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Who Are Lerner Illustrators?

Post from Danielle Carnito, Sr. Art Director, Trade Who are the illustrators of Lerner? A talented group, that’s who! A large part of my job is matching and hiring many different illustrators throughout the year to our book projects. With all of the Lerner Publishing Group imprints combined, we* can work with somewhere in the […] The post Who Are Lerner Illustrators? appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Addressing Race and Racism with Readers

This week and throughout the coming month, the United States marks several notable anniversaries: The 2nd anniversary of George Floyd’s death on May 25, the 101st anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 30, and Juneteenth on June 19 commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas. These events are emblematic of a […] The post Addressing Race and Racism with Readers appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

New Spanish-Language Series for Elementary Readers

Did you know that our ediciones Lerner imprint publishes Spanish-language editions of some of our incredible fiction and nonfiction books? Each book is translated from Lerner’s English-language originals into approachable, universal Spanish by Spanish-speaking professionals and educators. If you’re looking for books for Spanish speakers in your library, books to support Spanish-language learners, or paired English/Spanish […] The post New Spanish-Language Series for Elementary Readers appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

AMAZONA: The Process Behind the Graphic Novel

In Amazona, a graphic novel by author-artist Canizales, Andrea, a young Indigenous Colombian woman, returns to the land she calls home. She hopes to capture evidence of the illegal mining that displaced her family—and one of the area’s guards may be a help or a final obstacle. This story has a social conscience, but it […] The post AMAZONA: The Process Behind the Graphic Novel appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

How to Be a Difficult Bitch: Empowering YA Readers

Warning: the following post contains strong language. Being a powerhouse is a choice, a lifestyle, a code of ethics. It takes work, a thick skin, and perseverance. In How to Be a Difficult Bitch: Claim Your Power, Ditch the Haters, and Feel Good Doing It young adults learn the basics of being a Difficult Bitch, […] The post How to Be a Difficult Bitch: Empowering YA Readers appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Attention Hijacked: An Interview with Author Erica B. Marcus

Technology is constantly at our fingertips, and sometimes we don’t realize how too much screen time negatively impacts our health. Attention Hijacked: Using Mindfulness to Reclaim Your Brain from Tech explores exactly how technology affects consumers, dispels misinformation, and helps readers make personal usage decisions. Today author Erica B. Marcus joins us to discuss what sparked […] The post Attention Hijacked: An Interview with Author Erica B. Marcus appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Spring Titles from Lerner Publisher Services

Here are the highlights from our publishing partners’ Spring 2022 lists! From picture books to graphic novels, nonfiction about perennial favorite topics like space and dinosaurs, diverse eReadalongs, board books, and high-low fiction, there’s something for everyone from our favorite publishers. Happy Times From sunrise to sunset, breakfast time to playtime, time to go to […] The post Spring Titles from Lerner Publisher Services appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

The Art of Magic: An Interview with Author Hannah Voskuil

When ZuZu and Andrew discover a set of enchanted art supplies that allow them to create magical creatures, they find themselves drawn into a supernatural struggle for control of their town. Perfect for imaginative young readers, The Art of Magic: A Novel features a unique magic system set in the real world, with powers explicitly […] The post The Art of Magic: An Interview with Author Hannah Voskuil appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Glowing Bunnies!?: An Interview with Author Jeff Campbell

Modern genetic technology has the potential to remake animals in almost any way we can imagine. With reassuring, wry humor, Glowing Bunnies!?: Why We’re Making Hybrids, Chimeras, and Clones explores the possibilities, dangers, and ethical issues of bioengineering. Today author Jeff Campbell joins us to discuss genetic engineering, eco-disasters, and the importance of discussing bioengineering with teens. […] The post Glowing Bunnies!?: An Interview with Author Jeff Campbell appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Nonfiction Series for the Curious Mind

by Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist The educational world saw a dynamic discussion on nonfiction literature and why it is so essential for students to read it this past spring. In her article “Exploring a Quandary: Kids Love Nonfiction, But Adults Assume They Don’t” Melissa Stewart wrote, “Finely crafted nonfiction children’s books have the power to […] The post Nonfiction Series for the Curious Mind appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

The Adventures of Dr. Sloth: An Interview with Author and Photographer Suzi Eszterhas

Did you know that a sloth baby will stay with its mother for up to 12 months? Discover the mysterious lives of sloths with scientist Dr. Rebecca Cliffe and photographer Suzi Eszterhas in the new middle grade nonfiction The Adventures of Dr. Sloth: Rebecca Cliffe and Her Quest to Protect Sloths. Today author and photographer […] The post The Adventures of Dr. Sloth: An Interview with Author and Photographer Suzi Eszterhas appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Pride Month Picks: Books to Celebrate LGBTQIA+ History and Rights

