NEW {Fall} Children’s Books from Gibbs Smith Books

MY BROTHER OTTO AND THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by Meg Raby • Illustrated by Elisa Pallmer

Piper and her little brother Otto, who is autistic, are excited to attend a birthday party for their friend Ruthie. In kid-friendly language, Piper explains the accommodations Otto and Ruthie, who is also autistic, need in order to feel safe and secure in a stimulating new environment. The book provides explanations for Otto’s differences in correct and easy-to-understand language and highlights that Otto desires fun, comfort, and love—just like his peers.


SPOOKY SNACKS AND TREATS: Frightfully Fun Halloween Recipes for Kids
by Zac Williams

Make your Halloween party a scream with these creepily cool snacks, munchies, sweets, and drinks! With 42 recipes to choose from, you and your child can stir up a cauldron of Wolfsbane Elixir or scare up a platter of Vampire Bites, Coffin Crunchers, and Dusty Old Bones.


COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN {new series}
by Greg Paprocki

Toddlers learn to count down from 10 by finding objects hidden throughout these charming scenes of fall fun rendered in illustrator Greg Paprocki’s classically retro midcentury style.


COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS {new series}
by Greg Paprocki

Count down the days to Christmas with Greg Paprocki’s festive holiday scenes. From decorating cookies and caroling to hanging ornaments and reading favorite stories, there’s Christmas fun on every page.


M IS FOR MUSIC
by Greg Paprocki

F for flügelhorn, M for maraca, and T for tambourine! Each page contains rich cultural elements from the instrument’s region of origin. You may even discover an instrument played with your nose!


LITTLE NATURALISTS: GRETA THUNBERG TAKES A STAND
by Kate Coombs • Illustrated by Seth Lucas

Greta has an autism spectrum disorder known as Asperger syndrome, which she calls her superpower because it helps her focus her attention on climate change. She works to decrease emissions, and she has inspired so much awareness and activism that the result is known as the “Greta Effect.”


SNORE LIKE A BEAR
by Nicole LaRue

This adorable board book encourages toddlers to mimic the bedtime behaviors of animals both familiar and exotic. These simple, engaging prompts help children relieve bedtime stress and develop a mind-body connection. What better way to drift off to sleep than pretending you’re a mindful, sleepy, cuddly animal?

 

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