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Marek Bennett, Sharjah Sketchbook

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, 7pm EDT, online only via Zoom. Registration required (tickets by donation, $0-20): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marek-bennett-sharjah-sketchbook-tickets-115135260664

Sharjah Sketchbook Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781734386905
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Published: Comics Workshop - May 11th, 2020

Diary comics from a teaching trip to Sharjah International Book Fair, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Cartoonist Marek Bennett exlores the role of images & storytelling in Islam & in secular society, while drawing stories & inspiration from the crowds thronging the largest book fair in the Arab world.


The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby: 1862: A New Hampshire Teacher Goes to War Cover Image
By Marek Bennett (Artist)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780982415351
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Published: Comics Workshop - April 12th, 2016

Marek Bennett's comics adaptation of this actual Civil War memoir brings to life the dry humor and grim conviction of teacher-turned-soldier Freeman Colby.


The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Volume 2: 1863 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780982415375
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Published: Comics Workshop - May 30th, 2019

1863: The continuing saga of a Yankee schoolteacher in the Union Army:


Erin Bowman, with Julie C Dao, The Girl and the Witch's Garden

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, 8 pm EDT, online only via Zoom Did you miss it? Not to worry, we recorded it!

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The Girl and the Witch's Garden Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461581
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2020

“As enchanting as it is wise, the true magic of this secret garden story is in its unflinching, heart-wrenching exploration of grief, belonging, and inner strength.


Contagion Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062574169
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Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery

Perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux, Jonathan Maberry, and horror films like 28 Days Later and Resident Evil, this pulse-pounding, hair-raising, utterly terrifying novel is the first in a duology from the critically acclaimed author of the Taken trilogy.


Contagion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574145
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Published: HarperTeen - July 24th, 2018

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery

Perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux, Jonathan Maberry, and horror films like 28 Days Later and Resident Evil, this pulse-pounding, hair-raising, utterly terrifying novel is the first in a duology from the critically acclaimed author of the Taken trilogy.


Immunity (Contagion #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574176
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Published: HarperTeen - July 2nd, 2019

Survivors of a deadly planetary outbreak take on a new, sinister adversary in the white-knuckle sequel to Contagion, which New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman called “gripping, thrilling, and terrifying in equal measures.”


Vengeance Road Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544938403
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow.


Retribution Rails Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328603678
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Perfect for Westworld viewers and readers who loved The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, follows a young outlaw and an aspiring journalist learn the hard way that you can’t outrun the past or your demons, especially when gold and revenge are nipping at your heels in Retribution Rails.


Retribution Rails Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544918887
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

REDEMPTION IS NEVER FREE

When Reece Murphy is forcibly dragged into the Rose Riders gang  because of a mysterious gold coin in his possession, he vows to find the man who gave him the piece and turn him over to the gang in exchange for freedom. Never does he expect a lead to come from an aspiring female journalist.


Taken Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062117267
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Published: HarperTeen - April 16th, 2013

Fans of Incarceron by Catherine Fisher and Variant by Robison Wells won't want to miss this magnetic first book in a gripping dystopian sci-fi series. Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, raves that Taken is "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. More, please!"


Taken Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062117274
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Published: HarperTeen - March 18th, 2014

Fans of Incarceron by Catherine Fisher and Variant by Robison Wells won't want to miss this magnetic first book in a gripping dystopian sci-fi series. Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, raves that Taken is "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. More, please!"


Frozen (Taken) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062117304
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Published: HarperTeen - March 17th, 2015

This second book in Erin Bowman's gripping Taken trilogy will thrill fans of dystopian sci-fi series like Michael Grant's Gone and James Dashner's Maze Runner.


Forged (Taken #3) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062117335
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Published: HarperTeen - March 15th, 2016

New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu called Taken, Erin Bowman's debut novel, "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end." The action and suspense rise to explosive new heights in Forged, the epic conclusion to the Taken trilogy—and the perfect next read for fans of The Maze Runner and Gone.


Song of the Crimson Flower Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524738358
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Published: Philomel Books - November 5th, 2019

From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood.


Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524738310
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Published: Speak - September 11th, 2018

The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress.


Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (Rise of the Empress #2) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524738341
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Published: Penguin Books - September 17th, 2019

This fairy tale retelling lives in a mystical world inspired by the Far East, where the Dragon Lord and the Serpent God battle for control of the earthly realm; it is here that the flawed heroine of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns finally meets her match. An epic fantasy finale to that breathtaking and dazzling story.


Dustborn Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358244431
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Delta of Dead River sets out to rescue her family from a ruthless dictator rising to power in the Wastes and discovers a secret that will reshape her world in this postapocalyptic Western mashup for fans of Mad Max and Gunslinger Girl.


The Mirror Broken Wish Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368046381
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 6th, 2020

Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She's heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and the malicious hunts that follow.


Virtual storytime with author illustrator Mark Hoffmann!

Dirt Cheap Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524719944
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

A young entrepreneur sets out to earn some money and discovers the value of a dollar (and of dirt)! Perfect for fans of Lemonade in Winter, The Most Magnificent Thing, and Rosie Revere, Engineer.


Explosion at the Poem Factory Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781773061320
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 7th, 2020

Kilmer Watts makes his living teaching piano lessons, but when automatic pianos arrive in town, he realizes he's out of a job. He spots a "Help Wanted" sign at the poem factory and decides to investigate -- he's always been curious about how poems are made.


MarcyKate Connolly presents Hollow Dolls

From the author of the Shadow Weaver duology comes a tale of secrets, power, magic, and the long path to home. MarcyKate Connolly comes to Gibson's Bookstore to present Hollow Dolls, her newest middle grade novel!

 

Hollow Dolls Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492688198
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

From the author of the Shadow Weaver duology comes a tale of secrets, power, magic, and the long path to home.

Simone is a mind-reader. She knows a great many things, but she can't seem to remember anything about her past. So when she gets the chance to search for her family, she sets off to finally find her home.


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Shadow Weaver Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492667988
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

Fans of Coraline, Doll Bones and The Night Gardener will devour this award winning dark fantasy about twelve-year-old Emmeline who is desperate to save the only friend she has ... her own shadow. But what happens when her shadow starts craving a life of its own?

A Texas Bluebonnet Nominee


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Shadow Weaver Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492667988
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

Fans of Coraline, Doll Bones and The Night Gardener will devour this award winning dark fantasy about twelve-year-old Emmeline who is desperate to save the only friend she has ... her own shadow. But what happens when her shadow starts craving a life of its own?

A Texas Bluebonnet Nominee


Comet Rising (Shadow Weaver #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492649984
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 1st, 2019

Emmeline and Lucas are back in the epic conclusion to the award winning, middle grade fantasy duology. When Lady Aisling returns, stealing more magical children to add to her collection, can Emmeline and Lucas stop her once and for all? And will Emmeline's shadow, Dar, be their friend or foe?

Alone we are powerful, but together, we can do real magic.


Comet Rising (Shadow Weaver #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492691525
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - December 3rd, 2019

Emmeline and Lucas are back in the epic conclusion to the award winning, middle grade fantasy duology. When Lady Aisling returns, stealing more magical children to add to her collection, can Emmeline and Lucas stop her once and for all? And will Emmeline's shadow, Dar, be their friend or foe?

Alone we are powerful, but together, we can do real magic.


The Star Shepherd Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492658207
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

For fans of Neil Gaiman and How to Train Your Dragon comes a beautifully illustrated, fast-paced adventure about eleven year old Kyro, his best friend Andra, his trusted dog Cypher, and their race to save the stars.


World Read Aloud Day

It's World Read Aloud Day! Join us for a children's storytime and craft at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Can't make it? You can participate at home, by picking up a book, opening it, and reading aloud! No audience required. (Although your pets will be very impressed.)

Winter Magic Party

Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 2pm

Hearts of Ice Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338332742
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019

A dazzling adventure full of magic, snow . . . and sisters!

Evangeline has been lonely her whole life. Her mother rarely lets her play outside . . . especially not when it's snowing. It's almost as if she wants to hide her daughter from the world.


Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible Journey Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142421338
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Published: Puffin Books - May 10th, 2012

A beautiful debut novel for fans of The Penderwicks


The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Cover Image
By Rebecca Rule, Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781934031889
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Published: Islandport Press - November 9th, 2012

What do seven kids do on a cold winter day when rain and sleet have created a thick crust of ice on top of the snow? It's so slick and icy that sledding seems impossible almost.


Tomie dePaola!

Sunday, November 17th, 2019, 2 p.m.

Tomie dePaola never misses a year at Gibson's Bookstore, and we're thrilled to bring this award-winning children's author and illustrator back for 2019!

Pancakes for Breakfast Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328710604
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

Missing ingredients and mischievous pets create one humorous complication after another for a little old lady determined to make pancakes for breakfast in this larger-sized, color-enhanced edition of Tomie dePaola's wordless picture book classic. Pancakes for Breakfast is a Common Core exemplar text for Grades K–1.


Strega Nona (A Strega Nona Book) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780671666064
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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.

Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony.


Strega Nona, Her Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399228186
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 9th, 1996

This is the beloved Strega Nona's own story, every detail just as she remembers it, from her childhood with Grandma Concetta, who trained young Nona and her best friend Amelia, to her early days in the little house on the hill and the happy moments when she met Big Anthony and Bambolona.


26 Fairmount Avenue Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780698118645
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Published: Puffin Books - March 6th, 2002

A Newbery Honor Book


Quiet Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481477543
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

In this gorgeous and contemplative New York Times bestselling picture book, legendary author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness—being quiet, still, and present with one another—is a very special thing.

Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be.
The birds are flying so fast, the dragonfly is zooming over the water—even the trees


The Art Lesson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698115729
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Published: Puffin Books - 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.


Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698118362
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Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2000

Tommy is four years old, and he loves visiting the home of his grandmother, Nana Downstairs, and his great-grandmother, Nana Upstairs. But one day Tommy's mother tells him Nana Upstairs won't be there anymore, and Tommy must struggle with saying good-bye to someone he loves.


Storytime with illustrator Mark Hoffmann

Saturday, October 12th, 2019, 11 am

Poop Cover Image
By Poppy Champignon, Mark Hoffman (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781944903749
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Published: Cameron - August 20th, 2019

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel: And Other Poems of Birds in Flight Cover Image
By Susan Vande Griek, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771389952
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 3rd, 2019

This lyrical celebration of birds explores the fascinating ways these creatures move through the air. For each of twelve birds from around the world, a captivating poem describes the animal's distinctive movement and the special word associated with that movement, from geese who skein and puffins who wheel, to crows who mob and starlings who murmurate.


Fruit Bowl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524719913
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

Who belongs in the fruit bowl? Apples, check. Blueberries, check. Tomato, che-- Wait, what?! Tomato wants to join the other fruits, but does he belong? The perfect mix of botany and a bunch of bananas!

All the fruit are in the bowl. There's Apple and Orange. Strawberry and Peach. Plum and Pear. And, of course, Tomato.


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