In the middle of a puddle
In the middle of the road
On a teeter-totter twig
Sat a teeny-tiny toad
But what happens to the toad when…
Snap! goes the twig?
Then Peck! goes a bird?
And Woof! goes a dog?
Find out in this hopping, rollicking read aloud!
-Schwartz & Wade/Random House
NAME THAT DOG! Puppy Poems from A to Z
Dial Books for Young Readers, April 2010
"You've got a brand-new puppy that needs a name.
Maybe your puppy likes to ride in cars, or predicts the weather, or sleeps in the daisies.
Maybe your puppy has curly fur, or long whiskers,or a patch over one eye.
So what name would be just right?
Perky puppies, peppy puppies--none of them the same.
Jump into the alphabet and pick a puppy name!
Here's a poetic A to Z of names perfect for any puppy personality." --Dial Books
Nominated for the 2012 Utah Beehive Award for Poetry
From Dawn to Dreams: Poems for Busy Babies
Candlewick Press 2007
"Wiggly babies, giggly babies. Slurpy babies, sloppy babies. All kinds of babies keeping busy, busy, busy from morning till night!
Artfully simple poems by Peggy Archer and sunny images by Hanako Wakiyama create a cheerful, child-sized album that will make story time — and any time —fun!" --Candlewick Press
Nominated for the 2007 Cybil Award in the category of Children's Poetry.
Received a letter of merit from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Work-in-Progress Grant committee in 2002.
Dial Books for Young Readers 2005
Puffin 2007 (Paperback edition)
“Two pilgrim brothers set out to find a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The big pilgrim is ready and raring to get one, but the little pilgrim is not so sure. He has other ideas about what makes a good Thanksgiving, but how can he convince his older brother? Meanwhile, the turkey, with the help of his animal friends, is doing his hilarious best to escape from becoming the main course! Told in a perfect read-aloud style, this story will have kids laughing and cheering, not to mention thinking about their own holiday traditions.”—Dial Books for Young Readers
New York Times Bestseller!
Children's Paperback Books
November 25, 2007
One of the Family
Western Publishing Company 1983
"Despite the babysitter's fear that a noisy household will keep the new Brown baby awake, the cheerrful activities of her brothers and sisters seem to make the baby feel part of the family." -Western Publishing Company, Little Golden Books
Board Books by Peggy Archer
FIND IT! At Bedtime
Highlights Press September 2016
FIND IT! AT BEDTIME combines everything our youngest readers love—bright colors, kid-friendly pictures, and developmentally appropriate challenges—with parents’ favorite features—durable pages, engaging activities, and a narrative about bedtime that teaches healthy habits and will stand up to many re-readings. --from Highlights Press
FIND IT! At the Construction Site
Highlights Press August 2016
FIND IT! AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE combines everything our youngest readers love—bright colors, kid-friendly pictures, and developmentally appropriate challenges—with parents’ favorite features—durable pages, engaging activities, and a narrative about a construction site that teaches kids about tools and machines. --from Highlights Press
A DAY AT THE ZOO
WHEELS GO 'ROUND
both are available through subscription to
Highlights' Let's Grow series of board books for ages 0 to 2 years.
Other works for children have appeared in:
Turtle, September/October 2011
BabyBug, July/August 2003
Ladybug, January 2003
BabyBug, October 2001
Children's Playmate, June 1997
Guideposts Magazine, December 2007
Humpty Dumpty, June 1993
Highlights, October 1985
Turtle, March 1982
Instructor, November 1980
Wee Wisdom, March 1980
Work for adults has appeared in:
Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles, 2017
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles, 2016
Scribbles, MO-SCBWI, (web column) 2011-present
Guideposts, December 2007
Once Upon A Time (OUAT), Winter 2007, Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Winter 2000, Spring 2001, Winter 2002, Winter 2006
Wrtiers Blocks, IN-SCBWI, (web column) 1999-2005
The Prairie Wind, IL-SCBWI, Winter 2003
IWC Blogsite, November 2012