Paperback Books by Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons is the author of Dinosaurs (2022), Ladybugs (New and Updated) (2022), Groundhog Day (New and Updated) (2022), Easter (2022) and other 203 books.

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Dinosaurs

release date: Aug 30, 2022
Dinosaurs
The perfect book for little hands on that most fascinating of creatures, dinosaurs. Long ago, there was the Age of Dinosaurs. Tiny explorers can discover the many different types of dinosaurs that existed in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretacious periods. This sturdy board book will hold up to hours and hours of use as toddlers pore over basic dinosaur facts. According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator.” In her experienced hands, the perennially popular subject of dinosaurs gets a clear, simple, and visually appealing treatment for the very youngest readers and listeners.

Ladybugs (New and Updated)

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Ladybugs (New and Updated)
From Gail Gibbons, the #1 author of science books for kids, learn everything to know about the iconic ladybug in this new edition updated with the latest facts from experts. This new and updated edition presents the latest scientific information on ladybugs in language accessible for young readers through bright illustrations, informative diagrams, and easy-to-read text. Kids will rethink what they know about the little red bug while being introduced to biology vocabulary and environmentalism. See the ladybug grow from an egg to an adult. Explore just some of the different colorings and markings from the thousands of ladybug varieties around the world. Learn about the ladybug’s behavior, habitat, and how they protect crops by eating harmful insects. The final page includes quick ladybug facts and resources for further learning. Author of over 120 nonfiction books for kids, including the beloved Monarch Butterfly and From Seed to Plant, and with hundreds of thousands of books sold, Gail Gibbons continues to bring science to kids this colorful and approachable book about everyone’s favorite lucky bug.

Groundhog Day (New and Updated)

release date: Jan 25, 2022
Groundhog Day (New and Updated)
Will he see his shadow? Will spring come early or late? But most importantly-- what does a groundhog have to do with the weather? Every year on February 2nd, people all across the United States watch groundhogs come out of their burrows-- especially in the town of Punxsutawney-- trying to figure out if the weather will stay cold, or begin to warm up. In Groundhog Day!, children's nonfiction master Gail Gibbons delves into the history behind this unusual holiday, and examines the ancient traditions that evolved into our modern holiday. With her signature combination of simple, clear text and bright illustrations, Gibbons introduces everything you need to know about groundhogs, too-- what they eat, where they live, and how they raise their young. An overview of different Groundhog Day traditions around the country is included, as well as a page of groundhog trivia. A perfect introduction to this unique celebration!

Easter

release date: Jan 18, 2022
Easter
The story, how it is celebrated today, and the origin of some traditions.

Volcanoes

release date: Jan 18, 2022
Volcanoes
Rumbling, hissing, shaking. . .a volcano is about to erupt! Learn all about volcanoes, from tectonic plates to what do when there is a volcanic warning, in this primer for young readers. Did you know there are four main types of volcanoes? Or that volcanoes are classified as active, dormant, or extinct? The Devil’s Tower in Wyoming is an extinct volcano. It’s about 40.5 million years old! Gail Gibbons explores the hows and whys of volcanoes, using direct sentences, maps, infographics, and illustrations. Readers will learn about the four layers of the earth, the basics of plate tectonics, the different types of volcanoes, and much more. Fully vetted by a working volcanologist, this book is perfect for earth science lovers and aspiring volcanologists. This title is part of the Explore the World . . . with Gail Gibbons series, which promotes active learning, good citizenship, and student leadership.

Gail Gibbons' From Seed to Plant Workbook

release date: Jan 11, 2022
Gail Gibbons' From Seed to Plant Workbook
Available for the first time! A workbook full of simple activities that makes learning about plant life cycles easy and fun while children practice key skills. From the master of science books for primary grades comes a jam-packed workbook of activities designed to help a child enjoy learning, while keeping them busy for hours. Targeted specifically at the kindergarten science curriculum, but also appropriate for pre-school age and first graders, the workbook meets Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards while making learning easy and fun. As they follow the key lessons in Gail Gibbons’ best-selling From Seed to Plant, children will be able to draw, color, trace and sort as they learn basic curricula, including the parts of a plant, pollination, what plants are used for, and the life cycle of plant. Everything is included that a parent will need to use the book with their child, and a page that encourages further discussion, exploration and writing is included.

