Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in children’s books, including board books, picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction. They create books that aim to educate and entertain their readers.
A little lost dog searches for a home and family in this beautiful, heartwarming story from Richard Jones, illustrator of The Snow Lion and Paper Planes.Little Perdu is lost and alone, with nowhere to call his home. Outside, the sky is dark, the wind howls, and the grass is cold beneath his paws. In the busy city, people rush and race and cry, "Get out! Go away! Shoo!" Is there no place for Perdu to rest his aching legs and fill his grumbling tummy? If only there was a special someone who might be looking for a friend like him.In his debut as an author-illustrator, Richard Jones delivers a beautiful, moving story about kindness, friendship, and finding a forever family. Gorgeous illustrations help guide a satisfying emotional journey, from a somber beginning to a joyful conclusion. For all pet lovers, especially pet adoption advocates.
This beautiful, meditative book about a lion who can't sleep is an excellent bedtime read for reluctant sleepers.Arlo is a very tired lion, and he's tried everything to get to sleep. But the grass is too prickly, the trees are too noisy, and his family wriggles awfully too much. Goodness! How is an exhausted lion ever to get a wink of shuteye? Luckily, owl has a few tricks up her sleeve, and Arlo couldn't be happier to give them a whirl.This gentle and humorous bedtime story has a calming message of mindfulness and centeredness that's beautifully complemented by gorgeous watercolor, acrylic ink, and pencil art from Kate Greenway Medal-winning author-illustrator, Catherine Rayner.
A wild rumor grows out of control and spooks a cast of ocean creatures in this color-learning picture book from Kate Read, the award-winning author-illustrator of One Fox: A Counting Book Mystery.All is quiet in the deep blue sea, until a tiny pink fish is mistaken for something scary. Suddenly, tales bursts forth about a "great big fish hiding in the deep!" Readers discover a color each time a new fish becomes entangled in the mayhem and hysterics.The red octopus was really rattled, which petrified the purple puffer fish, and startled the blue shoal, until they all flee...into a deep, dark cave. Uh-oh! That's no cave at all!Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Honor Award-winner Kate Read returns with a clever oceanic twist on the old telephone game starring a tiny pink fish and schools of brilliantly hued fish in a deep blue sea. As the chatter spreads, young readers will also explore different varieties of sea animals. Back matter includes an introduction to simple color theory.
A little yak yearns for BIG things in this rollicking, rhyming picture book that celebrates individuality, unique talents, and the importance of not growing up too fast. Gertie is the littlest yak in her pack, feeling stuck in her smallness. She wants to grow up and have BIGNESS and TALLNESS, with the hugest of hooves and humongous horns too! Because there isn't anything a BIG yak can't do.So Gertie devises a growing-up plan. She eats her veggies, exercises every day, and reads lots of books. Still, she isn't any bigger. But when the other yaks come calling for Gertie to help them with a daring and dangerous task, could it be because it's something only a small yak can do? Lu Fraser's debut picture book is a heartwarming and relatable story of individuality, self-esteem, and the joys of being young and small. best-selling illustrator Kate Hindley has created a delightful wintry landscape, packed with adorable yaks in woolly hats and coats. Readers won't be able to resist snuggling down with this charming read aloud. A CCBC Choice
Miguel searches for sunflowers in his community garden in this vibrant exploration of growing food and healthy eating, from the Where in the Garden? series. Miguel is throwing a party at his community garden for all of his friends, and he needs help searching for sunflowers to complete the celebration. What do we know about sunflowers? They're tall with petals and leaves—and, hold on, is that a sunflower? No, that's an artichoke. Where, oh, where could those sunflowers be? Can you help Miguel find them in time for his party? The second title in the Where in the Garden? picture book series stars a young Latino boy who visits his community garden with his two dads to explore the fruits and vegetables growing there. Playful text guides young readers to hunt for visual clues and compare and contrast the unique characteristics of sunflowers against apricots, spinach, mushrooms, and other produce that grows in Miguel's community garden. Artist Samara Hardy brings this multi-layered story to life with vivid, cheerful illustrations created from layers of hand painted ink and watercolor texture. Back matter includes a refreshing sunflower seed salad recipe for little chefs and their adult helpers to try together.
