Book Trailer Premiere: Foul Play at Elm Tree Park


By Greg Hunter, Associate Editorial Director, Graphic Universe

The World Series is only one month away, and there’s no better way to get excited for the baseball games than with a ballpark mystery. Q & Ray Case 3, Foul Play at Elm Tree Park, arrives in stores October 1. It’s a hilarious graphic novel about baseball, forgery, and more. In the meantime, enjoy artist Stephen Shaskan’s book trailer for the crime-solving critters’ latest case. Read More

The Swoop List Book Trailer

The Swoop List, our latest Darby Creek high-low series, now has a book trailer created by author Stephanie Perry Moore and her daughter Sheldyn!

Stephanie’s also been hitting the road to promote this series.

The five-book Swoop List series is available now! Read a free sample chapter here, check out our website to order, and download a free discussion guide to get the conversation going. 

You Will Call Me Drog Book Trailer and Contest

Watch this book trailer if you dare! We’re so excited about You Will Call Me Drog by Sue Cowing that we want to give you a FREE BOOK! All you need to do is post the You Will Call Me Drog book trailer on your website or blog and leave a link in the comments section below before Wednesday, September 7.

If you don’t have a blog, you can simply “like” the book trailer on YouTube and then Tweet “Watch this book trailer if you dare! I can’t wait to read YOU WILL CALL ME DROG from @LernerBooks #contest.” Winners will be announced here on the blog on Thursday, September 8.

Make sure to check out the great discussion guide and free downloads for You Will Call Me Drog by clicking here.

Here are what a few of our favorite authors are saying about You Will Call Me Drog:

“Drog gives new meaning to the phrase ‘hand-puppet’ as he attaches his ancient self to a bewildered boy in this inventive tale of puppetry and empowerment.” –Richard Peck

“I could come up with a boatload of glitzy stuff to say about You Will Call Me Drog. Truly, it would be a pleasure. But I’m going to keep it simple. I loved this book because it engaged my emotions. And that’s why I read, to be moved, to be touched. This book doesn’t need glitz. It stands on its own. Loved it.” –Graham Salisbury, author of Under the Blood-Red Sun

“What a great book! Drog is the anti-Pinocchio of middle school. He tells the truth! But reader beware: DROG is hard to put down. A laugh out loud story about a sassy puppet and the boy who gloved him. (Sorry, Drog made me do it!!) Kudos, Sue Cowing. You pulled it off!” –John H. Ritter, author of The Boy Who Saved Baseball

“Strange, Creepy, Amazing! Parker’s life is a blend of everyday reality and complete, unexplainable weirdness. All he wants is to find a way to be himself. ” –Kathleen Duey, National Book Award finalist

Good luck!

A Spark of Inspiration: How Flash and Gleam Came to Be

by Jordyn Taylor, Assistant Editor for Carolrhoda Books and Millbrook Press

For those who are stuck at home, I wanted to try to shed a little light on your day with this new book. I enjoy editing picture books because each one is different. And each one also comes about in a unique way, which makes it fun to ask, “Where did the idea for this book come from?”

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