You’ve seen our new Spring 2020 titles, and now it’s time to introduce our wonderful list of picture books that are returning to Peachtree in paperback! Be sure to check out these new old favorites, and let us know which books you’re most excited to read.
An accidental encounter throws Mole and Wolf together. One is afraid of the light, the other is afraid of the dark. Together they learn that things aren’t so scary when you have a friend to keep you company. Nancy Armo’s humorous story, with adorable illustrations, explores fear and friendship to show how opposites can complement, strengthen, and support each other.
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what parrots are, what they do, and how they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diverse population of parrots. An afterword provides further details on the parrots featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
This addition to the acclaimed About… series offers a first glimpse into the natural world of insects. Cathryn Sill’s easy-to-read text pairs with John Sill’s realistic, full-color paintings to teach children what insects are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. An afterword provides further details on the insects featured—from grasshoppers to the Monarch Butterfly—and inspires young readers to learn more.
This addition to the award-winning About… series features a first glimpse into the natural world of fish and how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators. Author and illustrator team Cathryn Sill and John Sill use simple, easy-to-understand language and beautifully detailed, realistic paintings to introduce readers to the diversity of the fish population, from an Arctic char to a Porcupine fish. An afterword provides further details on the fish featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
A 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 unique and heartwarming tale featuring Alex Latimer’s signature bold art style will keep dinosaur lovers enthusiastically following along and guessing who is inside the shell.
When the sun is shining brightly, people put on sunscreen or scurry inside to cool off. But how do wild animals react to the sizzling heat? This lyrical tour of a variety of habitats offers young readers vivid glimpses of animals as they live out the hot season under the blazing sun—from a field where an earthworm loops its long body into a ball underground, to a wetland where a siren salamander burrows into the mud to stay cool. Award-winning science writer Melissa Stewart shows readers how animals survive the hottest time of the year.
Tapir and his friends all have nice new notebooks, just waiting to be filled. Giraffe decides to write a poem, Hippo writes a story, and Flamingo composes a beautiful song. But poor Tapir can’t think of anything to write—and the harder he tries the more upset he becomes! But everything starts to change when Tapir stops trying to write and begins to draw. This gentle story from author and illustrator Natalie Russell will inspire even the littlest artists to find their creative spark.
Madeline Finn does NOT like to read. But she DOES want a gold star from her teacher. But, stars are for good readers. Fortunately, Madeline Finn meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading out loud to Bonnie isn’t so bad; when Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn’t mind. As it turns out, it’s fun to read when you’re not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it’s okay to go slow and to keep trying. Lisa Papp’s endearing illustrations will comfort and inspire new readers who just need a little confidence to overcome their fears.
Worries, fears, and anxieties are all dragons that sneak up on most of us at one time or another, and they can be hard to get rid of. So what can a young boy with a bad case of the dragons do? Hugs from his mom help. Looking his dragon straight in the eye at least once every day helps even more. But most reassuring of all is the reminder that dragons don’t stay forever. Kathryn Cave’s lighthearted writing style and illustrator Nick Maland’s appealing pen-and-ink drawings exaggerate the humor of the text without minimizing the seriousness of the underlying themes. The perfect read-aloud for kids—and even adults—whose fears can sometimes get the better of them.
The Star of David was a symbol of Jewish pride for centuries until World War II, when Nazis used the star to segregate and terrorize the Jewish people. Except in Denmark. King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe from Nazi occupation, and the bravery of the Danes and their king during that dangerous time has inspired many legends. The most enduring is the legend of the yellow star, which symbolizes the loyalty and fearless spirit of the king and his people.
Carmen Agra Deedy and Henri Sørensen have poignantly recreated this powerful and dignified legend of heroic justice, a story for all people and all times. For more details about the Nazi occupation of Denmark during World War II and the Danish resistance movement, please click here.