Childrens Events

Find Waldo 2018!

Waldo is back! From July 1st to July 31st, hunt for Waldo in 25 businesses in Downtown Concord (hint: parents, this is a good way to occupy children for an afternoon or five).

When you’ve collected at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, bring them to Gibson’s Bookstore, your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to claim an “I Found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off” coupon (limited to first 125 Waldo spotters).

Josh Funk, with a Mission Defrostable storytime

Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 11 a.m.

Josh Funk returns for storytime, bringing Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast with him! The breakfast nobility are back, this time to save the whole fridge before the ice takes over everything, in Mission Defrostable.

Mission Defrostable (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454928119
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 4th, 2018

Our favorite breakfast food friends are back and all bready for their next adventure Can they save the fridge before all the food is iced? It's mission . . . defrostable.

"And now with the two of you out of the fold,

I've got my revenge and I'm serving it cold "


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454914044
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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?


The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454919605
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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."


How to Code a Sandcastle Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$16.99
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.


Storytime: Alphabet Boats with Ryan O'Rourke

Storytime special guest illustrator Ryan O'Rourke visits to share his book, Alphabet Boats!

Alphabet Boats Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781580897310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - April 17th, 2018

Set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter


Alphabet Trains Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781580895927
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - August 18th, 2015

All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be--A to Z


Alphabet Trucks Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781580894289
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - August 1st, 2013

Everyone's heard of a tow truck. And a pickup truck. An ice-cream truck? Of course But what about a quint truck? A lowboy truck? A knuckle-boom truck? Readers will learn about these kinds of trucks--and many more--while learning the alphabet in ALPHABET TRUCKS.


Mike Lupica shares The Zach & Zoe Mysteries

Friday, May 4th, 2018, 6 p.m.

The Missing Baseball (Zach and Zoe Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780425289372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 2018

Perfect for fans of Cam Jansen, #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica begins an exciting new chapter-book series, featuring his trademark sports action and heart, and a lovable twin brother-sister duo who solve sports-related mysteries.


The Half-Court Hero (Zach and Zoe Mysteries #2) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780425289402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 2018

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica begins an exciting new chapter book series, perfect for fans of Cam Jansen, featuring his trademark sports action and heart, and a lovable twin brother-sister duo who solve sports-related mysteries.


Fast Break Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101997833
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 23rd, 2016

From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side.


QB 1 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147511522
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Published: Puffin Books - September 2nd, 2014

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of TRAVEL TEAM, HEAT, and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW comes a cheer-worthy, family-friendly football novel set amid the Friday Night Lights world of Texas high school football


Million-Dollar Throw Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142415580
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - November 16th, 2010

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEAT and TRAVEL TEAM.


Travel Team Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142404621
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 18th, 2005

The #1 Bestseller


Heat Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142407578
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Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 2007

The #1 Bestseller


Fantasy League Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147514943
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Published: Puffin Books - July 14th, 2015

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEAT, TRAVEL TEAM and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW comes a story of every football kid's dream come true.


A poetic prehistoric journey, David Elliott presents IN THE PAST

Friday, April 13th, 2018, 6 p.m.

In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years Cover Image
By David Elliott, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763660734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 20th, 2018

Return to the prehistoric era and discover a host of creatures both novel and familiar, from the mysterious trilobite to the famed T. rex.


On the Farm Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763655914
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 27th, 2012

A NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator evoke life on a farm in a simple, lyrical text and boldly expressive images.


In the Sea Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763670504
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 25th, 2014

A New York Times best-selling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator explore life in the ocean with clever poems and bold, expressive woodcuts.


In the Wild Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763663377
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 10th, 2013

The stellar team who brought us ON THE FARM present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts. (Ages 4-7)


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Bull Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544610606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 28th, 2017

Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur.


Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship Cover Image
By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

A hilarious and satisfying tale of literacy, dental hygiene, and friendship from David Elliott and Melissa Sweet that is sure to have readers in stitches from start to finish.


Storytime: The Perfect Pillow

Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 11 am

Storytime special guest author Eric Pinder visits to share his new picture book, The Perfect Pillow!

The Perfect Pillow Cover Image
By Eric Pinder, Chris Sheban (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484746462
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - February 6th, 2018

In his strange new room on his big new bed, Brody tosses and turns, holding his stuffed dragon named Horst. His parents can't help him fall asleep, so he has no choice to go out and search for a better bed. Is it a squirrel's nest? A cloud? A rowboat on a pond?


Cat in the Clouds Cover Image
By Eric Pinder, T. B. R. Walsh (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781467138482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - November 20th, 2017

How to Share with a Bear Cover Image
By Eric Pinder, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374300197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - October 20th, 2015

The perfect thing to do on a chilly day is to make a blanket cave. But, of course, a comfy cave never stays empty for too long...What's a boy to do when a bear takes over his cave? Try to distract him with a trail of blueberries? Some honey? A nice long back scratch?


If All the Animals Came Inside Cover Image
By Eric Pinder, Marc Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316098830
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2012

The walls would tremble. The dishes would break.Oh, what a terrible mess we would make
If all the animals came inside, bears would run down the stairs, kangaroos would bounce on the couch, and hippos would play hide-and-seek through the halls Join one family's wild romp as animals of all shapes and sizes burst through the front door and make themselves right at home.


Storytime: Animals in My Room

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 11 a.m.

Animals in My Room Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780692899229
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sunny Publishing - October 4th, 2017

A little girl experiences a magical world as her animal friends come to life in this charming fantasy. King Lion helps himself to cookies while a sheep plays dress up; a unicorn offers her a ride and a baby elephant comes to visit What other animal friends visit Anna's room? Read the story to discover all the fun of one special night.


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