey R. Holland

“In this great, eternal work, mothers have carried the torch of faith and family from the beginning. The need for that torch to burn brightly and dispel darkness has never been greater,” writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In this thoughtful book for mothers, Elder and Sister Holland reflect on the crucial role of motherhood in fulfilling the purposes of eternity, as well as the challenges that all mothers experience. Filled with hope and encouragement, their message will resonate with mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and teachers. Concludes Elder Holland, “To all mother sin every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘God bless you. You are doing better than you think you are.”‘

She’s a Mom: If You Think Her Hands Are Full, You Should See Her Heart

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

—Abraham Lincoln

Who can overstate the joys and blessings of motherhood? There is no responsibility more sacred, no privilege more divine, no calling closer to heaven. The righteous influence of a mother on her children can be seen through countless generations; her love is eternal.

Our Heavenly Father treasures His precious daughters and wants them to remember their great worth. In She’s a Mom, encouraging words from prophets and other inspired leaders remind mothers everywhere that they’re doing a wonderful job. “As a mother, yours is the work of salvation.”

—Jeffrey R. Holland

Women of Influence by Jack R. Christianson

“We need women who know how to access the power that God makes available to covenant keepers.” – President Russell M. Nelson.

For His toughest battles, God requires His strongest warriors, and He does not leave them alone. As the chasm between good and evil broadens constantly in the latter days, the time to be neutral has passed, and the Lord has need of willing women who will fight for His cause and defend His truth.

Prophets and Apostles extend no greater praise than to the women of the Church for their compassionate service, integral devotion, and immeasurable faith. To you, a member of His royal army, God has promised to build you up and buoy your feet as you share your heavenly influence.

Sisters Arise! by Lynne Perry Christofferson

What do the wimples and crisping pins mentioned by Isaiah have to do with modern Latter-day Saint women? These unfamiliar terms represent the trappings of worldliness, a worldliness that is more accessible than ever as cyberspace opens the door into our homes, our hands, and our minds. InSisters, Arise! author Lynne Perry Christofferson presents Latter-day Saint women with a call to action—an appeal to work together to combat the dangerous attitudes and behaviors of the world and to stand as examples of virtuous living.

With no-nonsense discussion on how to avoid falling victim to spiritual deception, sisters are encouraged to escape the pitfall of simply being less worldly than the world. Through scriptures, quotes, stories, and music, the author addresses a range of topics—from modesty and self-esteem to the quest for perfection. Each thought-provoking chapter is an invitation for women to examine themselves honestly as they move closer to becoming the women the Lord intends them to be.

The First Fifty Years of Relief Society by Various Authors

This collection of original documents explores the fascinating and largely unknown history of the Relief Society in the nineteenth century. The story begins with the founding of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, and the complete and unabridged minutes of that organization are reproduced in this book for the first time in print.

The large majority of the volume covers the lesser-known period after the Relief Society was reestablished in territorial Utah and began to spread to areas as remote as Hawaii and England. Not only did Relief Society women care for their families and the poor, they manufactured and sold goods, went to medical school, gave healing blessings and set apart Relief Society officers, stored grain, built assembly halls, fought for women’s suffrage, founded a hospital, defended the practice of plural marriage, and started the Primary and Young Women organizations. Prominent in the documents are the towering figures of Mormon women’s history from this period, including Emma Smith, Eliza R. Snow, Emmeline B. Wells, Zina D. H. Young, and many others.

Not only do we just have great books for your mother’s, but we also have a wide variety of cute scarves, jewelry, and even better, chocolate. Come stop by the Book Table to get your mother the perfect gift!

Graduation 2016!

Congratulations to the class of 2016! Whether you are graduating from High School, College, or even Preschool, or know somebody who is, we have the perfect gifts here at the Book Table.

We have a great collaboration of graduation product on a display in our General Books Department. On this display, you will find books, scrap-booking supplies, pins, awards, and more to help make Graduation 2016 a day worth remembering. Come in and check it out!

Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Park

Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! It’s kindergarten graduation, and Room Nine is getting bright white graduation gowns. Mrs. says to keep them in their boxes until the big day. But Junie B. Jones just can’t help herself. Then—uh-oh!—an accident happens! Will graduation be a spotty dotty disaster?

The Berenstain Bears’ Graduation Day by Mike Berenstain

Celebrate graduation day with the Berenstain Bears! It’s the end of the school year and Bear Country School is holding a graduation ceremony for all the students. This year, Brother and Sister will get to wear a cap and gown—and get a diploma. But what about Honey Bear? Will she be able to join in on the fun? Read along as the Berenstain Bears learn about the true meaning of the end of the school year.

The Berenstain Bears books have been loved by generations, and with well-known characters and beautiful illustrations, this 8×8 picture book is a perfect gift for young graduates.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes: “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’”

Way More Than Luck by Various Authors

The commencement speech is the most popular public address of our time, shared every spring and remembered for years. Here, in an anthology of some of the finest of the genre, brilliant creative minds in every sector offer their wisdom: David Foster Wallace on living a compassionate life, Debbie Millman on the importance of taking risks, Michael Lewis on the responsibility that good fortune merits—and so many other greats. Some of this advice is grand (believe in the impossible), and some of it is granular enough to check off a life list (donate five percent of your money or your time). All of it is universally uplifting.

Handsomely packaged with a cloth spine and energetic typography throughout, this book is a smart, special gift for graduates and anyone embarking on a new adventure.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave–“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”–wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because “time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think”). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” –Randy Pausch

 

 

Reminder: Jason Lyle Black Event

Remember to go to the Chase Fine Arts Center at Utah State University THIS SATURDAY April, 23rd from 10:00 to 11:30 for a workshop by Jason Lyle Black! You don’t want to miss this! Call the Book Table today at (435) 752-3055 for more information! Remember to invite your friends to this fun event!

Need A Fun Game To Play?

Are you in need of a fun game to play? Check out these three below, plus the many other games we have upstairs in our Toys Department.

Alhambra

In Granada, one of the most impressive building projects of the Middle Ages has begun the construction of Alhambra. A palace, fortress, and a small city, all-in-one. Alhambra is made up of the world’s most beautiful gardens, pavilions, chambers and towers. The most prominent builders in all of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skills in building Alhambra. Employ the most talented teams of builders to construct your Alhambra. Hire stonemasons from the north and gardeners from the south, who all want a fair wage and insist on being paid with their native currency. With their help, towers can be constructed, gardens designed, pavilions and mezzanines erected, and manors and royal chambers built. Compete against your opponents to build the greatest and most impressive Alhambra.

REVIEW: 5 stars –“Alhambra is one of my favorite go-to games in my collection.” – gslouch

Odd Jobs

These jobs are hilarious, wacky and over-the-top and the workers are even sillier. One player is the “client,” choosing a card and reading aloud the job. All other players use their business cards, selecting the best one for the job and telling the client why they should be hired. Sometimes the amusing names and witty taglines sell themselves, sometimes you may want to act the part and boast about your imaginary skills. Odd Jobs have never been more fun.

REVIEW: 5 Stars – “We’ve played with adults only, as well as kids ages 9, 10 and 11 and each time we’ve had lots of laughs.” – Kylie Cavotta

Sheriff of Nottingham

Sheriff of Nottingham

In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will take turns stepping into the shoes of the Sheriff himself, while others act as Merchants attempting to bring their goods into the city for profit! Beware though, while many may act as honest merchants, there is always the possibility of contraband being smuggled into the city!

REVIEW: 5 stars – “This game was a hit at family game night!” – Cass

Questions? Call (435) 752-3055.

New in our LDS Department

Covenant Keepers by Wendy Watson Nelson

“When it comes to making and keeping covenants with God, nothing is more important. And nothing is more filled with power!” writes author Wendy Watson Nelson. “There has never been a more important time to understand the power to which we have access because of our covenants than right now.”

In Covenant Keepers, Wendy Watson Nelson relates personal experiences and insights that help us appreciate the profound importance of making and keeping covenants. She invites readers to take part in a unique twenty-one-day experiment designed to help participants experience greater spiritual power. By recognizing the connective powers of covenant making, the assistance we can receive from powers on high, and the integral role family history work plays in keeping our own covenants and allowing our deceased loved ones to make sacred covenants, we can truly come to understand what it means to be a covenant keeper.

 

Good Answers to Good Questions by Chris Huston

Are Mormons Christians? Do members of the Church worship Joseph Smith? Why can’t women hold the priesthood? Why don’t you accept gay people into your church? Misconceptions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abound. From common questions to obscure queries, it’s inevitable that members of the Church will be required to set the record straight.

The only question is, will you be prepared to answer? In Good Answers to Good Questions, author Chris Huston teaches readers how to prepare for opportunities to address questions about the doctrines of the Church. Following the example of Christ’s method of teaching, the author poses fifty common questions that nonmembers might ask about the Church and then discusses possible responses, ranging from lengthy explanations to short answers. Drawing on scriptural evidence and quotes from Church leaders, readers will gain confidence as they learn to avoid overwhelming or offending their audience. Strengthen your own testimony as you learn to invite those interested in learning more about the gospel to “come and see.”

Living Joyfully in Troubled Times by Toni Sorenson

Many of us remember our divine nature only when life’s blessings smile down on us. But God’s love for His children transcends all trials and trying times. No matter what we are going through, joy is possible for all of us. There are many things in this world that cause us to become discouraged and depressed, but we can make the choice to be happy regardless of our circumstances.

