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Books published by publisher Gibbs Smith

  • Good Morning - Buenos DĂ­as

    Meritxell MartĂ­, Xavier SalomĂł

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 25, 2018)
    A bilingual slide-the-tab board book, with text in English and Spanish. Cleverly introduce basic ideas about what happens in the morning when you wake up, including a rooster crowing, an alarm clock ringing, Dad shaving, and neighbors making coffee. The tabs add fun and unexpected movement for illustrator Xavier Salomó’s simple but engaging art. Illustrator Xavier Salomó was born in Barcelona. He studied illustration, drawing, and printing at the Massana School of Barcelona and art history at the University of Barcelona. He’s worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for various advertising agencies and publishers. In 2006, he won the Junceda Prize for his book The Sounds of . . . Meritxell Martí was born in Barcelona, and is a writer and professor of humanities at the Open University of Catalonia.
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  • Edgar and the Tattle-tale Heart: A BabyLit® Board Book: Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"

    Jennifer Adams, Ron Stucki

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 1, 2015)
    Edgar the Raven is at it again in this spirited story with some important lessons. What will Edgar do when he accidentally breaks a statue sitting on a dresser? Will his sister, Lenore, tattle on him? Will Edgar tell his mother the truth? Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," lit lovers will delight in this adventure.
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  • All Aboard! Great Lakes

    Haily Meyers

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 1, 2020)
    Learn all about the Great Lakes region with the newest adorable All Aboard book. Hop on board and explore the amazing Great Lakes, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and interesting places along the way such as Niagra Falls, Mackinac Island, Cave Point, and Chicago. The Meyers’ engaging writing and delightful illustrations will have little outdoor lovers and baby explorers enthralled with every page, encouraging little ones to always Be Adventurous! Haily and Kevin Meyers are the husband and wife team behind the dazzling boutique baby product line―Lucy Darling (lucydarling.com). Haily's design work can be seen on their unique monthly sticker designs, nursery art prints, baby memory books, and multiple baby products. Their work has been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Red Tricycle, Babiekins Magazine, Cool Mom Picks, KIWI magazine, Mollie Makes magazine, Fresh Style magazine, Mom Trends, HGTV Canada, and specialty baby shops worldwide. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • J Is for Jazz: A Roaring Twenties Alphabet

    Greg Paprocki

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Feb. 7, 2017)
    Introduce babies to the ABCs while teaching them about the dynamic era of social, artistic, and cultural change known as the Roaring Twenties. This book features a charming collection of twenty-six illustrations from the Roaring Twenties with fun and educational concepts to introduce to your toddler. Between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression, jazz music blossomed and Art Deco became the vogue in design. Sports figures and movie stars became icons, and women won the right to vote. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as The Big Book of Superheroes and six previous BabyLit alphabet books for Gibbs Smith. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska.
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  • Great Expectations: A BabyLit Storybook

    Stephanie Clarkson, Mike Byrne

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 14, 2018)
    BabyLit Storybooks are a great way to introduce young readers to the classics, with easy to read storylines and bright illustrations. They are part of the bestselling BabyLit series, which provides a literary education for your brilliant children. In Great Expectations: A BabyLit Storybook, preschoolers follow Pip’s story, learning about the value of family and friends, fortune and loss, and love. Easy-to-follow, engaging text combined with original quotes and beautiful artwork create a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond. Lexile: AD570L BabyLit® primers have become the chic, smart way to introduce babies to the most beloved and readable literature of our time. Gibbs Smith is now presenting a delightful collection of picture books, lovingly designed and crafted for young children. Each book retells a story from the literary canon, bringing a classic to life for an entirely new audience. Stephanie Clarkson began her writing career as a journalist at Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper and continues to write for the British press while dreaming up stories for children. Steph has written everything from pocket money books to gift titles and is the author of Sleeping Cinderella and Other Princess Mix-ups. She lives in Surrey, England. Mike Byrne lives in the Surrey countryside with his wife, cat, and two young sons where he spends his days doodling and illustrating children's books fuelled only by tea and biscuits. Mike is the illustrator of Sproutzilla vs. Christmas and My Colourful Chameleon.
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  • We're All Works of Art

    Mark Sperring, Rose Blake

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, July 31, 2018)
    There is no single masterpiece in art galleries or with people―we’re all works of art in our own special way! Our skin tones might all vary; we're every shade and hue. Some people think we look surreal, and frankly, yes, we do! But we can make you tilt your head, and see the world anew. Pairing bright and engaging illustrations with relatable rhymes, this beautiful hardbound book celebrates diversity while teaching kids about different styles of art: from prehistoric cave art to surrealism, cubism, pop art, and contemporary art. Includes an appendix that provides brief descriptions of different art styles along with mentions of their most significant works and practitioners to encourage further exploration, including: Stonehenge the bust of Nefertiti Leonardo da Vinci Henri Matisse Joan Miró Rene Magritte Roy Lichtenstein Pauline Boty Rachel Whiteread Steve McQueen Lexile: AD490L Mark Sperring works as a children’s bookseller in Bristol, England. He’s the author of the children’s picture books The Naughty Naughty Baddies, I’ll Love You Always, The Shape of My Heart, and How Many Sleeps Till Christmas. Rose Blake has an MA in communication art from the Royal College of Art. She’s done illustration work for a variety of clients, including Disney, the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, and Cartoon Network.
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  • A Is for America

