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Congratulations to our ALA YMA Award Winners and Notable Recipients!

This Monday the 2023 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards were held in New Orleans at the LibLearnX program. Today it’s our pleasure to share the following awards and recognition for Lerner titles. From the Tops of the Trees named the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature winner in the Picture Book Category From the […] The post Congratulations to our ALA YMA Award Winners and Notable Recipients! appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

BOOKS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

In celebration of all the awesome things women and girls can do, here is a roundup of Lerner titles that feature notable women. The post BOOKS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Middle-Grades to Read in March

While the winter lingers, the school year carries on and middle-graders can get a bit antsy waiting for spring. I know I’m impatiently waiting for the snow to melt, myself. So we’ve compiled a list of middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels to soothe the most restless of reader. The irresistible middle-grade fiction will charm […] The post Middle-Grades to Read in March appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Lerner Publishing Group’s FROM THE TOPS OF THE TREES By Kao Kalia Yang and Illustrated By Rachel Wada Named the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Winner

From the Tops of the Trees, written by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Rachel Wada, and published by Carolrhoda Books®, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, is the 2023 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book winner. The award is based on literary and artistic merit promoting Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is presented annually by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA). View →

 

Meet the Imprints: Lerner Publications

With exceptional print and digital resources, Lerner Publications is the flagship imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. Kid-friendly, dynamic designs and engaging text explore topics such as STEM, animals, sports, history, holidays, biographies, hands-on activities, and more. Striking designs and eye-catching photography deliver high-interest presentations that delight readers and educators alike. Innovative features, diagrams, and digital […] The post Meet the Imprints: Lerner Publications appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Production Services Coordinator

The Production Services Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and operating a state-of-the-art digital printer to produce a large variety of print projects including, but not limited to, Marketing materials, catalogs, book jackets, and perfect bound books. Perform quality inspections to ensure all house book samples meet our production standards. Assist with weekly short run inventory replenishment activities. View →

 

Creating a Buzz: New Read Woke ™ Chapter Books

Read Woke ™ branches out this season to fiction in the new chapter book series Bo at the Buzz! The series follows Bo, whose life is always buzzing. And not just because he lives upstairs from The Buzz, a barbershop. Young readers will love following Bo’s daily life and adventures in these early chapter books. Today […] The post Creating a Buzz: New Read Woke ™ Chapter Books appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

What It’s Really Like to Have Your Book Banned as an Author

Today’s guest post comes to us from Lee Wind, author of No Way, They Were Gay? His book, a fascinating look at the hidden lives and secret loves of twelve well-known historical figures, came out in April 2021. Since then, it has been challenged or banned in a number of school districts despite meeting Social […] The post What It’s Really Like to Have Your Book Banned as an Author appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Sex Ed Books

It’s a tricky topic, but kids deserve to know the facts about reproduction, sex, gender, relationships, and consent. Here’s a collection of books that your shelves should hold for kids to educate and empower themselves. The post Sex Ed Books appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Fiction February: Read-Aloud Videos for Every Day of the Month!

A few months ago we celebrated Nonfiction November and shared read-aloud videos of some of our favorite nonfiction books. We had so much fun we thought we’d show some love to fiction next! Throughout the month of February, we’re sharing read-aloud videos of twenty-eight different fiction picture books! The videos are yours to share with […] The post Fiction February: Read-Aloud Videos for Every Day of the Month! appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Foster Equitable Access to Engaging Books this Summer!

“Summer is a critical time for literacy skills. Things like decoding, letter knowledge, and word reading skills are very susceptible to decay without frequent practice.” James Kim, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University The weather outside may be frightful, but planning summer reading can be delightful. ESSER and Title I Funding makes it possible to […] The post Foster Equitable Access to Engaging Books this Summer! appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Librarian Prep List for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month

Next week we mark the 28th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day set aside to honor and commemorate the great civil rights leader. And next month is the 46th annual Black History Month, when we celebrate and explore Black History. Read on for more great books to support your planning, programming, and […] The post Librarian Prep List for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Books to Promote Early Literacy

