Bookstore Baby Favorites!

The toddlers and babies of Gibson's Bookstore share some of their favorite books!
Featuring picks from:

  • Cordelia, age 4
  • Serafina, age 1
  • Genevieve, age 5
Little Poet Lewis Carroll: Silly Time By Kate Coombs, Carme Lemniscates (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Coombs, Carme Lemniscates (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423654285
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 10th, 2020

Be silly Lewis Carroll's hilarious poetry will lead the way.


I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525579526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

If you can see it, you can be it! Introduce your child to your role models with this series of inspirational board books.

It's never too early to introduce your child to the people you admire! This board book distills Ruth Bader Ginsburg's excellent qualities into deliciously illustrated little baby-sized bites, with text designed to share and read aloud.


Pajama Time! (Boynton on Board) By Sandra Boynton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761119753
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 1st, 2000

Pull on the bottoms. Put on the top. Get yourself set to pajama-dee-bop—it's PAJAMA TIME!
Pajama Time!
is a good-night book with the irrepressible language, the inimitable illustrations, the irresistible cast of characters only Sandra Boynton could create.

A jump-roping chicken and a pig on a swing.


Won't You Be My Neighbor?: A Mister Rogers Poetry Book (Mister Rogers Poetry Books #2) By Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683691990
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Published: Quirk Books - August 4th, 2020

The iconic song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is transformed into a board book for a new generation of kids. 


Festival of Colors (Classic Board Books) By Surishtha Sehgal, Kabir Sehgal, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534478176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - January 5th, 2021

Holi, Hai! Holi, Hai! It’s time to prepare for the Indian springtime Festival of Colors in this delightful Classic Board Book!

It’s time for the Indian festival of Holi, a celebration of the start of spring, of new beginnings, and of good over evil.


The GayBCs By M. L. Webb Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692508
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - May 4th, 2021

“The perfect way to teach your kiddos LGBTQ+ vocab while celebrating the beauty of embracing yourself and others.”—KIWI Magazine

Now in board book format, a joyful alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!


Black White By Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062656902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 2nd, 2017

Share this book with the baby in your life. It’s never too early to read together!

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling large format board book features thirty-four bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.


Indestructibles: The Itsy Bitsy Spider: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew) By Maddie Frost, Amy Pixton (From an idea by) Cover Image
By Maddie Frost, Amy Pixton (From an idea by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781523505098
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 16th, 2019

Sing a nursery rhyme with a book that’s Indestructible!

Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time.


Where's the Penguin? By Nosy Crow, Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nosy Crow, Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536202502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press - September 11th, 2018

Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. A mirror on the final spread makes for a satisfying ending to the book’s search-and-find inquiries. (Where are you? There you are!) A perfect book to share with very little ones.


Pandemics for Babies (Baby University) By Chris Ferrie, Neal Goldstein, Joanna Suder Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781728234168
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 27th, 2020

A timely and simple explanation of the science behind pandemics, from the #1 science author for kids. The perfect tool to explain current events to toddlers, or give as a funny keepsake or gift for babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Penguin Bedtime Classics) By Lewis Carroll, Carly Gledhill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lewis Carroll, Carly Gledhill (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593113257
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers!


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Llama Destroys the World (A Llama Book #1) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250303172
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 7th, 2019

Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you.

He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins.

On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats.
On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing pants, which he promptly rips.


This Is Not My Hat By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 9th, 2012

The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner!

From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.


Not Quite Narwhal By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

This New York Times bestseller is soon to be an animated series on Netflix!

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.

Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of h


Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803736801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud is an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack that will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose.


Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525428886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - May 2nd, 2017

The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times best seller, perfect for story time


The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781773210292
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - April 10th, 2018

Over five million copies in print


Frog and Toad Are Friends 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062983435
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

This beautiful commemorative picture book edition of the Caldecott Honor title Frog and Toad Are Friends is the perfect way to celebrate Frog and Toad’s 50th anniversary!


5-Minute Frozen (5-Minute Stories) By Disney Books, Disney Storybook Art Team (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368041959
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Published: Disney Press - October 4th, 2019

Join Anna, Elsa, Sven, Kristoff, Olaf, and some all new friends for adventures in Arendelle!


With 12 fantastically-frozenstories that can each be read in five minutes, this durable, padded storybook is the perfect fit for bedtime, story time, or anytime!


