About Us

With over 25 years of experience in the toy industry, we know  what will spark the imagination, create excitement, 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  fascinate, 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 – with staff that is always available, and by displays and demonstrations that are truly "hands on!" We promise to deliver superior customer service, through our individualized attention, customer incentive programs and complimentary wrapping.


Our Team

We’re so excited to highlight our team of experts who enjoy sharing their love of learning with children everyday at

Smart Toys and Books.



Science Instructor

"I enjoy encouraging children to question the world around them and explore to and experiment."

A recent graduate from University of Tennessee with a Bachelors of Arts degree in history, Alexandra has always been fascinated in biology, geology and astronomy. She has over 10 years experience working with children as a nanny and camp counselor. Alexandra is enjoys teaching science and exploration at Smart Toys and Books.



Science Instructor

"I enjoy teaching others about how the world works."

After following success in Math & Science, Titus spent the first half of his college experience studying Nuclear Engineering before switching to Linguists so he could follow his passion for languages. Experienced in tutoring other students in math and physics, Tutus puts his love for teaching others to work as a Science Instructor.


Art instructor

"I enjoy teaching children about the world of colors and creativity."

Melissa discovered a passion for art early in college. She majored in graphic design with a minor in fine art & art history. She shares her love of arts & crafts with her 2 year old little girl.


Preschooler Instructor

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun – Mary Poppins"

After teaching preschool for 20 years, Julia feels very fortunate to be able to continue playing and learning with children! She has been married 31 years and is the mother of 2 "grown" children who spent many wonderful hours at this store. Julie loves Smart Toys and Books, where she says, "Learning never ends!"


Toy Specialist

"I enjoy delivering over 15 years of toy experiences to our customers and help them to pick perfect gifts."

A formal employee of Smart Toys and Books for over 15 years, Lisa has always been an expert for both traditional and trending toys. Whether looking for birthday or holiday gifts, you can always count on Lisa.



Party Hostess

"I love playing with kids, and always energetic ."

A formal employee of Smart Toys and Books, have been hosted hundreds of birthday parties and special events. Very interactive with kids.


Workshop Host

"I enjoy Building and Constructing, and love team work."

Daniel is kind and smart, always patient with children. He has hosted several workshop and family game night.


Party Hostess

"My very FIRST job, absolutely love it. Enjoy playing with children on the playground"

Ellie always has smile on her face, and always interactive with kids on the playground.