Hello, and welcome! You may know Peachtree for our history of publishing beautiful, award-winning children’s books like Going Down Home with Daddy, which just earned a Caldecott Honor.
We hope you’ll find something new and special from our Fall 2020 list to help educate, entertain, and encourage. More importantly, we want to thank you for all you’ve been doing to help lift and encourage our industry. You continue to inspire!
If you haven’t already, please check out our Fall 2020 digital catalog, and visit our selected Edelweiss catalogs. We’ve got books by favorite award-winning authors like Don Tate (his picture book tribute to William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad, is my personal favorite) as well as titles featuring new and beloved characters like Madeline Finn.
While you’re here, be sure to take advantage of our Fall Show Special!
2020 SHOW SPECIAL CODE = F20SHOW
Retail stores in good credit standing (national chain retailers and online only stores excluded): One order, placed between 09/01/20 and 11/15/20:
William Still and His Freedom Stories This remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad, is from award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and collected the stories of those who had traveled north to freedom. As his freedom records grew, he was able to reunite families and build a remarkable network. Then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William’s office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be?
Stanley’s Fire Engine It’s another busy day for Stanley and friends! Stanley keeps his fire engine in tip-top condition. It needs to be ready for anything. It has a tall ladder, a big water tank, and a long hose. Uh-oh. The fire station has a phone call: Charlie’s barbecue is out of control. CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! Out of the way! Stanley’s on the job!
Nina Soni, Former Best Friend The first title in a new series featuring a lovable, distractible Indian-American girl and her family and friends is now in paperback! Nina tried as hard as she could, but still somehow she forgot about her school project. Then, with little sister Kavita’s birthday party right around the corner, and her longtime friendship with Jay on the rocks, Nina has a lot to keep track of. Readers are sure to relate to #OwnVoices author Kashmira Sheth’s endearing Nina Soni and her slightly scatter-brained efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems.
Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise The third installment in the humorous, page-turning series from Alex T. Smith is sure to thrill young readers looking for a good adventure. Mr. Penguin and his Adventuring gang board a luxury cruise ship for some much-needed rest and a little entertainment. With Colin, his kung fu spider sidekick, preparing to perform with the Ladies Choir and all the fish finger sandwiches he can eat, Mr. Penguin isn’t even bothered that he can’t swim and is deeply afraid of water. But Mr. Penguin can’t help but feel that something shifty is happening on board…
Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a Therapy Dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie the library dog, she and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can’t stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help? Author-illustrator Lisa Papp provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference in her community.
Eek!: A Noisy Journey from A to Z Author Julie Larios and illustrator Julie Paschkis have collaborated to create an entertaining combination of clever text and lively art. With its fun—and onomatopoeic—sounds, and its parade of colorful characters, this distinctive picture book will delight young fans and inspire them to create imaginary alphabet adventures of their own. This is a boisterous trip through the alphabet—letter by letter and sound by noisy sound!
Duck & Penguin Do NOT Like Sleepovers Duck and Penguin do not like sleepovers, despite what their owners, Betty and Maud, might have you think. They do not like snuggly sleeping bags, they do not like super-soft pillows, and they ESPECIALLY do NOT like being extra cozy together in a teeny weeny tiny tent! This companion to Duck & Penguin are NOT Friends from author-illustrator Julia Woolf is a hilarious bedtime romp that tackles the thrills and anxieties of sleeping over.
The Candy Mafia In a city where candy is a crime and sugar is scandalous, Nelle Faulker is a 12-year-old private detective looking for her next client. When notorious candy gangster Eddie de Menthe asks for her help to find a missing teddy bear, Nelle Faulkner is on the case. But as soon as the teddy turns up, Eddie himself goes missing! As a seemingly innocent investigation unravels into something more sinister, Nelle and her friends quickly find themselves swept up in a shady underworld of sweets smugglers, back alley deals, and storefront firebombs.
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