Gail Gibbons – Master of Easy Non-Fiction Books

“Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.”

–Washington Post

Time after time, when teachers want an informational book about a particular subject, they turn to the work of Gail Gibbons. However, these are not just great for schools. Many children love to read or listen to “real” books. Sharing easy non-fiction with children reinforces their natural curiosity about the world around them. Non-fiction books show children that reading is the way we learn new things, and it introduces children to all kinds of experiences that might not be available in the local area. Gail Gibbons has written and illustrated over 170 children’s books and many of these are available at our branches. You can find lots of information about Gail Gibbons on her home page. Remember that if we don’t have the book you would like, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request by phone or on our web page.

Here are some of my favorite Gail Gibbons books. These titles show the wide variety of subjects her books cover.

mummies     penguins

sunken-treasure     the-berry-book


There is truly something for everyone! My all-time favorite Gibbons book is Behold . . . the Dragons, an overview of dragon folklore from around the world.


Check out a few of these terrific titles to explore with your children! Once you’re hooked on Gail Gibbons, you might want to watch this video interview.