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Children’s Easter Books

Come check out our selection of children’s Easter books! Easter is just six days away!

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Halloween Children’s Books

We have a wide variety of children’s halloween books here at the Book Table! We have both picture books and board books for your little monsters!

Here are a few of our favorites:

LITTLE BLUE TRUCK’S HALLOWEEN

It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Can you guess who is dressed up in each special costume? Lift the flaps to find out! Will Blue dress up too?

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POOH’S HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN

Join Winnie the Pooh and friends for some Halloween fun in the Hundred-Acre Wood!

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PINKALICIOUS: PINK OR TREAT!

When a big storm shuts down all the power in Pinkville, Pinkalicious must turn into Pinkagirl to save Halloween!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, CURIOUS GEORGE

George is a curious little monkey who loves Halloween.

There are so many costumes to try on, treats to share, and games to play! George has so much Halloween fun, he’s not sure he’s ready for the day to end. Follow the little monkey through his fun-filled day with this book of poems.

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Room on the Broom

“The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?”

Check out the website below to explore games and activities associated with this story!

http://roomonthebroom.com

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Karen’s Picks: Children’s Picture Books

Karen, one of our wonderful children’s book specialists, found some absolutely adorable children’s picture books that she wanted to make sure we highlighted on the blog. Please don’t hesitate to come in and ask for more recommendations from Karen or any of our other book specialists; we’re happy to help!

Locomotive by Brian Floca

The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the stunning(BooklistMoonshot.

It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.

Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

Mysterious Traveler by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

A moving and beautifully researched story about camels, lost princesses and the strength of wisdom and knowledge, stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch. It is the second tale in a trilogy from acclaimed storytellers Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. This tale begins with a disgruntled camel, desperately trying to protect a little baby from a violent desert storm whipping up all around him. He is rescued by Issa – the desert guide – who takes the child in, naming her Mariama. She becomes Issa’s family and, as he begins to lose his sight, his eyes. Many years later, a mysterious stranger arrives at their doorstep, a stranger who will change both their lives for ever…Another mesmerizing tale from the creators of the award-winning “Cloud Tea Monkeys”. A beautiful and touching tale, illustrating the bond between a child and the man who brought her up like a daughter. Both deliciously exotic and yet portraying warmly familiar and universal truths. 

The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

pigeonThe Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon’s not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It’s going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.

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Back-to-School Books

It’s that time of year again! Each August we have teachers and parents alike coming in to look at books to help their students transition into school. We have some great ones here at the Book Table. In the middle of our Children’s Books department we have a table laid out with a bunch of books about school. We’ve picked a few of our favorites to highlight below!

Monstergarten by Daniel J. Mahoney

Patrick is worried about his first day of monstergarten. Everyone knows you have to be SCARY in monstergarten. Patrick’s friend, Kevin, offers to show Patrick how to be scary – they roar, they sneak up on people, they bare their teeth. But Patrick still isn’t ready. His parents tell him to just be himself. But what if he’s not scary ENOUGH?

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children’s classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

Sarah Jane is worried about going to a new school. She refuses to get out of bed because she keeps imagining all the bad things that can happen. Readers will understand and sympathize with Sarah’s feelings and laugh when they discover the surprise ending to this delightful story.

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Happy Pioneer Day!

We will be open from 12-6 on Wednesday July 24th. 

We will reopen on Thursday July 25th at 10 a.m. as usual.

Be sure to check out the parade and other fun things that Logan hosts at Willow Park. For more information, click here.

If you’re looking to relax with a good book this holiday, we have quite a selection of great reads about the amazing pioneers and their sacrifices here at The Book Table.

If you’re looking to for historical fiction check out:

  • Undaunted by Gerald Lund which is about the early hole-in-the-rock settlers.
  • The Fire of the Covenant by Gerald Lund, which is about the Willie and Martin handcart companies.

We also carry many books filled with the stories from real-life pioneers. Be sure to check out

  • I Walked to Zion by Susan Arrington Madsen, a book filled with stories of young pioneers on the Mormon Trail.
  • Tell My Story, Too by Jolene S. Allphin, which is filled with stories from many of the handcart companies that traveled across the plains, and
  • Odds & Ends by Shirley Bahlmann, filled with “fantastic yet true pioneer tales”.
  • and many more!

We also carry a variety of beautiful picture stories about the pioneers. Be sure to check them out!

And don’t forget about our biography section full of great stories of our ancestors who crossed the plains.

Come in or call us at 752-3055 for more information.

Have a safe and fun holiday!