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  • Italian Slanguage: A Fun Visual Guide to Italian Terms and Phrases

    Mike Ellis

    Paperback (Gibbs Smith, July 1, 2012)
    Learn simple Italian faster than you can say arrivederci! With this fun visual guide, simply follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud: soon you'll be speaking Italian! Ask how someone is doing: "Comb Mess Tie" or say breakfast: "Cole Lot See Owe Nay." The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic phrases you need to get around while traveling, whether asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, or shopping. But most of all, it's just plain fun! Mike Ellis is a web designer who runs the popular website www.slanguage.com. He lives with his family in Philadelphia.
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  • Little Naturalists: Jane Goodall Is a Friend to All

    Kate Coombs, Seth Lucas

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, July 7, 2020)
    Introduce your brilliant baby to the inspiring primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall. Jane Goodall loved animals from the time she was a child. She studied in Africa, and then traveled to Tanzania to learn all about chimpanzees. She befriended the chimpanzees, learning important things we didn’t know about how they make and use tools―and that they aren’t vegetarians! After decades of study, Jane works today to inspire people to conserve the environment and protect animals. Kate Coombs’ engaging narrative and Seth Lucas’ captivating art teach young readers about this award-winning primatologist, encouraging little naturalists to Be Kind and Be Adventurous. Kate Coombs is an award-winning author of original fairy tales, poems, middle-grade fantasy novels, and picture books, including the critically acclaimed Water Sings Blue, which won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2012, and seven books in the bestselling BabyLit series. She lives in Bountiful, Utah. Seth Lucas is an illustrator and designer with a BFA in graphic design. He is the co-creator of Ello There Outdoors selling prints and accessories supporting the National Parks and outdoors. He lives in Indianapolis, IN, with his wife and daughter.
  • Bullfrog Pops!

    Rick Walton, Chris McAllister

    Paperback (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 22, 2005)
    Last seen hopping a stage . . . (coach) and finding his hop in Once There was a Bull . . . (frog), our hero is now on an eye-popping eating binge trying to cure his insatiable appetite. Woven through the western town of Ravenous Gulch, the story leaves a cast of many hopping mad. However, just as things look bleak, transitive and intransitive verbs turn the tables and take Bullfrog on another adventure. Part of Rick Walton's tremendously successful Language Arts series.
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  • Fairy Friends: A Counting Primer

    Merrilee Liddiard

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 6, 2016)
    From the creators of BabyLit® . . . Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s board book Fairy Friends: A Counting Primer. One acorn for wearing, two friends for tea, four petals for twirling, eight icicles to gather; and more! Discover, play, and spark your imagination with Fairy Friends' enchanting illustrations to lead the way. Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes and drawing little humans or animals and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known in the blog world for her love of kids design, toys and DIY crafts via her popular blog mermagblog.com. She has authored and illustrated the book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids and sells many of her illustrations and designs as prints, and paper play things in her online shop.
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  • Snowflakes for all Seasons: 72 Fold & Cut Paper Snowflakes

    Cindy Higham

    Paperback (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 7, 2004)
    Snowflakes You Can Make is the best snowflake book ever created! Why make boring old, everyday cut-out snowflakes when you can customize them for any special situation? This craft book is perfect for kids of all ages, and will turn anyone into a snowflake pro. There are snowflake patterns for Valentines Day hearts, St. Patrick's Day shamrocks, birds and flowers for spring, the Liberty bell for Independence Day, leaves for fall, spiders and pumpkins for Halloween, pilgrims for Thanksgiving, Christmas trees, bells, and candles for Christmas, plus lots of fun "traditional" snowflakes (snowflakes that look like, well…snowflakes!) and more. Perfect for scrapbooking, Snowflakes You Can Make is a crafter's dream, and no classroom should be without a copy. The book contains 64 full size patterns, instructions for folding, cutting and decorating your snowflakes, and a complete index. 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. She lives in Utah with her family.
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  • Little Naturalists Johnny Appleseed

    Kate Coombs, Seth Lucas

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, March 10, 2020)
    Introduce your brilliant baby to the American icon Johnny Appleseed. John Chapman, known as “Johnny Appleseed,” planted apple tree nurseries all over Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. He believed nobody should ever harm a living thing, so he advocated for animal rights, became a vegetarian, and planted seeds instead of grafting tree branches like most other orchardists. Kate Coombs and Seth Lucas recreate Johnny Appleseed’s adventures for young readers, encouraging them to Be Adventurous and to Be Kind to every person, animal, and plant they meet. Kate Coombs is an award-winning author of original fairy tales, poems, middle-grade fantasy novels, and picture books, including the critically acclaimed Water Sings Blue, which won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2012, and seven books in the bestselling BabyLit series. She lives in Bountiful, Utah. Seth Lucas is an illustrator and designer with a BFA in graphic design. He is the co-creator of Ello There Outdoors selling prints and accessories supporting the National Parks and outdoors. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and daughter.
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  • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp: A BabyLit® Sounds Primer

    Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, March 21, 2017)
    Take your baby on a magical journey with BabyLit’s Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp sounds primer . . . A feast for little eyes and ears. With this Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp sounds primer, brainy babies will love hearing the whoosh of a jinni, the rustle of a magician’s robes, the tinkle of jewels in a cave of treasures, and much more. Jennifer Adams is the author of a dozen books including Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen and the popular Edgar the Raven series. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alison Oliver runs Sugar design studio. Alison’s design portfolio includes everything from logos to packing and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, and Aeire, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in New York.
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  • Wild Animals I Have Known

    Ernest Thompson Seton

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 18, 2020)
    A collection of riveting stories about creatures great and small from Ernest Thompson Seton, the creator of realistic wild-animal fiction. Includes a foreword by Sir David Attenborough and an introduction by David L. Witt. Ernest Thompson Seton’s Wild Animals I Have Known, published in 1898, was a transformative masterpiece that not only dramatically shifted the perspective of writers and readers alike, but also changed Seton himself. Through the fateful encounter with the wolf Lobo, Seton became a dedicated wildlife protector, individualizing animals and exploring their motivations, feelings, and personalities. This publication would soon contribute to the conservationist movement of the twentieth century and establish Seton as a pivotal naturalist within our history. Experience Seton’s transformation with the stories of Lobo and other creatures in his words and captivating art, and reconnect with the beauty of the wild and the interconnectedness of man and nature. Wild Animals I Have Known joins Gibbs Smith’s best-selling Wilderness series. Standing beside the works of other incredible naturalists, including Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, and Jack London, these essays are reissued to encourage and inspire philosophers, travelers, campers, and contemporary naturalists. Ernest Thompson Seton (1860–1946) was an author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America. He penned Wild Animals I Have Known in 1898, inventing the realistic animal story genre―and a book that would shift the perception of wild nature and that would turn generations upon generations of readers to the outdoors.
  • The Secret Garden: A BabyLit Storybook

    Mandy Archer, Jane Newland

    Hardcover (Gibbs Smith, March 20, 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 The Secret Garden, preschoolers befriend robins and other animals along with Mary, Dickon, Martha, and Colin, experiencing the transformative magic of a well-loved garden. Little readers not only see the garden flourish, but they watch how Mary and Colin blossom with attention and friendship. Quotes from the original text are woven throughout this retelling, and the beautiful artwork creates a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond. BabyLit® primers have become the chic, smart way to introduce babies to the most beloved and readable literature of our time. Now a delightful collection of lap books for early readers and their parents is available. Each book in the BabyLit® Storybook series retells a story from literary canon with easy-to-follow text and charming artwork. These delightful, engaging books are ideal for ages 3 to 5, but will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Mandy Archer is the author of the BabyLit® Storybook Moby-Dick. She was formerly head of BBC Children’s Books Worldwide. She lives near a racecourse on Epsom Downs, England. Jane Newland is an illustrator from Norwich, Norfolk, England. .
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  • The Sleeping Beauty: My First Ballet Book

    Jennifer Adams, Corey Egbert

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 10, 2019)
    The Sleeping Beauty: My First Ballet Book retells the classic story and introduces little ones to the beautiful art of ballet. Jennifer Adams’ engaging text alongside adorable illustrations by Corey Egbert introduces little ones to The Sleeping Beauty story of kings, queens, fairies, and dancing. My First Ballet Books encourage babies to Be Creative, Be Active, and Be Brilliant through the classic art of ballet. Jennifer Adams is the author of thirty books in the bestselling BabyLit® collection, as well as the picture books I am a Warrior Goddess and How Do I Love Thee. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Corey Egbert is a freelance illustrator and the author of If Dinosaurs Could Talk for Me. He grew up in California and Utah, received his BA from Southern Virginia University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in illustration from Syracuse University in New York. He lives with his wife, son, and two cats.
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  • Sitting Bull: His Life and Legacy

    Ernie LaPointe

    eBook (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 1, 2009)
    The only book on Sitting Bull written by a lineal descendant Ernie LaPointe is the great -grandson of the famous Hunkpapa Lakota chief, and he presents the family tales and memories told to him about his great-grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Sitting Bull. LaPointe explains the discrepancies, how they occurred, and why he wants to tell his story of Tatanka Iyotake. Ernie LaPointe, a great-grandson of Sitting Bull, was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He is a Sundancer and lives the traditional way of the Lakota and follows the rules of the sacred pipe. He lives in South Dakota.
  • Goodnight Mr. Darcy: A BabyLit® Parody Board Book

    Kate Coombs, Alli Arnold

    Board book (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 1, 2015)
    The adored children's classic Goodnight Moon gets a classic lit makeover in this charming parody of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel. All of Austen's much-loved characters are at the Netherfield Ball- In the great ballroom, there was a country dance, and a well-played tune, and Elizabeth Bennett; and Mr. Darcy surprised, by a pair of fine eyes ... And don't forget Jane with a blush and Mr. Bingley turned to mush, and a gossiping mother and father saying hush. KATE COOMBS has written six previous books for children, including the award winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate lives in Utah, where she is curriculum director for Gibbs Smith Education.
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