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Librarian Prep Post for September & October

Welcome to the end of summer, and in some areas of the country, back to school time. Whatever your location is deciding or struggling with, we wish you all health, safety, and as little upheaval as possible. To help with your planning, here are some booklists and readers advisory for September and October. View →


What Would You Put in a Bowl Full of Peace?

August 9, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the extraordinary survival of Sachiko Yasui in Nagasaki. Caren Stelson, author of two books featuring Sachiko, shares her thoughts about how Sachiko’s story is relevant as students begin returning to school (in whatever form it may take) in the midst of a global pandemic. View →


Happy Book Birthday: New Picture Books, Middle Grade, YA, and Nonfiction

Check out August new releases from Lerner Publishing Group! View →


Six Books You Don’t Want to Miss

Here’s a roundup of some delightful titles that we don’t want you to miss! View →


HELP AT HOME, 07/16/2020

It might be summer, but we’re still helping students learn at home! Here are resources ranging from math and science, reading and writing to anti-racism resources and projects to document this strange time for future generations. View →


More Hands-on Books for Fun at Home

These books are great for Elementary-school-aged kids. All of the projects (and snacks!) are super fun to make! Some may need help from an adult. View →


Calling All Hamilton Fans!

Hamilton has been out on Disney+ for a whole week now! Have you watched it? If you or someone you know are looking for more of a Hamilton fix, well….we’ve got some books for you! Check out books about Alexander Hamilton himself, “Dear Theodosia” in her own words, and Hamilton’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. View →


Obituary: Jerry Hanson, former President of Muscle Bound Bindery

Lerner Publishing Group would like to acknowledge the passing of Gerald Lee “Jerry” Hanson, former President of Muscle Bound Bindery, who passed away last month after a long illness. Jerry worked with Lerner for 36 years, retiring in 2004. View →


Escapist Middle-Grade Reads

by Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books I always tell people that my mission is to publish stories that reflect the real world honestly for young readers, and that’s true. But sometimes, leaving the world as we know it has its upsides. Here are a few books that offer readers alternate universes to explore. View →



Listen in as Votes of Confidence author Jeff Fleischer covers what teens, young adults, and voters in need of a civics refresher ought to know about government, politics and elections. From the importance of primaries and mid-term elections to how student council can prepare participants for a life in politics to why teens should care about local politics even if they think they’re not interested, Jeff presents a compelling portrait of politics in everyday life. View →



Today on The Lerner Podcast, we’re joined by Hannah Batsel, author and illustrator of A Is for Another Rabbit, a hilarious picture book in which a rabbit-obsessed narrator makes an owl increasingly irate by refusing to play by the rules of a conventional alphabet book. View →


K-3 Book Design: Deceptively Easy?

In our Millbrook imprint, we recently started publishing highly visual expository nonfiction specifically geared toward young readers in grades K-3. Anytime we start a new type of book, working through the design aspects to figure out what we really need to communicate visually is always a fun exercise. View →


Four Faves for Mysterious Fun

Do you like a little mystery on your bookshelf? Check out these four titles for the little sleuths in your life! View →


19 Books for a Better World for Elementary Readers

Everyone wants to build a good life for their children. It's clear that the work needed to complete that goal for all people by eliminating racism has not been finished. We've put together a list of books for younger kids that may help to start and continue talking about the road ahead. View →


18 Books to Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

June is celebrated as Pride Month by the LGBTQIA+ community, and many Pride events occur on the last Sunday in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City on June 28, 1969. View →


Explore the Historic Protests that Paved the Way for Protestors Today in New Young Adult Book Into the Streets

Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States by Marke Bieschke takes readers on a visual voyage of resistance through American history. View →


Five Books for Father’s Day

Father's Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1910, but it only became a nationally-recognized holiday in 1972. This year, it falls on Sunday, June 21. Some families might be spending more time than usual with their dads right now. Others are giving up some time with their fathers to help slow the spread of coronavirus. We have put together a list of titles to help celebrate the day. View →


Sample Chapters to Help Make Sense of Troubling Times

Many might be struggling to explain current events to teens. Or, maybe teens are looking to help explain the situation! We hope this list of titles might help. We've also created sample chapters with relevant information that you can download and use immediately. View →


Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with New Frontier Publishing

Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new distribution arrangement with New Frontier Publishing to be their exclusive distributor in North America beginning August 1, 2020. View →


Director of Human Resources

The HR Director develops, implements, and coordinates policies and programs concerning payroll, training and development, employment, employee benefits, wage and salary administration, and employee services. View →


Guest Post from Lois Ruby, Author of Red Menace

We're excited to share this guest post from Lois Ruby, with a peek at what it was like to grow up in the 1950s and how it influenced her new book! View →


Help at Home, 5/27/20

In this installment of Help at Home, we have drawing Totoro, music resources, and the art of building forts with your furniture! View →


Six Books for Stay-At-Home Fun

Sara Hoffmann, School & Library Series Managing Editor, created a list of books to keep kids busy as we officially enter summer! Ideal ages for these books are from preschool through sixth grade. View →


Six Books for When You Need Pet Therapy

Our School & Library Series Managing Editor, Sara Hoffmann, put together this list of books to help younger kids celebrate pets or just enjoy reading about them! View →