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Join us for author interviews, book chat, and more!Lerner Publishing Group creates nonfiction and fiction books that educate, empower and entertain readers. Whether you are looking for engaging picture books, high-quality supplemental nonfiction, graphic novels, or boundary-pushing young adult novels, you will find what your readers need to grow and learn. Visit our website at lernerbooks.com.Music credits:"Farm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Join us for author interviews, book chat, and more!Lerner Publishing Group creates nonfiction and fiction books that educate, empower and entertain readers. Whether you are looking for engaging picture books, high-quality supplemental nonfiction, graphic novels, or boundary-pushing young adult novels, you will find what your readers need to grow and learn. Visit our website at lernerbooks.com.Music credits:"Farm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Fall 21 Illustrated and Photographic Picture Books Preview from Lerner Publishing Group, Carolrhoda Books and Millbrook Press

    Fall 21 Illustrated and Photographic Picture Books Preview from Lerner Publishing Group, Carolrhoda Books and Millbrook Press

    Illustrated and Photo Picture Books from Carolrhoda and Millbrook Press | Lerner Publishing Group

    Join associate publisher Carol Hinz as she shares highlights from Lerner Publishing Group's Fall 2021 picture books and photo books published in the Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books imprints. 

    These titles will appeal to readers looking for science, nature, entertainment, and more. Robo-Motion highlights technology inspired by animals. In Night Becomes Day, readers learn about changes in nature, from waves washing away a footprint in the sand to the day-night cycle. In Tracking Tortoises, author Kate Messner visits the Galapagos Islands and brings back information on the endangered tortoises who live there. Animals to the Rescue features hero animals of all kinds, from elephants who help with tsunami clean up to the lamb who befriended a baby rhino. Author Kao Kalia Yang shares her story of living in a refugee camp in Thailand, and how parents can help their children see over the limitations of their own circumstances. Night Creatures covers the amazing nightlife of forest creatures. In A Peek at Beaks, veterinarian and best-selling author Sarah Levine uses a guessing game format to share details about the unusual beaks birds have. Author Chris Barton goes behind the scenes in How to Make a Book (about My Dog), taking a meta look at the process of publishing a children’s book. Everyone’s favorite Monkey with a Tool Belt is back with a Christmas caper that celebrates gift-giving from the heart, and NoNieqa Ramos tells a Hair Story of two little girls whose natural curls simply can’t be constrained. 

    Learn more about these and other forthcoming titles at www.lernerbooks.com.

    • 12 min
    Graphic Novel Month! Fall 21 Graphic Novel Preview from Graphic Universe at Lerner Publishing Group

    Graphic Novel Month! Fall 21 Graphic Novel Preview from Graphic Universe at Lerner Publishing Group

    Check out our new Fall 2021 titles coming from Graphic Universe, the graphic novel imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. 
    Presented by Greg Hunter, editorial director of Graphic Universe, this sneak peek shares details on the forthcoming series Amazing Inventions, covering the history of favorite items like cell phones, sneakers, video games, and electric guitars. Greg also highlights the first US release of Josh Hicks’ Glorious Wrestling Alliance (“GLOW meets Bojack Horseman”), the seventh book in the widely praised Super Potato series, a debut #ownvoices supernatural graphic novel from Olivia Stephens called Artie and the Wolf Moon, and the third in the Spanish translation of the Cici: A Fairy’s Tale series. 
    See all of Graphic Universe's upcoming titles at LernerBooks.com.

    • 6 min
    Artie and the Wolf Moon | New supernatural graphic novel by Olivia Stephens

    Artie and the Wolf Moon | New supernatural graphic novel by Olivia Stephens

    After sneaking out against her mother's wishes, Artie Irvin spots a massive wolf—then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything—including the story of Artie's late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees. And to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities, her mom recruits some old family friends.

    Artie thrives in her new community and even develops a crush on her new friend Maya. But as she learns the history of werewolves and her own parents' past, she'll find that wolves aren't the scariest thing in the woods—vampires are.

    Learn more at LernerBooks.com.

    • 2 min
    Just Ash | New YA Novel from Sol Santana

    Just Ash | New YA Novel from Sol Santana

    Ashley "Ash" Bishop has always known who he is: a guy who loves soccer, has a crush on his friend Michelle, and is fascinated by the gruesome history of his hometown—Salem, Massachusetts. He's also always known that he's intersex, born with both male and female genitalia. But it's never felt like a big deal until his junior year of high school, when Ash gets his first period in front of the entire boys' soccer team. Now his friends and teachers see him differently, and his own mother thinks he should "try being a girl."

    As tensions mount with his parents and Ash feels more and more like an outcast, he can't help feeling a deeper kinship with his ancestor Bridget Bishop, who was executed for witchcraft. She didn't conform to her community's expectations either; she was different, and her neighbors felt threatened by her. And she paid the ultimate price. Ash is haunted by her last recorded words: You will keep silent.

    Ash realizes that he needs to find a way to stand up for who he really is, or the cost of his silence might destroy his life, too.

    Learn more at LernerBooks.com.

    • 4 min
    Christmas in July! Introducing Chico Bon Bon Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Craftiest Christmas Ever by Chris Monroe

    Christmas in July! Introducing Chico Bon Bon Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Craftiest Christmas Ever by Chris Monroe

    Chico Bon Bon's epic Christmas party is three days away! Is our intrepid monkey ready? Of course not!

    But thanks to his trusty tool belt and plenty of ingenuity, Chico helps his friends decorate, turns a pile of junk into a bundle of gifts, and finishes preparing for the party just in the nick of time. WHEW!

    The latest installment from author and illustrator Chris Monroe is packed full of fun, friendship, and holiday cheer!

    "Monroe's manic cartooning will have kids laughing from start to finish."—starred, Publishers Weekly for Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins

    The inspiration for the Netflix original series Chico Bon Bon!

    • 2 min
    Fall 2021 Lerner Publishing Group Novels Preview

    Fall 2021 Lerner Publishing Group Novels Preview

    Editorial director Amy Fitzgerald book talks new middle grade and YA novels from Carolrhoda Books and Carolrhoda Lab. 

    For the science fiction fans, Eighth Grade vs. the Machines picks right up where Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy leaves off, with Jack and his friends now having to save their trusty public school spaceship from a robot civil war—all while keeping up with their homework. A contemporary middle grade novel, Eddie Whatever follows thirteen-year-old Eddie as he begins a community service project at a nursery home, and has his expectations of the residents turned upside down as he learns about their past lives, their current intrigues, and even a dramatic courtship. Fully of whimsy and intrigue, this is ultimately a touching and humorous story of intergenerational bonds. AfterMath introduces readers to seventh-grader Lucy, who’s struggling with the recent loss of her brother to a congenital heart defect, and who’s also the new kid at school. Her classmates are dealing with the effects of a school shooting four years ago. As Lucy finds comfort in math and mime, this sensitive, poignant book explores all kinds of grief and healing. 

    Teen and young adult readers can follow the story of Millie Vargas, a high school senior trying to figure out her next steps. Now a citizen, Millie was brought to the US by her parents as a baby, and when her family is unexpectedly held up as “deserving immigrants” by a Senator on the campaign trail, Millie must decide what she wants to stand for. In Just Ash, intersex teen Ashley “Ash” Bishop has always known who he is – but when he gets his period in front of the whole boys’ soccer team, other people, including his parents, start to question him. A rare book about an intersex character, written by an intersex author, this story explores identity, acceptance, and empowerment. 

    Learn more about these and other forthcoming Fall 2021 titles at www.lernerbooks.com.

    • 7 min

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