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 Art Gallery | Storytime Resources | Drawing

Well, who ever thought BookExpo would be virtual? We miss the camaraderie of the show, getting excited with you all about books, the fall, upcoming events, and so much more. Mostly, though, we wish we could tell you in person how amazed we are at the creativity and solidarity of the bookselling community. We’re thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to next year’s show when we can all be there in person.

In the meantime, take a gander at what we’ve been up to at Peachtree. We hope you’ll find something to make you smile, give you pause, and inspire you to share.

Signing Authors

Meet some of our Fall 2020 authors and illustrators and get
signed copies of their new books (while supplies last)!

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A Special Message from Author-Illustrator Don Tate

This isn’t the typical romanticized telling of the Underground Railroad, where whites save Blacks running away from slavery. This is the true story of William Still, a free Black man and top conductor on Philadelphia’s line of the Underground Railroad, who, through his work at the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society Office,  helped hundreds of Black people running from slavery, to get farther North into Canada,  where they could live in freedom. Still kept meticulous records of the people he helped—names, ages, physical descriptions—with the hope of reuniting families torn apart by slavery. He also recorded their personal stories (Henry ‘Box’ Brown and Harriet Tubman to name a few).  Little did Still know that his work would reunite his own family who had been enslaved a generation before. This is the story of a Black man helping Black people, a narrative historically overlooked in publishing and an especially important and necessary one for all young readers.”– Don Tate

Don Tate Signing
William Still and His Freedom Stories

A Special Message from Author-Illustrator Lisa Papp

“I’m so excited to let you know that Madeline Finn and the gang are back for another adventure! Star is growing up and training to be a therapy dog – just like Bonnie. But when they visit the retirement home where Star’s big test will be, Madeline and Star find an even bigger challenge ahead. I know many of you have therapy dogs visiting your stores, so I hope you all will enjoy this heartwarming story of perseverance, trust, and acceptance. I thank you for your support of the first two Madeline Finn books and hope revisiting these characters brings you as much joy as it’s brought me over the past year. I hope to see you soon!″– Lisa Papp

Lisa Papp Signing
Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog

Featured Authors

Author Rebecca Elliott introduces her new laugh-out-loud YA novel, Pretty Funny for a Girl!

Author Vanessa Jones introduces her new, moving YA novel, Sing Like No One’s Listening!

Award-winning author Lavie Tidhar talks about his new page-turning middle grade mystery The Candy Mafia!

Beloved author-illustrator Alex T. Smith introduces the newest installment in his rollicking Mr. Penguin series, Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise!

Featured Books

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Written by Rebecca Elliott
Ages: 12 – 16
October 2020

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Written by Vanessa Jones
Ages: 12 – 16
September 2020

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Written by Jenna Guillaume
Ages: 12 – 16

Discussion Guide | Author Q&A

“This is the book I would hand to teen me.” —Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Written by Lavie Tildhar
Illustrated by Daniel Duncan
Ages: 8 – 12
September 2020

“Combining chewing gum and gumshoes, this comical mystery begs to be read aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith
Ages: 8 – 12
October 2020

Read Mr. Penguin’s Other Adventures!

Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure
Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

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Written by Sylvia Bishop
Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
Ages: 8 – 12
Paperback Coming August 2020

Discussion GuideSummer Reading Pick

“A funny, inventive tale ideal for booklovers.” ―Booklist

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Written by Julie Larios
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Ages: 2 – 6
September 2020

“An absolute zoo of an ABC book—in the best possible way.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

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Written and illustrated by Lisa Papp
Ages: 4 – 8
September 2020

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“A gentle, heartwarming introduction to the world of therapy dogs.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Written by Danny Schnitzlein
Illustrated by Anca Sandu
Ages: 4 – 8
October 2020

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Written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin
Ages: 5 – 9
Paperback Coming September 2020

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2016 New York Times Best Illustrated

“This is how fairy tales were meant to be told.” ―School Library Journal

Written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Ages: 2 – 6
October 2020

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Written and illustrated by Julia Woolf
Ages: 4 – 8
September 2020

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Written and illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura
Ages: 2 – 6

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“Dynamic, fun-filled, imaginative, and ideal for participatory reading aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Written and illustrated by Julie Colombet
Ages: 4 – 8

Discussion Guide | Personality Quiz

“Even the most rule-bound reader will be cheered up by these stodgy lemmings.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Written and illustrated by William Bee
Ages: 2 – 6

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Written and illustrated by William Bee
Ages: 2 – 6

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“Paints a sweet and colorful story.” —Kirkus Reviews

Father of the Underground Railroad

Written and illustrated by Don Tate
Ages: 6 – 10
November 2020

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Creator of Social Security

Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Kristy Caldwell
Ages: 6 – 10
August 2020

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Most Wanted Peace Activist

Written by Suzanne Slade
Illustrated by Alice Ratterree
Ages: 6 – 10
Paperback Coming November 2020

