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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/

The Lerner Podcast Lerner Books

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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/

    New Informational Children's Books from Lerner | Spring 23 Editor Preview

    New Informational Children's Books from Lerner | Spring 23 Editor Preview

    Join us to learn about our forthcoming educational books from Lerner Publishing Group!

    My World (Pull Ahead Readers — Paired Fiction and Nonfiction)
    Explore aspects of everyday life, including clothes, food, homes, holidays, school, and transportation.

    Early Bird Stories™
    Building Character
    Engaging, story-driven titles follow diverse characters through age-appropriate situations in which they need to draw on character values, such as learning to listen and treating others fairly.

    Early Bird Readers — Pink, Red, Blue
    Emergent readers will delight in these silly, simple, and carefully leveled stories.

    Read for a Better World™
    Read about Holidays
    Give young readers a peek inside various holidays we celebrate. 

    Read about Sports
    Introduce young readers to popular sports!

    Sesame Street® World of Science
    Ernie, Big Bird, and the rest of your Sesame Street friends make key science concepts like color, light and shadow, and states of matter accessible and engaging for young learners.

    Read Woke™ Books
    Bo at the Buzz
    Young readers will love following Bo’s daily life and adventures in these early chapter books.

    Left Out of History
    Explore the misunderstood and underexamined past in this engaging series.

    Lightning Bolt Books®
    Dirt Bike Zone
    Readers will speed through this series as they learn about everything from the rules and bikes used to popular events and superstars of the sport.

    Minecraft 101
    Readers will be exposed to digital literacy and fundamental programming concepts alongside everything players love about the game.

    Searchlight Books™ — World Traveler
    Travel around the world to discover the peoples, cultures, histories, and landscapes of different countries.

    Top Secret (Alternator Books ®)
    Examine some of the top secrets and unsolved mysteries in history with this spooky series including Area 51 and the Bermuda Triangle.

    Lerner™ Sports
    Epic Sports Bios
    These biographies of the biggest superstars in sports history cover each athlete's rise to the top and the moments that cemented their status as sports legends.

    Sports VIPs
    Explore the lives of the world's best and hottest sports superstars. From childhood to the present, find out how they rule their sports, prepare for big events, and help their communities.

    • 9 min
    New Children's Books from Kar-Ben Publishing | Spring 2023 Preview

    New Children's Books from Kar-Ben Publishing | Spring 2023 Preview

    Join us to learn about our forthcoming children's books from Lerner Publishing Group!

    My Family Haggadah
    A colorful board book haggadah for the youngest seder-goer highlighting the main parts of the ceremonial meal. A Page Plus QR code in the book links to Songs for a Family Seder.


    Mazal Bueno!
    Parents celebrate baby’s first grin to baby’s first word, and all the milestones in between in this book featuring Ladino words, the language of the Sephardic Jewish community. Mazal bueno! Go, baby go!


    Moses and the Runaway Lamb
    A young lamb wanders away from the flock, but Moses the shepherd brings her back to safety. On that day, God sees that Moses is the right person to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.


    Debbie's Song
    Debbie Friedman always had music inside of her, and she had a dream. She thought music could heal the world and bring people closer. She did something radical and new—created Jewish music that brings the whole Jewish community together.


    Luis de Torres Sails to Freedom
    Luis de Torres is a secret Jew. When the Inquisition comes, Luis joins a sailing expedition to explore new worlds with only his faith, his wits, and a silver hamsa for protection. Could it be that Jewish tradition helped protect the ship?


    The Rabbi and His Donkey
    Hamor the donkey is proud to take Rabbi Moses Maimonides to the sultan’s palace every day—until he is replaced by a faster horse. But Rabbi and donkey are soon reunited, as each learns a lesson from the other.


    The Blue Glass Heart
    When Sarah accidentally breaks Bubbe’s blue glass bowl, she sets a heart-shaped piece of blue glass on an adventure, touching the lives of children around the world, until it finally—remarkably—finds its way back home.


    The Babka Sisters
    Dueling baker sisters Esther and Hester meet their new neighbor Sylvester, who gladly becomes their babka tester, determining which shvester’s (sister’s) Babka is the best. With cat Lester and dog Chester, the new friends enjoy a delicious Shabbat. But whose Babka is the best?


    Not So Shy
    Twelve-year-old Shai hates having to move to America. She's determined to find a way to get back home to Israel—until she starts opening up to new experiences and friendships.


    Nothing Could Stop Her: The Courageous Life of Ruth Gruber
    Ruth Gruber, a Jewish American born in 1911, was drawn to adventure and driven to fight injustice. Her career as a renowned journalist spanned seven decades, reporting on places like Nazi Germany and remote Arctic regions of the Soviet Union.


    Pirate Passover
    The pirates are getting ready for Passover, until their ship is washed ashore in a storm! What will they do? Luckily, they find a house with an open door, and everyone is invited in to enjoy the seder.


    Thank you for listening!

    Music credits
    "Farm" Kevin Mac

    • 11 min
    New Graphic Novels from Graphic Universe | Spring 2023 Preview

    New Graphic Novels from Graphic Universe | Spring 2023 Preview

    Join us to learn about our forthcoming graphic novels from Lerner Publishing Group!

    The Search for the Slimy Stone
    Felix and Calcite are on a journey to a muddy swamp in the faraway Land of the Ogres. Their mission: find the Slimy Stone, the only thing that can save the Master Troll from illness!

    The Green Girls
    Emma, Lily, and Fadila want to save the planet . . . but no one around them seems to care. Frustrated, they name themselves the Green Girls, take to social media, and launch a series of bold protests.

    Another Band's Treasure: A Story of Recycled Instruments
    In Paraguay, teacher Diego and carpenter Nicolas look to a nearby landfill and see instruments in the making. Soon, they're building what they need to begin music lessons for local children. A fictional reimagining inspired by true events.

    Strange Alliances
    Xinyue, guardian to a baby deity, has escaped death, waking in a strange land. Qiliu, his estranged brother, has been captured by enemies. Both young men will have to choose allies carefully as powerful forces emerge.

    Super Potato's Middle Ages Adventure
    Super Potato is on a time-travel mission, searching the Middle Ages for a scientist trapped in the past! Soon he finds a heroic knight who turned into a serpent. Say, that sounds familiar . . .

    Graphic Science Biographies
    Explore the lives of scientists who changed how people see the world. Follow famous figures from their childhoods throughout pivotal moments in their lives, learning about their groundbreaking scientific theories and discoveries as well as their personal stories.

    Invenciones Increíbles (Amazing Inventions)
    Discover true stories of invention behind coveted pop-culture objects—from sneakers to smartphones. With high-interest graphic novel art, these books profile the products' creators and subsequent innovators, as well as social history, revealing how people's needs in a particular period led to creative solutions. Now in Spanish!

    Thank you for listening!

    Music credits
    "Farm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  

    • 8 min
    New Fiction Novels from Carolrhoda Books and Carolrhoda Lab | Spring 2023 Preview

    New Fiction Novels from Carolrhoda Books and Carolrhoda Lab | Spring 2023 Preview

    Join us to learn about our forthcoming fiction novels from Lerner Publishing Group!

     Enly and the Buskin' Blues
    Hoping to earn money for band camp tuition, twelve-year-old Enly Wu Lewis starts busking. His mission quickly turns into a series of misadventures that change how he sees his family, his dreams, and himself.

    Indigo and Ida
    Indigo, an eighth-grade investigative reporter, is torn between fighting a racist school policy and keeping her friends—until she discovers a series of letters written by Black journalist and activist Ida B. Wells.

    The Weight of Everything
    When Sarah's mom dies in an accident, Sarah must balance her new role as the family caretaker with her own needs: to grieve, to create art, and to open herself up to love.

    The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent
    Eighteen-year-old Del is in a healthier place more than a year after a suicide attempt, but her aunt's terminal cancer diagnosis forces her to confront the demons she's been keeping at bay.


    Thank you for listening!

    Music credits
    "Farm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  

    • 9 min
    Not Just for Kids: How to Use Picture Books with Tweens and Teens | A Webinar Rebroadcast

    Not Just for Kids: How to Use Picture Books with Tweens and Teens | A Webinar Rebroadcast

    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. Listen to our webinar, moderated by Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher, Millbrook Press & Carolrhoda Picture Books.

    You can find the resources referenced in the webinar at our website. 

    • 58 min
    Notes from a Sickbed | A New Graphic Memoir from Tessa Brunton

    Notes from a Sickbed | A New Graphic Memoir from Tessa Brunton

    Get the behind-the-scenes story of Notes from a Sickbed, a collection of memoir comics from artist Tessa Brunton. 
     In 2009, Tessa Brunton experienced the first symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome). She spent much of the next eight years unwell, in a medical holding pattern, housebound and often alone. In 2017, she found a strategy that helped reduce her symptoms, and soon began creating the first installments of a graphic memoir. Notes from a Sickbed collects previously released and brand-new, unseen comics that recall her experiences with honesty, a pointed wit, and a lively visual imagination.

    Learn more about Notes from a Sickbed at lernerbooks.com.

    Find Tessa online at:
    Tessa's website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Music credits:
    "Farm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
      Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 
     

    • 3 min

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