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Gallows Hill: An Interview with Author Lois Ruby

Panic spreads as quickly as the rumors in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 when members of the community are accused of witchcraft Puritan Patience and Quaker Thomas are caught up in this climate of fear, but both begin to question their faiths and fight to protect their families. Gallows Hill takes a realistic, psychologically astute approach to […] View →


Weed: An Interview with Author Caitlin Donohue

Weed: Cannabis Culture in the Americas is a wide-reaching and inclusive collection of interviews which will satisfy young adult readers curious in the unique plant’s history and future. Culture writer and journalist Caitlin Donohue joins us today to discuss why a book like this is so important and what she hopes young readers will find […] View →


Lerner’s Book Résumés: Support and Insight for Banned Books Week

Mark your calendars for Banned Books Week October 1-7! Since 1982, the international book community has joined in this annual celebration of the freedom to read. And this year, it is especially significant. The attack on literature in the U.S. is intensifying as many states have enacted or drafted legislation to control access to books […] View →


The Beasts in Your Brain: An Interview with Illustrator Harshad Marathe

The Beasts in Your Brain: Understanding and Living with Anxiety and Depression by Katherine Speller is a clever, approachable, and empathetic read for young adults and their loved ones. Each chapter reminds readers that they are not alone in their feelings, teaches them the science of mental illness, and empowers them to quell the brain […] View →


A Pocketful of Stars: An Interview with Author Aisha Bushby

Heartfelt and magical, A Pocketful of Stars follows Safiya who has never seen eye-to-eye with her mother. When her mother falls into a coma, Safiya comes to terms with their complicated relationship and discovers more about herself through dreams that transport her to her mother’s childhood in Kuwait. Author Aisha Bushby joins us on the […] View →


Spooky Books from Lerner

It’s the season of monsters and haunted houses. Soon, people will begin planning scary costumes and stocking up on candy corn. Neighborhoods will be decorated with dancing skeletons, glowing tombstones, and thick spiderwebs. Stores will be filled with containers of fake blood, palates of zombie makeup, and collections of heavy pumpkins. As you’re cutting eyeholes […] View →


Celebrate a New Sesame Street Friend with My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street® Book about Autism by Jennifer Cook

This September, Lerner Publications™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street® Book about Autism by Netflix consultant and award-winning international speaker Jennifer Cook. This colorful and compassionate title introduces an autistic girl named Julia and shows how all children — autistic and neurotypical alike — are amazing in their own ways. View →


The Knight of Little Import: An Interview with Creator Hannah Batsel

Hear ye, hear ye! The new picture book The Knight of Little Import is out in all bookstores now! Young knight Charlie lives in the town of Little Import where nothing exciting ever happens. Until . . . she discovers there are monsters all around, and only she knows what to do to help her […] View →


Happy Book Birthday: New in Nonfiction, Fiction, Picture Books, Board Books, and Paperback

September is bringing loads of new books from Lerner! From YA nonfiction to board books, we are releasing a variety of fantastic reads. Check out our new titles below. New in Nonfiction Smashing Stigma: Dismantling Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination by Connie Goldsmith Stigma is everywhere, from mistrust of unhoused people to discrimination based on weight. […] View →


My Friend Julia: An Interview with Author Jennifer Cook

Everyone experiences the world a little differently! In the new book My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street ® Book about Autism young readers meet a very special friend named Julia. Julia is an autistic girl who loves art, building, and starfish hugs. Being autistic means she thinks and plays in her own wonderful ways. Continue […] View →


Share the Magic of Decodables

Let’s make reading an exhilarating adventure for every young mind! View →


It’s STEM-tember!

Here at Lerner, September is STEM-tember! The fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are essential to the fabric of our society. From robotics to chemistry, the STEM categories include a variety of fascinating subjects. Though historically these industries have lacked diversity, they are becoming more welcoming every year. Help encourage students to learn about […] View →


Digipalooza Recap: Or, what’s a book résumé?