Room on the Broom By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142501122
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2003

This fun family read-aloud is the perfect way to start Halloween celebrations and an ideal gift book. A sweet story of quick wits, friendship, and inclusivity from the creators of The Gruffalo!


The Gruffalo By Julia Donaldson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142403877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 2nd, 2006

Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud—a perfect gift for any special occasion!


Pride Colors By Robin Stevenson Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459820708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 12th, 2019

"Awash in messages of love and the celebration of individuality... A rare treat for both Pride Day and everyday sharing."--School Library Journal, starred review

★ A good thing comes in a small, rainbow package...A joyful, affirming, pride-filled read.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Antiracist Baby Picture Book By Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110508
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - July 14th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!


Cinnamon By Neil Gaiman, Divya Srinivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Divya Srinivasan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062399618
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

A perfect read-aloud picture book by the Newbery Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author of American Gods and Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman, and illustrated in bold colors by Divya Srinivasan.


Saturday By Oge Mora (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Oge Mora (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect....


Sulwe By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.  With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special.


Festival of Colors By Surishtha Sehgal, Kabir Sehgal, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481420495
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Published: Beach Lane Books - January 30th, 2018

Learn all about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, in this lush picture book from bestselling mother/son duo Surishtha Sehgal and Kabir Sehgal.

Spring is here, and it’s almost time for Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival.


Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Corduroy By Don Freeman Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140501735
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Published: Puffin Books - September 30th, 1976

A picture book classic!
 
One of School Library Journal’s "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012) 
One of the National Education Association’s "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."


Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music By Michael Genhart, Priscilla Burris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Priscilla Burris (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830747
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Published: Magination Press - April 21st, 2020

Finalist in the International Latino Book Awards


Khalida and the Most Beautiful Song By Amanda Calatzis Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781624145797
Published: Page Street Kids - September 18th, 2018

When a song whispers in Khalida's ear late one night, she is determined to catch it. But the next day, no matter how hard she tries, bad timing and a busy schedule get in the way of her creative pursuit. Khalida longs for time to sit at the piano and make her own music and refuses to give up on her quest. When she finally succeeds, we discover the power of a captivating melody.


Baby Loves Science Board Boxed Set By Ruth Spiro, Irene Chan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Spiro, Irene Chan (Illustrator)
$35.96
ISBN: 9781632890351
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Published: Charlesbridge - November 13th, 2018

Satisfy your baby's growing curiosity about the world with big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.


Baby Loves Political Science: Democracy! (Baby Loves Science) By Ruth Spiro, Greg Paprocki (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Spiro, Greg Paprocki (Illustrator)
$8.99
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ISBN: 9781623542276
Published: Charlesbridge - April 7th, 2020

Is your future voter election-day ready?

This cute and clever addition to the best-selling Baby Loves series offers an introduction to political science that is accurate and simple enough for baby, ready to teach toddlers what makes a great democracy.


Evolution for Babies (Baby University) By Chris Ferrie, Cara Florance Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781492671152
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - June 5th, 2018

Fans of Chris Ferrie's Quantum Physics for Babies, ABCs of Science, and Organic Chemistry for Babies will love this introduction to evolutionary biology for babies and toddlers


Green Eggs and Ham (Beginner Books(R)) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Join in the fun with Sam-I-Am in this iconic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss that will have readers of all ages craving Green Eggs and Ham! This is a beloved classic from the bestselling author of Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


Feminist Baby By Loryn Brantz, Loryn Brantz (Illustrator), Loryn Brantz (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Loryn Brantz, Loryn Brantz (Illustrator), Loryn Brantz (Cover design or artwork by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781484778586
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2017

Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you!

Feminist Baby chooses what to wearand if you don't like it she doesn't care!


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780997895810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rebel Girls - November 10th, 2016

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

This must-have volume brings readers on an empowering journey, introdu


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World By Elena Favilli Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781733329293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rebel Girls - October 13th, 2020

A 2021 NATIONAL PARENTING PRODUCT AWARDS WINNER!

The third installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Ti


Almost Everybody Farts By Marty Kelley Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454919544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - April 4th, 2017

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


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780786819881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2003

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.


The Pigeon Needs a Bath! (Pigeon series) By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423190875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2014

The 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.


A Giraffe and a Half By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780060256555
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe!