Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Attending BEA?

Come visit us! We are in booth # 2955. Please let us know if you are a blogger--we'd love to meet you in person!

Here is a run down of what's happening with our authors each day:

Tuesday, May 25 2011
10:30 AM 
If you are going to Speed Dating With Children’s Authors and Illustrators on Tuesday,  you'll get to meet Susan Stockdale, author and illustrator of Bring On the Birds .  
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1:00 PM 
Susan will also be signing copies of Bring On the Birds on Tuesday at 1 PM - 2PM in the autographing area at table 19. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Come by the Peachtree Booth (#2955) to meet Carmen Agra Deedy and Barry Moser, author and illustrator of the new middle grade title The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale. 

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Carmen Agra Deedy and Barry Moser will be signing galleys of The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale in the autographing area at table 11.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Illustrator Adam Gustavson will sign copies of his new picture book, Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be.

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We'll also be giving away copies of the debut novel Chasing the Nightbird autographed by author Krista Russell.
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If you can't be at BEA, we are also participating in Armchair BEA. Stay tuned for more info about giveaways!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mothers' Day Giveaway!

Last fall, I became an aunt for the first time…twice! I love showering my new niece and nephew with books:

 My sister Leslie’s daughter Clara "Biscuit" reading with Daddy

 My sister Jaime’s son Charlie "Bucket" “reading” Little Rabbit Lost

More than building Charlie's and Clara's libraries, I have loved watching my sisters become mothers and I’d like to wish them and new moms everywhere a very special Mothers’ Day weekend! Here are some of our favorite board books, great for any family with new babies (Enter for your chance to win copies!):

Little Rabbit Lost
Written and Illustrated by Harry Horse
It's Little Rabbit's birthday and the whole family is celebrating at Rabbit World Theme park to mark the occasion. Little Rabbit insists he is a big rabbit now and ignores his parents' warnings to stay close. But when he suddenly finds himself all alone, he doesn't feel quite so grown up anymore. What happens when Little Rabbit realizes just how little he is? 

While You Were Sleeping
Written and Illustrated by John Butler

A cozy bedtime tale all about the animals that stir while we slumber! Young readers can count the animals in snowy fields, tall oak trees, oceans and grasslands from the comfort of their own bed and dream of all that lies beyond the window while they are sleeping.

Can  You Cuddle Like a Koala?
Written and Illustrated by John Butler

Butler's interactive bedtime story about how animals move will captivate young audiences with its simple text and vibrant images. By the time you ask if they can "hug like a bear with all your might" and "curl up like a squirrel getting ready for the night," young ones will be ready to sleep like a child with their eyes closed tight! 

To win a pack of these three adorable board books, leave a comment here or send a tweet to @peachtreepub and tell me how you plan to/how you celebrated Mothers' Day this year! I’ll pick two winners at random and contact them at the end of the drawing.

Watch for NEW board books to be published soon by Peachtree!

*Contest ends May 13, 2011
**US residents only, please