I am recently back from OverDrive’s Digipalooza event and WOWZA. My head is spinning with all the interesting things we learned. I am also blown away by the live sketch artist who created cartoon takeaways for every single presentation! From sessions about how to maximize budgets using different access models to using Libby to merchandise […] View →


Introducing: Scallywag Press

We are proud to introduce one of Lerner Publisher Services’ newest publishers—Scallywag Press! Scallywag Press is a UK-based publisher who creates picture books that reflect on our lives and provide valuable perspectives which could be useful to readers of any age. Scallywag love books where words and pictures both play their different parts to convey […] View →


The Adventures of the PSS 118 Series Finale Is Here!: An Interview with Author Joshua Levy

There’s nothing more satisfying than an epic conclusion to a fan-favorite series. Jack, Ari, and Becka have been through a lot since their school catapulted across the galaxy into the clutches of aliens. In Last Summer in Outer Space the friends face a final showdown against the aliens who kidnapped the rest of humanity. With help […] View →


Introducing: Mayo Clinic Press Kids

We are thrilled to have added a new publisher to our Lerner Publisher Services roster–Mayo Clinic Press Kids! Mayo Clinic Press Kids provides engaging health and wellness content for children from the most trusted name in health. Captivating stories, diverse voices, and expert authority empower young readers to care for themselves and their communities. Books […] View →


Puag Saum Cov Ntsis Ntoo: An Interview with Author Kao Kalia Yang

Since its publication in 2021, the award-winning picture book From the Tops of the Trees has touched the hearts of young readers and adults alike. Now, there is a new way to read this inspiring true story as we welcome the Hmong edition, Puag Saum Cov Ntsis Ntoo, to the shelves. Today author Kao Kalia […] View →


Beyond the Panels: Your Ultimate Guide to Our Graphic Novel Fall Preview

We’re spotlighting our latest lineup of graphic novels set to rock your world this fall! Get ready to flip through pages packed with awesomeness as we take you on a wild ride beyond the panels. Read on to uncover the excitement that our Fall Graphic Novel Preview has in store for you! Krish and the […] View →


60 Years Later: Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Iconic Speech

As we mark another year since the resounding words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. echoing across the National Mall, it’s a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the enduring significance of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. As part of our tribute, we’ll also be spotlighting a selection of titles that focus on the […] View →


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th! This month is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the beautiful contributions that Hispanic people have made both in the past and present. Celebrate Hispanic history and culture with these Lerner selections! The Mexican Dreidel by Linda Elovitz Marshall and Ilan Stavans, illustrated by Maria Mola Danielito loves Janucá, […] View →


Happy Book Birthday: New Nonfiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Picture Books, Series, and Paperbacks

With a new month comes new books! Check out August releases from Lerner Publishing Group! New Nonfiction ★ The Bodyguard Unit: Edith Garrud, Women’s Suffrage, and Jujitsu by Clement Xavier, illustrated by Lisa Lugrin Winner of the North Star YA Award, Michael L. Printz Award, and more In the early twentieth century, women in England […] View →


Meet the Publisher: Lantana Publishing

Can we get a drumroll please? Allow us to introduce to you the next publisher in our excellent lineup of publishing partners – Lantana Publishing. Lantana is a UK-based publisher who tells under-represented and inclusive stories for all children. Check out the following interview with founder and publisher Dr. Alice Curry to learn more! What […] View →


Suggestions to Set the Stage for Back to School

As the new school year approaches, it’s essential to create a positive and welcoming environment for students. Here are some Classroom Book-a-Day suggestions to ease anxieties, build relationships, foster empathy, and lay the foundation for a successful school year. Get ready to gather your students, open a book, and embark on an enriching adventure of […] View →


Summer Constellations: 2023 Stars So Far

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist It’s time to look up and celebrate the stars! Keep reading to discover which 2023 titles have earned review recognition for excellence and quality from the first six months of the year. Picture Books The Babka Sisters Grade Level: PreK – 2Age Level: 3 – 8 Dueling baker sisters Esther […] View →