Local Children Books
Pelican Publishing Co.
Pelican Publishing Company enjoys national recognition as a medium-sized company with a backlist of over 2,500 titles and fifty to sixty new titles produced yearly. As a general trade publisher, Pelican is presently the largest independent trade book publisher in the South.
Pelican Publishing Company was established in 1926. Its history is tied to such names as William Faulkner, whose first trade publication was published by Pelican, and Stuart O. Landry, whose vision kept the company alive from 1926 to 1966.
With the translation and international distribution of many of its titles, Pelican has enlarged its growing market of foreign rights sales and purchases. Pelican’s motivational titles by Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top) and Dr. Walter Doyle Staples (Think Like a Winner!) led its entry into markets in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. Additionally, Pelican continues its acquisition of foreign titles for U.S. publication. See You at the Top is a special title among Pelican’s list and enjoys the highest sales of any Pelican title. To celebrate the book’s 25th anniversary, a revised edition was published in 2000. Many of Pelican’s titles are available as CDs, MP3 downloads, or e-books, in addition to traditional paperback and hardcover editions.
Chicory and Roux – The Creole Mouse and the Cajun Mouse by Todd-Micheal St. Pierre
illustrated by Lee Brandt Randell
A southern retelling of Aesop’s fable – as we explore the differences flavor of their culture – and that sometimes where you are is where you belong.
Petite Rouge by Sheila Hebert-Collins
A cajun twist to an old tale.Red Robbin Hood told with a south Louisiana twist. Our wolf is an alligator ! Enjoy this old tale with a new spin.
The Littlest Streetcar
by Vernon Smith
The illustrated tale of an iconic New Orleans streetcar- named Charlie.