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Decodable Roundup: Introducing Red Rocket Readers Decodable Explorers

Decodable books are essential tools in early reading, offering structured, phonics-based text that aligns with a child’s growing phonetic skills. In this post, we are thrilled to spotlight a roundup of our latest decodable series, Red Rocket Readers Decodable Explorers. Join us as we explore this new series and the world of decodable books! Red […] View →


Author Kao Kalia Yang and Illustrator Jiemei Lin Share the Struggle of Finding One's Voice in the Powerful Picture Book Memoir The Rock in My Throat

This March, Carolrhoda Books, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents The Rock in My Throat by award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang and illustrated by Jiemei Lin. This true story captures the heartbreak and hope of Kao Kalia Yang’s experiences as a young Hmong refugee navigating life at home and at school with selective mutism. View →


Kar-Ben® Publisher Joni Sussman to Retire; Recently Recognized with the Sydney Taylor Body-Of-Work Award

After a distinguished career spanning decades in the publishing industry, Joni Sussman, Publisher of Kar-Ben® Publishing, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, is retiring. Her outstanding contributions to Jewish children’s literature have left an indelible mark on the literary landscape. In recognition of her remarkable career, Sussman has been honored with the 2024 Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award. View →


Pigeons at War: An Interview with Author Connie Goldsmith

Pigeons were the unsung heroes of both world wars. In Pigeons at War: How Avian Heroes Changed History by Connie Goldsmith, readers discover how these unassuming birds were crucial to communications between Allied troops. When phone, radio, and telegraph lines were cut or officers needed to send top secret messages, pigeons delivered information from the […] View →


Launch into Learning with The Planetary Society®

In 2024 Lerner Publishing Group embarks on a brand new journey with The Planetary Society®. The shared mission of educating and entertaining young scientists brought us together to create engaging STEM books. Read on to discover the first available title and series and to watch a message from The Planetary Society’s CEO Bill Nye! A Video […] View →


Unleash the Wild Within: Uncover Our Newest Roundup of Animal Tales!

Embark on a literary expedition where the charming, the curious, and the downright fascinating creatures of the natural world take center stage. Our brand-new Animal Book Roundup invites readers on a journey through the wild, unveiling a treasure trove of stories and facts that span from the heartwarming presence of our furry friends to the […] View →


Pangu’s Shadow: An Interview with Author Karen Bao

A lab, a murder, and two young scientists that risk it all. Pangu’s Shadow follows rival apprentices Ver and Aryl who work in the most prestigious biology lab in the Pangu Star System. One night they’re working late and find their brilliant but egotistical teacher, Cal, sprawled on the floor, dead. Murdered. And they immediately […] View →


Intern—Editorial & Digital

Assist Editorial and Digital teams with various projects while gaining hands-on experience in the publishing industry. This position is based out of our downtown Minneapolis headquarters, with the possibility of hybrid. The Internship Grant Program from We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) awards supplemental grants to applicants from diverse backgrounds to help further their goals of pursuing a career in children’s and adult publishing. For more information, please see their website. View →


Jump into Action with Our Spring Sport Books Roundup

In this blog post, we’re rounding up the most exciting sports books that not only highlight the adrenaline-pumping moments of these seasonal sports but also delve into the inspiring stories of athletes and teams who have left an indelible mark on their games. Continue reading to discover our standout sports books of the season that […] View →


Librarian Prep Post: Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month honors both the struggle that women have faced throughout time, as well as the many important achievements women have made that haven’t always been recognized. Books can give us extra insight into influential figures and the stories of women that aren’t always widely told. Join Lerner in celebrating this March by browsing […] View →


All Reads Event: A Blueprint for Community Reading Fun!

” If we want to help our students become lifelong lovers of text, we must engage the community in reading and writing. Our students must see literacy as a natural part of everyday life, not just a school thing.” Rita Platt A Community of Passionate Readers | Edutopia Imagine everyone reading the same chapter book over […] View →


Happy Book Birthday: February New Releases in Young Adult, NonFiction, Picture Books, and more!

