Tuesday, April 24, 2012

One man's treasure...

Have you ever found something washed up on the seashore and wondered where it came from? All the things it must have seen on its way through the vast ocean and onto the beach? 

This week, a story in the news caught my eye: when a man and his wife were beachcombing in Alaska, they came upon a soccer ball. At first glance, there's not much out of the ordinary about a soccer ball on a beach. But in this case, they looked closer and found that it was from Japan. After the devastating tsunami that shook the island nation in 2011, the ball traversed the Pacific Ocean over the course of the year and landed an entire continent away.

You can read all of the details of the story here courtesy of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Under very different circumstances, a very similar exchange is depicted in our Fall 2010 book, Immi's Gift.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

Spring is here and Earth Day is this Sunday! 

In keeping with this annual renewal of all things bright and sunshine-y, I thought we could take a look at one of our newest books, Seed Magic. 



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Are YOU the "Bad Girl of the Book World"?

Don't forget to enter our Library Dragon contest! 

Simply tell us how you use The Library Dragon at your school or library and send us a photo of your best Library Dragon costume! Full details here.

You could win:
  • signed first editions of The Library Dragon and Return of the Library Dragon (coming this fall!)
  • The Library Dragon audio CD
  • The Library Dragon flip doll
  • A free Skype visit with author Carmen Agra Deedy
  • and a signed piece of ORIGINAL artwork by illustrator Michael P. White! 
We're accepting entries through October 31! You can email us at Publicity@Peachtree-online.com or post your photos to our Facebook page
 
Look for Return of the Library Dragon this fall!