Spring 21 Favorites from Lerner Publisher Services

In addition to the books that we publish, did you know that we distribute other publishers’ books too? We love finding the best books from around the world and bringing them to libraries, bookstores, classrooms, and ultimately to the readers who love them. Here are the highlights from our publishers’ Spring 2021 titles!

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Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is the time when we celebrate the rich cultural diversity, historical achievements, and traditions of Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. This year, it holds particular importance and significance, and we are pleased to highlight books that uphold the AAPI experience, and our AAPI creators.

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It’s Outta Here! The Might and Majesty of the Home Run Chat with Author Matt Doeden

By Jon Fishman, Executive Editor, Lerner Sports

From baby animals and blooming flowers to rainstorms and galoshes, signs of spring have finally arrived after a typically long Minnesota winter. For many sports fans, spring also signals the start of Major League Baseball (MLB). 

For me, spring was more special than usual this year because MLB’s Opening Day coincided with the appearance on bookstore shelves of award-winning sports author Matt Doeden’s It’s Outta Here! The Might and Majesty of the Home Run. The action-packed text covers every aspect of baseball’s biggest hits, from the longest and strangest home runs to the physics of hitting the ball out of the park. 

With baseball on my mind, I asked Doeden a few questions about the book and what he thinks about the current state of MLB.

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Real-Life Recipes from A HOUSE DIVIDED Series

With each volume of A House Divided, a captivating and creative fantasy graphic novel series, Haiko Hörnig and Marius Pawlitza have invited readers to make some creations of their own.

The books follow Henrietta Achilles, a big-hearted orphan who inherits the sizable and magical estate of her uncle, a notorious wizard. While Henrietta finds all sorts of motley creatures camped out inside the house, some of Henrietta’s most memorable encounters involve food and drink, from an early squabble over a hot quiche onward. Fittingly, each volume of the series includes a recipe as well, giving readers the steps to fictional culinary concoctions such as Swain’s Quiche, Moira’s Magical Dragon Blood Punch, and Henrietta’s Farewell Cake. When you collect the entire series you can make a complete meal using these recipes.

Readers have responded, sharing their results with the creators, and Hörnig was gracious enough to share some highlights with the Lerner Blog:

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