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Diary of a Wimpy Kid drive-thru Pool Party event with Jeff Kinney!

Join Gibson's Bookstore for a drive-thru book signing with author Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, on a socially distanced tour for The Deep End, book number 15 in the Wimpy Kid series! We've partnered with Rundlett Middle School to make this dream event come true.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741852
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 1st, 2007

Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741869
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 1st, 2008

The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741876
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 1st, 2009

Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741883
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 12th, 2009

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741890
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 9th, 2010

Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741913
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 15th, 2011

The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741937
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 13th, 2012

Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741944
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2013

The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741951
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 4th, 2014

Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741968
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 3rd, 2015

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741975
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2016

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741982
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 7th, 2017

The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741999
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 30th, 2018

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419739033
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419740275
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 9th, 2019

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419749094
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 4th, 2020

Jan Brett COZY preorders due for signing and personalization!

Please note that this is not a listing for an author visit or book reading, virtual or in person.

251 out of 275 available personalization slots have been filled!

Cozy Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109793
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure.


A Roaring 20s middle grade/young adult author panel!

Sunday, September 13th, 2020, 2pm Eastern, Online only via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/118348265849/

Did you miss this event? You can watch the recording on our Youtube channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P78NhUGz694

The Witches of Willow Cove Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781945654497
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Published: Owl Hollow Press, LLC - May 26th, 2020

It's not easy being a teenage witch. Seventh grader Abby Shepherd is just getting the hang of it when weird stuff starts happening all around her hometown of Willow Cove. Green slime bubbling to life in science class. Giant snakes slithering around the middle school gym. Her best friend suddenly keeping secrets and telling lies.


Coo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062955975
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 3rd, 2020

“An unforgettable story of friendship, love, and finding your flock.” —Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe


Jennifer Strange Cover Image
By Cat Scully, Cat Scully (Artist)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781949140064
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Published: Yap Books - July 20th, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is the Sparrow, cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demonic spirits a body-a flesh and blood anchor in the mortal world-with the touch of her hand. When a ghost attacks her high school and awakens her powers, her father dumps her unceremoniously in the care of her estranged older sister Liz, leaving only his journal as an explanation.



That’s What Friends Do Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062888938
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Published: HarperCollins - January 28th, 2020

A heartfelt and powerful debut novel for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and John David Anderson, That’s What Friends Do is a book for anyone learning how to have the hard conversations about feelings, boundaries, and what it means to be a true friend. 


The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419746925
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Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020

“The chills come guaranteed.” —Stephen King
The start of a spine-tingling new horror series perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Goosebumps.

Something strange is happening on Goodie Lane . . .
 
Thirteen-year-old Quinn Parker knows that there’s something off about her neighbors.


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

This event has been recorded! You may watch it on our Youtube channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gcuLkABvTI&t

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
$10.99
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
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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.

Delta of Dead River has always been told to hide her back, where a map is branded on her skin to a rumo


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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.)

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