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We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))
Cynthia Levinson

Peachtree Publishers, 2012

We ve Got a Job tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alalama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi s and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. s precept to fill the jails, they succeeded where adults had failed in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America. Focusing on four of the original participants who have ...


The Cheshire Cheese Cat
Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright

Peachtree Publishers, 2014

Skilley, an alley cat with an embarrassing secret, longs to escape his street-cat life. Tired of dodging fishwives' brooms and carriage wheels, he hopes to trade London's damp alleyways for the warmth of ye olde Cheshire Cheese Inn. He strikes a bargain with Pip, an erudite mouse: Skilley will protect the mice who live at the inn, and in turn, the mice will provide Skilley with the thing he desires most. But when Skilley and Pip are drawn into a ...


The Wreck of the Ethie
Hilary Hyland

Peachtree Publishers, 1999

The tale of the ill-fated British luxury liner Titanic has been etched in people's minds through books, documentaries and major motion pictures about the tragedy. But, she was not the only passenger ship to be eaten up by the dangerous North Atlantic waters off the shores of Newfoundland in the early 1900s. In 1919, just before Christmas, the S.S. Ethie departs Port Saunders, Newfoundland, for St. John's Harbor with 92 passengers and crew, all ...


A field guide to little-known & seldom-seen birds of North America
Ben L Sill

Peachtree Publishers, 1988

Both birders and bird-watchers will soar in laughter as they study the fabulous species catalogued in this field guide. As with any quality field guide, this volume is replete with excellent illustrations, detailed descriptions, observation hints, and range maps, but you will never look at our feathered friends in quite the same way after you encounter these hilarious birds. While there are many excellent field guides on the market, none ...


The Library Dragon
Carmen Agra Deedy

Peachtree Publishers, 1994

When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon? "She kept a fiery eye out to make sure no one removed any books from the shelves.... The very thought of sticky little fingers touching and clutching, pawing and clawing, smearing and tearing her precious books just made her hot under the ...


14 Cows for America
Carmen Agra Deedy

Peachtree Publishers, 2009

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unsought and unexpected as it is extraordinary. A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw. Tears flow freely from American and Maasai ...


The Book of Shadowboxes: A Story of the ABC's
Laura L. Seeley

Peachtree Publishers, 1994

Welcome to Laura Seeley's enchanting world of shadowboxes, where the ABC's spring magically to life. Each shadowbox is filled with richly colorful creatures, objects, and people drawn in Seeley's intricately engaging style. The vibrant illustrations and bouncing verses delight and instruct.


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
Carmen Agra Deedy

Peachtree Publishers, 2014

Martina the beautiful cockroach doesn't know coffee beans about love and marriage. That's where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only Abuela, her grandmother, gives her something really useful: un consejo increíble, some shocking advice. "You want me to do what?" Martina gasps. At first, Martina is skeptical of her Abuela's unorthodox suggestion, but when suitor after suitor ...


The Monster Who Ate My Peas
Danny Schnitzlein

Peachtree Publishers, 2010

How far would you go to avoid eating your vegetables? A young boy thinks he’s discovered a way out of eating his peas—he makes a bargain with a fiendishly funny monster. First the deal is simple: the monster will eat the boy’s peas in exchange for his soccer ball. But with each new encounter, the monster’s demands escalate. Eventually, our hero faces a daunting decision—can he conquer his loathing for peas or will he lose his most ...


Hush, Little Ones (Peachtree Petite)
John Butler

Peachtree Publishers, 2003

Join baby animals from all over the world as they go to sleep at night. Each spread features a tender scene with a mother and her offspring in their natural environments.


S. L. Rottman

Peachtree Publishers, 1997

When young and angry Sean performs community service for violating curfew, he works at the ranch of World War II veteran and strict disciplinarian Dave Hassler. Both challenged and befriended by Hassler, Sean begins his transformation to a confident, hopeful young adult. But can he overcome the hurdles placed in his way to find his hero in time?.


Willow King
Chris Platt

Peachtree Publishers, 2010

Chris Platt's beloved novel is back in print! When prizewinning Thoroughbred Grey Dancer's foal is born with its legs too crooked to race, Mr. Ellis, the owner of Willow Run Farm, orders him destroyed. But thirteen-year-old Katie Durham, who works in the stalls and has a disability of her own, can't bear to let this happen. She thinks the young colt is the most beautiful she's ever seen, so she comes up with a plan to save him. Katie knows ...


If You See a Kitten
John Butler

Peachtree Publishers, 2015

From a pretty peacock (oooh!) to some slimy slugs (yuck!), the animals depicted by acclaimed illustrator-author John Butler will delight the very young. This simple, interactive look at various animals and the responses they evoke will coax giggles and spirited responses from young children as they follow along.


The Scarecrow's Hat
Ken Brown

Peachtree Publishers, 2011

A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way. Chicken really admires Scarecrow’s hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired arms. Chicken doesn’t have a walking stick to trade—but she knows someone who does. Thus begins her quest to find items to trade among her farm friends, all to obtain a walking stick to ...


Trout Fishing in North Georgia: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Lakes, Reservoirs, and Rivers
Jimmy Jacobs

Peachtree Publishers, 2001

Now available in a fourth edition


I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend
Wendy Henrichs

Peachtree Publishers, 2011

Many years ago, a cat went in search of food and shelter. After a long and difficult journey, she came upon a rundown temple at the foot of a majestic, snow-capped mountain. She sat in the doorway and waited with her right hand upheld, as was her custom. A monk with little more than a few grains of rice to share welcomed his feline visitor into his humble home and place of worship. Little did he know that the hungry, shivering animal he named ...


Under the Snow
Melissa Stewart

Peachtree Publishers, 2009

When snow falls, we love to sled and skate and have snowball fights. But at the end of the day, we go home where it is warm and safe. What about all those animals out there in the forests and fields? What do they do when snow blankets the ground? Journey from your neighborhood to the woods, where ladybugs crowd together in a gap in the stone wall and a chipmunk snoozes in his burrow. Take a side trip to the pond, where a carp rests quietly ...


Snow Day!
Lester L. Laminack

Peachtree Publishers, 2007

When the television weatherman predicts a big snowfall, the narrator gleefully imagines the fun-filled possibilities of an unscheduled holiday from school. Piling under warm blankets. Sipping hot chocolate in snowman mugs. Building a snow fort. Piling up a zillion snowballs inside. Sledding in the neighbor s field. In scene after snowy scene, from sunrise to sundown, a pair of siblings, with their father in tow, show how they would make the ...


First Dog Fala
Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

Peachtree Publishers, 2008

In 1940, Fala came to live with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House. On sunny days, the little dog played in the grass outside the Oval Office. He attended important meetings with the president s advisors. At night, the president and Fala often dined together. But as the world slipped further into war and America was drawn into the conflict, life at the White House changed. Fala stayed up late into the night with President ...



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