Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons grew up writing stories and drawing pictures to fit the words, and wishing she lived in the country. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of fine arts degree, she became involved in television graphics. Eventually Gail became a full-time writer and moved to rural Vermont, where she could have a garden and as many pets as she wanted. Winner of the 2010 Regina Medal, Gail has written & illustrated more than 140 books. Gail and her husband, Kent Ancliffe, have a dog named Wilbur and two cats, named Miles and Davis. They live in Corinth, Vermont in a passive solar house that Gail's husband built and on an island off the coast of Maine.

  • The Fruits We Eat

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Youngsters learn where and how fruits grow, where to buy them, & how they fit into a healthy diet.

    "...succinctly presented text...Kids will learn some surprising facts (for instance, olives are fruits), and a trivia section at the end may encourage further research...A charming addition to nutrition and food units." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Fruits We Eat

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Youngsters learn where and how fruits grow, where to buy them, & how they fit into a healthy diet.

    "...succinctly presented text; and delightful, cheery watercolor illustrations...A charming addition to nutrition and food units." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Groundhog Day!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Shadow or No Shadow

    Learn why we ask a groundhog to predict the weather in this colorful explanation of the holiday!

    "Kids will enjoy this introduction to a fun, if minor, winter holiday." - Booklist

    Released Fri Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Groundhog Day!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Shadow or No Shadow

    Learn why we ask a groundhog to predict the weather in this colorful explanation of the holiday!

    "Kids will enjoy this introduction to a fun, if minor, winter holiday." - Booklist

    Released Fri Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Christmas Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    An excellent children's book that encompasses all things Christmas.

    Released Tue Oct 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Thanksgiving Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    "This [is a] cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving...." School Library Journal

    "Much of the book is devoted to contemporary celebrations with scenes showing activities that will be familiar to many children. Each of these snapshots begins "Thanksgiving is..." and lap readers and storytime participants will quickly supply the simple responses." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Oct 07 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Farming

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Jon Bennett

    An introduction to farming including animal care and the various chores done throughout the seasons.

    "...this is a good addition to the author's energetic how-to books." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 04 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Vegetables We Eat

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Youngsters will learn where and how vegetables grow and why they are so good for us to eat.

    "A clear, informative introduction to eight groups of vegetables...A simple, effective approach to the topic." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Vegetables We Eat

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Youngsters will learn where and how vegetables grow and why they are so good for us to eat.

    "A clear, informative introduction to eight groups of vegetables...A simple, effective approach to the topic." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Farming

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Jon Bennett

    An introduction to farming including animal care and the various chores done throughout the seasons.

    "...this is a good addition to the author's energetic how-to books." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 04 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Moon Book

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    A simple way to learn the purpose of the moon and its story.

    "...A fine resource for school and public library collections." - Booklist

    Released Tue Nov 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Halloween Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    A celebration that provides all kinds of spooky fun.

    "...features an age appropriate look at Halloween history and ways children celebrate today..." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • St. Patrick's Day

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    A children's story about the background and legends of St. Patrick's Day

    “…[will make] everyone feel a little bit Irish.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Jan 12 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • St. Patrick's Day

    By Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    A children's story about the background and legends of St. Patrick's Day.

    "In a book similar to those she's done for topics ranging from boats to birthdays, Gibbons offers information about St. Patrick's Day in an easily digestible text and a clean, colorful format. She covers the salient details of Patrick's life--his boyhood in slavery, his return to Britain, where he was ordained, and his life dedicated to the conversion of the Irish--and she highlights the symbols and happenings of St. Patrick's Day. At the conclusion, she describes some of St. Patrick's miracles, one to an illustrated box. The artwork, as one would expect, is heavily accented with green and is typical of Gibbon's work--simply drawn, yet full of zest and quite appealing for its audience. A festive addition to holiday shelves." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jan 12 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Christmas Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    An excellent children's book that encompasses all things Christmas.

    "In simple, evocative text, the author briefly retells the Christmas story, then goes on to discuss other symbols of the holiday season...soft, bright watercolor illustrations are scanned and occasionally animate a traditional Northern Hemisphere setting with deep snow, bright evergreens, and warm smiles." - School Library Journal (Video Review)

    Released Tue Oct 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Moon Book

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    A simple way to learn the purpose of the moon and its story.

    "Gail Gibbon’s classic nonfiction text comes alive for new audiences in this straightforward adaptation of her book." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Nov 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • How a House is Built

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Jon Bennett

    Learn about the tools, materials and workers needed to build a house from basement to roof!

    "With her usual skill, Gibbons makes the process easy to understand...Although children in some parts of the country will not relate specifically to houses with basements or septic systems, How a House Is Built provides basic, general information without oversimplifying...Women are well represented in many non-traditional roles..." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Valentine's Day Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Valentine's Day is cupids, hearts, candy, flowers and giving valentine cards to those we care about.

    "In this engaging book, Gibbons covers the history and customs of the holiday as well as what it means to children today...A good choice for updating holiday collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Valentine's Day Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Valentine's Day is cupids, hearts, candy, flowers and giving valentine cards to those we care about.

    "In this engaging book, Gibbons covers the history and customs of the holiday as well as what it means to children today... A good choice for updating holiday collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Reasons For Seasons

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    How the position of Earth in relation to the sun causes seasons.

    "Gibbons uses simple words and clear, colorful pictures to explain the seasons, the solstices, and the equinoxes...Brightly colored pictures, as accessible and appealing as those in Gibbons' other books, illustrate the text." - Booklist

    Released Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Hurricanes!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    An informative video that teaches young viewers what to do if a dangerous storm is on the way.

    "Hurricanes are serious business, but Gibbons...detail[s] their destructive powers without the information ever becoming too frightening...in this intriguing introduction." - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Hurricanes!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    An informative video that teaches young viewers what to do if a dangerous storm is on the way.

    "Hurricanes are serious business, but Gibbons...detail[s] their destructive powers without the information ever becoming too frightening...in this intriguing introduction." - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Tornadoes!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    Youngsters learn how tornadoes form, the scale to classify them, and what to do in case one is near.

    "Younger readers and listeners alike will be riveted." - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • How a House is Built

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Jon Bennett

    Learn about the tools, materials and workers needed to build a house from basement to roof!

    "With her usual skill, Gibbons makes the process easy to understand...Although children in some parts of the country will not relate specifically to houses with basements or septic systems, How a House Is Built provides basic, general information without oversimplifying...Women are well represented in many non-traditional roles..." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Reasons For Seasons

    By Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    How the position of Earth in relation to the sun causes seasons.

    "Gibbons seems to know just what teachers need to fill that open niche in their curriculum plans. In this title, she explains in succinct, easy-to-understand terms what causes the seasons to change in the two hemispheres. Children have difficulty grasping the fact that the weather is just the opposite on the other side of the globe and why; this attractive offering will clarify that concept for them." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Tornadoes!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    Youngsters learn how tornadoes form, the scale to classify them, and what to do in case one is near.

    "Younger readers and listeners alike will be riveted." - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Thanksgiving Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    "This [is a] cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving...." School Library Journal

    "This effectively done presentation provides a clear and interesting overview of the holiday, and would be a useful addition to school library collections." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 07 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged