Holiday Giveaway Week 4 — Organization!

Organizational Gifts!

Organizational Gifts!


Weekly Gift Pack Giveaways through December 15!

This week’s theme is Organizational Gifts. Our giveaway basket is packed with fun and practical items! Over $75 in retail value. Lots of nice gifts for you or for others here!

This week’s basket includes:

For a chance to win, reply to our Rafflecopter information below. Be sure to respond by midnight on December 15. The winner (U.S./Canada residents only) will be randomly chosen Friday morning, December 16. Good luck! 🙂

(Note: Not a winner? You can purchase any of these items on our website

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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


“Celia” included in USBBY-recommended list of “outstanding international literature”


School Library Journal has reported that the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) has released its 2015 Outstanding International Books list. We are very proud to announce that PPP picture book Celia, written by Christelle Vallat and illustrated by Stephanie Augusseau, has been included!

The USBBY says its Outstanding International Books committee "is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year." Criteria include artistic and literary merit, originality and creativity, books that introduce American readers to outstanding authors and illustrators from other countries, and books that help U.S. children see the world from other points of view.

Find out more, and find Celia on a USBBY bookmark here!

PW says PPP’s forthcoming picture book “Fred” “tugs at heartstrings”


We are excited about Publishers Weekly's review of our forthcoming picture book Fred, written and illustrated by Kaila Eunhye Seo!

Says PW:

"In a town handsomely drafted in black ink, a boy named Fred 'was able to see and believe in things… that others could not.' Monsters, namely. Seo, a Korean artist making her children’s book debut, creates a slew of shaggy, wide-eyed creatures, colored in pale yellows and blues, who aren’t just benevolent, but downright helpful ('Sometimes they acted like the wind and moved branches out of the way for people. And sometimes they acted like shade and kept people cool on hot summer days'). In a development that will be familiar to anyone who has seen Toy Story or sung 'Puff, the Magic Dragon,' Fred eventually trades these smiley, friendly furballs for human companions, growing up to be someone who 'ate the same things everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner' and 'lived each day very much like the day before.' It’s a story that tugs at heartstrings (it’s tough to watch the crestfallen monsters fade to black and white as Fred forgets about them), but Seo’s upbeat ending affirms the loyalty of this hirsute and utterly devoted crew. Ages 3–7. (Mar.)"