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  • Seasons Coloring Book: Published in Sweden as "Tidevarv"

    Hanna Karlzon

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 1, 2017)
    The fourth coloring book collection from Sweden’s coloring book sensation. Introducing the newest addition to Hanna Karlzon’s beloved coloring book collection: Seasons. This hardbound volume boasts 96 pages of Karlzon’s intricate designs, season by season. Dripping icicles segue to blossoming gardens; summer nights give way to strawberries, mushrooms, and playful frogs, waterside. Autumn winds bring fall fog, pumpkins and rain. Lanterns, evergreens, and beautiful oranaments bring us ‘round to winter once again. Hanna Karlzon has an art teaching degree from Umeå University, and has run her own business as a freelance designer since 2013. Seasons is her fourth coloring book series. She lives in Umeå, Sweden
  • Little Poet William Shakespeare: I Love You

    Kate Coombs, Carme Lemniscates

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, March 26, 2019)
    Introduce clever babies to classic poets with Gibbs Smith’s new Little Poet series. “I do love nothing in the world so well as you.” Little Poet William Shakespeare: I Love You pairs loving lines from The Bard’s famous plays and sonnets with engaging illustrations by Carme Lemniscates, letting parents, grandparents, and other readers tell toddlers how loved they are in Shakespeare’s own words. Kate Coombs has written several books for children, including the award winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue and most recently Goodnight Mr. Darcy. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate makes her home in Utah. Carme Lemniscates is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer of children’s books. In 2010 she founded Lemniscates Studio (www.lemniscates.com) in her home city of Barcelona to create her own children’s book projects, which she both writes and illustrates. Carme authored and illustrated The Magic Garden, Trees, Birds, and illustrated best-selling author Jennifer Adams’ I Am a Warrior Goddess.
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  • All Aboard! Washington D.C.: A Capitol Primer

    Haily Meyers, Kevin Meyers

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, March 1, 2016)
    From the creators of BabyLit®: Every area of the world can be mapped out for adventure, and brilliant babies love the sophistication of traveling by train. This new board book series written by the husband and wife team of Haily and Kevin Meyers and illustrated by Haily, celebrates the unique qualities of each city while employing a fun primer element to tell the story. These books will have you and baby seeing the world by train and will turn story time into a globetrotting event. Perfect as a souvenir or as part of a geography collection for brilliant babies, the All Aboard! series will be pulling into your station next! 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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  • Dracula: A BabyLit® Counting Primer

    Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 1, 2012)
    Meet 2 friends, Mina and Lucy, and the 5 heroes who try to save them from the dreaded Count Dracula in Dracula: A BabyLit® Counting Primer. Make sure you’re wearing a necklace of 10 garlic flowers as you count wolves, ships, tombstones, and boxes full of soil in this witty retelling of Little Master Stoker’s classic gothic tale. 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. 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, and Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in New York.
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  • Treasure Island: A BabyLit® Shapes Primer

    Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 1, 2015)
    Ahoy, me hearties! Join Jim Hawkins as he sails the open seas searching for treasure and learning shapes along the way in Treasure Island: A BabyLit Shapes Primer. Spy the OVAL of Long John Silver’s eye patch, the TRIANGLES in the sails of The Hispaniola, and the CROSS that marks the spot of lots o’treasure! But watch your back because dead men tell no tales. 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.. 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, and Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in New York.
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  • Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build

    David Stiles, Jeanie Stiles

    Paperback (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 10, 2006)
    Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build shows how average "do-it-yourself" families can easily and affordably bring to life a "Hobbit's Treehouse," a "Pirate's Playhouse," or a "Crow's Nest" in their own backyards! There are a lot of books out there filled with enchanting photos of elaborate treehouses and playhouses built by professionals and costing tens of thousands to build. For the rest of us, there's bit of elbow grease, a lot of imagination, a trip to the hardware store-and Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build. Authors David and Jeanie Stiles are the best-selling authors of a number of books on treehouses with sales of over 150,000 copies. They have created another straightforward how-to-build book filled with beautiful hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations that are easy to follow and describe in detail how to create each project. They include tips on budgeting, using basic tools, buying materials, and kid- and adult-friendly instructions! Even for DIY novice types, this book simplifies the building process and inspires families of all types to work together and build cool stuff.
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  • Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy

