It’s that time of year again–time to introduce the exciting new list of books that are coming out in paperback this fall! Check out our list to see if some of your favorites are making a reappearance at Peachtree in paperback.
In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill teaches children what forests are and how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations show the characteristics of different types of forests – from the cold boreal forests of the northern hemisphere to the warm tropical forests near the equator. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about forests to inspire readers to learn more.
As nighttime approaches, mother animals and their babies are settling down. A monkey makes a bed for her two babies, and a leopard tucks in her three little ones. By the time readers arrive at the stunning gatefold illustration at the end of the story, silence is finally settling over the jungle. John Butler’s richly illustrated rhyming story will satisfy and comfort readers of all ages.
Every day after school Melvin goes to the library. His favorite people are always there behind the reference desk. As the years pass, Melvin can always find the answers to his questions in the library, but 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? Brad Sneed’s delightful illustrations colorfully capture the fun-loving spirit of Carla Morris’s story about the contagious enthusiasm of learning.
On Easter Sunday 1939, Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of over 75,000 people. Although Anderson was not allowed to sing at Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin, Oscar Chapman helped produce a landmark concert that―for at least one evening―bridged the color divide to bring a city and much of the nation together. Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson tells Oscar Chapman’s inspirational story of a lifelong commitment to ending bigotry, and illustrator Leonard Jenkins’s remarkable illustrations pay tribute to a magical moment in modern history.
When snow falls, we go home where it is warm and safe. But what do all those animals out there in the forests and fields do when snow blankets the ground? Award-winning science writer Melissa Stewart provides young readers with vivid glimpses of animals as they live out the winter beneath the snow and ice. Constance R. Bergum’s glowing watercolors perfectly capture the wonder and magic that can happen under the snow.