Giant Pandas (New & Updated Edition)

release date: Nov 23, 2021
Giant Pandas (New & Updated Edition)
Learn all there is to know about one of the most charismatic mammals around. Giant pandas: they are indigenous to China and are adored the world over. But they are more than a bundle of fluff and squeaks. Giant pandas are energetic climbers and swimmers. In one year, they may eat around 10,000 pounds of bamboo. And people in China have worked together to create protected areas for giant pandas to live peacefully. Discover a detailed introduction to giant pandas - including baby panda development - in this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book. Gail Gibbons adds another book to her widespread collection of nonfiction for young readers of all levels, and introduces the topic of conservation in the process.

Marshes & Swamps (New & Updated Edition)

release date: May 11, 2021
Marshes & Swamps (New & Updated Edition)
An eye-catching, kid-friendly exploration of marshes, swamps, and the plants and animals that thrive there. Introducing, the wetlands: unique ecosystems that are not only a home for an extensive amount of wildlife, but also a vital storage place for one of Earth's most precious resources, water. What lives there? Find out in this simple yet extensive exploration of marshes and swamps and what they are, why they're important, and the birds, fish, and wildlife that make it their homes. Comparing and contrasting the different types of wetlands, Marshes & Swamps explores the basics of wetland formation, the differences between salt and freshwater ecosystems, and what types of plants and trees flourish in each. Also included is an introduction to wetland conservation, a map of major swamp and marshlands in the United States, and a page of marsh and swamp facts. Perfect for elementary students, Marshes & Swamps will have you on the lookout for wetlands wherever you travel.

Tornadoes! (New Edition)

release date: Nov 17, 2020
Tornadoes! (New Edition)
What in the world is a tornado? In this age of extreme weather, this newly updated edition of Gail Gibbons' informative introduction to tornadoes, with safety tips included, answers that question. Tornadoes form when hot, humid air rises from the ground and meets with the cooler, denser air that is falling back to Earth. The two airstreams begin to swirl, pulling in more and more air to form a funnel-shaped cloud. The winds can swirl faster than 261 miles per hour! Newly revised and vetted by weather experts from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Tornadoes is an accessible introduction to this fascinating phenomenon. Using her praised combination of clear text and detailed illustrations, Gail Gibbons shares more than fifty tornado facts. . . . including how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and the safest places to go in case one should happen near you. Featuring simple, kid-friendly text, colorful paintings, and well-labeled diagrams, Gail Gibbons' nonfiction titles have been called ""staples of any collection" (Kirkus Reviews) and offer clear, accessible introductions to complex topics for young readers beginning to explore the world.

Apples

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Apples
Find out where your favorite crunchy, refreshing fruit comes from in this snack-sized book. Apples come in all shapes and sizes from all over the world. Take a bite and chew on months of planting, growing, picking, and selling that bring this tasty fruit into the home. With deliciously bright, detailed images and a simple text, Apples is the perfect board book for small curious hands who are still new to the crisp comfort of autumn. Gail Gibbons, a dedicated explorer of the world on behalf of curious young readers, uncovers and educates young audiences with board books on everything from Pumpkins to Bicycles to Boats. Readers ages 4-8 will also enjoy the newly-updated picture book version of Apples, which includes even more delectable details, diagrams, and vocabulary.

Migration

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Migration
Get kids thinking with this primer on sky, land, and sea animal migrations. Did you know Arctic terns migrate farther than any other animal? Gray whales can swim up to 12,000 miles during their migration journeys and Emperor penguins walk about 125 miles over ice to reach their nesting grounds. Gail Gibbons explores the many reasons why animals migrate, using direct sentences, maps, infographics, and illustrations. Featuring over 30 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and fishes, this nonfiction picture book is perfect for aspiring zookeepers and animal-lovers. Fully vetted for accuracy by James Doherty, Curator Emeritus, The New York Zoological Society. This title is part of the Explore the World . . . with Gail Gibbons series, which promotes active learning, good citizenship, and student leadership. A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year!

