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Peggy Archer

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Peggy Archer grew up in Gary, Indiana with one sister and two brothers. She liked riding her bike in the summer and ice skating in the winter. She liked reading all year long. She enjoyed writing as a child, but it was not until she had children of her own that she began to write with the thought of being published.

Peggy writes fiction, poetry and non-fiction for children. A HIPPY-HOPPY TOAD, won the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) Work-in-Progress award for picture book text. TURKEY SURPRISE was a NY Times bestseller.

When she is not writing she enjoys reading mysteries, doing puzzles, walking, line dancing, and spending time with her family.

She and her husband have six children and twelve grandchildren. A r
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Average rating: 3.7 · 385 ratings · 86 reviews · 7 distinct works
A Hippy-Hoppy Toad

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Name That Dog

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Turkey Surprise

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One of the Family (Little G...

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Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! by Carole Gerber
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This is a picture book which combines poetry for two voices with science. I enjoyed reading the poems here, which are written in rhyme and intended to be read by two voices, an interesting way to inform readers about "Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and Mo ...more
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Messing Around on the Monkey Bars by Betsy Franco
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I enjoyed reading this book which is meant to be read by two voices. It is a picture book, written for elementary school voices, and the school-day topics are very relatable for this age. The rhyme and rhythm are done very well, and not compromised b ...more
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Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Khan
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Beautifully written with illustrations to match, subtitled 'A Muslim Book of Colors.' Glossary at the end explains Muslim words. A simple study of this religion for young children.
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Animalogy by Marianne Berkes
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Compares and contrasts different attributes of animals, ending with a personal analogy. Beautiful illustrations add to the rhyming text. Back matter, "For Creative Minds," shows the meaning of analogies, and more animal information.
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Animalogy by Marianne Berkes
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Compares and contrasts different attributes of animals, ending with a personal analogy. Beautiful illustrations add to the rhyming text. Back matter, "For Creative Minds," shows the meaning of analogies, and more animal information.
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Fly with Poetry by Avis Harley
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Great collection of poems that are examples of different kinds of poetry. Definition at the bottom of the pages with additional poetic forms at the back of the book. Good resource, or just for reading.
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Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs
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National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry by J. Patrick Lewis
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Great collection of poems about animals with wonderful photographs to go along.
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Different Days by Vicki Berger Erwin
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