The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count stars in this charming picture book, just right for young community scientists, bird watchers, and nature aficionados.A young girl and her mother participate as community scientists in the Christmas Bird Count. The girl is excited when Big Al, the leader of their team, asks her to record the tally this year. Using her most important tools―her eyes and ears―she eagerly identifies and counts the birds they observe on their assigned route around town. She and her team follow the rules, noting the time of day, the habitat, the birding ID techniques used for each sighting. Finally, they meet up with the other teams in the area to combine their totals for a Christmas Bird Count party and share stories about their observations. Sidebars tally up the birds they observe and record. This book introduces young readers to birdwatching with simple explanations of birdwatching techniques and clear descriptions of bird habitats. Stephanie Fizer Coleman's charming illustrations add color and context to a joyful story that's sure to inspire the nature lover in everyone. Back matter includes more information about all the birds featured in the book and about the Christmas Bird Count, the nation's longest-running community science bird project. Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and TeensParents’ Choice Silver Honor Award Mathical Honor Award International Literacy Association Primary Fiction Award
A patterned parade of spotted animals leaps to life!What kinds of animals have spots, and why do they have them? To scare predators, hide more easily, or warn enemies to stay away? In this bilingual English-Spanish picture book, award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale explores nineteen spotted animals from around the world, each depicted in their native habitats. Her bright, detailed paintings help show the many reasons spots are found in nature. Back matter tells a little bit more about each animal, and readers can test their knowledge of animal spots with a fun matching game at the end.
This adventurous picture book is just right for toddlers who may be reluctant to embrace new experiences.Rabbit loves staying close to home where it is warm and safe and cozy. After all, the outside has things with feathers and scales and horns and hooves! It's certainly better—and safer—for a rabbit to stick to what she knows best: home sweet home. But when rabbit spots a particularly juicy carrot just outside of her comfort zone, she tumbles into a whole new world she wasn't expecting!Author-illustrator Jennifer Meserve has created a reassuring tale of exploration that will inspire boldness and curiosity. Paired with soft, colorful illustrations, this beautiful picture book also features a community of endearing animals and important social emotional learning themes of friendship, kindness, and bravery.
Award-winning science poetry master Leslie Bulion presents a lyrical salute to Africa's Serengeti Plain, one of the most spectacular and productive ecosystems on Earth.Leslie Bulion, a virtuoso science poet, has created a portrait of the rainy season on East Africa's southern Serengeti Plain, offering young readers a compelling look at an ecosystem in motion. Using a series of interconnected verses inspired by an East African Swahili poem form—the utendi—Bulion's cadences and rhythmic lines mimic the web of life in the Serengeti, following the great migration of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals into and then out of the vast short-grass plain. Lush, evocative gouache illustrations by Becca Stadtlander showcase the grandeur of this immense and complex ecosystem and provide close-up details of its wildlife inhabitants. Scientific notes on each spread and comprehensive back matter material offer more specifics. This, paired with Bulion's brilliant poetic form, makes the book ideal for cross-curricular learning. A Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection
A beautiful picture book for older readers about life, death, and the enduring power of love from award-winning author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy.Bessie and Ninny are the best of friends. Sometimes on milk-moon nights, Ninny throws buttons at Bessie's window. When Bessie peeks outside, Ninny sings: "Bessie, oh Bessie! Come dance with me! For I hate to dance alone..."Down the drainpipe Bessie slides to visit Ninny, and off they go. Most nights, they visit the grave of Ninny's grandfather, Oppa. It was Oppa who taught them three things that they will never forget: to dance, to sing, and to tell stories. Oppah's wisdom ultimately inspires a pact between the two young friends—a pact that binds them together through love and marriage, war and separation, birth and death.In this simple but extraordinary story, New York Times best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy speaks to readers about the value of promises and the limitless power of love even in the face of death.
This beginner's guide to tundras explores the unique attributes of this cold habitat, showcasing its beauty and plant and animal diversity. Author and educator Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what tundras are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique environment. The book covers the characteristics of Arctic, Antarctic, and alpine tundras. John Sill's detailed, realistic paintings reflect the beauty and diversity of the habitat. A glossary and afterword provide more detail for further exploration. Ideal for early childhood and elementary education units on biomes and environments, geography, habitats, and nature.
You're invited to Hattie the rabbit's magic show! A lively, must-have read-aloud for preschooler story times from acclaimed author-illustrator Satoshi Kiramura.Abracadabra, katakurico! Oh, goodness! Out pops a cat from Hattie's magic hat. Can you guess what creature will appear from the magic hat next?Follow along as Hattie the rabbit conjures up a parade of animals from her magic hat in this highly interactive story that's perfect for toddler and preschool story times. Simple, repetitive language along with ample opportunities for prediction and fun magic words add to its engaging qualities. A great pairing for magic-themed activities and animal units.
Fearless sheep Lana Lynn is all set to train her flock's new watchdog. Will a case of mistaken identity derail her efforts and put the sheep in jeopardy?The sheep are in an uproar when they find out a new watchdog is coming to protect the flock, so the intrepid Lana Lynn decides to take training matters into her own hooves. When a fierce-looking canine emerges from the woods, Lana Lynn jumps right into her efforts.The new watchdog doesn't quite catch on to herding or staying up all night guarding the sheep, but Lana Lynn isn't deterred. As she continues showing this new watchdog the ropes, she gets a creeping suspicion that something isn't right. And her fellow sheep could be in jeopardy!Author Rebecca Van Slyke has created a charmingly overconfident heroine in Lana Lynn, enhanced by Anca Sandu's adorable and funny illustrations. An ideal read-aloud full of good farm fun!
Amara searches for pumpkins on her farm in this vibrant exploration of gardening and healthy eating, from the Where in the Garden? series.Amara is hosting a potluck for friends on her farm, and she needs help finding her pumpkins to serve a tasty dish. What do we know about pumpkins? They're large, round, and orange—and, wait a minute, is that a pumpkin? No, that's an apple. Where, oh, where could those pumpkins be? Can you help Amara find them in time for her potluck?The first title in the Where in the Garden? picture book series stars Amara, a young Black girl who explores the crops growing on her family's intergenerational farm. Playful text guides young readers to hunt for visual clues and compare and contrast the unique characteristics of pumpkins against okra, cauliflower, eggplant, and other produce that grows on Amara's farm.Artist Samara Hardy brings this multi-layered story to life with vivid, cheerful illustrations created from layers of hand painted ink and watercolor texture. Back matter includes a yummy molasses pumpkin bread recipe for little chefs and their adult helpers to try together.
Award-winning storyteller Donna L. Washington has cooked up a delightfully spooky tale in this imaginative twist on the classic "Goldilocks."Curly Locks is a good-hearted girl, but she's an awful cook. All the townspeople of Toadsuck Swamp know to steer clear of her peculiar dishes—like batwing brownies and toad eye toffees. So it's quite a mystery when one of her dishes goes missing from her windowsill.Next morning, chaos breaks out in town and word spreads how the Scares of Toadsuck Swamp are running wild and terrorizing the town at mealtime. They shriek "Gitchey Boo, Gitchey Bon! Gitchey Goo, Gitchey Gone!" and send folk running for their lives! But Curly Locks isn't frightened, and she has an inkling her unsavory cooking can help corral those Scares for good.Exercising tremendous narrative skill, internationally known storyteller Donna L. Washington breathes a spirited new life into an old classic. Her clever, can-do protagonist and joyful language pair brilliantly with Jeffrey Ebbeler's fantasy-like illustrations. This enchanting read is a treat for any time of the year!
This clever retelling of the classic fairy tale will have young readers wondering who's the real villain, from New York Times Best Illustrated Book-winner Bethan Woollvin.Deep in the forest lives a witch named Willow. She is a good witch who only uses good magic—until she meets Hansel and Gretel. Willow never used to worry about messy bread crumb trails. Or entire portions of her gingerbread house being devoured. Or anyone fiddling with her spells and magic books and causing a ruckus. But Hansel and Gretel are two very naughty and very rude children, and they are trying Willow's patience...Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin, creator of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Little Red, delivers a subversive retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" which features striking and humorous visuals and a deliciously wicked twist ending that is sure to surprise and delight.
This poignant and heartwarming story explores the many faces of sadness and addresses the importance of mental health in a child-friendly way.A small boy creates a shelter for his sadness so that he can visit it whenever he needs to, and the two of them can cry, talk, or just sit. The boy knows that one day his sadness may come out of the shelter, and together they will look out at the world and see how beautiful it is.In this timely consideration of emotional wellbeing, Anne Booth has created a beautiful depiction of allowing time and attention for difficult feelings. Stunningly atmospheric illustrations by David Litchfield personify sadness as a living being, allowing young readers to more easily connect with the story's themes of emotional literacy.
A simple, realistic first glimpse into the natural world of fish from the Discovering Nature board book series.Award-winning educator and author Cathryn Sill introduces toddlers and preschoolers to basic facts about fish with the help of colorful, detailed, realistic art from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill. Simple, clear descriptions of how fish look, where they live, what they eat, and how they move around make this fourth title in the board book series a dependable and informative resource for early childhood education units on animals, environments, fish, oceans, and pets. Also perfect for a first trip to the aquarium!
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One warm August day in 1973 at a back-to-school block party in the Bronx, hip-hop was born. The melting pot of the city brought together the music and culture of the Caribbean islands with the African-American sonic heritage of jazz, soul, blues, and funk, combined it with the need to give a voice to the