Farming (New & Updated Edition)

release date: May 14, 2019
Farming (New & Updated Edition)
Explore the natural world with Gail Gibbons in this introduction to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the seasons. Farms are busy places throughout the year. Animals are born, fields are plowed and planted, and crops are harvested. The winters are quiet, but there are always chores to be done, and soon spring will come again. This new edition of a popular favorite has been vetted by an agricultural scientist and includes updated farming procedures and shows new safety equipment for family farms. "Simple stylized shapes and clear bright colors make Gibbons' landscapes easy for young children to comprehend." --Booklist "Gibbons depicts aspects of farm life with her characteristic bright colors and stylized forms. Every season brings its own specific chores, indoors and out, its own crops and its own food. There are the forces of nature, and the ways the farmer harnesses or copes with the elements using mechanical devices."--Publishers Weekly

Hurricanes! (New Edition)

release date: Jan 15, 2019
Hurricanes! (New Edition)
What in the world is a hurricane? In this age of extreme weather, this newly updated edition of Gail Gibbons' informative introduction to hurricanes, with safety tips included, answers that question. Imagine a force that can toss boats around like toys, wash away bridges, create waves as high as eighteen feet, and change the shape of a shoreline. With fierce winds and torrential rains, hurricanes can do all of these things. In this newly revised edition, vetted by weather experts, Gail Gibbons introduces readers to the concepts of hurricane formation, classification, weather preparedness, and the ever-evolving technology that helps us try to predict the behavior of these powerful storms. Extensive updates include refined definitions for hurricane-related vocabulary, updated information about the wind speeds that define hurricane categories, information on emergency preparedness, and more. As these weather disturbances become more frequent and more powerful, Hurricanes is the perfect introduction for children to this important and timely topic. With her signature clear, colorful paintings and well-labeled diagrams, Gail Gibbons' nonfiction titles have been called ""staples of any collection" (Kirkus Reviews) and offer clear, accessible introductions to complex topics for young readers beginning to explore the world.

Dinosaurs! (New & Updated)

release date: Jan 23, 2018
Dinosaurs! (New & Updated)
A giant meteor blasts an enormous crater into Earth's surface, causing the end of what scientists call the Age of Dinosaurs. Gail Gibbons presents the most recent and up-to-date theories about the history of dinosaurs and dinosaur discoveries. She discusses the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and the non-bird dinosaurs that lived during each time. Each dinosaur is explored in just the right amount of detail for young paleontologists, as this book brings these magnificent creatures to life again. Gail Gibbons's books have won many honors, including the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book awards.

Wolves

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Wolves
Award-winning narrator George Guidall's adept reading enlivens a text packed with information in this exploration of the life of the gray wolf (or timber wolf). Using her effective format of large color drawings and useful facts, Gail Gibbons once again provides an excellent resource for primary-grade students.

Whales

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Whales
"...an attractive, informative production." - School Library Journal

Spiders

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Spiders
"...bright illustrations and simple text, pleasantly presented in read-along form, should be welcomed by budding entomologists." -School Library Journal

Horses

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Horses
"Gail Gibbons's detailed introduction to horses is packed with historical facts, breed information, care and grooming tips.... Pierno's well-paced and deliberately pronounced reading is supplemented with sound effects of neighing, whinnying, and galloping horses as well as brief snippets of background orchestra music. ...Children with an interest in horses will find this title an adequate springboard for further reading." -School Library Journal

The Pumpkin Book

release date: Jan 01, 2018
The Pumpkin Book
"Narrator Polly Collier is very good. Her strong, clear voice makes her sound much like a teacher, and I appreciated her explanation to young listeners that she would be reading the text portion of a picture book...It's a wonderful book, full of interesting trivia..." - AudioFile

Sea Turtles

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Sea Turtles
"...a valuable and effective program." -School Library Journal

Frogs

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Frogs
"Christina Moore uses her talent for storytelling to create a more narrative-like tale....An attractive offering for listening centers and for young children interested in nature and science." -School Library Journal

Penguins!

