Thursday, January 19, 2017

Madeline Finn Photo Sweepstakes #ReadingUnleashed

Are you a little dog crazy? Book crazy? Madeline Finn crazy?  You could win the Ultimate Canine Collection from Peachtree Publishers.

But first, if you don’t already know her, meet Madeline Finn. Madeline Finn did NOT like to read. That is, until she met Bonnie, a very special library dog who snuggled close, encouraged her to keep trying, and helped her realize that reading is fun!

Madeline Finn, Bonnie, and all of us at Peachtree invite you to unleash your own love of reading with your favorite pooch and enter to win our Ultimate Canine Collection.

How to enter*:

1.   Take a picture of yourself/your child/your student reading to an adorable pooch. You can star with any pup you want, but if you want to partner with a real library dog, click here to find a library dog program in your area:

2.   Post the picture using the hashtag #ReadingUnleashed and tag Peachtree Publishers in your post. (Twitter: @PeachtreePub; Instagram: @peachtreepublishers Facebook: Peachtree Publishers)

3.   If you’re reading Madeline Finn and the Library Dog in the picture, we’ll count it as TWO entries! 

When to enter:

Post your picture(s) by February 28th. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by March 3rd.

What you’ll win: 

The Ultimate Canine Collection includes one (1) hardcover copy of each of the following Peachtree Publishers titles:
   Camp K-9
   Dog Sense

We can’t wait to see your entries!

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are 18 years old as of date of entry. All photos featuring children under the age of 13 must be taken with the permission of a parent or guardian. Sweepstakes begin February 17th, 2017 and end on February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Limit (2) entries per person. One Grand Prize winner shall be selected in a random drawing to receive one copy of each book in the "Ultimate Canine Collection." Winners will be notified by March 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Void where prohibited.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Year, New List!

Happy 2017 everyone! It is gearing up to be a special year for us here at Peachtree not only because of all the wonderful books coming out, but because it's our 40th Anniversary! So in the name of celebration, we are delighted to share our Spring 2017 list. We guarantee you will laugh, wonder, cry, and cheer along with both new and familiar faces and stories.

New Picture Books

Young Drasko is happy working with his father in the Sarajevo market. Then war encroaches. Drasko must run the family flower stand alone. Based on real events of the Bosnian War, award-winning songwriter and storyteller John McCutcheon tells the uplifting story in Flowers for Sarajevo of the power of beauty in the face of violence and suffering.

It’s hard to believe that these flowers are real—but they are! With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, award-winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to a wide range of unusual flowers in Fantastic Flowers.

Join the children of Room 3 and Mrs. McBee as they find their own ways of helping each other get ready to leave and say good-bye. Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan brings readers Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3an amusing and touching story about transitions and the importance of observing them. With Grace Zong’s charming illustrations, the distinct cast of lively characters comes to life on the page.

Enchanted prince or just a plain old frog? Pucker up, princesses! There’s only one way to find out. Jonathan Emmett’s clever twist on the “The Frog Prince,” Prince Ribbit, pits a spunky, bespectacled princess against a sly amphibian to teach a charming lesson on the pitfalls of trusting everything you read.

The circus is beginning! Fierce Lion and speedy Zebra are stepping into the ring to perform their act—but wait! Things aren’t going quite according to plan... Zebra is on the go—with Lion in hot pursuit! Jill Nogales’s rollicking story Zebra on the Go keeps readers on their hooves— er, toes—while Lorraine Rocha’s vibrant illustrations bring the whole circus to life.
New Illustrated Chapter Books

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla made peanut butter treats for Jillian’s new puppy Thor. But now the treats are missing. What does Kayla know? —There are three treats missing. King was in the kitchen. King’s breath doesn’t smell like peanut butter. What does King know? —There’s an intruder in the house.  Join Dori Hillestad Butler's new dynamic duo in King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats to solve the mystery!

The mysteries continue with King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code! Kayla and Mason both got mysterious letters, written in code. What does Kayla know? —The same person left both letters. It’s someone she and Mason both know. The two letters are the same, except for the second word.What does King know? —Jillian left the letters. What do the letters say?
New Additions to Your Favorite Series
Welcome to Stanley’s Store! Can Stanley help his friends find everything they need? Stanley’s Store invites young readers to explore grocery store processes, colors, and machines in a sweet, simple world. With bright illustrations, adorable characters, and a chunky padded-cover format, William Bee’s Stanley series is perfect for readers transitioning from board books to picture books.

An action-packed and heartwarming story of a hardened old sea dog on Magellan’s journey to Spice Island. Alison Hart's Dog Chronicles series continues with Leo, Dog of the Sea.

Eighth-grader Richie Mallon has always known he was a shooter, but will his amazing shooting talent be enough to keep him on the team? Author Fred Bowen continues his Sport Story Series in Outside Shot with full court, play-by-play action that’s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!

Check out our full Spring 2017 catalog here, and stay tuned for giveaways, interviews, and more.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Peachtree Publisher's 40th Anniversary

As we encounter people at trade shows or events, we’re always thrilled when someone says “I love Peachtree.” We cheerfully accept the compliment.

But this year, standing on the brink of our fortieth anniversary, we’ve taken a fresh look at our roots and at what we have grown into. We’ve examined what it means to be Peachtree—who we are, what we’re about, and why we’ve managed to thrive in the midst of a challenging, ever-changing industry.

We’ve decided that it comes down to our long-standing relationships and the genuine warmth and concern we have for our business.

We care about our authors and illustrators and their work. We want to help them develop their talents and grow creatively. We pay close attention to their careers and the right timing and positioning of their books in the marketplace. And we are grateful for their loyalty and support.

We care about our books. Even the smallest detail is important. We focus our combined attention on making each book the best it can be, in terms of editing, design, production, and manufacturing. We always strive for quality and durability. We want our books to be read many times, for many years after publication, so we strive to make them to last. We treasure our backlist. We spend a lot of time developing our books and want them to have long lives out in the world. In fact, the very first book Peachtree published is still in print.

We care about the librarians and educators and booksellers and reviewers who use and recommend our books. We care about YOU. We know you have countless choices when it comes to buying books, and we can’t thank you enough for supporting Peachtree and what we do. Here’s to forty more years!

With all good wishes,
Margaret M. Quinlin
President and Publisher