This prolific nonfiction children’s author not only illustrates her own books but also makes her own Vermont maple syrup. Who is she?
The answer is Gail Gibbons.
Gail Gibbons is definitely one of our favorite nonfiction picture book authors. Regardless of the topic, if your child is interested in apple trees to sea turtles, Gail probably has a wonderful and informative book on the topic. She has written and illustrated over 140 books for children.
Although nonfiction authors often don’t receive the big awards fiction authors attract, Gail was given the Washington Post Children’s Book Guild Award in 1987, and in 2010 was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association for significant contributions to children’s literature.
Even better, if you go to her website, you can buy Vermont Maple Syrup made by Gail Gibbons. Maybe that’s why her books are so sweet!
Here’s more about Gail Gibbons in her own words.
Some of Gail Gibbons’ books: