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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/

    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
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    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
    LGBTQ+ History in Children's Lit Webinar ft. Lee Wind, Rob Sanders, Melanie Gillman | A Webinar Rebroadcast

    LGBTQ+ History in Children's Lit Webinar ft. Lee Wind, Rob Sanders, Melanie Gillman | A Webinar Rebroadcast

    Lerner Publishing Group presents children’s & YA book creators to talk about their books in honor of LGBT+ History Month in October. We’ll cover the importance of queer history in literature for today’s young readers, how readers can find role models in both fiction and nonfiction, and the difference and importance of recognizing queer history in addition to LGBTQ+ Pride in June. Participants will leave this powerful webinar with inspiration as well as a wonderful, crowd-sourced list of resources for teachers, librarians, educators, and parents looking to share LGBTQ+ history with young readers. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Yuck, You Suck! Poems about Animals That Sip, Slurp, Suck | by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple

    Yuck, You Suck! Poems about Animals That Sip, Slurp, Suck | by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple

    Celebrate the pub date of Yuck, You Suck! Poems about Animals That Sip, Slurp, Suck by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple with some spectacular samplings of the poems from the book.

    Warning: this book sucks! It bites, slurps, and sticks too.
    Dare to open these pages and you’ll find ticks, mosquitos, stingrays, elephants, jellyfish, and the particularly sucky lamprey. Sixteen slurpy poems from Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple introduce a suction-filled selection of animals, and spectacularly sticky illustrations from Eugenia Nobati spotlight these stupendous suckers.
    Ready to find out more? Prepare to get sucked in and read on . . .

    Learn more about Yuck, You Suck! at lernerbooks.com.

    Find the authors online at:
    Jane's website
    Jane's Facebook
    Jane's Twitter
    Heidi's website
    Heidi's Facebook
    Heidi's Instagram
    Heidi's Twitter

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

    • 4 min
    Not Done Yet | A Picture Book by Tameka Fryer Brown

    Not Done Yet | A Picture Book by Tameka Fryer Brown

    Listen to Tameka Fryer Brown discuss her first nonfiction picture book, written in narrative free verse, about the amazing Shirley Chisolm. 
    Shirley Chisholm was a natural-born fighter. She didn’t like to be bossed and she wanted things to be fair.
    Brooklyn-born Shirley Chisholm was smart and ambitious. She poured her energy into whatever she did—from teaching young children to becoming Brooklyn’s first Black assemblywoman. Not afraid to blaze a trail, she became the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first woman to seriously run for US president. With a vision of liberty and justice for all, she worked for equal rights, for the environment, for children, and for health care. Even now, her legacy lives on and inspires others to continue her work . . . which is not done yet.
    Stirring free verse by Tameka Fryer Brown and evocative illustrations by Nina Crews provide an inspirational look at changemaker Shirley Chisholm.

    Learn more about Not Done Yet at LernerBooks.com.

    Find Tameka Fryer Brown online at:
    Tameka's website
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Facebook

    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
    The Lady and the Octopus | Middle Grade Nonfiction from Danna Staaf

    The Lady and the Octopus | Middle Grade Nonfiction from Danna Staaf

    Learn about the unexpected inventor of the aquarium, who studied and experimented on animals in the early 19th century. 
    Jeanne Villepreux-Power was never expected to be a scientist. Born in 1794 in a French village more than 100 miles from the ocean, she pursued an improbable path that brought her to the island of Sicily. There, she took up natural history and solved the two-thousand-year-old mystery of how of the argonaut octopus gets its shell.
    In an era when most research focused on dead specimens, Jeanne was determined to experiment on living animals. And to keep sea creatures alive for her studies, she had to invent a contraption to hold them—the aquarium. Her remarkable life story is told by author, marine biologist, and octopus enthusiast Danna Staaf.

    Learn more about The Lady and the Octopus at LernerBooks.com.

    Find Danna online at:
    Danna's website
    YouTube
    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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