Don’t let the winter cold get you down. This February we are releasing new titles in fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and young adult. Expand your imagination by reading about dinosaurs surfing, Super Potato’s cosmic battle, pigeons in the war, and much more! New in Board Books My First Dino-Boarding by Lisa Wheeler, Illustrated by Barry […] View →


A New Wave of Spanish-Language Titles

Lerner Books is proud to showcase our Spring 2024 collection of Spanish-language books. This season, our Ediciones Lerner imprint continues its tradition of offering titles and series translated with care and expertise by Spanish-speaking professionals and educators. Our Spring 2024 collection is a testament to our commitment to bridging cultures and expanding horizons through the […] View →


Explore, Learn, Create: Your Guide to the Lerner Maker Lab Database

Welcome to the Lerner Maker Lab, your digital gateway to hands-on learning and creative exploration. This unique database is akin to a virtual makerspace, brimming with diverse projects ranging from cooking and crafting to intriguing chemistry experiments. As with all Lerner Publishing Group offerings, our content is meticulously crafted with our readers in mind, offering […] View →


The 2024 ALA Youth Media Awards Afterglow

There’s no better way to start the year than with American Library Association’s presentation of the 2024 Youth Media Awards! A hearty congratulations to all ALA award winners. Monday was all about dancing in the street and shouting from the rooftops, but today we’d like to formally recognize the lauded Lerner titles and one very […] View →


Meet the Publisher: Cheriton Children’s Books

Lerner Publisher Services brings you our next publishing partner in our Meet the Publisher blog series: Cheriton Children’s Books. Cheriton, based in the UK, creates high-quality, engaging nonfiction series for middle and upper grade readers. Read on to learn more! What is Cheriton Children’s Books? Cheriton’s mission is simple: to create books that inspire a […] View →


Lerner Publishing Group Receives Eight American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Lerner Publishing Group has received eight 2024 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards. Kar-Ben Publisher Joni Sussman was honored with the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award. Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself was named a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist. A Pocketful of Stars, The Bear and the Wildcat, and The Moon Is a Ball: Stories of Panda and Squirrel, have been named USBBY Outstanding International Books. Not So Shy was named a Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor Book in the Middle Grade category and The Rabbi and His Donkey and Zhen Yu and the Snake have been named Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Books in the Picture Book category. View →


Crack the Code with The Code Busters Club: Spring 2024’s Thrilling New Releases!

Get excited as we gear up for Spring 2024 because The Code Busters Club from Darby Creek is back with not one, not two, but four thrilling new titles! Releasing this spring, jump back into the world of code-breaking with Cody, Quinn, Luke, Mika, and M.E., the brilliant members of The Code Busters Club. Read […] View →


Lerner Publishing Group Partners with The Planetary Society and CEO Bill Nye to Bring New Science Books to Young Readers

Lerner Publishing Group™ is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Planetary Society® and CEO Bill Nye to create educational and fun books for young readers. The collaboration launches in 2024 and will include 15 titles for all markets about space science and exploration. View →


Imani’s Enchanting Adventures in Hair Magic: Celebrating Diversity with Read Woke™ Books

Embark on a magical journey with Hair Magic, a captivating series from Read Woke™ Books. Witness how Imani’s hair transforms as she discovers her inner strengths – from bravery to creativity. This series is not just a story; it’s a celebration of diversity and empowerment for young readers. In the enchanting world of Hair Magic, Imani’s […] View →


World Read Aloud Day: Fostering Community Through Shared Stories

Looking for book suggestions? Here are a few wonderful books for World Read Aloud Day: View →


Celebrate Black History Month!

2024 is starting off with two extremely significant events: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15th and Black History Month in February. We’ve compiled a list of fantastic picture books, young adult nonfiction, series, and more that highlight some key figures and moments in Black history. Read on to find titles perfect for celebrating […] View →


Happy Book Birthday: January New Releases in Paperback, Spanish, YA, Graphic Novels, and more!

The holiday season may be coming to a close, but the new year is just beginning! We’re releasing titles in young adult, graphic novels, nonfiction series, and more. Whether you want to learn about huge animals, track your favorite athletes, or get lost in an exciting adventure, we’re bringing something for everyone. Celebrate 2024 with […] View →


Fall 2023 Titles from Lerner Publisher Services

We could not be more pleased to show you all the Fall 2023 titles from our publishing partners near and far. Enjoy this round-up of picture books, series nonfiction, graphic novels, young adult fiction, and more! The Bookshop Mice Astrid is a bookshop mouse. She has the most incredible adventures, but when her new friends […] View →