Peter Pauper Holiday Gift Pack: What other Christmas ghost stories did Charles Dickens write?

Welcome to PPP's Holiday Gift Pack Giveaways!

Each Monday from now through December 22, we'll be asking one theme-related trivia question: Our themes are Music, Art, Kids, and now Writing!
Please be sure and respond by Friday of this week . . .
One reply to each question (whether on our blog, Twitter, or Facebook) will be randomly chosen as the winner the following Monday.
That person will receive a themed gift pack ($65 retail or more!) of Peter Pauper Press products as their prize!

Prize includes:

An Essentials Journal, Typewriter Note Cards, Quill Pen and Ink Notecards, a set of black Micro-Line Pens, a set of color Micro-Line Pens, a Writing "subway art"-style Journal, a Chapter One Journal, a Thoughts/Cat de Plume Journal, a Keep Calm and Type On Beaded Bookmark, a Wisdom from "A Simple Act of Gratitude" Stationery Set, a Black and Cream Letter-Perfect Stationery Set, and a Blank Book.

This week’s theme is Writing.  And the question is:

What other Christmas ghost — or goblin! — stories (besides "A Christmas Carol") did Charles Dickens write? Name one. 


Sale! 20% off our entire website! Holiday cards, journals, kids’ books, cookbooks, art & craft books & supplies, gifts, & much more!


It's time for our semi-annual SALE!
Save 20% on the entire Peter Pauper Press website! Use coupon code NOV20.
That's 20% off all orders from now through November 30.
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“Hank Has a Dream” gets a starred PW review!

Hank Has a Dream

We are thrilled to receive a starred review from Publishers Weekly for our forthcoming picture book Hank Has a Dream, written and illustrated by Rebecca Dudley. Says PW:

" 'Last night I dreamed I flew!' announces Hank, the bear/monkeylike critter from Hank Finds an Egg, before proceeding to regale his hummingbird friend with a step-by-step recounting of his dream. Dudley again stages the action in carefully crafted and photographed dioramas, this time creating lovely parallels between the 'real' and dream action of the story. On the left side of each spread, Hank races through the forest, sits on a rope bridge, and swings from a tree. Each action mirrors events from his dream, which are shown in scenes that appear at right, with Hank floating over rivers and through the clouds in a delicate, translucent airship. Readers will find Hank’s subconscious travels every bit as enticing as his forest wanderings."

Celebrate Children’s Book Week!

Children's Book Week Poster

Join the Children's Book Council (@CBCBook) in celebration of the 95th annual Children's Book Week this week, May 12-18, 2014!

Visit for a copy of the adorable poster above, created by Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of the Fancy Nancy* series of books for kids!

And librarians and teachers, please take note: Peter Pauper Press offers free Common Core Aligned Teaching Guides — by Caldecott-honor author Toni Buzzeo — for our picture books. They're available for download at the bottom of the Web page for each book.

What's your favorite children's book? #CBW

Children's Book Week Badge








*Can't resist mentioning PPP's fun Fancy Nancy Scratch and Sketch!