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HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY: NEW PICTURE BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, MIDDLE-GRADE, AND NONFICTION

by Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist Check out the October new releases from Lerner Publishing Group! Picture Books Where We Come From by John Coy, Shannon Gibney, Sun Yung Shin, Diane Wilson and illustrated by Dion MBD In this unique collaboration, four authors lyrically explore where they each come from—literally and metaphorically. Richly layered illustrations connect […] The post HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY: NEW PICTURE BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, MIDDLE-GRADE, AND NONFICTION appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Funeral Girl: An Interview with Author Emma K. Ohland

Sixteen-year-old Georgia Richter feels conflicted about the funeral home her parents run—especially because she has the ability to summon ghosts. Funeral Girl follows Georgia as she reckons with her relationship to grief and mortality. Today author Emma K. Ohland joins us on the blog to answer some questions about her writing process and her hopes […] The post Funeral Girl: An Interview with Author Emma K. Ohland appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Revising the Backlist: Africa Is Not a Country, 2nd Edition

by Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books When I was in college, I studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal, as part of a program through my university’s French department. While my French speaking and comprehension skills definitely improved, I got so many other amazing things from my three months there–including a whole […] The post Revising the Backlist: Africa Is Not a Country, 2nd Edition appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

In Debut Graphic Novel Unretouchable Sofia Szamosi Takes a Snapshot of Social Media and Our Image-Conscious Society

MINNEAPOLIS, MN— This September, Graphic Universe™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents a story about body image, media, and the unseen forces that shape both with Unretouchable. In this graphic novel debut, visual artist Sofia Szamosi approaches these serious topics with a winning combination of curiosity, sensitivity, and wit. View →

 

Meet the Imprints: Carolrhoda Books & Carolrhoda Lab

We kick off our Meet the Imprints feature with Carolrhoda Books (middle grade fiction) and Carolrhoda Lab (young adult fiction). The mission of Carolrhoda Books is to publish distinctive books with heart, including picture books (which we’ll cover later) and middle grade novels that tackle tough and timely subject matter, in stories told with fresh […] The post Meet the Imprints: Carolrhoda Books & Carolrhoda Lab appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Hear Me: An Interview with Author Kerry O’Malley Cerra

The new middle-grade novel Hear Me is a sensitive and authentic portrayal of a girl experiencing progressive hearing loss written by Kerry O’Malley Cerra who has also experienced progressive hearing loss. The story follows Rayne, who resists her parents’ efforts to “fix” her and rethinks her own assumptions about what her condition means for her. […] The post Hear Me: An Interview with Author Kerry O’Malley Cerra appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Sesame Street ® Reads!

Reading opens so many opportunities for learning and growing. Learn with your favorite Sesame Street characters with these new fall titles! Let’s Talk about It!: A Sesame Street ® Guide to Resolving Conflict by Marie-Therese Miller Everyone experiences conflict, even on Sesame Street! This guide comes with simple steps to help readers become kind and […] The post Sesame Street ® Reads! appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

A River’s Gifts: An Interview with Author Patricia Newman

The story of the Elwha River in Washington State is one of both environmental harm and restoration involving advocacy, persistence, cooperation, and hope. Author Patricia Newman and illustrator Natasha Donovan tell this story in the new nonfiction picture book A River’s Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn. Patricia Newman joins us today to share how […] The post A River’s Gifts: An Interview with Author Patricia Newman appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Teen Innovators: An Interview with Author Fred Estes

“When will I ever use this?” Every STEM teacher has heard this question before and will likely hear it again. Answer your students with Teen Innovators: Nine Young People Engineering a Better World with Creative Inventions. This new nonfiction profiles nine YA innovators who discovered a problem, conducted research, and used STEM to solve the […] The post Teen Innovators: An Interview with Author Fred Estes appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Book an Adventure with Lerner: Animals!

Learn about animals from around the world! Predators, Pangolins, and and more! The post Book an Adventure with Lerner: Animals! appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Unretouchable: An Interview with Author Sofia Szamosi

In the new YA graphic novel by debut author Sofia Szamosi, readers follow Olive as she spends the summer before art school at a coveted internship helping one of the fashion industry’s elite digital-imaging specialists. After a glamourous New York photoshoot, she learns that taking pictures is only the first step andis thrown into the […] The post Unretouchable: An Interview with Author Sofia Szamosi appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Stand with the Banned: Observing Banned Books Week

September 18-24, 2022 marks Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Recent years have seen a significant rise in the number of book bans and challenges in both school and public libraries in the United States. In support of access to books, we’ve previously compiled a list of resources to combat […] The post Stand with the Banned: Observing Banned Books Week appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Celebrated Authors Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, and John Coy, with Acclaimed Illustrator Dion MBD, Collaborate to Explore Diverse Identities in a Single Poetic Work

MINNEAPOLIS, MN— This October, Carolrhoda Books®, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents Where We Come From, a unique and powerful collaboration between four renowned authors who lyrically explore the elements that shape who they are. Award-winning authors Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, and John Coy weave together their individual stories to explore place, ancestors, movement, struggle, determination, and hope. Richly layered illustrations from artist Dion MBD connect past and present, making for an accessible and visually striking look at history, family, and identity. View →

 

Turning Heads with TeenTober

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist What do young adults get really excited about? Art, music, cosplay? The library is the perfect place to introduce teens to their next great love. In 2020, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) launched the TeenTober™ program to replace the Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™ events. Held […] The post Turning Heads with TeenTober appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Big Bear and Little Fish: An Interview with Author Sandra Nickel

Big Bear and Little Fish is a sweet story of unexpected friendship between Bear (who is very big!) and Fish (who is very little!), told in accessible prose that’s just right for beginning readers. Today on the Lerner blog, author Sandra Nickel joins us to discuss influential books, the emotive illustrations, and who she relates […] The post Big Bear and Little Fish: An Interview with Author Sandra Nickel appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY: NEW PICTURE BOOKS, PAPERBACKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, YA, MIDDLE GRADE, AND NONFICTION

by Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist Check out September new releases from Lerner Publishing Group! Picture Books Big Bear and Little Fish by Sandra Nickel and illustrated by Il Sung Na At the carnival, Bear wants a teddy bear. And not just any teddy bear—she wants the biggest one of all. But instead she gets a […] The post HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY: NEW PICTURE BOOKS, PAPERBACKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, YA, MIDDLE GRADE, AND NONFICTION appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Activity Books Young Readers Will Love

Take a deep dive into sound and word formation with the Phonics Fun Activity Book and Words Are CATegorical ® Activity Book! Designed to help early learners discover and practice different kinds of sounds and words, these workbooks feature fun and accessible activities by award-winning children’s author Brian Cleary. Phonics Fun Activity Book: Reading and […] The post Activity Books Young Readers Will Love appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

New Pull Ahead Readers Fiction and Nonfiction Paired Series

Pull Ahead Readers are sets of thematically linked fiction and nonfiction series that help in building early literacy skills. Simple text patterns support emergent readers as they build their recognition of high-frequency sight words. Nonfiction titles are illustrated with colorful photos, and the fiction titles showcase charming illustrations. Both photos and illustrations are carefully matched […] The post New Pull Ahead Readers Fiction and Nonfiction Paired Series appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Introducing the New and Improved Lerner Digital Platform!

This August, we launched our new and improved Lerner Digital platform! With a refreshed modern design and enhanced functionality, the upgraded platform will make accessing your library of digital books a better experience. Keep reading to see what enhancements are available! Access All user access in the browser remains the same—no changes to your credentials, […] The post Introducing the New and Improved Lerner Digital Platform! appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Digital Marketing Specialist

The Digital Marketing Specialist is a key member of a high-energy, fast-paced marketing team working on fully integrated digital marketing campaigns for Lerner Publishing Group. The Digital Marketing Specialist is responsible for managing multiple internal and external marketing projects simultaneously to ensure timely, accurate, and on-budget completion. This position writes, proofreads, edits, and manages communications ranging from email, social media posts, blogs, and other marketing materials for a range of fiction and nonfiction books for children and teens. The Digital Marketing Specialist is involved in all aspects of the marketing process, and applies his/her project management experience and copywriting experience as part of a collaborative team. Projects include product emails, newsletters, discussion guides, digital ads, promotions, web copy, virtual event/tradeshow materials, social media content. View →

 

Lerner Digital™ Is Getting an Upgrade! Updates to Digital Platform Increase Speed and Enhance Usability

Lerner Publishing Group™, one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers, announced today that the Lerner Digital™ book platform has been improved with a more modern and easy-to-use interface. Current Lerner Digital™ customers will see the improvements right away and will not need to make any changes to access their books. All user access—including credentials, authenticated URLs, and MARC records—will remain the same. View →

 

Welcome to the Table: Meeting the creators of BRAIDING SWEETGRASS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

by Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist While writing can be a lonely process, it takes a community to make a book ready for a new audience. This was the case with Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Each step in adaptation process informed the next, building a continuity […] The post Welcome to the Table: Meeting the creators of BRAIDING SWEETGRASS FOR YOUNG ADULTS appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

History in Pictures: The New Series Bringing History to Life

In the new History in Pictures series, readers will take a close look at the past. These books go beyond the basics and inform readers how historical events relate to social justice issues today. As part of the Read Woke™ Books collection, these titles were created in partnership with the Read Woke librarian, Cicely Lewis. […] The post History in Pictures: The New Series Bringing History to Life appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →

 

Get Ready to Read for a Better World

Are you in need of solid nonfiction content that is accessible for beginning readers? Look no further than our Read for a Better World books. This brand was designed specifically with first grade learners in mind. Readers will be drawn in by the attractive design and photos that reflect the diversity of our world, while […] The post Get Ready to Read for a Better World appeared first on The Lerner Blog. View →