“Hank Has a Dream” cited in SLJ blog post on picture book photography

Hank Has a DreamTravis Jonker, who blogs for School Library Journal at 100 Scope Notes: Children's Literature News and Reviews, included our forthcoming picture book Hank Has a Dream in his post about "The State of Photography Illustration in Picture Books 2014"! 

Says Jonker, "A follow-up to the excellent Hank Finds an Egg, Dudley brings even more detail to Hank’s three-dimensional world." Jonker says he is noticing more and more picture book authors/illustrators incorporating photography in their work.

We’re gearing up for ALA in Vegas! Stop by Booth 1942! Giveaways & more!

We’re heading to the American Library Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas this weekend. Stop by our booth (#1942) to help us celebrate our first year of children’s picture books!

Celebrating Our First Year in Picture Books!

Oh, and did we mention that we have fun giveaways? Pick up a free poster and “magic seed” packet from our book Celia by Christelle Vallat and Stéphanie Augusseau. (The “magic seeds” are made out of colorful paper that you can actually plant and sprout into beautiful flowers. How cool!)

Celia Poster and Seed Packet Giveaway!

Celia Poster and Seed Packet Giveaway!

And get a sneak peek at Rebecca Dudley’s follow-up to Hank Finds an Egg — her new book is called Hank Has a Dream! Free ARCs available while supplies last!

Hank Has a Dream

See you in Vegas! Peter Pauper Press, Booth Number 1942, Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

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 bookweekonline.com 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!

PA Center for the Book Names PPP’s “Hank” Among Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy!

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book has named Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley as one of its annual "Baker's Dozen" it considers the Best Children's Books for Family Literacy! According the Center, "We consider these 13 titles — a Baker's Dozen — to be the very best picture books published in 2013. They fulfill the goals of family literacy programs across the nation: to create lifelong readers and lovers of books and to start with the youngest audience — preschool children."

About Hank, the Center notes, "Author Rebecca Dudley brings 'Hank' and his 'storybook forest' to life in this book by using photos of woodsy dioramas crafted and constructed in a way that is almost magical. The choice to create this story as a wordless picture book allows the reader to observe every detail of the photos and tell the story in his or her own way.  As Hank finds an egg in the forest and cares for it until he can be assured of its safety, readers discover their freedom and creativity to tell this story in their own words." The Center also offers tips for using Hank (and the other books) with children and with families.

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, sponsored by Penn State’s University Libraries, is one of 51 similar organizations nationwide established by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Here is a link to its press release about the announcement.