PPP author of “I Am Your Songwriting Journal” is on the road!

Danny signing

Danny Tieger, PPP author of I Am Your Songwriting Journal, is currently performing as Michael Wormwood, Matilda’s older brother, in the traveling Broadway show Matilda the Musical, based on the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl.

When not on stage, Danny stays busy presenting mini songwriting workshops in bookstores across the country! He is pictured above with future songwriters at The Bookies bookstore in Denver, Colorado.

I Am Your Songwriting Journal I Am Your Songwriting Journal, written in first-person voice, speaks directly to its readers, launching right into tips, tricks, and exercises kids can use to get their words and music on the page.

Packed with songwriting tricks, rhyming and writing prompts, and song worksheets, plus colorful, edgy illustrations by David Cole Wheeler, the Journal encourages kids to laugh, doodle, and get creative.

Says Danny, “Kids are eager to express themselves through music and they are capable of writing the most amazing songs.”

Below is a photo of Danny performing in Matilda The Musical. In the photo, he is on the left, watching the “telly” (British slang for “television”) in his role as Matilda’s TV-addicted older brother Michael Wormwood. To his right are Mrs. Wormwood and Mr. Wormwood.

Matilda photo

 

OUR COLORING BOOKS ARE ALL THE RAGE!

I'm sure you've heard of the Adult Coloring Book craze this year – it's been featured in various News and Television outlets (NY Times, CNN, Parade Magazine, and more).

Our Studio Series Artist's Coloring Books have been flying off the shelves. We have retail stores calling and saying the stock they received on Monday was gone by Wednesday and they need more STAT!

In order to keep up with demand and keep our customers happy we have ramped up production as well as changed our shipping on these – they're coming via air instead of ship, cutting time down to days. As soon as they're printed they're flown in. While there are various coloring books on the market these days – we feel ours are special – and it's not just us. At all the trade shows during this summer we've been told that our covers are the most attractive, and people are really happy with the quality of the paper. We have 10 titles currently available and 2 more titles coming in October (and 6 more for January).

Why are they so popular? Atlanta-based art therapist Susanne Fincher, who has published several coloring books, said coloring can lift the mood, reduce anxiety and relieve stress. "Art making is a powerful intervention," Fincher wrote in an email. "Neuroscientific research has shown that through the use of art therapy, the human brain can physically change, grow, and rejuvenate." – Melonyce McAfee's "Adult Coloring Books Topping Bestseller List" CNN.com

As stress relievers, these coloring books are truly helping us lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and just learn to relax and unwind. 

You can find ours in your local bookstores, gift stores as well as online and here on our website.

  • Color 31 full-page complex yet calming theme-inspired designs.
  • Heavyweight paper is superior to that of other coloring books.
  • Designs are printed on only one side of a page — no bleed-through with magic markers (or colored pencils, of course).
  • Each page is micro-perforated for ease of removal and display of your artwork.
  • The acid-free paper helps preserve your work.
  • Short-circuit the stress and let creativity flow freely as you color these meditative patterns!
  • Book measures 9-1/2 inches wide by 9 inches high (24.13 cm wide by 22.86 cm high).
  • Binding lies flat for ease of use.
  • For artists and colorists of all levels.

Announcing #FredFridays! #TGIFred! And a mega giveaway of 10 different picture books!

 

Fred

During the month of May, Peter Pauper Press will be hosting FRED FRIDAYS, a series of weekly reviews and giveaways around the web in honor of our newest picture book release, Fred, by Kaila Eunhye Seo. We hope you’ll join us for this fun, month-long celebration of TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s FRED

What (and who!) is Fred? Fred, the debut picture book from the very talented Kaila Eunhye Seo, tells the story of a young boy whose world is filled with fantastical friends that make his day so much fun he hardly notices that no one else can see them. However, one day Fred goes off to school and things start to change. As Fred grows up, his childhood friends slowly fade away and seem to disappear, taking some of life's sparkle with them. However, a chance meeting with a young girl reminds him — and the reader — that magic and wonder never really disappear.

Each Friday, bloggers will post their reviews of Fred along with a giveaway for a finished copy of the book. For the latest posts, follow along on Twitter at #FredFriday, #TGIFred, and @PeterPauperPres.

Peter Pauper is also hosting a MEGA FRED FRIDAY GIVEAWAY from May 1st – May 29th for a COMPLETE SET of all TEN of our critically acclaimed picture books: Fred by Kaila Eunhye Seo, and EARLY COPY of All the Lost Things by Kelly Canby, Elephantastic by Michael Engler, The Zoo Is Closed Today! by Evelyn Beilenson, Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! by Bruce Arant, Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley, Hank Has a Dream by Rebecca Dudley, Celia by Cristelle Vallat, Not the Quitting Kind by Sarra J. Roth, and Digby Differs by Miriam Koch!

Check out this interview with author/illustrator Kaila Eunhye Seo! 

Mega Giveaway Books

Enter via the rafflecopter below to win, or enter via our Facebook page!

Plus, don’t forget to follow along every Friday in May for another chance to win a copy of Fred at participating blogs! Here are five of them!

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Foodie Bibliophile

Kid Lit Reviews

Reading Through Life

Hucklebaby Book Club

5 Minutes for Books

 

And congratulations to Denise of Burbank, California! You are our winner! smiley 
Your books have been mailed out to you! 

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