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Mega storytime event: Josh Funk and Kari Allen!

Saturday, November 19th, 2022, 11am!

The Great Caper Caper: Volume 5 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454943631
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Union Square Kids - November 15th, 2022

In the fifth adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends find their home covered in darkness and embark on a Las Veggies heist--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.


Maddie and Mabel Take the Lead: Book 2 By Kari Allen, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781638940128
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Kind World Publishing - October 25th, 2022

The follow-up to the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection book Maddie and Mabel


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Volume 1 By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454914044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - September 1st, 2015

A thoroughly delicious rhyming story about the funniest food fight ever--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship--until they discover that there's only one drop of maple syrup left The race is ON Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini.


The Case of the Stinky Stench: Volume 2 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #2) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454919605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - May 2nd, 2017

In the second adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends are ready to solve a smelly mystery--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.


Mission Defrostable: Volume 3 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #3) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454928119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - September 25th, 2018

In the third adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends race against time to save their fridge--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.


Short & Sweet: Volume 4 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #4) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454934271
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - September 1st, 2020

In the fourth adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends face a transformation of epic proportions--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.


Maddie and Mabel By Kari Allen, Nevin Mays (Editor), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Nevin Mays (Editor), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781638940029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kind World Publishing - March 22nd, 2022

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection


The Boy Who Loved Maps By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984852304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - July 12th, 2022

This enchanting picture book about a map-making boy who is stumped when a girl asks him for a map of the "perfect place" helps readers appreciate the charms of their own neighborhood--and even shows them how to make a map of it!
 


How to Code a Sandcastle By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425291986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.


Where Is Our Library?: A Story of Patience and Fortitude By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250241405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 27th, 2020

Where Is Our Library? is a companion to Lost in the Library and our second picture book in partnership with the New York Public Library.

Curious Patience and steadfast Fortitude wait every morning to greet visitors of the New York Public Library—and slip away every night to read in the Children's Center.


How to Code a Rollercoaster By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425292037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

Pearl and Pascal take their coding adventures to the amusement park in this follow-up picture book from our Girls Who Code program!


Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude (A New York Public Library Book) By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250155016
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 28th, 2018

Steadfast Fortitude and curious Patience are waiting every morning to greet visitors of the Library.

That is until, one early morning, when Fortitude finds Patience is missing. The city is about to awake, and the lions absolutely must be in their places before the sun rises. Now, Fortitude must abandon his own post to find his best friend in the Library’s labyrinthine halls.


The Animal Adventurer's Guide, with Susie Spikol

cover art for The Animal Adventurer's Guide, by Susie SpikolSaturday, September 24th, 2022, 11 am at Gibson's Bookstore

The Animal Adventurer's Guide: How to Prowl for an Owl, Make Snail Slime, and Catch a Frog Bare-Handed--50 Acti vities to Get Wild with Animals By Susie Spikol, Becca Hall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susie Spikol, Becca Hall (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781611809534
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roost Books - September 13th, 2022

Calling all animal lovers! 50 hands-on activities and adventures that bring you closer to wild animals than you’ve ever been.


Kari Allen - The Boy Who Loved Maps

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, 4:30-6pm, in-store book signing!

The Boy Who Loved Maps By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984852304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - July 12th, 2022

This enchanting picture book about a map-making boy who is stumped when a girl asks him for a map of the "perfect place" helps readers appreciate the charms of their own neighborhood--and even shows them how to make a map of it!
 


Maddie and Mabel By Kari Allen, Nevin Mays (Editor), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Nevin Mays (Editor), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781638940029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kind World Publishing - March 22nd, 2022

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection


Maddie and Mabel Take the Lead: Book 2 By Kari Allen, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781638940128
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Kind World Publishing - October 25th, 2022

The follow-up to the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection book Maddie and Mabel


Kari Allen, Maddie and Mabel in-store book signing!

cover art for Maddie and Mabel by Kari AllenTuesday, March 22nd, 2022, 4:30 - 6pm, in-store book signing!

Maddie and Mabel By Kari Allen, Nevin Mays (Editor), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Nevin Mays (Editor), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781638940029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kind World Publishing - March 22nd, 2022

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection


The Boy Who Loved Maps By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984852304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - July 12th, 2022

This enchanting picture book about a map-making boy who is stumped when a girl asks him for a map of the "perfect place" helps readers appreciate the charms of their own neighborhood--and even shows them how to make a map of it!
 


Your Legacy virtual launch, children's event

cover art for Your LegacyTuesday, September 28th, 2021, 7pm ET, online only via Crowdcast, free to attend: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/your-legacy

Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

The first 20 orders of Your Legacy from Gibson's Bookstore will receive a signed bookplate!


My Hair is Magic! By M. L. Marroquin, Tonya Engel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By M. L. Marroquin, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624149818
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Page Street Kids - October 6th, 2020

This little girl knows her hair is great just as it is. When people ask, “Why is your hair so BIG?” she answers, “Why isn’t yours?” Her hair is soft, it protects her, it’s both gentle and fierce. While some might worry about how it’s different and try to contain it, she gives it the freedom to be so extraordinary it almost has a life of its own.


Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou By Bethany Hegedus, Tonya Engel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bethany Hegedus, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781620145876
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lee & Low Books - August 13th, 2019

Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Editor's Choice, Booklist
Notable Books in the Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English
Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force, American Library Association (ALA)
Notable Poetry List, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)


Amy Timberlake, Egg Marks the Spot: Skunk and Badger 2!

cover art for Egg Marks the Spot by Amy TimberlakeTuesday, September 21st, 2021, 7pm EST. Online only, via Zoom Webinar. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166527928517

Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2) By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake returns with a follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning Skunk and Badger. With illustrations by Caldecott medalist Jon Klassen, this new adventure begins as Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition, finding surprises behind every boulder.


Staff Pick Badge
Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Learn how Skunk and Badger first became roommates before embarking on their latest adventure, Egg Marks the Spot, now on sale!

Best Book of 2020: People * Kirkus Reviews Booklist  * School Library Journal * Publishers Weekly * Shelf Awareness for Readers * New York Public Library *


Cape (The League of Secret Heroes #1) By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534439122
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - May 5th, 2020

“Readers…will be enamored by this blend of history, mystery, and superpowered action.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Has the exciting pace of a superhero adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews

Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler


Mask (The League of Secret Heroes #2) By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534439153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - July 6th, 2021

“Pitch-perfect action scenes…A winning blend of comedy, superheroics, inspirational women from history, and puzzle-solving.” —Kirkus Reviews

A trio of young superheroes try to thwart a spy in this second book in the action-packed, comics-inspired adventure series that’s Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman!

After defeati


Boots (The League of Secret Heroes #3) By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534439177
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - August 3rd, 2021

The League of Secret Heroes travel to Paris on their most critical mission yet in this third book in the action-packed, comics-inspired adventure series that’s Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman!

When the Infinity Trinity hears of a Nazi spy plot that could bring danger to Chicago, Mae knows they must go to check on her beloved aunts, the daring World War II pilots


Joseph Fink, The Halloween Moon, with Ransom Riggs

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021, 8pm ET, online only via Crowdcast. Book purchase (or book/ticket purchase https://www.eventbrite.com/e/161013081461) required.

The Halloween Moon By Joseph Fink Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063020979
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - July 27th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling adult author Joseph Fink comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence.


Meredith Tate's and Cameron Lund's YA rom-com party!

Thursday, May 20th, 2021, 7pm EST. Online only via Zoom.

Shipped By Meredith Tate Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984813527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

Can two IRL enemies find their happily ever after online?


Heartbreakers and Fakers By Cameron Lund Cover Image
$18.99
OUT OF PRINT: Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780593114940
Published: Razorbill - June 8th, 2021

From the author of The Best Laid Plans comes another fresh voiced, hilarious rom-com perfect for fans of You Have a Match and The Rest of the Story.

Penny Harris just ruined her life.


The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly By Meredith Tate Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984813510
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 9th, 2021

Meredith Tate's gripping YA thriller about sisterhood and secrets--now in paperback!

When band-geek Ivy and her friends get together, things start with a rousing board game and end with arguments about Star Wars.

Her older sister Autumn is a different story. Enigmatic, aloof, and tough as nails, Autumn hasn't had real friends--or trusted anyone--in years. Even Ivy.


Missing Pieces By Meredith Tate Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781623421786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Omnific Publishing - March 3rd, 2015

"Your family is the most important part of your life. Your families are the people you love, and love is what separates us from scoundrels and criminals. It maintains order. Your parents, your sibling, and your Partner are the ones you love. There should never, ever, be anyone else who comes close to that bond. You have only one best friend, and that is the person you'll be marrying some day.


The Red Labyrinth By Meredith Tate Cover Image
$14.99
OUT OF PRINT: Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781635830347
Published: Flux - June 4th, 2019

The massive labyrinth was built to protect Zadie Kalvers' isolated desert town. Unfortunately, living in the maze's shadow makes her feel anything but safe. Even without its enchanted deathtraps and illusions, a notorious killer named Dex lurks in its corridors, terrorizing anyone in his path.


Freedom Trials By Meredith Tate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624145995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - October 9th, 2018

Evelyn Summers is imprisoned for a crime that was wiped from her memory.

In order for Evelyn to be released, she—along with other “reformed” prisoners—must pass seven mental, physical, and virtual challenges known as the Freedom Trials. One mistake means execution and, with her history of being a snitch, her fellow inmates will do everything they can to get revenge.


The Best Laid Plans By Cameron Lund Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593114933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - February 2nd, 2021

High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.

It seemed like a good plan at first.


Adorn your laptop, your waterbottle, your car, with this snazzy Gibson's vinyl sticker! Green print on a white background, 4"x6".

Produced locally, with Speedy Printing.


$9.99
SKU: GIBSONSPIN

Show your Gibson's pride with this green and silvertone enamel pin!

Pin stays in place with a metal butterfly clutch back.

Pin measures 1" in width. Produced by a New Hampshire company, Crown Trophy in Hooksett!


Middle grade authors Dayna Lorentz, OF A FEATHER, with Alex London

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, 7pm EST. Online only via Zoom.

Of a Feather By Dayna Lorentz Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358283539
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - February 9th, 2021

"A perfect tale of outcasts, friendship, falconry, and the families we create.”--Tui T.


Black Wings Beating (The Skybound Saga #1) By Alex London Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250211484
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Published: Square Fish - September 3rd, 2019

In this first young-adult fantasy novel in a trilogy, Alex London launches a soaring saga about the memories that haunt us, the histories that hunt us, and the bonds of blood between us.


Gold Wings Rising (The Skybound Saga #3) By Alex London Cover Image
$19.99
OUT OF PRINT: Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780374306892
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 1st, 2020

In Gold Wings Rising, the final installment of Alex London's Skybound Saga, Kylee and Brysen must fight for their lives and their humanity. Book 1 was a Today Show Book Club Pick!


City of Thieves (Battle Dragons #1) By Alex London Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338716542
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

In a modern mega-city built around dragons, one boy gets caught up in the world of underground dragon battles and a high-stakes gang war that could tear his family apart.

Once, dragons nearly drove themselves to extinction. But in the city of Drakopolis, humans domesticated them centuries ago.


Adorn your laptop, your waterbottle, your car, with this snazzy Gibson's vinyl sticker! Green print on a white background, 4"x6".

Produced locally, with Speedy Printing.


$9.99
SKU: GIBSONSPIN

Show your Gibson's pride with this green and silvertone enamel pin!

Pin stays in place with a metal butterfly clutch back.

Pin measures 1" in width. Produced by a New Hampshire company, Crown Trophy in Hooksett!


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