Just as Adam and Eve chose to fall that men might be, we, too, must choose to live so that [we] might have joy. We have the power within us to decide to face our adversities with faith, hope, and optimism. Joy is not an achievement; it s a journey, and a loving God wouldn’t have commanded us to find it without providing directions. Dear Reader, We live in a glorious world. More joy abounds than we can imagine. We just have to know how and where to find it. That s what I hope this book becomes to you a roadmap–to joy. Toni Sorenson

Music and the Spoken Word by Lloyd D. Newell

In homes around the world, Sunday morning is ushered in with the familiar strains of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the cornerstone of weekly broadcasts of Music and the Spoken Wordfor more than eight decades. And woven between the choir’s glorious arrangements of music are powerful stories of faith, hope, and the strength of the human spirit.

Now, these stories take center stage in Celebrating Music and the Spoken Word, an inspiring collection of more than 150 of the most beloved messages from broadcasts narrated by Lloyd D. Newell over the past 25 years. A masterpiece of stunning illustrations and vignettes, each page of this treasured keepsake radiates the spirit of the spoken word with messages of peace designed to uplift the heart and stir the soul.

New Education!

If you haven’t seen our Education Department in a while, now is the time to stop by and take a look at everything we have!

There is so much new product in this department and there is still so much more to come. We have new bulletin board sets with matching books, matching cut outs, matching stickers, and even more matching product. Many themes including the widely popular “Chalkboard” theme and the fun and playful “Outdoors and Wildlife” theme.

We also have a ton of new product such as cut outs and stickers that may not match a particular theme, but are sure to make a fantastic additions to any bulletin board set.

We also have loads of new flashcards!! Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Telling Time, Word Count, Presidents, Dinosaurs and so much more.

We have just about everything here in our Education Department. Workbooks, Bulletin Board Sets, Cut Outs, Posters, Charts, Office Supplies, Flashcards, Butcher Paper, and more. You name, we probably have it.

Remember, the Education Department has been moved downstairs on the main level of the store next to our LDS Department. Come stop by today to get all your educational needs. Questions? Call (435) 752-3055.

Jason Lyle Black is Back!

The Book Table is pleased to announce that the brilliant and talented Jason Lyle Black will be hosting another exciting composition workshop here in Logan!

The workshop has been scheduled for:
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April 23rd, 2016
Chase Fine Arts Center, room 214
Utah State University Campus
10:00 AM
Admission: $3.00/attendee (This covers the cost of the room rental)
The workshop will begin at 10:00 am and will last until about 11:30 am.  We will have a light lunch (provided by The Book Table), and you will be able to ask Jason questions and learn more about his upcoming projects!  We will also be having some fun giveaways!
Please invite your students and their families!  This workshop is so much fun for all ages!  Jason will be going over some of the same material he used last year, with a few new additions to help you progress in your compositions!
Visit Jason’s website for info on his upcoming album!
Please call, e-mail, or come into the store for more info, or to reserve your spot!

 

Spring and Summer Toys!

We have a fun display up in our Toys Department full of great toys and games your kids can play this spring and summer. These are just a few:

Toysmith Kid’s 3-Piece Garden Tool Set

The Toysmith Kid’s 3-Piece Garden Tool Set contains everything a young gardener needs for hours of fun in the sun. These functional, high-quality hand tools are designed for outdoor play time, or working alongside mom and dad in the garden. This set includes a trowel, rake and shovel. Each tool is constructed of metal, with a durable hardwood handle. The tools feature bright, fun colors, and measure 8.5-inches in length. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.

Aerobie Superdiscs

Players of all skill levels can throw the Superdisc well and enjoy stable, accurate flights.The Superdisc’s breakthrough spoiler rim design centers the aerodynamic lift throughout each flight, making the Superdisc a more stable flyer for throwers of all skill levels. The soft rubber edge provides a great grip for strong throws and remains smooth to catch even after repeatedly landing on pavement. Conventional hard discs often develop sharp scratches and burrs.

Swivel Cars

Ditch screen time for safe fun for all ages and channel your kids’ energy into the easy-to-use Swivel Car. This motorless ride-on car is so safe and easy that a toddler can enjoy it, and the heavy-duty construction is sure to let older kids – even mom and dad – have a blast.

The Swivel Car car relies on gravity and friction created by the rider. Simply swivel the steering wheel back and forth, and you’re moving. Not only is this great exercise and entertainment, but the Swivel Car helps children develop their motor skills as they cruise around tables or roll around on the driveway.

This collection of swivel cars come in new color combinations and feature durable polyurethane (rubber) wheels and high-quality, low-friction bearings. The wheels won’t scratch or dent your hardwood floors, making it great for both indoor and outdoor use. Accommodates up to 250 pounds.

From Bubble Rockets, to Sand Molds, to a Water Raceway, make sure you come by the Book Table to see all the other fun product we have for your kids.