    The Edward Clown Family, William Matson

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 6, 2016)
    The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse. The family clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past, including what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations, his death, and why they chose to keep quiet with their knowledge for so long before finally deciding to tell the truth as they know it. This book is a compelling addition to the body of works about Crazy Horse and the complicated and often conflicting events of that time period in American History. Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder are the sole administrators and spokesmen of the Crazy Horse estate and often speak at historical gatherings and national parks about their family’s history. William Matson has produced and directed an award-winning video, Sitting Bull’s Voice, as well as the two-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull by His Great-Grandson, and the four-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse and His Family. He regularly speaks about these videos and their content at film festivals and has been working with the Crazy Horse family since 2001 to tell their story.
  • Doodle Your Day

    Anita Wood, Jennifer Kalis

    Paperback (Gibbs Smith, March 1, 2013)
    365 ways for kids to doodle-document their days! “Doodle Queen” Anita Wood is back with Doodle Your Day, a fun activity book offering doodle and journaling prompts for young artists every day of the year. From drawing their favorite tweeter for National Bird Day to penning what made them smile, kids will love exploring their creativity and have a whole lot of fun! At the end of a year, kids will have a one of- a-kind illustrated keepsake to treasure for years to come. Anita Wood is the author of Pocketdoodles for Girls, Pocketdoodles for Princesses, Travel Doodles for Kids, and B.F.F. Journal. Growing up an Air Force brat, she’s lived in lots of interesting places and has traveled widely. She currently makes her home in northern Utah. Jennifer Kalis has illustrated The Big Book of Girl Stuff, Pocketdoodles for Girls, Pocketdoodles for Princesses, and B.F.F. Journal. She lives near Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Alice in Wonderland: A BabyLit Storybook

    Mandy Archer, Annabel Tempest

    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 Alice in Wonderland: A BabyLit Storybook, preschoolers can tag along on Alice’s beloved adventure, meeting new friends and defeating powerful enemies. Easy-to-follow, engaging text combined with original quotes and beautiful artwork create a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond. Part of the BabyLit® Storybook Series. Lexile: AD610L 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. After training as an editor in London, Mandy Archer went on to become the Head of Children’s Books for BBC Worldwide, nurturing such characters as Wallace & Gromit, Bob the Builder, and the Teletubbies. Since then she has written many titles, ranging from board books for babies right up to teen fiction. Mandy lives in England. Annabel Tempest has illustrated everything from children’s books and greetings cards to maps and packaging. She lives in England in Somerset.
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  • Edible Wild Plants

    John Kallas Ph.D.

    eBook (Gibbs Smith, June 1, 2010)
    Edible wild plants have one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Edible Wild Plants includes extensive information and recipes on plants from the four categories. Foundation greens: wild spinach, chickweed, mallow, purslane; tart greens: curlydock, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel; pungent greens: wild mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard,shepherd’s purse; and bitter greens: dandelion, cat’s ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded WildFood Adventures in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild FoodAdventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. The definitive work on growing, harvesting, and eating wild greens.
  • Balloonology

    Jeremy Telford

    Paperback (Gibbs Smith, May 6, 2010)
    Balloonology goes beyond just teaching balloon twisting techniques and how to make the projects in the book. Professional balloon twister Jeremy Telford provides 32 projects-a flamingo, a princess, a jet with pilot, and many more-with easy-to-follow instructions and how-to photos that teach not only the most useful twisting techniques, but also how to design new balloon sculptures. Telford also gives information about twisting balloons professionally, including how to find and book gigs, what supplies are necessary, and how to entertain an audience. Jeremy Telford has been running his business, Balloon Guy Entertainment, since 2003 and has performed at hundreds of events and parties. He has created over 250 designs. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership. He lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
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  • My Brother Otto - An Autism Awareness Book

    Meg Raby, Elisa Pallmer

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, March 19, 2019)
    This engaging picture book shows everyday life with little crow siblings when one of them is on the autism spectrum. My Brother Otto is a child-friendly, endearing, and fun picture book for children about the love, acceptance, and understanding a sister, Piper, has for her little brother Otto, who is on the autism spectrum. The book provides explanations for Otto’s differences and quirkiness in an easy-to-understand language, and highlights Otto’s desires for adventure and love―just like his peers. To be more specific, My Brother Otto is a sweet story about a sister and a brother who engage in common, everyday experiences in their own unique way with the idea that kindness and understanding always win! Lexile: 570L Meg Raby holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and has several years of experience working with children ages 2–17 on the autism spectrum. Meg recently started a booming handle on Instagram, called @bedtime.stories.forevermore, promoting literacy and highlighting only the best in children’s books. This is her first book. Elisa Pallmer studied design at Escuela de Diseño del INBA and English Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her focus is on illustrations for children, and she lives in Mexico City.
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