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  • If You See a Kitten

    John Butler

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2015)
    If you see a cuddly kitten, say ahhh! If you see a dozing dormouse, say shhh! But what if you see a spooky spider…or a cranky crocodile?From a pretty peacock (oooh!) to some slimy slugs (yuck!), this simple, interactive look at various animals and the reactions they evoke will coax giggles and spirited responses from young children as they follow along.From acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler, If You See a Kitten is the perfect read-aloud book young children will want to hear again and again.
  • Little Rabbit Lost

    Harry Horse

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Feb. 1, 2019)
    It is Little Rabbit’s birthday and his family surprises him with wrapped presents and a special trip to Rabbit World Theme Park.Mama Rabbit packs a special birthday picnic and the family sets off for the amusement park with Little Rabbit and his red balloon leading the way. Little Rabbit is excited by the noise, color, and crowded activity of the park. He insists he is a big rabbit now and ignores his parents’ warnings to stay close. But when he suddenly finds himself all alone, he doesn’t feel quite so grown up anymore.Harry Horse’s colorful and buoyant illustrations vividly depict Little Rabbit’s growing excitement and bring to life the infectious atmosphere of the amusement park. Readers will cheer Little Rabbit’s triumphant reunion with his beloved family and will identify easily with the young character’s conflicting desire for independence and his need of loving supervision. For more on this title, visit the Little Rabbit website here.
  • The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians

    Carla Morris, Brad Sneed

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2007)
    This humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere.Every day after school Melvin goes to the library. His favorite people―Marge, Betty, and Leola―are always there behind the reference desk. When something interests Melvin, his librarian friends help him find lots and lots of books on the subject. When he collects creepy bugs in a jar, they help him identify, classify, and catalog the insects. As the years pass, Melvin can always find the answers to his questions―and a lot of fun―in the library. Then one day he goes off to college to learn new things and read new books. Will he leave the library and his friends behind forever?Readers will enjoy Brad Sneed’s delightful illustrations that colorfully capture the fun-loving spirit of Carla Morris’s story about the contagious enthusiasm of learning.
  • King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred

    Dori Hillestad Butler, Nancy Meyers

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2019)
    A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery.King, Kayla, and Grandma find a dog who has lost his human family. What does Kayla know?―This dog doesn’t have a collar or any tags. He can sit, lie down, and shake hands. No one around here knows who he is. What does King know? ―The dog’s family is staying at a campground. Can they figure out who he is and where his family is?With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series from Geisel Honor award-winning team Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers is perfect for newly independent readers.
  • About Habitats: Deserts

    Cathryn Sill, John Sill

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Feb. 1, 2012)
    This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes deserts and showcases their 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 deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of desert topography―from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about the desert to inspire readers to learn more.
  • Three Hens and a Peacock

    Lester L. Laminack, Henry Cole

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2011)
    A hilarious read-aloud favorite about some foolish farm animals who decide to trade roles―and discover just how hard it is to do someone else’s job. From award-winning author Lester Laminack and celebrated illustrator Henry Cole.“Good farm fun.” ―Kirkus ReviewsThe Tuckers’ farm is a peaceful place where everyone has a job and no one complains. That is, until a hapless peacock falls off the back of a passing truck and stirs things up. Soon, customers are flocking to the farm to see what all the fuss is about. But the hens don’t like the newcomer getting attention while they do all the hard work. When a wise old hound sees the problem, he helps orchestrate a job swap. What follows is the riotous tale of three hens who get in way over their feathered heads, and one very distressed peacock who just can’t figure out how to lay an egg.Lester Laminack has created a comical look at envy, finding your strength, and what happens when we underestimate the value of others’ work. Henry Cole’s delightful illustrations heighten the story’s humor and will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.Teacher’s Guide available!Children’s Choice Book Awards Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year – Children’s Book CouncilChildren’s Choices – International Reading Association, Children’s Book CouncilBest Children’s Books of the Year (Starred) – Bank Street College of EducationRead Aloud Book Award – Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction
  • Fantastic Flowers

