Ah, romance. It’s a
beautiful thing, isn’t it?
For kids, though, love
and romance are big concepts associated with deep emotions that they may not be
ready to tackle.
-love? Those are seeds that
can be planted early.
Below are 3 fantastic
titles (with sneak peaks
of 2 not yet
published titles & a look inside one that you can borrow from your local
library today!) with themes of finding value in yourself.
PLUS, because we forgot
to send you roses on Valentine’s Day, we’re doing a giveaway! (Details below.)
Churchill's Tale of Tails
Churchill the pig has lost his tail.
In an effort to replace it, Churchill tries on all
sorts of other options, but none is quite right.
His tail isn’t as grand as the
peacock’s or as bold as the tiger’s, but it’s the one that suits him best.
kids are first sorting out who they are, they play dress up, they experiment,
and despite who they choose to make themselves into, it’s good to remind them
that they are special just as they are.
Lost for Words
Tapir is in search of his voice.
He’s discouraged when he can’t write the way his
Realizing that he's different is hard for Tapir, but, instead of
giving up or thinking of himself as inferior, he starts looking for something
he is good at.
He soon discovers that he doesn’t need words to express himself
as beautifully and thoughtfully as anyone else.
Penguin’s Hidden Talent
Penguin wants to be a part of the talent show, but he doesn’t have the flashy gifts
that belong on stage.
Instead, he helps organize the production.
It’s not until
his friends attempt to throw him a party (and botch it!) that Penguin realizes
his knack for organization is a talent in itself.
Some kids have less dazzling—but
no less impressive—talents; they’re organized or they’re great at listening or
they’re a stellar student. Not everyone can star in the show, but there would
be no show without someone to run it.
Food For Thought
By starting early and instilling
values of self-respect and confidence, and celebrating the differences that
make us unique, we can help cultivate a kinder generation—one that’s
compassionate towards others and gentler on the person in the mirror.
That’s what our giveaway
contest is all about. Here’s what you must do to enter:
Think about self-worth.
What does it mean to you as an adult? What does it mean to the kids in your
life (yours, your younger siblings, the kids you teach, the kids that come to
your library)? What do you wish you could go back and tell yourself or your
parents about self-worth?
Then talk to the kids &
work together on a little (or huge!) project about positive, healthy self-love.
Your project can be as
elaborate or as simple as you wish, and you can answer in any method you see
fit. The important part is collaborating with a child (or group of kids!) to be
creative. Draw us a picture like Tapir, record a fashion show like Churchill,
or just write a thoughtful blog post like Penguin might—it’s all up to you and
The Prize: One winner will receive one copy each
of Churchill’s Tale of Tails, Lost for Words, and Penguin’s Hidden Talent.
Eligibility: Must have a U.S. address. We cannot
ship overseas or to P.O. Boxes.
Open: February 20, 2014 – March 6,
2014, 11:59 pm EST.
To Enter: Post a link to your response in any format
(video, art, blog post—whatever!), on either Facebook or Twitter. In your post you must:
Please Note: You must follow these steps exactly in order to qualify.
- Include a link back to this blog post.
- Tag Peachtree Publishers so we can find your
- Use the hashtag #PeachtreeLove
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