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Books for Africa Celebrates New Warehouse Opening In Atlanta Under the Leadership of Board President Joni Sussman

Books For Africa (BFA) dedicated its new Atlanta warehouse with a grand opening on June 26, 2021. Millions of donated books from all over the country are sorted, packed and shipped each year from the Atlanta warehouse to the Port of Savannah, where they are sent by cargo ship to students throughout Africa. Approximately 10,000 volunteers pack books at the Atlanta warehouse each year. View →

 

Paired Fiction and Nonfiction for Beginning Readers

Help young readers build literacy skills with paired nonfiction and fiction series! View →

 

12 Great Series for Middle Grade Readers

Middle grade readers love to dive into a series and spend some time with the characters. Read on to find a list of great middle grade fiction series your readers can binge! View →

 

Fall Graphic Novel Preview

July is Graphic Novel Month, which is the perfect time to share some sneak peeks of our Fall 21 graphic novels from Graphic Universe. View →

 

Accounting and Contracts Assistant

Assist accounting and contracts team with various responsibilities. View →

 

Designer

Long standing Minneapolis children’s publisher is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to make outstanding cover designs, creative and organized layouts with attention to detail, and with the ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. View →

 

10 Books That Will Help Students Write Better

Writing is an art and a science . . . and we’ve got books that can help your students become better at the both sides of the craft. Read on for 10 books that help with all parts of the writing process from research to putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)! View →

 

Unparalleled: Floyd Cooper, A Literary Remembrance

"There is no greater gift than the truth." -Floyd Cooper View →

 

Lerner Publisher Services Announces New Distribution Agreement with Cheriton Children’s Books

Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new distribution arrangement with Cheriton Children’s Books to be their exclusive book distributor in the US and Canada beginning January 1, 2022. View →

 

Not Just for Kids: Using Picture Books with Teens and Tweens

Are you pigeonholing your picture books, limiting them to just primary grades? Gain insights from librarians and literacy luminaries Betsy Bird, Cicely Lewis, and Susannah Richards as they discuss the benefits of and strategies for using picture books with older students—including middle grade and high schoolers. View →

 

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Books

It’s deep summer in the northern hemisphere, and what better way than to cool off than with books featuring ice cream? Read on for a list of titles that cover how ice cream is made, experiments that help you make your own, or stories that include everyone’s favorite sweet treat. View →

 

Multicultural Voices in Our First Avenue Classics Line

First Avenue Classics transform unabridged editions of literary staples into compelling digital layouts, making the books accessible from any digital device. We’d like to highlight some of the multicultural voices available from the First Avenue Classics line. View →

 

Travel Around the World From Your Living Room!

This week, we’re exploring our great planet from the comfort of our homes – via books! Read on for great series and titles that will take you around the world. View →

 

Books Celebrating BIPOC Joy

So often, “diverse books” seem to mean struggle. Oppression. Pain. We’d like to highlight some books that celebrate BIPOC life or show BIPOC characters having wonderful everyday experiences. Everyone deserves to see themselves in the pages of a book! View →

 

10 Books That Will Make You Say Whoa!

Each of the books in the list below will make you say to someone else, “Did you know . . .?” Did you know the 2014 World Cup had such bright lights astronaut Reid Wiseman was able to take photos of the stadium from space? Or that there might be life on the moon, since a spacecraft full of tardigrades crashed there in 2019? Check out our book list below to find more things that will make you say WOAH! View →

 

Free Teaching Resources From Lerner: eSource

Did you know we have oodles of free resources available to download, from lesson plans to activity sheets to discussion guides? We sure do! Summer is a great time to browse through these resources and find ways to get students more engaged with the books in your library. View →

 

Fall Novel Preview

It may just be June, but we’re looking forward to curling up with a great book this fall. Check out our fall middle grade and YA novel highlights from Carolrhoda Books and Carolrhoda Lab. View →

 

19 Books for Refugee Week

Yesterday kicked off Refugee Week, culminating in Refugee Day on June 20. Here’s a summer reading book list celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. View →

 

Fall Picture Book Review

Summer’s here and you know what that means, right? FALL PREVIEWS! Take a look inside to get the scoop on all our forthcoming illustrated and photographic picture books from Carolrhoda and Millbrook Press. View →

 

Juneteenth is Coming!

Juneteenth is this week! What are the origins of this holiday, and why do we celebrate it? View →

 

10 Books About Friendship

We’re kicking off 12 Weeks of Summer with book lists to celebrate all sorts of topics. Today’s theme is friendship. Read on for great books about friendship, making friends, and being a friend. View →

 

Spring Super Stars!

We are almost at the halfway mark for the year. Can you believe it? Before jumping into the summer season, let’s take some time to reflect on those exceptional fiction and nonfiction from the spring. We have gathered all the titles from Lerner Publishing Group and our publishing partners that have received starred reviews in the list below. Discover the best titles for your young readers and still have time to enjoy the sunshine! View →

 

Pride Round-Up

June is Pride Month! We’ve got books for your readers to educate, entertain, and acknowledge LGBTQIA+ history and rights. Check out our list below! View →

 

Brontë: An Interview with Author and Illustrator Manuela Santoni

Brontë, Manuela Santoni’s graphic telling of the lives of Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Brontë, arrived in the United States earlier this month. This sweeping work of graphic biography, originally published in Italy and translated by Matteo Benassi, explores the sisters’ tumultuous family and literary awakenings. To celebrate the occasion of its stateside release, the Lerner Blog asked Santoni about bringing the Brontës to life. View →