Childrens Events

Jane Yolen

Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 11 am

Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - October 10th, 2017

Macabre, ironic, and witty epitaphs share how prehistoric creatures like the terror bird, the woolly mammoth, and the T-rex met their demise. The ever-entertaining J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen offer a collection organized by era, with posthumous poems paired with short secondary text providing additional, factual information about each creature.


Tomie dePaola!

Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 2 p.m.

Strega Nona Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780671666064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 1979

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola.


Pancakes for Breakfast Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780156707688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 3rd, 1978

This wordless picture book follows the trials of a little old lady who attempts to make pancakes for her breakfast. "The optimistic determination of the woman and the gentle humor of the illustrations make this an appealing book for the very young."--School Library Journal

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Stories).


The Art Lesson Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780698115729
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Paperstar Book - December 21st, 2001

Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules," he is surprised and dismayed.


Find Waldo 2017

Find Waldo is back in Downtown Concord! This year marks the 30th anniversary of Where’s Waldo? and we're as excited as ever to find him hidden in 25 Downtown shops. You can pick up a passport when you stop in to any of these businesses listed, or print one out at home from the file down below. Then join us on the 31st for a prize drawing party!

Find Waldo 2017 prize party!

Monday, July 31st, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to whenever-we-finish-pulling-names-out-of-a-hat!

A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 25 out there).

  • Gibson's Bookstore

Storytime special guest Carolyn Crimi, with There Might Be Lobsters

Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 11 am

A special storytime edition as Gibson's presents children's author Carolyn Crimi, with her new book There Might be Lobsters!

"Come on, Sukie, you can do it."

There Might Be Lobsters Cover Image
By Carolyn Crimi, Laurel Molk (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763675424
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 9th, 2017

Come on, Sukie, you can do it A little dog's paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller is in need in this humorous, tenderly sympathetic story.


Storytime special guest Josh Funk, with The Case of the Stinky Stench

Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 11 a.m.

A special storytime edition as Gibson's presents returning children's author Josh Funk, and his new book The Case of the Stinky Stench!

The Case of the Stinky Stench Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454919605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 2nd, 2017

"Uncle," Croissant said, "the fridge is in trouble
A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble
I'm the last hope or the fridge will be lost
Help me or else we'll be cooked, served, and sauced."


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454914044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 1st, 2015

"A tale of 'to-go' food that is good for you . . . Kearney's illustrations kick butter, with full command of the story's arc.. . . Teachers and students alike will delight in this food fight. Who will be the winner? Readers will be hungry to find out." --Kirkus Reviews

The race is ON Who will win the tastiest food fight ever?


Storytime special guest Marty Kelley, with Almost Everybody Farts

Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 11 a.m.

Join us for a storytime as special guest New Hampshire author/illustrator Marty Kelley presents his newest picture book, Almost Everybody Farts.

Almost Everybody Farts Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454919544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 4th, 2017

Grandmas fart. Teachers fart. Terrifying creatures fart. But . . . is there someone who DOESN'T fart?


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