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Beauty and the Beast

The new Beauty and the Beast movie is just one week away! Here in our store we have books and some other cute things to get you excited for the movie!


 

The Beast Within

1The tale is as old as time: a cruel prince is transformed into a beast. A lovely maiden comes into this monster’s life. He is transformed by her compassion, and the love he feels for her in return. The two live happily ever after.

But any tale, especially one as storied as Beauty and the Beast’s has been told many different times, and in many different ways. No matter which version one hears, the nagging question remains: what was it that transformed the prince into the beast we are introduced to?

This is one version, pulled from the many passed down through the ages. It’s a story of vanity and arrogance, of love and hatred, of beastliness, and, of course, of beauty.


 

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One of the most beloved fairy tales of all time gets reimagined in this deluxe unabridged collector’s edition. Since its initial publication in 1740, generations of readers have been captivated by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s timeless story about a beautiful young girl who falls in love with a ferocious beast. With all-new lush illustrations and exclusive interactive elements from the award-winning design studio MinaLima, this charming book invites you to explore the Beast’s enchanted palace with Beauty and a host of magical creatures. It is the perfect addition to any library and sure to delight readers of all ages.


 

Beauty: A reeling of the story of Beauty and the Beast

by Robin McKinley3

Sixteen-year-old Beauty has never liked her nickname. Thin, awkward, and undersized, with big hands and huge feet, she has always thought of herself as the plainest girl in her family–certainly not nearly as lovely as her elder sisters, Hope and Grace. But what she lacks in looks, she makes up for in courage. When her father comes home one day with the strange tale of an enchanted castle in the wood  and the terrible promise he has made to the Beast that lives there, Beauty knows what she must do. She must go to the castle and tame the Beast–if such a thing is possible….

Here is the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple: Beauty . . . and the Beast.


 

Belle

by Cameron Dokey4

A retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”

Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she withdraws from society, devoting her time to wood carving. Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree. If carved by the right hands, the Heartwood will reveal the face of one’s true love.

During a fierce storm, Belle’s father stumbled upon the mysterious Heartwood–and encounters a terrifying and lonely Beast. Now Belle must carve the Heartwood to save her father, and learn to see not with the eyes of her mind, but with the eyes of her heart.


 

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Songbooks . . .

 


 

Watch the trailer below:

 

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Posted in Books, Children's/YA Books

Kingdom Keepers

The Kingdom Keepers is a series about five teens who are holographic hosts in Disney theme parks during the day and battlers of Disney villains in the parks during the night. Come check out this awesome series and see for yourself why everyone loves it.

DISNEY AFTER DARK

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DISNEY AT DAWN

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DISNEY IN SHADOW

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POWER PLAY

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SHELL GAME

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DARK PASSAGE

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THE INSIDER

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CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE:

http://thekingdomkeepers.com

 

Posted in Children's/YA Books

The Big, Friendly Giant

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants rather than the BFG she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Come get your copy of the BFG today and read it in time before the movie comes out in just two weeks! 

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Watch the trailer here!

Posted in Books, Kids, Toys & Games

Finding Dory

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Come check out our fun display of Finding Dory product!

After 13 years of waiting, the sequel to Finding Nemo is finally here! In this Disney film, the forgetful fish goes on a journey to be reunited with her family. Here at the Book Table we have children’s books, activity books, pillow pets, and much more to help you dive back into the underwater world!

The wait is over! Finding Dory will be coming to theaters June 17th.

Finding Dory: The Deluxe Junior Novelization

Remember Dory? She’s a quirky blue tang who has a way of solving problems that’s all her own. With her short-term memory loss, recalling even the simplest things has always been nearly impossible… but one day, memories of her parents begin to surface. Dory heads out on an adventure to find them that takes her across the ocean and into the depths of her past. Finding Dory: The Deluxe Junior Novelization dives into the mystery of where Dory came from and celebrates the unique power of family.

Dory’s Story

Dory does not have a good memory. Can she remember how to get home?

This reading with help book uses basic vocabulary, short sentences, and simple stories for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.

Pillow Pets

We have both the Nemo and Dory pillow pets here in our Toy department!

Watch the Finding Dory Trailer here!

Posted in Books, Children's/YA Books, Just Because, Kids

Great Movie Tie-Ins for Kids

Monsters University and Despicable Me 2 are hitting theaters this summer. Both of these movies have book tie-ins that are great for encouraging kids to read this summer.  Check some of them out below! Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn’t stand each other. The prequel to Disney/Pixar’s blockbuster hit Monsters, Inc., Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Screaming with laughter and fun, the film opened on June 21, 2013.

This fun story has been released by Pixar in a number of different ways. Monsters University is available as a Little Golden Book, a read-along book, and a sticker book. Each of these versions is great in their own way–presenting the story of Mike and Sully with different types of beautiful artwork. Come look through these books today!

 


There are also a couple of supplemental books that have been released for Monsters University. Call or come in to find out more!


A copy of Mike’s yearbook–or rather “fear” book–has also been released for fans to enjoy. Printed like a real-life yearbook, the book features signatures from classmates and full-color photos of students. There are pages dedicated to sports, student life, and students clubs. The artworks is beautifully well done and very fun for kids. This book is a great supplement for any Monsters University fan!

Monsters University isn’t the only fun movie coming out this summer…

Gru used to be one of the most villainous villains in the world. He and his army of Minions even stole the moon! But when he adopted Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Gru became a dad. Instead of stealing landmarks, he makes pancakes, blows up unicorn balloons, and dresses like a fairy princess!

Little does this dad know, though, he’s about to make another career change–as a spy for the Anti-Villain League…

Despicable Me 2 is available as a paperback picture book that includes punch-out secret spy cards and details the journey that Gru takes to become a super spy for the Anti-Villain league! Kids will love the super fun artwork presented in this book.

 
There are also a few supplemental books that are available as well! Call or come in to find out more.
The Anti-Villain League Handbook
Do you have what it takes to join the Anti-Villain League? Find out in this hilarious companion book to the animated film Despicable Me 2, which includes never-before-published background on the preeminent anti-villain organization, top secret spying strategies, and a detailed look at the world’s most high-tech arsenal.
Make a Minion!
Wreak havoc with your own army of Minions! Give them what they need to take over the world with this fun activity book.