Holiday Gift Pack Giveaway – Week Two!



Each week from now through December 14th, we’ll be giving away one theme-related gift pack: Our themes are: Cooking Gifts, Children’s Gifts, Art Gifts, and Organizational Gifts! Please be sure and respond by Saturday of the same week… One reply to each rafflecopter giveaway post (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 ($75 retail or more!) of Peter Pauper Press products as their prize!

This week’s theme is… Children’s Gifts


Gift Pack for this week includes:

  • No Yeti Yet
  • Learn to Print
  • 3-D Christmas Ornament Foil it
  • Merry Christmas Scratch & Sketch
  • Yeti Rescue Kit
  • The Night Before Christmas Shadow Book
  • Mini Christmas Foil It Foam Sticker Activity Kit


a Rafflecopter giveaway

“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.)"