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Peachtree Publishers | February 11, 2015

by Christine Dengel Baum (School and Library Liaison, Peachtree Publishers)


Peachtree Publishers is an independently owned trade book publisher, specializing in quality children’s books, from picture books to young adult fiction and nonfiction; consumer references in health, education, and parenting; and regional guide books about the American South, where the company is based. Our mission is to create books that captivate and educate young and old readers alike, with well-crafted words and pictures.

We are based in Atlanta, GA and enjoy a unique blend of cosmopolitan influences and traditional Southern culture. Our offices and warehouse are located in the once-industrial West Midtown neighborhood. Formerly home to warehouses and factories, it is now the location of urban lofts, art galleries, live music venues, retail and restaurants. We publish a line of regional guides that reveal the history, architecture, and great beauty our area has to offer, but we are best known for our children’s literature. Here are just a few of our favorites:

One exciting upcoming title:
Rodeo Red by Maripat Perkins, illustrated by Molly Idle
Illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Molly Idle, Maripat Perkins’ debut picture book, Rodeo Red, is a rip-roaring story of siblinghood with a cheeky Western twist. 
Published March 2015.

One classic title:
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson.
The inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history, as seen through the eyes of four young people who were at the center of the action. Now in paperback.

One series you may not have heard about:
Stanley series by William Bee
The Stanley the Hamster series features an adorable and industrious hamster and his fellow rodent friends as they explore jobs and use big machines, hand tools, and things that go. 
Published in 2014.

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5 things you might not know about Peachtree Publishers
1. We were founded in 1977, and many of our backlist titles — including Lamb in his Bosom, the 1934 Pulitzer Prize winner — have remained in print ever since.
2. The first title we published was If I Found a Wistful Unicorn by Ann Ashford.
3. We read every unsolicited submission we receive.
4. We are a pet-friendly office, and, though Rooney the Border Collie is our most frequent visitor, cats are still the preferred companion among staff.
5. We host our biennial book preview party at the home of our publisher and president, Margaret Quinlin.


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