The more opportunities students have to hear, grasp, and manipulate the sounds of words, the easier it will be for them to decode new words and become fluent readers. Beginner books in the classroom and at home help early readers build the literacy skills they need to become joyful readers. Early Bird Readers Charming illustrations […] The post Books to Promote Early Literacy appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

A Rawr-Some Valentine’s Day

by Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist The winter holidays have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean more aren’t on the way. Lerner has come prepared to give young readers a dino-mite Valentine’s Day with the newest title of the Dino-Holidays series. Read on to find out what our favorite dinosaurs are up to now […] The post A Rawr-Some Valentine’s Day appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Happy Book Birthday: New Paperback, Series Fiction and Series Nonfiction

By Associate Publicist, Megan Ciskowski Check out January new releases from Lerner Publishing Group! New in Paperback Clasificado (Classified): La carrera secreta de Mary Golda Ross, ingeniera aeroespacial cheroqui (The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer) by Traci Sorell and illustrated Natasha Donovan Mary Golda Ross designed classified projects for Lockheed Aircraft […] The post Happy Book Birthday: New Paperback, Series Fiction and Series Nonfiction appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Poetry for the Hearth

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist Snow keeps falling here in Minneapolis, and if I had a fireplace, I’d be lounging in front of it. Personally, I think poetry is perfect for days like today. When blizzards swirl the snow into a frenzy, I seek shelter in fuzzy socks and beautiful verse. Poetry occupies the mind […] The post Poetry for the Hearth appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Spring Series Nonfiction Sneak Peeks

Here are some of the most exciting series nonfiction you can see just a little early! Read about Holidays (Read for a Better World™) Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 2 Reading Level: Grade 1 Give young readers a peek inside various holidays we celebrate. With questions that encourage connection, and social and emotional supports for […] The post Spring Series Nonfiction Sneak Peeks appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

A Spring Sneak Peek

Can you believe that the year is almost over? If you’re already thinking about all the wonderful books you’ll read next year, you’re not alone! In today’s blog post we’re giving you a sneak peek at our spring titles. Read all of these fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels on the Lerner NetGalley shelf! Picture Books […] The post A Spring Sneak Peek appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Feet on the Ground, Eyes on the Stars

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist Lerner Publishing Group always strives to provide the highest-quality nonfiction and fiction content for children and young adults that will help them navigate the real world. This year, our titles have received thirty-two starred reviews and we’d like to celebrate these stars with you! Read on to find a complete […] The post Feet on the Ground, Eyes on the Stars appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Find the Perfect Fit for Your Young Adult Readers

In this time of abundance, it’s sometimes difficult to wade through the infinite options for your young adult reader. So how do you find the best book for gifting or even for yourself? Luckily, Lerner Publishing Group has a wide variety of titles every season. Peruse our new young adult fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels […] The post Find the Perfect Fit for Your Young Adult Readers appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Calling All Biographies

Give readers crucial context for current events with must-have biographies. Dive into the stories behind important leaders and the experiences that defined them, from politicians making headlines today to under-celebrated historical figures and celebrities. Gateway Biographies Grade Level: 4 – 8 Age Level: 9 – 14 Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical […] The post Calling All Biographies appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Dino-Thanksgiving and Dino-Football: Important Changes

by Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books We all know that dinosaurs are extinct. They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving and they most definitely don’t play football! But in the fictional picture book series Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott created, they do all of these things and more. After the publication of Dino-Thanksgiving, […] The post Dino-Thanksgiving and Dino-Football: Important Changes appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Don’t Miss These Fall 2022 Titles from Lerner Publisher Services

It is our mission to bring you the best books we can for all the young readers in your life, and one way we do that is through our distribution arm, Lerner Publisher Services. Here is a roundup of all the amazing titles we’re thrilled to bring you this fall from our publishing partners both […] The post Don’t Miss These Fall 2022 Titles from Lerner Publisher Services appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

High/Low Books to Engage Striving Readers of All Ages

Many students are not reading at grade level. Help striving readers build reading stamina and stay engaged with high-interest/low-level content. The more a student reads, the better reader they will become. This roundup highlights a wide range of dynamic titles for elementary, middle, and high school ­audiences. From graphic novels and celebrity biographies to survival […] The post High/Low Books to Engage Striving Readers of All Ages appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →