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Eyes Open: An Interview with Author Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Thoroughly researched and resonant with our own times, Eyes Open is a historical novel in verse which follows on young woman’s coming of age during the Salazar dictatorship in 1960s Portugal. Sónia’s comfortable middle-class life is upended when her boyfriend is arrested for anti-government activities and her family’s restaurant is closed for its association with […] View →


Lerner Publishing Group Hires Fran Greenman-Schmitz as New Kar-Ben® Publisher

Fran Greenman-Schmitz has been named as the new publisher of Kar-Ben® Publishing, one of the world’s largest publishers of exclusively Jewish-themed children’s books and an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. Fran Greenman-Schmitz will take over the helm of Kar-Ben on July 1, 2024, with the retirement of current Publisher Joni Sussman and as Kar-Ben celebrates its 50th anniversary. View →


Digital Product Coordinator

The Digital Product Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the development and quality assurance of ebooks and audiobooks. The position will also assist with other aspects of the digital production workflow for all digital products for LPG. The Digital Product Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Digital Product Manager or Senior Director of Trafficking to support the delivery and growth of digital product lines that support the company’s digital publishing strategy and goals while also helping to unite workflows across LPG departments. View →


Fresh Reads for Teens: Spring 2024 YA Nonfiction Roundup

Welcome to our Spring 2024 YA Nonfiction Roundup! This season, we’re thrilled to showcase a diverse selection of nonfiction titles that will captivate and educate young readers. From personal stories of migration and the science of wildfires to explorations of historical innovations in agriculture and medicine, and more! Read on to explore these fresh reads […] View →


Touch the Sky: An Interview with Author Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

Learning to pump on the swings is a rite of passage for many young children. In Touch the Sky Vern longs to be one of the kids who swoop until their toes touch the sky. A chance encounter with precocious (and hilarious) Gretchen gives him just what he needs to know, and he finally learns […] View →


Hotelitor: An Interview with Author and Illustrator Josh Hicks

Welcome aboard Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit. This is the finest hospitality craft in its colony, equipped with jet feet, a hyperspace engine, and single, double, and adjoining rooms. When an alien attack strands the craft in deep space, 18-year-old intern Anna Greene must save its guests from chaos! Today comics extraordinaire Josh Hicks […] View →


Librarian Prep Post: Stories of Pride

As June approaches, we welcome Pride Month, celebrating the vibrant tapestry of the LGBTQIA+ community. For librarians and educators seeking to enrich their collections and programs, we have curated an inspiring selection of titles showcasing LGBTQIA+ stories, histories, and rights. Read on to check out our spotlight titles designed to help you find stories that […] View →


Happy Book Birthday: May New Releases in Picture Books, Graphic Novels, and Young Adult Novels!

Whether you’re soaring on the backyard swing set or fighting off aliens with a giant, robot-shaped hotel, life is always exciting in the spring. Check out these new releases to give your May an extra kick! New in Picture Books Touch the Sky by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic and illustrated by Chris Park Interest Level: […] View →


Wildfire: An Interview with Authors Ferin Davis Anderson and Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Wildfire is a natural process that takes place in forests and grasslands all over the world. Although commonly seen as destructive and deadly, fire is a necessary part of ecosystems; they refresh the land and allow for new plant growth. Wildfire: The Culture, Science, and Future of Fire examines how Indigenous people, farmers, and forestry departments […] View →


Meet the Publisher: Andersen Press

For this month’s Meet the Publisher, we are featuring our long-time publishing partner Andersen Press! UK-based Andersen was the first publisher to partner with Lerner oh so many years ago, and we are thrilled that they’ve stuck around! The Andersen catalog now features over 100 picture books available to the US market through Lerner Publisher […] View →


Fall Marketing Intern

Assist Sales & Marketing team with various while gaining hands-on experience in the publishing industry. View →


The Lost Forest: An Interview with Author Jennifer Swanson

After local fishers noticed a large swarm of fish in an unlikely area in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of divers found the remains of a forest deep beneath the waves. The ancient trees had been undisturbed for more than fifty thousand years before finally being uncovered by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The Lost Forest: […] View →


Midwest Indigenous Immersion Network Collaborates with Lerner Publishing Group to Bring Ojibwe Books to Young Readers

Lerner Publishing Group™ is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Midwest Indigenous Immersion Network (MIIN) to create new books in Ojibwe for young readers. The collaboration was introduced at the Minnesota Indian Educators Association conference which was held over the weekend in Hinckley, Minnesota. The new books will be available in Fall 2024 and will amplify Indigenous voices and promote cultural awareness and language learning through literature. View →


Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Plastic, Ahoy!

