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!

Gibson's is blessed to have a national treasure such as Tomie dePaola live nearby, and we're thrilled that he is coming back for another visit. Have you or your child ever had a burning question that you wanted to ask this legendary author/illustrator? We'll have a Q&A and chat, and then Tomie will sign any of his titles for you (are you planning for holiday gifts yet?).

Over 25 million copies of his books have sold worldwide, and he is one of the only people to have received both the Caldecott Honor Award (Strega Nona) and the Newbery Honor Award (26 Fairmount Avenue).

Can't make this event? Give us a call (603-224-0562) or write us an email (gibsons@gibsonsbookstore.com) and we'd be happy to set a book aside to be signed for you.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Pancakes for Breakfast Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328710604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
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.


Strega Nona, Her Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399228186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 6th, 2002

A Newbery Honor Book


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


The Art Lesson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698115729
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.