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Sidewalk Sale!

Downtown Logan’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale starts TODAY, July 7th and ends Saturday, July 9th. Come check out all the awesome deals we will have out in front of our store!

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Piggy Story

“‘Tag you’re it!’ that used to be all that was needed for an afternoon of adventure and fun.Remember those times? Today it’s hi-tech gadgets, lessons, and tutors before dinner.Where are the wonder and imagination in children today? It’s trapped in a television show,video game or movie of the week. That’s why The Piggy Story is committed to creating products designed to capture young imaginations. Before each product is crafted we ask, “What will captivate a child?” An array of designs from Dragons and Princesses to Piggy Fairies and Piggy Pirates keeps minds engaged to a story of their own. Simple, fun and affordable – crayons, doodle pad, a tote with a fun design, are all the ingredients to make their fantasies come to life. The greatest inventions and technologies surfaced from the wildest imaginations, playing around and just being curious. Let’s give back the wonder and imagination to our children today and watch what they will create for tomorrow.

The Book Table carries The Piggy Story products. Below is a sneak peak at some of them:

Little Picasso Art Kit

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Create & Doodle Roll Travel Set

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Chalk N Doodle

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and Much More!

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Check out their website: http://www.thepiggystory.com/products/

 

Children’s Novels & Young Adult

Now that it’s officially summer, it is important to keep reading! We have many books in our Children’s Novels and Young Adult sections here at the Book Table. These books are perfect to keep those brains working and to stay entertained. Here are a few of our favorites:

How to Train Your Dragon

Packed with energetic black-and-white drawings and plenty of action, this book tells the boisterous tale of a young heir to a Viking chiefdom who must hunt down the fiercest dragon in the land, but ends up with the smallest, most ornery dragon.
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians

After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew–Poseidon, god of the sea.
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The Divergent Series

In a future Chicago, Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she does not fit into any one group.
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The Selection Series

The opportunity to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.the-selection-series

Got a Green Thumb?

Here at the Book Table we have books and toys to help you and your kids get your gardens ready for the summer.

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Come check out all of our gardening books on display!

The Water-Saving Garden

With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, conserving water is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean your gardening options are limited to cacti and rocks. The Water-Saving Garden provides gardeners and homeowners with a diverse array of techniques and plentiful inspiration for creating outdoor spaces that are so beautiful and inviting, it’s hard to believe they are water-thrifty. Including a directory of 100 plants appropriate for a variety of drought-prone regions of the country, this accessible and contemporary guide is full of must-know information on popular gardening topics like native and drought-tolerant plants, rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, permeable paving, and more.

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Adult Coloring Books

We also have a wide variety of adult coloring books, some of which are floral and other natural designs. Come check out the selection today!

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Gardening Toys

In our Toys department we have some fun toys and tools so your kids can help you take care of your gardens! Check out this fun gardening set by Melissa and Doug!

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Cache Valley Gardeners Market

Don’t forget the Cache Valley Gardeners Market is every Saturday at the historic court house from 9am-1pm until October 15th. There will be fresh produce, food, and music. For more information go to gardenersmarket.org.

Summer Bridge Activities

Check out this fun video to see what Summer Bridge Activities are all about! Call or come in to the store for details and pricing of these books!

Summer Toys!

With all the fun toys we carry here at the Book Table, your kids will never be bored again! Come in and see where the fun begins.

Tangle Sportz Matrix Night Ball Softball and Football

Take your game past sundown with Tangle Sportz Matrix Airless NightBall. This bright green rubber glows with blue and green light whenever the ball is kicked, rolled along the ground, or hurled through the air, allowing you to play ball into the night without external lighting. Play in the driveway, at the park, even by the water. This ball is completely water-proof and even floats. The perfect ball for nighttime fun, now you don’t have to stop kicking after it gets dark out. Its tough yet flexible rubber design is ideal for all kinds of play while fun colors and fascinating lights create a memorable soccer game experience. Get ready to play all twenty-four hours of the day with the Tangle Sportz Matrix NightBall Soccer Ball. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

The Tangle Sport Matrix Nightball Football provides hours of active fun, day or night. Not just a high-quality football, the Nightball contains special LED lights that illuminate the ball when thrown. The NightBall’s tough, synthetic construction does not need to be inflated and is always ready for play. The faster the ball spirals through the air, the brighter the LED lights glow. Requires one non-standard battery (included). Suitable for outdoor use only.

Lil Merfin Mermaid Flipper

The Li’l MerFin is the ‘little sister’ product to the Mahina MerFin Classic, referred to as the ‘training wheels’ for the MerFin Classic. The Li’l MerFin is an ultra-lightweight fin which has an adjustable foot strap, which makes it a one-size-fits-all for children between the ages of 6 and 12.

