As the season shifts, Lerner Books proudly presents our newest Fall collection of social studies books. Crafted for readers of all ages, these selections offer a gateway into diverse cultures, histories, and societal narratives. Whether you’re an educator, student, or simply someone with a passion for understanding the world around us, these fall series and books are sure to captivate and inform.
Read on to discover some of our spotlight additions this fall, and a chance to sign up for Nonfiction November.
Fall Social Studies Single Titles
Come aboard a massive container ship as it pulls into port, loads up with cargo, and heads out to the open ocean. The ship’s voyage includes starry skies and stormy seas, swift currents and unforeseen delays. Through it all, the crew keeps working—with goods to keep the world going, they must carry on.
A powerful true story about three Black girls—Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost—who courageously integrated a New Orleans school on November 14, 1960. Award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson brings this little-known event in the Civil Rights Movement to light.
In her clever, approachable, and empathetic voice, mental health writer Katherine Speller breaks down the science behind depression and anxiety, reminds readers they are not alone in their feelings, and empowers them to tame their unruly brain beasts. Chapters cover finding professional treatment, forming a support system, using technology as a form of support, and practicing supplementary techniques such as mindfulness. This highly inclusive text explains how marginalization, stigma, and financial circumstances can influence access to care while providing readers with the tools to overcome those barriers. The Beasts in Your Brain is a guide equally for young people and the loved ones who want to support them.
Fall Social Studies Series
Emily has been inspired to celebrate the four seasons through makerspace arts and crafts! Using nature and recycling along the way, the projects in this book are affordable and fun to do. Some of the raw materials can be found on a scavenger hunt, great fun in itself. Kids will love making paper seed bombs in spring, a flower press in summer, making awesome pinecone animals in fall and a stunning garland for Thanksgiving. Step-by-step instructions and photographs are easy to follow. So, kids can turn off the tech, look after nature, enjoy some cool, spooky projects and get creative.
See classic stories in a bold new light with Graphic Mythology. Each title in this series includes two myths or legends for an illustrated double feature full of adventure and intrigue. Drawing from storytelling traditions across the world, and with compelling themes such as heroic feats, sibling rivalries, underdogs, and underworlds, these graphic novels have fables that inspire—and invite young readers to thrill along.
From brutal battles and scary sacrifices through evil empires and bloodthirsty games, readers will love digging up the past and discovering its frightening facts in this fascinating exploration of ancient civilizations. Primary sources, colorful designs, and engaging text bring to life the chilling practices of ancient people in gripping detail.
Lerner Books’ Fall collection of social studies books is more than just a set of books, it’s a bridge across ages, cultures, and histories. We invite everyone to explore all of our social studies books and hope you enjoy them as much as we do, drawing connections and fostering a deeper understanding of the world we all share.
But that’s not all! This November, join our Nonfiction November celebration of daily read-aloud videos featuring our favorite nonfiction books. With the videos accessible until December 1, 2023, and free participation, there’s never been a better time to celebrate learning with Lerner Books. Sign up for a season filled with exploration, knowledge, and discovery!