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Books published by publisher Peachtree Publishing Company

  • Planting the Wild Garden

    Kathryn O. Galbraith, Wendy Anderson Halperin

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2015)
    Eloquent text and stunning illustrations combine to explore the many ways seeds are distributed.A farmer and her son carefully plant seeds in their garden. In the wild garden, many seeds are planted too, but not by farmers’ hands. Different kinds of animals transport seeds, often without knowing it. Sometimes rain washes seeds away to a new location. And sometimes something extraordinary occurs, like when the pods of Scotch broom burst open explosively in the summer heat, scattering seeds everywhere like popcorn.Kathryn Galbraith’s lyrical prose seamlessly combines with Wendy Halperin’s elegant, crisp illustrations to show how many elements work together through the seasons to create and sustain the wild meadow garden.
  • The King of the Little Things

    Bil Lepp, David T. Wenzel

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2013)
    Only the King of Little Things stands between King Normous and his goal of conquering the world. And little things can wield great power.In a world of vast kingdoms lives a king who is happy and content to reign over all things small. Not so King Normous. He wants to be Ruler of All the World. After having erased every empire and raided every realm, Normous is enraged to learn that the King of Little Things still rules over his tiny kingdom. He sends his army to defeat this upstart, but he finds he cannot outfight or outwit a king who holds sway over the small things of the world. After all, it is the small things that keep the big things going.Bil Lepp’s imaginative tale of the beauty and importance of all things small is perfectly paired with illustrator David T. Wenzel’s bright watercolor paintings.
  • Eek!: A Noisy Journey from A to Z

    Julie Larios, Julie Paschkis

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2020)
    A boisterous trip through the alphabet―letter by letter and sound by noisy sound! This story begins quietly as Mouse selects a flower for someone very dear to him. Then the fun begins! To complete his journey, Mouse must make his way through the alphabet. One sniff of his special flower―Achoo!―and a bee flies out―Bzzz! Readers will love meeting the colorful parade of characters along Mouse’s trek and will cheer when he reaches his destination and presents the flower to... Well, that part of the story is a surprise! 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.
  • Bo the Brave

    Bethan Woollvin

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 1, 2020)
    A brave little girl learns who the real monsters are in this brilliantly funny original fairy tale from New York Times Best Illustrated Book-winner Bethan Woollvin. “A great book to delve into what heroes are made of. Highly recommended.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEWBo wants to be just like her brothers and capture a fearsome monster, but Bo is small―too small to catch a monster. Or so her brothers say. Luckily, Bo isn’t one to take no for an answer, and so she sets off on a quest to catch a monster of her own. Can she defeat the furious griffin, conquer the hideous kraken, and triumph over the monstrous dragon? Or has Bo got the wrong idea about who the real monsters are? Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin, creator of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Little Red, delivers an original fairy tale with a spirited female protagonist, a vibrant medieval backdrop, and a clever twist ending. Also by Bethan Woollvin: Hansel & GretelLittle RedRapunzelActivity Kit available!
  • King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse

    Dori Hillestad Butler, Nancy Meyers

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2017)
    A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery.King and Kayla are playing fetch with their friends, Jillian and Thor. Jillian throws King’s favorite ball too hard, and now it’s gone missing! King and Kayla must put together the clues to figure out where it went―and who has it.
  • The Garden of My Imaan

    Farhana Zia

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2016)
    It’s hard enough to fit in without also having to decide whether to fast for Ramadan and wear the hijab.Aliya already struggles with trying to fit in, feeling confident enough to talk to the cute boy, or brave enough to stand up to mean kids―the fact that she’s Muslim is just another part of her life. But then Marwa, a Moroccan girl who shares Aliya’s faith, if not her culture, moves to town. Marwa’s quiet confidence leads Aliya to wonder even more about who she is, what she believes, and where she fits in. In a series of letters to Allah she writes for a Sunday school project, Aliya explores her dreams and fears, hoping that with hard work and faith, something beautiful will grow in the garden of imaan―the small quiet place inside where belief unfolds, one petal at a time.This award-winning novel from author and educator Farhana Zia captures the social and identity struggles of middle school with a fresh, new voice.
  • Outside Shot

    Fred Bowen

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, March 1, 2017)
    Eighth-grader Richie Mallon has always known he was a shooter, but will his amazing shooting talent be enough to keep him on the team?Outside Shot tells the story of eighth-grade basketball player Richie Mallon, who is known as “the shooter,” the one on the team who scores most of the baskets. He has practiced every day at his driveway hoop, perfecting his technique. Richie never plays any other roles on the court; he lets his teammates do the assisting and rebounding. Richie makes the team under a tough new coach, but he’s not a starter. Then when his shooting skills go into a slump, he must find a way to become a more well-rounded player.Author Fred Bowen continues his Sports Story Series with full court, play-by-play action that’s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!
  • Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs

    Melissa Stewart, Stephanie Laberis

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2020)
    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.
  • A Place for Frogs

    Melissa Stewart, Higgins Bond

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 1, 2016)
    This fact-filled, colorful book looks at the amazing world of frogs.Stewart provides an intriguing look at frogs, the ecosystems that support their survival, and the efforts of some people to save them. Glorious full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict frogs and their surroundings.A Place for Frogs opens readers’ minds to a wide range of environmental issues, and provides instruction on how to help protect frogs in their communities.
  • To Whom the Angel Spoke: A Story of the Christmas

    Terry Kay, Eileen Blyth

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Oct. 1, 2009)
    A holiday classic about the power and unity of belief in the face of differences.To Whom the Angel Spoke is the story of three shepherds who are as different as men can be. One night, those men hear a voice, and because they believe the voice’s words about the birth of Jesus, they become alike.In author Terry Kay’s moving story, the unifying power of simple belief transcends differences, reminding us that, as diverse as we are, there is a celebration that can bring us all together.
  • Tiger in My Soup

    Kashmira Sheth, Jeffrey Ebbeler

    Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company, Sept. 1, 2015)
    An adventurous boy defeats an unlikely foe in this story of reading, imagination, and tigers!Sometimes it’s almost impossible to get your big sister to read your favorite book to you. Sometimes you have to go to great lengths even to get her attention! But if you’re really creative and use your imagination, you might just get what you want. Take care, though, not to go too far. Once you conjure up a tiger, there’s no telling where it might lead…Author Kashmira Sheth brings readers a humorous, reading-centered story of the dynamic between a younger brother and older sister.
  • Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure

    Alex T. Smith

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 1, 2019)
    Meet Mr. Penguin: adventurer (and penguin)!He has a dashing hat. He has a battered satchel. He has a packed lunch of fish finger sandwiches. Now he just needs an adventure! So when Bouddica Bones from the Museum of Extraordinary objects calls for help, Mr. Penguin swings into action. Can he and Colin the spider find the museum's missing treasure before bandits do? Or is this the adventure Mr. Penguin should have never answered?This humorous page-turning story from Alex T. Smith, the author-illustrator of the popular Claude series, is sure to thrill young readers looking for a good adventure.