    Greg Paprocki

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, June 4, 2019)
    Help your toddler learn all about America with this fun alphabet primer featuring themes from American history. An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring more than just fireworks, parades, and the American flag. Also includes iconic moments from American history. Illustrator Greg Paprocki’s popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that’s proven to be a hit with both toddlers and adults. Have fun discovering new details in each illustration with every successive reading. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as previous books in the Little Leonardo series, the BabyLit alphabet book series, and The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. His Gibbs Smith titles have sold nearly 200,000 copies. Residence: Lincoln, NE.
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  • 3-2-1 Blast Off!: A Journey to Our Solar System

    Haily Meyers, Kevin Meyers

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 18, 2018)
    Take your little one on a journey through space! In this oversized illustrated lift-the-flap board book, toddlers embark on a journey through space. They’ll visit the moon, the International Space Station, and Earth’s neighbors in the solar system, seeing the Mars Rover, Jupiter’s Red Spot, Saturn’s rings, and more before coming safely back to their own beds in 3-2-1 Blast Off! A Journey to Our Solar System. From the creators of Gotta Go, Buffalo! and the All Aboard series. Lexile: 590L Haily and Kevin Meyers are the husband and wife team behind the dazzling baby product line, Lucy Darling (lucydarling.com). Haily's design work can be seen on their unique monthly sticker designs, nursery art prints, baby memory books, and multiple baby products. Their work has been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Red Tricycle, Babiekins Magazine, Cool Mom Picks, KIWI magazine, Mollie Makes magazine, Fresh Style magazine, Mom Trends, HGTV Canada, and specialty baby shops worldwide. They live in Arizona.
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  • T Is for Thankful

    Greg Paprocki

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 4, 2020)
    Introduce your toddler to the Thanksgiving holiday with this colorful alphabet primer, from the creators of BabyLit. An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring things to be grateful for―such as kindness, blessings, and veterans―and Thanksgiving Day festivities and objects―like pumpkin pie, a cornucopia, and family recipes. Illustrator Greg Paprocki’s popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that’s proven to be a hit with both toddlers and adults. Discover new details in each illustration with every successive reading.Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, the Little Leonardo series, and the BabyLit alphabet board books including are S Is for Santa, B Is for Boo, and E Is for Easter.
  • Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts for All Seasons

    Cindy Higham

    Paperback (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 10, 2019)
    Create unique paper snowflakes at home or in the classroom with 144 patterns designed for every season. Everyone can have fun using Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts for All Seasons, creating one-of-a-kind designs for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and other holidays, plus themes for winter, spring, summer, and fall. The 144 patterns are ideal for scrapbooking, holiday cards, and decorating. You can also use your snowflake patterns as quilt blocks, stencils, crochet patterns, wood ornaments, or patterns for stained glass! Use Snowflakes as a tool to learn the techniques and then begin experimenting on your own. After spending years showing people how to make paper snowflakes and copying hundreds of patterns for them, Cindy Higham decided to put her patterns in a book for everyone to enjoy.
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  • Roughing It

    Mark Twain

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 1, 2017)
    For modern-day adventurers exploring the roots of the old west. Part fact, part fiction, Mark Twain’s Roughing It takes readers on a high-spirited journey from Missouri to Nevada, California to Hawaii. Travel via stagecoach through woods, plains, hills, and gorges, as Twain spins yarn after yarn on the people he meets, and the towns they explore. Originally published in 1872, this semi-autobiographical semi-prequel to Innocents Abroad satirizes American and Western society in a way that only Mark Twain knows how. Twain's esteemed wit, paired with the contemporary cover design, makes this a classic that book lovers won't be able to resist. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, the literary icon worked as a printer’s apprentice, a river pilot, a newspaper reporter, a miner, and even as a confederate volunteer (though he disbanded after only two weeks). Writing under the pen name Mark Twain, he authored many beloved works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi River, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
  • Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit® Counting Primer

    Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 1, 2011)
    Get swept away by Little Master Shakespeare’s tale of two star-crossed lovers in Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit® Counting Primer. Count friends, kisses, love letters, and roses in this charming retelling of Shakespeare’s famous story of young love. Since parting from such a lovely little book will certainly bring feelings of sweet sorrow, you may find yourself re-reading 'till it be 'morrow! JENNIFER ADAMS is the author of more than 30 books, including board books in the best-selling BabyLit series which introduce young children to the world of classic literature. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit her website at jennifer-adams.com. Her favorite baby name is Fitzwilliam. Alison Oliver runs Sugar design studio. Alison’s design portfolio includes everything from logos to packaging and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in Manhattan. Her favorite baby name is Lizzy.BabyLit® artwork © Alison Oliver Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit® Counting Primer was chosen as one of Parents Magazine’s top 20 children’s books of 2011.
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