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Penguins!
"Mazzoli's steady, clear narration is perfect for articulating facts about these birds of the Arctic. Listeners will relish hearing about the variety of penguins and their distinctive characteristics.... Penguin calls and sounds from the habitat complete the recording." -AudioFile 2011

Monarch Butterfly

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Monarch Butterfly
"Bonnie Kelley-Young's narrative voice is well suited to the subject matter and its audience....The sound effects enhance the story and add to the sense of wonder." -AudioFile

Bunnies

release date: Feb 02, 2021
Bunnies
Hop...hop...hop into spring with a cuddly board book all about bunnies! Bunnies have fluffy coats, and remarkable instincts, and adorable wiggly noses; it's no wonder the Easter Bunny is so popular! But how did it get to be such a big part of Easter? This information-packed but easy-to-read board book teaches toddlers and parents about rabbits and how they came to be a major tradition in Easter celebrations. With colorful illustrations and unusual facts, award-winning science author Gail Gibbons shows that it is never too early to learn.

It's Raining!

release date: Jan 01, 2018
It's Raining!
Dark clouds fill the sky and soon—it's raining! In this accessible and clear introduction, the water cycle, cloud formations, and various rain events are all part of a solid overview of rain and how it affects the world around us. Gibbons's bright watercolors and simple, descriptive text are perfect for explaining weather and climate to young readers.

Planes

release date: Jan 15, 2019
Planes
A high-flying board book introducing all kinds of planes--from pontoons and propellers to the space shuttle! From early attempts at flight through modern jumbo jets, this board book, jam packed with more than 30 flying machines, will soar into the hands of your little ones. Featuring very simple text and bright illustrations introducing different planes, helicopters, jets and rockets, Planes will appeal to curious young readers and spark their interest in things that fly. Don't miss Gail Gibbons' other exciting board book transportation titles, including Boat Book, Trucks, and Bicycles! Acclaimed nonfiction author Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator" according to The Washington Post. These accessible, kid-friendly introductions to the world around us are now available in board-book form, simplified and formatted for the youngest readers and designed to spark their curiosity.

Transportation!

release date: Feb 28, 2017
Transportation!
From cars and trains to planes and boats, people all around the world have developed diverse means and methods of travel. In this fascinating exploration of transportation, Gail Gibbons employs her signature, colorful artwork and accessible text to explain transportation choices to young readers. Vehicles of many kinds are clearly detailed, as are transportation-related facts and concepts such as carpooling and commuting. For young readers on the go, this book is a must-have!

The Fruits We Eat

release date: Jan 23, 2015
The Fruits We Eat
Berries, apples, melons, and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananas -- yum! This scrumptious picture book, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting, information-packed cornucopia of favorite fruits. Gail Gibbons combines a clear, simple text with her signature illustrations to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.

The Vegetables We Eat

release date: Jan 19, 2015
The Vegetables We Eat
What are vegetables, anyway? Give kids the 411 on veggies with this richly illustrated introduction to produce! Peppers, beans, corn, and peas! Nonfiction superstar Gail Gibbons lays out the basics of veggies with colorful watercolors and straightforward text. Learn how they grow, how they get to stores, and how many kinds there are—and learn some weird trivia, too! Diagrams, cross sections, and illustrations get kids up close and personal with glossy red peppers, plump orange pumpkins, delectable little peas, and dozens of other vegetables in this essential primer on the subject.

How a House Is Built

release date: Jan 24, 2014
How a House Is Built
Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes. Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built—from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works. Many different careers—including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers—are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood-frame house to life. A great read for kids who love construction sites, or who can't get enough of Building a House by Byron Barton. According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Fuild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

Alligators and Crocodiles

release date: Aug 30, 2013
Alligators and Crocodiles
Do you know the difference between alligators and crocodiles...? Alligators and crocodiles are the world's largest reptiles and the closest living relatives of dinosaurs. In this extremely interesting nonfiction picture book, Gibbons compares the two reptiles by giving facts about both--their physical differences, what they eat, where they are found, how fast they swim how they raise their young, and more. Kids will want to read this book again and again to learn all about these crocodilians that have been around for millions of years. A great read-alound for the interested child or non-fiction resource for older children. Drawings are labeled throughout with additional information.

Tell Me, Tree

release date: Nov 29, 2009
Tell Me, Tree
Featuring a special section on how children can make a tree identification book of their own, this title is a bright and colorful introduction to trees, leaves, and their inner workings in nature. Full color.
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