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

 

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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SLJ reviews “The Zoo Is Closed Today!”

The Zoo Is Closed Today!

The Zoo Is Closed Today!

School Library Journal has reviewed our new picture book, The Zoo Is Closed Today! written by Evelyn Beilenson and illustrated by Anne Kennedy. The review will appear in the publication's September issue. Here is what SLJ had to say:

"K-Gr 2—Following in the footsteps of many other successful 'something’s wrong at the zoo' stories, this rhyming version comically describes the ailments of the animals that Sue and John find when they walk to 'Kalama Zoo.' Their friend Pete the zookeeper explains that the zoo is closed because Edward the elephant has a cold in his nose, Freddy the fox has a sunburn, Marcel the monkey’s tail is in a sling, and Carlos the camel has hives on his humps. The kids return home disappointed and concerned but are gleeful to receive a letter the very next day telling them that the animals are feeling better. When the two come down with the sniffles themselves, the animals make a get-well road trip to their house. Kennedy’s colorful cartoons perfectly complement Beilenson’s easy read-aloud verse. Pair it with E.S. Redmond’s Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo (Candlewick, 2009) and Philip C. Stead’s A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Roaring Brook, 2010) for an ailing animal storytime or book display." —Jenna Boles, Green County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH

Giveaway Frenzy: The Great Omar

GIVEAWAY-DOTS (3)Our groovy giveaways continue, Pauper friends! Answer our trivia question and win our featured item of the day. One reply will be chosen randomly as winner. Good luck!

Answer the question below to win this sumptuous Great Omar Journal!

The Great OmarThe cover design for our Great Omar Journal is based on a jewel-bedecked binding created in the early 1900s for The Rubaiyat of Omar Kikayyam, which is: A collection of essays? A collection of poems? Or a collection of short stories?

#giveaway #giveawayfrenzy

Note: U.S. and Canadian residents only, sorry!