By Associate Publicist, Megan Ciskowski
Check out January new releases from Lerner Publishing Group!
New in Paperback
Clasificado (Classified): La carrera secreta de Mary Golda Ross, ingeniera aeroespacial cheroqui (The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer) by Traci Sorell and illustrated Natasha Donovan
Mary Golda Ross designed classified projects for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as the company’s first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work.
Dig In!: 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps by Kari Cornell, photography by Jennifer S. Larson
Grow your own fruits and vegetables from nothing but kitchen scraps! Instead of throwing away leftovers in your kitchen, learn how to use them to grow more. Step-by-step instructions and recipes will help you enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation by Patricia Newman
Can understanding how forest elephants communicate help scientists find ways to protect them? Come behind the scenes of Cornell University’s Elephant Listening Project to see what’s being done to keep these majestic animals safe, with QR codes linking to audio of the elephant sounds.
Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together By Clare Hodgson Meeker
This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla failed to bond with her baby at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. Dedicated zoo staff intervened and helped little Yola connect with her family group.
Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe
Whether you need a beebersaw or a chisel, Chico Bon Bon’s your monkey. He can build or fix just about anything—from a dock for the ducks to a clock for the Clucks, even a small roller coaster for local chipmunks. But will his tools and his sharp wit save him when an organ grinder sets his sights on making Chico a circus star? Chris Monroe’s quirky hero and detailed illustrations will absorb readers in an entertaining adventure that shows there is an inventive way out of every problem—if you have the right tools. Now in paperback!
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker
In 1864 the H. L. Hunley made history as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. In this Sibert Medal-winning book, Sally M. Walker presents a fascinating look at the submarine, its voyages, and the processes of recovering and conserving the ship.
The Woolly Monkey Mysteries: The Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species by Sandra Markle
Known as the rainforest’s gardeners, woolly monkeys are essential to the survival of the rainforest. Learn about how scientists use camera-trap technology to learn how to save this keystone species and protect the rainforests.
New Series Fiction
Bo’s life is always buzzing. And not just because he lives upstairs from The Buzz, a barbershop. Young readers will love following Bo’s daily life and adventures in these early chapter books.
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.
Ever since the first sinkhole appeared in Foggy Creek, Texas, weird things have been happening. Unexplained phenomena—power surges, a purple mist, a glowing coin—seem to precipitate strange behaviors in this creepy, paranormal series, sure to hook reluctant and striving readers.
Short fictional stories introduce beginning readers to basic vocabulary used to describe elements of everyday life: clothes, food, homes, holidays, food, and transportation. Each story features carefully leveled text and full-color illustrations to support children learning to read.
New Series Nonfiction
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!
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have one of the world’s most dangerous jobs? Go to work with some of the people who risk their lives every day to do what they love in this engaging series.
Have you ever considered what’s missing from history books? Explore the misunderstood and underexamined past in this engaging series. Compelling photographs and primary sources help bring previously buried history to light.
Zoom into the world of dirt bike racing! Readers will speed through this series as they learn about everything about this exciting sport including rules, bikes, popular events, and famous racers. Engage literacy and engagement beyond the text with fun back matter and diagrams.
Introduce young readers to the fun and educational aspects of Minecraft! Readers will be exposed to digital literacy and fundamental programming concepts alongside everything players love about the game.
Explore aspects of everyday life, including clothes, food, homes, holidays, school, and transportation. Simple text and full-color photos support young children learning to read.
Give young readers a peek inside various holidays we celebrate. With questions that encourage connection, and social and emotional supports for educators, this series brings holiday traditions to life for young learners.
Introduce young readers to popular sports! These accessible titles explain the equipment needed and the basic rules of eight sports. Social and emotional connections encourage readers to think about what it would be like to play on a team.
Explore the wonderful 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.
Explore the lives of the world’s best and hottest sports superstars in this incredible series. Each title takes readers through the athlete’s childhood and early sport experiences through their rise to fame and current records. Witness how they rule their sports, prepare for big events, and help their communities.
Learn about the history, greatest players, and most iconic moments of the world’s most popular sports teams. Chock-full of stats and shareable information, sports fans will love the action-packed, high-interest text and thrilling photos.
The world is full of unanswered questions! Examine some of the top secrets and unsolved mysteries in history with this spooky series. Readers will gather facts and learn from researchers as they dive deep into the Bermuda Triangle, wander into Area 51, and other locations around the globe. Features like sidebars and timelines encourage critical thinking to solve the mysteries.
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