Designed for those wanting to test the waters and put their little toes in the shallow end to discover what all the fuss of Mermaiding is about. A dress-up toy that can be used both in and out of the water, Li’l MerFin lets little girls imagine they are a mermaid and even swim a lap or two like a mermaid if the foot strap is pulled tight. For safety reasons, the foot strap will release quite quickly when used in the pool, which is part of the adjustable single foot strap design. The Li’l MerFin is perfect for the pool, allowing Li’l Mermaids to play their Mermaid games in safety and build water confidence, while inspiring their imaginations.

Jazzminton

Great fast-paced, action packed paddle game. Pick the feather birdie you’d like to use, stand at a distance of 5 to 30 feet, and see how long you can go without dropping it. Play on a hard surface and watch the birdie bounce to give you a second chance at your record. The set includes 2 paddles and 4 feather birdies. The two blue birdies are for fast play at longer distance and the two orange birdies are better closer and easier play. The paddle is made of wood and the birdies are real feathers. Can be played inside as the feather birdies are lightweight and shouldn’t break anything.

Come check out all the fun summer toys we have in our Toy Department including lots of fun sand/water toys! The fun starts here! 

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.

Summer Fun Toys!

Did you know that upstairs in our Toys & Games department we have a couple of display tables dedicated specifically to fun summer stuff?

RingStix Lite

RingStix is a simple and innovative variation of the most common game in everyone’s childhood, catch. It uses two Stix shaped like inverted swords to propel a ring at ones partner, who catches the ring and throws it back using his Stix. The game is easy to learn and can be played from 30 yards away. Hours of fun awaits you with this awesome game. Full set for two players includes 4 Stix and 1 Red Ring.

Don’t Tip The Waiter Splash Game

This classic game takes a dip in the pool for a whole new challenge. Players take turns stacking cups on the waiter’s tray. Be careful because too many cups will tip the waiter. If you make the waiter drop the cups back into the water, then you are out. Last player standing wins. Includes 3-dimentional floating waiter, cups and instructions. Full set for 1-4 players, ages 4+, includes 3-dimentional floating waiter and cups.

The Amazing WUBBLE Bubble Ball

The Wubble is like no other ball or toy you’ve ever played with before! You see, it looks like a bubble… and moves like a bubble, but you play with it like a ball! You can kick it, whack it, throw it, bounce it – and even sit on it! The Wubble giant ball floats, wobbles, dribbles, spins, smashes – and makes really WACKY SOUNDS!!! So what makes the Wubble bubble ball so special? It’s made from top-secret super-thermo-stretch-tacular stuff that makes it squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight and allows it to be inflated to a gigantic THREE FEET TALL. Use the battery-operated air pump (included) to inflate your Wubble bubble ball in around three minutes and when you’re finished playing, just deflate the Wubble with the deflation tool (included) and stick it in a drawer for next time. The best part is that the inflatable Wubble bubble ball is fun to play with indoors or outdoors, all year round. Now go get a Wubble ball and have a blast!

SMAKABALL

Smakaball allows anyone the ability to catch a ball one handed, fully extended from the bodY. It’s a great way to get kids up off the couch. You can play in the park, in the pool, in the backyard, a rec room or gym. The toy breaks down for easy storage so you can take it anywhere. The materials Smakaball is made of are soft and safe for anyone ages 6 and up, so parents can have peace of mind when their kids are out playing. You can play a variety of games with as many people as you like. Be one of the first people in the neighborhood to get a Smakaball.

Be sure to check out the Toys & Games department located upstairs across from Scrapbooking & Education. We are constantly getting in new games and fun toys; every visit is sure to be different!

Jenny Oaks Baker Fiddling Clinic

Two weeks from today at 10 a.m.  is our first workshop of the summer: a fiddling clinic featuring Jenny Oaks Baker.

This workshop is perfect for any aspiring fiddler! During the first hour, Jenny will lead beginning/intermediate students in an hour of group coaching. After that, she will teach a 1 hour masterclass with 4-5 advanced students. It is sure to be a lot of fun, so don’t delay in signing up! The cost for this clinic is only $15, which must be paid in full before the doors open for the clinic on Friday, August 2nd.

To read more about the other workshops we’ll be hosting this summer, click here.

To sign up for this workshop, or any of our other workshops this summer, email the music manager, Lauren, at lauren.booktable@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Leaf Necklaces and Ruffle Scarves

Let me introduce you to our newest line of jewelry:

Rocky Mountain Leaf Company has an interesting product we like: jewelry made from real leaves. To your right is a real oak leaf hanging on a necklace. H0w do they do it? Well, after collecting just the perfect leaf or pine cone- they even do pine cones!- it is dried, and then coated with copper and electroplated with a gold, silver, or copper finish. The final product is a beautiful trinket straight from the Rocky Mountains.

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Next we have a lot of beautiful products from Howards. You might recognize some of their other products- the three in one rings and necklaces. New to the store are these adorable ruffle scarves. They are made from lightweight fabric that is perfect for hot weather, yet fashionable.