About

Trained as a scientist, Roberta Gibson has a serious blogging addiction. She hopes writing novels, short stories, and children’s nonfiction will help her kick the habit.

Q and A


You write and review children’s books. What books did you read as a child?

Both my sister and I loved, loved, loved The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. I also loved, Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on another nonfiction children’s book about insects. Whenever I have a minute, I’m also working on an adult-level mystery featuring some pretty cool cars.

What else do you like to do, other than write books?

I enjoy reading, gardening, and nature photography.

Selected Publications:

2018 Sharp Memories. Hippocampus Magazine. December issue.

1996 Africanized Honey Bees On the Move: Lesson Plans by Roberta Gibson and Janet Mitchell. Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture, The University of Arizona  ASIN: B0006QOU7M

Magazine publications for children and adults working with children:
• 2008. It Grows on Trees. Kid Zone. Volume 8, Issue 2. pp. 19-22.
• 2000-2002. Was a regular science columnist for Home Education Learning Magazine (HELM). See a list of articles