June marks Pride month for the LGBTQIA+ community, and June 28 marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969 that is recognized as a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States. If you’re prepping book displays, looking for titles to support lessons and curriculum, or are simply seeking books […] The post Pride Month Picks: Books to Celebrate LGBTQIA+ History and Rights appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

AMAZONA: The Process Behind the Graphic Novel

In Amazona, a graphic novel by author-artist Canizales, Andrea, a young Indigenous Colombian woman, returns to the land she calls home. She hopes to capture evidence of the illegal mining that displaced her family—and one of the area’s guards may be a help or a final obstacle. This story has a social conscience, but it will also strike readers with its stark visual style. Its pages feature textured grays and blacks with occasional bold flares of color, projecting a unique sensibility. Talking to the Lerner Blog, Canizales explained his process for creating such distinctive images and shared some behind-the-scenes art. View →

 

How to Be a Difficult Bitch: Empowering YA Readers

Being a powerhouse is a choice, a lifestyle, a code of ethics. It takes work, a thick skin, and perseverance. In How to Be a Difficult Bitch: Claim Your Power, Ditch the Haters, and Feel Good Doing It, young adults learn the basics of being a Difficult Bitch, from school to friends to body to life. View →

 

Attention Hijacked: An Interview with Author Erica B. Marcus

Technology is constantly at our fingertips, and sometimes we don’t realize how too much screen time negatively impacts our health. Attention Hijacked: Using Mindfulness to Reclaim Your Brain from Tech explores exactly how technology affects consumers, dispels misinformation, and helps readers make personal usage decisions. View →

 

Spring Titles from Lerner Publisher Services

Here are the highlights from our publishing partners’ Spring 2022 lists! From picture books to graphic novels, nonfiction about perennial favorite topics like space and dinosaurs, diverse eReadalongs, board books, and high-low fiction, there’s something for everyone from our favorite publishers. View →

 

The Art of Magic: An Interview with Author Hannah Voskuil

When ZuZu and Andrew discover a set of enchanted art supplies that allow them to create magical creatures, they find themselves drawn into a supernatural struggle for control of their town. Perfect for imaginative young readers, The Art of Magic: A Novel features a unique magic system set in the real world, with powers explicitly rooted in creativity. View →

 

Lerner Publishing Group and Thomson Reuters Team Up to Lift Diverse Voices in Children’s Book Publishing

Lerner Publishing Group has teamed with Thomson Reuters to raise the voices of diverse authors in children’s book publishing. The new publishing program will launch with one young adult nonfiction book in spring 2023 and will continue through spring 2024 with at least 4 additional young adult nonfiction books written by debut and emerging authors, artists, and creators of color. View →

 

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Happy Book Birthday: New Middle-Grade, Graphic Novels, and Nonfiction

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist Happy Book Birthday to May new releases from Lerner Publishing Group! Middle Grade The Art of Magic: A Novel by Hannah Voskuil When ZuZu and Andrew discover a set of enchanted art supplies that allow them to create magical creatures, they find themselves drawn into a supernatural struggle for control […] The post Happy Book Birthday: New Middle-Grade, Graphic Novels, and Nonfiction appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Out of Darkness Named One of the Most Challenged Books of 2021

On April 4, during National Library Week, ALA released a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021. The YA novel Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez ranked at #4. Previously on the Lerner blog, Ashley contributed a guest post ahead of Banned Books Week titled “The Right to Read.” In the […] The post Out of Darkness Named One of the Most Challenged Books of 2021 appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Looking at Little Predators: Guest Post from Author Sneed B. Collard III

by Sneed B. Collard III, author of Little Killers: The Ferocious Lives of Puny Predators I first became fascinated by tiny predators as a biology student at UC Berkeley. I’d been around animals all my life, but taking invertebrate zoology and poking around tidepools made me firmly realize that life on Earth runs on “small” […] The post Looking at Little Predators: Guest Post from Author Sneed B. Collard III appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Spotlight On Ukrainian Illustrators

April 15, 2022 marked 50 days of war in Ukraine. In that time, people around the globe have turned their attention and support to the citizens of Ukraine and Ukrainian populations elsewhere in the world. Today we’d like to feature the work of two Ukrainian illustrators of Lerner and Kar-Ben Publishing books: Sofia Moore and […] The post Spotlight On Ukrainian Illustrators appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Dungeons, Dragons, Monsters, & Magic: Exit Interview with the Creators of A House Divided

A House Divided, a series of fantasy graphic novels full of humor and intrigue, is the result of a longstanding collaboration between writer Haiko Hörnig and artist Marius Pawlitza. The project has spanned years of active creation and has origins years before that work started, in the duo’s longtime friendship. To celebrate the release of […] The post Dungeons, Dragons, Monsters, & Magic: Exit Interview with the Creators of A House Divided appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →