Monday, August 25, 2014

Blog Tour for "Stanley the Builder"

Meet Stanley, an adorable an industrious hamster, who makes his debut on this side of the pond this month!  Author/ illustrator William Bee has created a charming cast of character who live in a busy world in this new series.  Young readers transitioning from board books to picture books will gravitate to his bold illustrations and simple text that tell stories of occupations and machines.  School Library Journal also recommends this series as early readers for “slightly older children”.


When Myrtle buys a plot of land, she asks Stanley to build her a new house. He works step by step—from clearing the site with a bulldozer, to pouring the foundation, to painting the finished house in Myrtle’s favorite colors. Luckily, Charlie helps out too. Building houses is hard work, but all three friends are happy with a job well done.

Kirkus Reviews comments, “ Stanley and his fellow rodents are adorable, their dot eyes and line mouths expressing emotion, though without much nuance. Nonetheless, little listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest.” We hope you like Stanley, too! 

Get to know Stanley and his friends on this blog tour: 
Wednesday 9/3- Chat withVera
Thursday 9/4- Kiss the BookBlue Owl

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peachtree at a 2014 Conference Near You!

Hello educators, librarians, teachers, reading specialists, principals, administrators, literary consultants, authors, illustrators, bookstore owners, agents, literature enthusiasts, and friends of Peachtree!!

We've announced the remainder of the conferences we will be attending in 2014. We will be adding more details as the days draw near, so stay tuned.

And are we bringing your favorite Peachtree author to your neck of the woods? Don't forget to contact us to schedule an author visit! Email Dengel@peachtree-online.com or call 404-876-8761, ext 106.

Friday, August 8, 2014

#FreeBookFriday: Susan Stockdale Pack

I'm happy to announce that #FreeBookFriday is here to stay!

Just drop by the blog on the first Friday of every month to get the scoop on the month's giveaway. Each giveaway will run for 7 days, and (because we're all about making Mondays less dreadful) the winner will be announced on the following Monday.

WOAH. You know what that means, don't you?

If you just jumped up and down while clapping your hands, then launched into a quick but enthusiastic version of the Mocarena while shouting, "It means that TODAY, the first Friday in August, is a #FreeBookFriday and Niki and Christine are TOTALLY going to send me free books!", then A: you should do it again and send us the video, and B: yes, emphatic book nerd, you're right!

Since the official Stripes of All Types Teacher's Guide is hot off the press, we're making this #FreeBookFriday a Susan Stockdale pack of Stripes plus Fabulous Fishes, Carry Me!, and Bring on the Birds.


With engaging rhymes and bold images, award-winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to nature’s patterns in Stripes of All Types.

Enter to win your Susan Stockdale pack below (and don't forget your Teacher's Guide)!


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Friday, August 1, 2014

Blog Tour for "Double Reverse"

This week we will take a closer look at our Fred Bowen Sport Series with his latest middle grade title for Football fans, Double Reverse.


Jesse is experienced as a wide receiver - but can he play against type and help his new team as a quarterback?



The Franklin High Panthers need a new quarterback. Freshman Jesse Wagner knows the plays, but he feels he is too small to be QB material. Jesse's brother Jay has a problem of his own: his college coach wants him to switch from quarterback to safety. The brothers agree on a deal: Jesse will try out for quarterback, and Jay will try playing safety. Meanwhile, Jesse and his teammates recruit an unlikely kicker for their team - a girl named Savannah.

Kirkus Reviews suggests this tale for the "reluctant reader who is captivated by football... There's plenty of descriptive action on the field and even a few diagrams of different key plays to enhance the text...The simple sentences and basic vocabulary of this novel will be attractive to struggling readers.An apt choice to surprise a young football fan with the power of words."  

Do you know a young reader who fits that description? See what our reviewers have to say about Double Reverse:

Monday 8/11 TheWrite Path
Tuesday 8/12 Kid LitReviews and Geo Librarian
Wednesday 8/13 Librarian in Cute Shoes