Picture Books

Coming! Spring 2018!

Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

TOAD IN THE ROAD inspiration

From Dawn to Dreams: Poems for Busy Babies, Candlewick Press 2007

Turkey Surprise Dial Books for Young Readers 2005Paperback edition Puffin 2007

One of the Family Western Publishing Company 1983

Board Books

FIND IT At Bedtime, Highlights Press September 2016

FIND IT At the Construction Site, Highlights Press August 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles
Double Exposure by Peggy Archer appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles, November 1, 2016

Name That Dog! Puppy Poems from A to Z
"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
"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.

Turkey Surprise
“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

Puffin 2007
New York Times Bestseller!
Children's Paperback Books
November 25, 2007

One of the Family
"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 the Construction Site, Highlights Press August 2016

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: Angels and Miracles, November 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