In 2014, Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch written by Patricia Newman with photographs by Annie Crawley captured the attention of young readers everywhere. Ten years have come and gone, and the discoveries shared in Plastic, Ahoy! are just as important today as they were back then. Try as we might, it’s almost […] View →


Just Another Story: An Interview with Author and Illustrator Ernesto Saade

Thousands migrate every year in search of a better life. Just Another Story: a Graphic Migration Account goes beyond headlines or statistics to provide a powerful individual account of this journey. When Carlos was nineteen, his mother decided to leave her life in El Salvador. Refusing to let her go without him, Carlos joined her […] View →


Cruzita and the Mariacheros: Author Interview with Ashley Granillo

Lighthearted and honest, Cruzita and the Mariacheros explores music, family, heritage, and legacy with a touch of sweetness from delicious treats. Cruzita dreams of becoming a pop star, but for now she has to help out at her family’s struggling bakery, where nothing’s been the same since her beloved great-uncle’s death. And when she’s not […] View →


Haiku, Ew!: An Interview with Author Lynn Brunelle

Nature is beautiful! And also super gross! Haiku, Ew!: Celebrating the Disgusting Side of Nature highlights thirteen animals (and a few fungi) and the exceptionally icky things they do! The haiku are accompanied by additional facts that will delight—and disgust—readers of all ages. Today author Lynn Brunelle joins us to talk about how she wrote […] View →


Board Book Roundup: Spring 2024 Board Books That Educate and Entertain

Join us as we explore our Spring 2024 collection of board books. From titles such as Lionel Is Just Like Dad, My First Dino-Boarding, Counting to Calm, and a handful of others! Each of our latest releases provides creativity and learning and is designed to grab the attention of young readers! Read on to catch […] View →


Mami King: An Interview with Illustrator Kristin Sorra

Ma Mon Luk left China and everything he knew behind to seek his fortune in the Philippines. Desperate to earn a living—and the approval of the parents of the woman he loved—he created a chicken noddle soup he called mami—”ma” for his name and “mi” for noodles. Peddling it as a street vendor, he earned […] View →


Librarian Prep Post: Engaging Young Readers

In the vibrant world of middle-grade literature, every book is a doorway to adventure, a mirror of real-life experiences, and a window into the imagination. In this blog post, we delve into the heart of middle-grade books, exploring their transformative power and highlighting new titles that promise to captivate, challenge, and cherish the curious minds […] View →


Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with American Psychological Association

Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with the American Psychological Association (APA) to be their exclusive global distributor beginning January 1, 2025, for their Magination Press imprint. View →


Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with Walker Books Australia

Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with Walker Books Australia to be their exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada beginning August 1, 2024. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Walker Books by leveraging the market reach, expertise, and reputation for exceptional quality and customer service that has made Lerner Publishing Group a leader in independent children’s book publishing for 65 years. View →



April is the perfect time for new beginnings…and new books! Check out our new releases to discover entertainment for the rainy spring days. New in Picture Books Haiku, Ew!: Celebrating the Disgusting Side of Nature by Lynn Brunelle and illustrated by Julia Patton Interest Level: Grade 2 – 5 These gross and engrossing haiku highlight […] View →


Celebrate National Poetry Month!

This April, join Lerner Publishing Group in celebrating National Poetry Month with a treasure trove of poetry resources designed for educators and librarians. Embrace the joy of verse with our engaging collection, featuring printable posters and interactive, downloadable activities from standout titles like Eating My Words: And 128 Other Poems, Haiku, Ew!: Celebrating the Disgusting […] View →