Childrens Events

The Adventures of Largo and Shelby

Saturday, March 30th, 2019, 11am

Join Gibson's Bookstore for a storytime event as Joanne Randall presents The Adventures of Largo and Shelby, a charming picturebook to teach empathy about being different from your friends.

The Adventures of Largo and Shelby Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780692086339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Leap Year Marketing - September 4th, 2018

Dan Zanes' House Party!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 11am

Dan Zanes' House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury Cover Image
By Dan Zanes, Donald Saaf (Illustrator), Claudia Eliaza (Other primary creator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780760362013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Young Voyageur - December 11th, 2018

In Dan Zanes' House Party!, the Grammy Award-winning children's artist presents a huge collection of folk songs along with inspiration to start your own family band.

Too often, new parents eager to share their love of music with their young children feel their options are limited to cuddly singing dinosaurs and well-meaning humans whose understand


Miranda and Maude storytime with Emma Wunsch

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, 11am

The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess (Miranda and Maude #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419731792
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - August 7th, 2018

"Brilliantly relevant, playful, and compassionate." –Abby Hanlon, author of Dory Fantasmagory

A princess and a revolutionary form an unexpected friendship in this charming, illustrated chapter-book series, perfect for fans of Judy Moody and Clementine!

Princess Miranda does not want to go to school.


Banana Pants! (Miranda and Maude #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419731808
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Published: Amulet Books - February 5th, 2019

Princess Miranda and Not-a-Princess Maude are total opposites and totally best friends! Fed up with nonstop testing, Miranda and Maude’s teacher makes a surprise announcement: They are going to put on a school play! And, the class decides, it will be called Banana Pants! School is finally a joy, and the project inspires the girls to fight for more positive change.


The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess (Miranda and Maude #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781419733741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - February 5th, 2019

Princess Miranda does not want to go to school. She wants to shoe shop, plan parties, and decorate the castle. 
 
Maude cannot wait for school. She loves rules and social justice and getting good grades. She also loves hard-boiled eggs, much to Miranda’s dismay.


Andy Griffiths, and the 104-Story Treehouse!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019, 6 p.m.

The 104-Story Treehouse: Dental Dramas & Jokes Galore! (The Treehouse Books #8) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250301499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 12th, 2019

New York Times-bestselling team Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton invite readers to come hang out with them in their 104-Story Treehouse—the eighth book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry's signature slapstick humor!


Storytime: Deborah Bruss, Good Morning, Snowplow!

Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 11 am,

Good Morning, Snowplow! Cover Image
By Deborah Bruss, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher, Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338089493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 30th, 2018

As the rest of the town settles in to bed, one man, his dog, and a trusty snowplow get ready for a night's work. Follow them through slick roads and swirling drifts in this sweet, rhyming book by Deborah Bruss and New York Times bestselling illustrators Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson.


Jan Brett, The Snowy Nap

Friday, November 23rd, 2018, 5:00pm

The Snowy Nap Cover Image
By Jan Brett (Illustrator), Jan Brett
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399170737
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

When winter comes, Hedgie tries to stay awake so he doesn't miss out on all the fun his friends are having.


The Mitten Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 5th, 2009

A bestselling modern classic that has been a family favorite for over 25 years.

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.


Gingerbread Baby Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399234446
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 1999

Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale.

It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and the cat.


Tomie dePaola presents Quiet

Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 2 p.m.

Quiet Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481477543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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


Pancakes for Breakfast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156707688
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 1978

This wordless picture book follows the trials of a little old lady who attempts to make pancakes for her breakfast. “The optimistic determination of the woman and the gentle humor of the illustrations make this an appealing book for the very young.”--School Library Journal

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Stories).


Strega Nona (A Strega Nona Book) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780671666064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.


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

A Newbery Honor Book


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 #3) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454928119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 25th, 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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 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 #2) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454919605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
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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 - 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
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Published: Charlesbridge - 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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - August 2013

Perfect for the lover of all things that go, ALPHABET TRUCKS provides a fun and accessible way for the littlest of readers to learn their trucks and their ABCs.


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