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Sales Rep Favorites

Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise
Written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith

“A new Mr. Penguin book is always cause for celebration in my house, and so we were thrilled when the third book in the series arrived! My son loves the wacky adventures of Mr. Penguin and especially his kung fu fighting spider friend, Colin. Alex Smith does wonders with his books, making these so much fun. You can’t help but acquire a jaunty British air while you are reading it. The ‘bad guys’ in the books are always a fun surprise for my son and it usually elicits a lot of discussions. This is that rare book that both parents and kids can enjoy together, and what’s better is that now there are three of them!” — Maureen Karb, Como Sales

The Candy Mafia
Written by Lavie Tidhar
Illustrated by Daniel Duncan

“Small town anywhere, could be your town, could be mine. Is the story true? Who knows? But one day every bit of candy was banned by the coconuts in charge. That’s when everything changed, see, and not for the better. The gangs, led by the toughest adolescents you’ll ever meet, went to work cornering the candy market. And that’s where she comes in. That’s right, Nelle Faulkner, a pre-teen dame detective with a nose for sweets and an eye for trouble.

With tongue firmly planted in cheek author Lavie Tidhar has written a book worthy of the best noir. Complete with characters ranging from the Sweetie Pies to Waffles McKenzie, from corrupt cops to bungling officials and a mystery wrapped in a riddle, our heroine, the young Nelle Faulkner, is a gumshoe with gumption, a babe with backbone and a minor with moxie. This one had me laughing at the first page and by the end I was enjoying working out the mystery and riddles right along with Nelle.” — Eileen Bertelli, Parson Weems Publisher Services

Arlo the Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep
Written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner

“I was completely charmed by Arlo the Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep. Beautiful unconventional art and soothing lyrical text make for one gorgeous picture book. I sure wish I’d had this book when my niece was a toddler. And it’s a good time in history for soothing books.” Frazer Dobson, Como Sales

“One of my favorite books of the season! With beautiful, sophisticated illustrations and themes of compassion, friendship and cooperation, all of which are employed to help build the story, this is a book that even as these themes become apparent it never lets you forget where it is heading – to bedtime and sleep. Subtle hints for helping children call it a day are seamlessly fused into the story, and deftly supported by its calming imagery, prose, and elements of song.” Tom Bowen, Fujii Associates

Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog
Written and illustrated by Lisa Papp

“I love all the Madeline Finn books for so many reasons. Madeline is a sweet, lovable, authentic girl whose challenges make her genuine and sympathetic. I love the way she talks to herself and her dog Star. I also love what appears to be a single mom raising a little girl on her own who is very present and surrounds herself with strong adult role models. Even though reading is a challenge for Madeline, books play an important part in her life. Mrs. Dimple, the librarian, introduces her to the love and compassion of animals which in turn helps her to read. In this third book Madeline is training her puppy to be a therapy dog and after Star passes the test she begins her job in a elderly care facility. Star makes friends with everyone but Mr. Humphrey. Madeline is sad that Star can’t make him happy and decides that next time they will just sit and read him a book. The book shows us that ‘showing up’ and being kind really do make a difference. The story is full of love and compassion and holds strong messages for both adults and children. This book exemplifies how important it is to treat one another with respect, dignity and patience.” Ruth Hook, RAH Sales & Marketing

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Peachtree Art Gallery

When you think of Peachtree, one of the first things we hope you think of is beautiful art. Whether it’s Daniel Minter’s Caldecott Honor-winning Going Down Home with Daddy, filled with exquisite symbolic patterns or Thomas Gonzalez’s breathtaking, hyper-realistic paintings, we want readers to feel like they’re experiencing something extra-special each time they encounter the art in a Peachtree book. So please enjoy this small glimpse of some of our favorite works from the past year in this BookExpo art gallery!

Going Down Home with Daddy

Illustrator Daniel Minter won a 2020 Caldecott Honor Award for his stunning acrylic illustrations in Going Down Home with Daddy.

Life in a Frozen World: Wildlife of Antarctica (November 2020)

Award-winning illustrator Thomas Gonzalez introduces the magnificent landscapes of Antarctica in the painted illustrations for his forthcoming picture book Life in a Frozen World.

Eek! A Noisy Journey from A to Z (September 2020)

Illustrator Julie Paschkis’ signature art style shines in her forthcoming picture book Eek!, filled with bright, colorful illustrations that perfectly match the fun of this onomatopoeic alphabet book.

Arlo the Lion the Who Couldn’t Sleep (October 2020)

Author-illustrator Catherine Rayner’s gorgeous watercolor illustrations have made Arlo the Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep an instant favorite for readers young and old.

Storytime Resources

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Peachtree’s Digital Catalog

Our Fall 2020 Digital Catalog is here! Check out the full list of titles we have coming this season.

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