Happy Book Birthday! New Picture Books, YA, and Graphic Novels

Check out today’s new releases from Lerner!

Picture books


I Got a Chicken for My Birthday, written by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Sarah Horne

All the birthday girl wants from her abuela is a ticket to the amusement park. Instead, she gets a chicken. But this chicken is no ordinary chicken; it has plans! With a lot of hard work, and help from other animals, this chicken may just end up granting the girl the best birthday gift ever.

I Got a Chicken for My Birthday
Spread from I Got a Chicken for My Birthday

★ “[T]his utterly seamless blend of story and art is an ingenious treat for all ages.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

View this title on Edelweiss.

Meet My Family!

Meet My Family! Animal Babies and Their Families, written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

What kind of families do animal babies have? All different kinds! Charming text and sweet illustrations introduce a wolf pup cared for by the pack, a young orangutan snuggling with its mother high in a tree, a poison dart frog tadpole riding piggyback on its dad, and more. Featuring rhyming verse and informational text, this book lets you discover just how diverse the animal kingdom really is!

Meet My Family! spread

View this title on Edelweiss, and read a guest post by illustrator Stephanie Fizer Coleman on her illustration process.



How to Make a Rainbow: A Crayola® Color Story, written by Laura Purdie Salas

Let’s make a rainbow! The sky is our laboratory. We can use the colors all around us! Where can you find red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet?

How to Make a Rainbow spread
Spread from How to Make a Rainbow

View this title on Edelweiss.

Middle grade


A Side of Sabotage: A Quinnie Boyd Mystery by C. M. Surrisi

Preteen sleuth Quinnie Boyd’s dad was the only restauranteur in town, until a fancy new restaurant opens in Maiden Rock. Now, Gusty’s Café faces unprecedented competition. . . When multiple things go wrong at Gusty’s, Quinnie suspects sabotage by their high-flying fine-dining rival.

Read a sample chapter, and view this title on the Edelweiss.



Honor Code by Kiersi Burkhart

Sam is finally part of elite Edwards Academy and wants nothing more than to fit in. But when she learns the high cost of entry, will she bury the worst night of her life in order to keep the “community sacred”?

Read a sample chapter and a Q&A with Kiersi, and view this title on Edelweiss.

Graphic novels


Meteorite or Meteor-Wrong? Case 2, written by Trisha Speed Shaskan and illustrated by Stephen Shaskan

Q and Ray are going to see a famous meteorite at the science center. They are over the moon . . . until they realize it’s a fake! The duo set outs to find out who stole the meteorite.

Spread from Meteorite or Meteor-Wrong? spread

View this title on Edelweiss.


Leave a Reply