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Books published by publisher Peachtree Publishing Company

  • Dad, Jackie, and Me

    Myron Uhlberg, Colin Bootman

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Feb. 1, 2010)
    “It was Opening Day, 1947. And every kid in Brooklyn knew this was our year. The Dodgers were going to go all the way!”It is the summer of 1947 and a highly charged baseball season is underway in New York. Jackie Robinson is the new first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers―and the first black player in Major League Baseball. A young boy listens eagerly to the Dodgers games on the radio, each day using sign language to tell his deaf father about the games. His father begins to keep a scrapbook, clipping photos and articles about Jackie. Finally one day the father delivers some big news: they are going to Ebbets Field to watch Jackie play!Author Myron Uhlberg offers a nostalgic look back at 1947, and pays tribute to Jackie Robinson, the legendary athlete and hero. Illustrator Colin Bootman’s realistic, full-color illustrations capture the details of the period and the excitement of an entire city as Robinson and the Dodgers won the long-awaited pennant, and brought an entire New York community together for one magical summer.
  • Snow Day!

    Lester L. Laminack, Adam Gustavson

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Oct. 1, 2010)
    Everyone loves a snow day! Award-winning author Lester Laminack provides a clever take on a familiar childhood wish. An unexpected twist is sure to surprise and delight young readers.When the weatherman predicts a big snowfall, it’s hard not to imagine the fun-filled adventures of an unscheduled school holiday! You can build snowmen, go sledding, have snowball fights―the possibilities are endless. Except when the family wakes up that next morning, they find no snow! School is happening, and all their dreams of a winter wonderland are gone. But as the family piles into the car to head to school, an unexpected twist reveals who wanted the snow day most of all. Adam Gustavson’s expressive illustrations comically capture the excitement of pure possibility in author Lester Laminack’s thoroughly original tale.
  • Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage

    Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stacey Schuett

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2017)
    An inspiring story of the fight for women’s suffrage, based on the experiences of a real girlAll Bessie wants is to go hiking with her father and brothers. But it’s 1896, and girls don’t get to hike. They can’t vote either, which Bessie discovers when Susan B. Anthony comes to town to help lead the campaign for women’s suffrage. Stirred to action, Bessie joins the movement and discovers that small efforts can result in small changes―and maybe even big ones.Inspired by the diary of the real Bessie Keith Pond, a ten-year-old girl who lived in California during the suffrage campaign, author Claire Rudolf Murphy and illustrator Stacey Schuett offer a thought-provoking introduction to the fight for women’s rights. A story of hope and determination, Marching with Aunt Susan reminds readers that society cannot evolve unless people―even young people―dare to take a stand.
  • Stanley's Garage

    William Bee

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2014)
    Can Stanley fix all the cars in his garage today?Stanley is working at his garage. From filling up Hattie’s red speedster with gas to changing the tire on Shamus and Little Woo’s blue station wagon, it sure is a busy day. As his friends each come in with their car problems, Stanley knows just what to do to get them back on the road.William Bee’s wonderful series featuring Stanley, an adorable hamster, is great for readers at a transitional age between board books and picture books. Stanley’s Garage will appeal to young children wanting to know about occupations and machines.
  • Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems

    Mary Batten, Beverly Doyle

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2016)
    Aliens are everywhere!Batten introduces readers to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species. Describing various examples―from the accidental release of the gypsy moth into the United States to the deliberate introduction of rabbits to Australia―the text shows how these foreign intrusions have disturbed the delicate balance of local ecosystems. Back matter includes a glossary and list of ideas that provide more information and ways to minimize human impact on local environments.
  • Stanley the Builder

    William Bee

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2014)
    Stanley is building a house. Will he make it just right?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.William Bee’s wonderful series featuring Stanley, an adorable hamster, is great for readers at a transitional age between board books and picture books. Stanley the Builder will appeal to young children wanting to know about occupations and machines.
  • Stanley's Diner

    William Bee

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2015)
    Stanley is cooking for some hungry customers today!Eggs and pancakes, coming right up! Stanley is cooking for all the hungry customers who come into his diner, while Hattie takes their orders. Then Stanley serves up a special cake – but whose birthday are they celebrating?William Bee’s wonderful series featuring Stanley, an adorable hamster, is great for readers at a transitional age between board books and picture books. Stanley’s Diner will appeal to young children wanting to know about occupations and machines.
  • About Habitats: Grasslands

    Cathryn Sill, John Sill

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Feb. 1, 2018)
    This beginner's guide explores the major attributes of the grassland biome and showcases its striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe. In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what grasslands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill's detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of grasslands and the wide variety of the plants and animals that live in grassland habitats. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about grasslands to inspire readers to learn more.
  • Back to Bed, Ed!

    Sebastien Braun

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Feb. 1, 2014)
    Getting ready for bed is lots of fun at Ed’s house. But while Ed loves going to bed, he doesn’t like staying there.At bedtime, Ed plays silly games with Dad. He has a drink and brushes his teeth. He takes a bath and cuddles with Mom for a bedtime story. Then Ed is off to bed with hugs and kisses. But night after night he tiptoes down the hall and climbs into Mom and Dad’s big bed. Mom and Dad aren’t getting much sleep, so they come up with a plan to keep Ed in his bed. Ed doesn’t think much of Mom and Dad’s plan―so he comes up with one on his own!Author-illustrator Sebastien Braun offers a charming spin on the perennial challenge of getting children to stay in bed. The bright, uncluttered illustrations perfectly complement the simplicity of the story.
  • Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

    Pip Jones, Sara Ogilvie

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2020)
    Inventor Izzy Gizmo returns in an engaging tale of creativity and determination – perfect for little makers and STEAM fans.“This ode to imagination, perseverance, and fun just may inspire young readers to do some tinkering of their own.” ―Booklist“Engaging…multicultural characters will be relatable to students. Teachers will love the message of persistence and thinking out of the box.” ―School Library ConnectionAuthor Pip Jones and illustrator Sara Ogilvie team up again to produce a wonderfully exuberant STEAM-filled story starring a very inspiring and determined heroine. Izzy Gizmo has been invited to Technoff Isle’s annual convention where the inventor of the best machine will win coveted admittance to the Genius Guild. Great inventors produce gadgets that can be put to good use, so Izzy Gizmo decides to build a recycling machine that mends broken tools. But with fearsome foe Abi von Lavish getting the best of her at every turn, can Izzy Gizmo and Fixer create the winning invention?Also available: Izzy Gizmo Activity Sheets and Teacher’s Guide available!
  • Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs

    Melissa Stewart, Stephanie Laberis

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2018)
    Puny? Poky? Clumsy? Shy? A lighthearted look at the surprising traits that help some animals survive.Written with a lively, playful voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers introduces young readers to a variety of “animal underdogs” and explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safe in an eat-or-be-eaten world.Award-winning author Melissa Stewart offers readers a humorous and informative nonfiction picture book with a gentle message of understanding and celebrating differences. Stephanie Laberis’s bright, bold―and scientifically accurate―illustrations add to the fun.
  • The Boy Who Cried Ninja

    Alex Latimer

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Feb. 1, 2014)
    In this quirky twist on the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy’s outrageous excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.Tim witnesses some strange happenings around his house, but no one believes his explanations. In fact, no matter what Tim says, his parents just punish him with chores. To save himself, he hatches a clever plan to expose the truth. Will it work, or will Tim have to spend the rest of his life raking the yard?Bubbling with wit and humor from start to finish, author-illustrator Alex Latimer’s debut picture book with wacky characters like ninjas, pirates, crocodiles, and time-traveling monkeys, will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.