Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Little Things Make a Big Difference

We're so excited about what's coming up this fall! Not only do we have some truly awesome books headed your way, but we're also rolling out a really neat program for our friends at local libraries and independent book stores! 

Visit our booth on Thursday to learn more and to win prizes for all the little things in your life! (Hint: Do you happen to have a safety pin in your pocket?)

 Peachtree Publishers
Booth 631 

Thursday, May 30

Stop by for a chance to win prizes (and enter for our GRAND PRIZE) on Thursday (booth #631) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.!

 Bil Lepp and David Wenzel are signing at table 20 from 10 - 11 a.m.!

  Susan Stockdale is signing at table 19 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.!

Friday, May 31

  Bill Harley is signing at table 7 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
and he'll be at the Speed Dating luncheon from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.!

Ben Sill is signing at table 19 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.!

See you there!  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is a great opportunity to spend some quality family time, preferably with a great book! I know, some of my favorite memories from when I was little are of my mom reading to me before bed. It started out with books like Good Night Moon and Go, Dog. Go! Then as I got older, she would read books like The Boxcar Children to me and my little brother. 

In honor of Mother's Day, here are a few Peachtree titles that show just how important moms are. 

 My Mother Talks to Trees
Written my Doris Gove
Illustrated by Marilynn H. Mallory

As Laura and her mother walk home from school, Laura can't understand why her mother keeps stopping to talk to the trees along the way. Laura soon learns all the unique features of the different trees that her mother points out and begins to be able to recognize the different kinds of trees. Not only does this book focus on a lesson about trees, it is also adeptly woven into this charming story featuring a special mother-daughter relationship.

Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move
Written and Illustrated by Susan Stockdale 
Animal parents carry their young in many different ways. Some tote babies on their backs. Others dangle them from their mouths or prop them on their shoulders. In straightforward language and bright, colorful pictures, author-illustrator Susan Stockdale shows young children how animals around the world transport their young. The story ends on a reassuring note with a human baby snuggled in her mother's arms. 

What's your favorite Mother's Day tradition or memory of your mother?

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

An interview with Cynthia Levinson

In continuing our 50th anniversary week of the 1963 Birmingham Children's March and celebration of We've Got a Job, Cynthia shares a bit about her writing process and what it was like to write such an important book: 

We've Got a Job is your first book -- when you started this process did you envision it as the book it has become? What were some of your early goals for this project?

My first goal was to learn the story, myself. Although I was in high school in 1963, I didn't know that the key actors in obtaining civil rights in Birmingham were children. So, I wanted to fill the gaps in my knowledge. Once I set out on the quest, I couldn't stop! And, when I discovered James, Audrey, Wash, and Arnetta, who generously told me their stories in detail, I knew that children today needed to hear them, too.