By Megan Ciskowski, Assistant Publicist

Check out May new releases from Lerner Publishing Group!

New in Paperback

The Bolds in Trouble by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts

For once, Teddington’s wildest family have decided to stay at home and keep their heads down. It isn’t always easy hiding tails and fur under clothes, and it’s important not to raise suspicion among their human neighbors. But when a very sly fox starts making a big nuisance of himself, it’s up to the Bolds to stop him.

Spread from the Bolds in Trouble from Chapter 8

Praise for The Bolds in Trouble

“[S]eries fans will be more than satisfied.”—Kirkus Reviews


Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls by Jeremy Lachlan

Jane Doe is in more danger than ever before. Her father is still imprisoned. The Manor, the hallowed world between worlds, is still dying. The villainous Roth is still searching for the mythical, all-powerful Cradle Sea. Worst of all, Jane has learned that she is, literally, one of the keys needed to stop him. Problem is, she’s stranded in the dying world of Arakaan, Roth’s home, and its people have some surprising secrets of their own.

With a little help from her pyromaniac pal Violet and her doubtful ally Hickory, Jane must find the courage to accept her destiny and face her darkest fears, while every soul in every world hangs in the balance.

Praise for Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls

“An explosive, fast-paced, snarky, high-stakes quest through an ancient haunted house.”—Kirkus Reviews

Graphic Novels

Brontë written and illustrated by Manuela Santoni

Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë—faced with an ailing father and an alcoholic brother—pursue independence through art in this graphic vision of the lives of three legendary writers.

Despite their family’s stormy fortunes, the Brontë sisters resolved to write. To thwart the nineteenth century’s double standards, they took the names of men, becoming the Bell brothers. Their works incited controversy and speculation, while at home, the sisters contended with the rages of Branwell Brontë, their self-destructive sibling. Manuela Santoni presents a time before Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were known as literary masterpieces, when winds shook the Brontë house and determination held it together.

Spread from Brontë in which the three sisters find out the publisher will publish their novels.

Praise for Brontë

“A beautifully illustrated reimagining of the Brontë sisters’ lives.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Loose linework and a high-contrast b&w palette lend themselves well to the gothic subject matter.”—Publishers Weekly

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