Welcome to Smart Toys and Books, Parties too!

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With over 28 years of experience in the toy industry, we know what will   spark the imagination, create excitement, and stimulate learning, all a day’s work in the life of a child.  We provide a wonderfully complete selection of high quality games, books, toys and dolls that facinate, challenge, enlighten and delight children of all ages.  We are truly about the best of the best!  Come experience an atmosphere of maximum fun in a store that is easy to shop.  Our staff is always available, and our displays and demonstrations are definitely hands on!

We promise to deliver superior customer service, through our individualized attention, customer incentive programs and complimentary wrapping.

We do the BEST Birthday Parties in Town! – Specializing in parties for preschool chilren.  Choose from one of many themes…or design a party as individual as you are!  Popular themes include:  Harry Potter, Ninjago, Transformers, Smurfs, Tinkerbell, Toy Story, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Cars, Princess, and Kindermusik.




Space-tastic Mosaics!

This activity was a huge hit last year, so we brought back a new version this year! Peel and stick plastic squares to create a no-mess, fantastic, hang-it-in-your-window mosaic. Challenging, fun and the results are really cool. Mosaics are an age-old art, begin your exploration of the process today.


Wednesday, July 23rd 11:00am

Friday, July 25th 1:00pm






Pop Bottle Science Workshop

Each workshop participant will receive a complete kit with a shatter-proof experiment bottle and a fully illustrated guide for completing 79 easy, hands-on experiments. The kit probes the worlds of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, weather, the human body, and even astronomy. Each experiement begins with a challenge and ends with the scientific principles involved. Experienced former science teacher Steve Cottrell will lead the class in conducting a selected group of experiments from the kit to cover a range of science topics. Ages 8 and up. Registration and a $10 material fee is required in advance.

Saturday, July 26th 11:00am



 children_playing_learning_school_parent_teacherFREE Seminar for Parents!

Pat Capps, Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Fellowship Church, Knoxville, will present a seminar on “You are your child’s favorite plaything: learning to make the most of play with your child from birth to age five.”

This interactive presentation will focus on milestones and stages of development in early childhood, as well as appropriate toys and play experiences for children during their early years. Handouts will be available.

Pat has over 30 years of experience in both children’s ministry and child care administration. Pat has a B.S. in Special Education and an M.A. in Child and Family Studies. As a lifelong resident of Knoxville, she has a passionate commitment to connecting children and parents to effective resources in the community.

There is no charge for the seminar, but space in limited and reservations in advance are required. (Light refreshments will be served.)

Saturday, August 2nd 11:00am-12noon



Book Signing

Knoxville author, Heather Alexander, will be available to sign her book, Secrets of The Mommyhood: Everything I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Pregnancy, Childbirth and Having a Baby. This highly rated book is the one that every first-time mom, grandparent and/or other concerned family member should read to gain down-to-earth, practical insight on these topics. Especially appropriate for baby shower and personal gifts as well.

Saturday, August 2nd 11:00am-1:00pm






Smart Toys and Books Fair of Fall Activities

Smart Toys and Books Fair of Fall Activities provides a preview of ongoing classes and services offered at Smart Toys and Books. Instructors will be available to discuss their offerings and overviews of other activities will be displayed.

Some attendees include: Knoxville Zoo, Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, Healthy Eating and Nurtrition for Families and Children, Kindermusik, Lane Music, Brix4Kids, Chick-fil-A, and more!

Refreshments, door prizes, give-aways and special activities are included. No charge.

Wednesday, August 20th 10:00am-2:00pm

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