    Susan Stockdale

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2017)
    With rhythmic, rhyming text and beautifully patterned painting, Fantastic Flowers introduces young readers to 17 flowers that resemble all kinds of things. Budding botanists will be amazed at how much they look like upside-down pants, wild monkeys and even tiny babies!Fantastic Flowers encourages close observation of nature and visual object identification with exuberance and charm. Back matter explains what a flower is and how it is pollinated, and provides photos of each flower along with its common and scientific name, native range and pollinators. Children can compare and contrast the whimsical paintings of the flowers with the photos.
  • The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins

    Lester L. Laminack, Constance R. Bergum

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Aug. 1, 2018)
    A poignant tale of an elderly nursing home resident who seems to live in a world of memories. From award-winning author Lester Laminack. “Readers will be reassured that older people can have a full inner life and will understand the importance of visiting them.” ―School Library Journal“Provides an unusually empathic look at the reality of aging…. Children perplexed or upset by their own visits to deteriorating elders may find this book helpful and even consoling.” ―Publishers WeeklyAlthough Miss Olivia is unable to respond and doesn’t always seem to notice her family, her daughter Angel and grandson Troy know better. They know that Momma Olivia has an inner life filled with beautiful memories. Anything from a stunning sunset to the mention of her porch swing can remind her of her past, when she was just a little girl out on the farm with her papa or, more recently, at a birthday party shared with her daughter. Although she can no longer do the things she used to do or communicate her thoughts, she’s still the Momma Olivia they know and love.In tender terms children can understand, Lester Laminack gives voice to the seldom discussed tragedy of watching a loved one age and slip into the past. Bergum’s delicate watercolors softly express the love that holds a family together during times of hardship.Teacher’s Guide available!
  • Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

    Don Tate

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2015)
    George loved words. But George was enslaved.Forced to work long hours, George was unable to attend school or learn how to read. But he was determined―he listened to the white children’s lessons and learned the alphabet. Then he taught himself to read. Soon, he began composing poetry in his head and reciting it as he sold fruits and vegetables on a nearby college campus. News of the slave poet traveled quickly among the students, and before long, George had customers for his poems. But George was still enslaved. Would he ever be free?In this powerful biography of George Moses Horton, the first southern African-American man to be published, Don Tate tells an inspiring and moving story of talent and determination.
  • About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children

    Cathryn Sill, John Sill

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, July 1, 2011)
    This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of hummingbirds.In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what hummingbirds are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the many varieties of hummingbirds, from the smallest type – the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba – to the largest – the Giant Hummingbirds of the Andes Mountains in South America. An afterword provides further details on the hummingbirds featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
  • Am I Yours?

    Alex Latimer

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2018)
    A heartwarming story of community, family, and finding your way homeA group of friendly dinosaurs helps a lost egg search for its parents after it’s been blown out of its nest. But if the little egg is to be reunited with its family, first they must discover what kind of dinosaur lies inside. What does that egg look like inside its shell? Surely, there must be a way to tell!This fun and unique tale featuring Alex Latimer’s signature bold art style will keep dinosaur lovers and fans of Are You My Mother? enthusiastically following along and guessing who is inside the shell.
  • A Tree for Emmy

    Mary Ann Rodman, Tatjana Mai-Wyss

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2018)
    "I declare, Emmy," said Gramma. "That mimosa tree is a lot like you. Stubborn and strong and a little bit wild."Emmy loves trees. She loves oak trees with acorns. She loves pine trees with cones, and willow trees with swishy branches. But best of all, Emmy loves the mimosa tree that grows in her grandmother's pasture. So when Emmy decides she wants a mimosa tree of her own for her birthday, she is dismayed to find that many garden stores only sell ornamental trees like plum or pear or tulip trees. Emmy is crushed―until she discovers that the answer to her problem is growing right before her eyes! Mary Ann Rodman's joyful story will appeal to all who cherish a special dream, and help readers appreciate the natural world around them. Illustrator Tatjana Mai-Wyss's whimsical watercolor and collage illustrations capture Emmy's exuberant personality and the story's hopeful ending.