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Gail Gibbons

Author of From Seed to Plant

153+ Works 41,985 Members 1,465 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

Gail Gibbons was born in 1944 in Oak Park, Illinois. She received a degree in graphic design from the University of Illinois. She got a job doing artwork for television shows in New York City. She was eventually offered a job creating art for a children's show, where some of the children asked her show more if she had ever considered doing a children's books. Her first book, Willy and His Wheel Wagon, was published in 1975. Since then she has written and illustrated more than 170 non-fiction books for children including Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Gail Gibbons

From Seed to Plant (1991) 1,813 copies
The Moon Book (1997) 1,456 copies
The Pumpkin Book (1999) 1,243 copies
The Reasons for Seasons (1995) 1,158 copies
Monarch Butterfly (1989) 1,135 copies
Apples (2000) 1,127 copies
How a House Is Built (1990) 986 copies
Dinosaurs (1987) 912 copies
Bats (1999) 909 copies
Stargazers (1992) 866 copies
Fire! Fire! (1984) 860 copies
The Milk Makers (1985) 769 copies
Frogs (1993) 740 copies
Thanksgiving Day (1750) 725 copies
Owls (2005) 700 copies
Sun up, sun down (1983) 679 copies
St. Patrick's Day (1994) 660 copies
Trains (1987) 637 copies
Penguins! (1998) 625 copies
The Planets (1993) 582 copies
The Vegetables We Eat (2007) 558 copies
Sea Turtles (1995) 540 copies
The Honey Makers (1997) 536 copies
Sunken Treasure (1988) 512 copies
Emergency! (1994) 507 copies
Sharks (1992) 446 copies
Thanksgiving Is... (2004) 408 copies
Easter (1991) 388 copies
Knights in Shining Armor (1995) 379 copies
Giant Pandas (2002) 377 copies
Polar Bears (2001) 367 copies
Farming (1988) 345 copies
Tornadoes! (2009) 334 copies
Planet Earth/Inside Out (1995) 320 copies
Galaxies, Galaxies! (2006) 302 copies
It's Snowing! (2011) 300 copies
Weather Forecasting (1987) 294 copies
Groundhog Day! (2006) 293 copies
Caves and Caverns (1993) 286 copies
Pigs (1999) 275 copies
Bicycle Book (1995) 261 copies
Coral Reefs (2007) 253 copies
Hurricanes! (2009) 240 copies
Deserts (1996) 236 copies
Cats (1720) 228 copies
Dogs (1996) 222 copies
Whales (1991) 220 copies
Tool Book (1982) 211 copies
Valentine's Day (1986) 199 copies
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop (2006) 194 copies
Horses! (2003) 182 copies
Zoo (1987) 181 copies
My Baseball Book (2000) 177 copies
Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea (1800) 168 copies
Wolves (1994) 168 copies
Chicks & Chickens (2003) 166 copies
Ladybugs (2012) 165 copies
Up Goes the Skyscraper! (1986) 162 copies
Dinosaur Discoveries (2005) 161 copies
Christmas Is... (2001) 144 copies
Halloween (1750) 142 copies
Marshes & Swamps (1998) 138 copies
Halloween Is... (2002) 137 copies
Alligators and Crocodiles (2010) 132 copies
Corn (2008) 129 copies
It's Raining! (2014) 124 copies
The Fruits We Eat (2015) 118 copies
The Art Box (1998) 117 copies
Snakes (2007) 116 copies
Ducks! (2001) 115 copies
Trucks (1981) 104 copies
Boat Book (1983) 104 copies
The Puffins Are Back! (1991) 101 copies
Santa Who? (1632) 100 copies
Elephants of Africa (1768) 94 copies
My Soccer Book (2000) 90 copies
New Road! (1983) 89 copies
My Basketball Book (2000) 89 copies
Apple Seasons (2002) 83 copies
Pottery Place (1987) 80 copies
The Quilting Bee (2004) 77 copies
Behold...the Dragons! (1999) 77 copies
My Football Book (2000) 76 copies
Christmas Time (1788) 69 copies
Happy Birthday! (1814) 62 copies
Beavers (2013) 57 copies
Behold...the Unicorns! (2001) 47 copies
Grizzly Bears (2003) 45 copies
Tunnels (1602) 44 copies
Gorillas (2011) 43 copies
Flowers (2018) 43 copies
Flying (1986) 42 copies
The Berry Book (2002) 42 copies
Imagine That! (2000) 39 copies
Christmas on an Island (1994) 37 copies
Migration (2020) 32 copies
Paper, Paper Everywhere (1600) 31 copies
Transportation (2017) 29 copies
Department Store (1618) 29 copies
Clocks and how they go (1979) 28 copies
Prehistoric Animals (1988) 28 copies
Say Woof! (1992) 24 copies
Country Fair (1851) 21 copies
Playgrounds (1853) 21 copies
Marge's Diner (1989) 19 copies
Pumpkins (2019) 17 copies
Volcanos! (2022) 17 copies
Locks and Keys (1980) 11 copies
Willy and his wheel wagon (1975) 10 copies
Seed to Plant (2023) 3 copies
Bicycles (2020) 2 copies
Star Gazing 1 copy
From Sheep To Sweater (2006) 1 copy
Bunnies (2021) 1 copy

Associated Works

Hot & Cold (1979) — Illustrator — 6 copies

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BooksInMirror | 7 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
Children are introduced to the art of making quilts, specifically in the setting of a quilting bee. The author includes sample blocks from several types of quilts to discuss the different meanings and reasons quilts were created in the past, but explaining that they were now quite popular motifs. The illustrations are okay but not the greatest.
 
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thornton37814 | 2 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
My boys are my non-fiction lovers, and we have spent many hours reading Gail Gibbons nonfiction together. They are full of facts, but very easy for kids to understand. This is one of their favorites.
 
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