“What greater gift than the love of a cat?" - Charles Dickens
Announcing Cheshire Cheese Week! We have a lot of fun in store for everyone beginning...right now!
This week: Watch Twitter (@PeachtreePub) for fun Dickens facts and trivia!
Saturday, Oct. 1: We'll be hosting 'A Tale of Three Cities' book launch parties for The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale in three cities (get it?)! For more info, check out our Facebook pages for the event! Also, our Cheshire Cheese Cat website will go live!
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of hopping over to the Buckhead area of Atlanta to meet up with author Susan Stockdale for Children's Hour at Barnes & Noble, where she was scheduled to read and sign books.
Being fairly new to this position at Peachtree, I hadn't been on the professional side of a book signing before, so I didn't know what to expect upon my arrival. Sure, I had stood in line to get a book signed before, all the while contemplating the PERFECT thing to say during what always promises to be a four-second foray into how awkward I can possibly be (pretty darn, as it turns out, which is impressive given the time restraint!), but I had never had an actual role to play at a book event. I had never had a real reason for showing up early and hanging out late (though that never stopped me from doing just that...awkwardly). Pretty exciting stuff!
It's hard to believe that it has been ten years since September 11, 2001. Harder still to believe is that there are many teachers who face the challenge of explaining what happened to a new generation of students who were too young at the time to remember what happened or who were not yet even born. This daunting task will be difficult, but it is important and shouldn’t be overlooked.
This weekend, let us look to our younger generation with hope for the future as we discuss with them the importance of remembering the past.