Remembering Biologist Lincoln Brower, Advocate for the Monarch Butterfly

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

Have you spotted any monarch caterpillars or butterflies lately? We currently have three chrysalides at my house hanging from the top of a mesh butterfly habitat, and one rapidly-growing caterpillar who has been munching through milkweed leaves harvested from our backyard.

They’ve been on author Rebecca Hirsh’s mind as well. She wrote The Monarchs Are Missing, which we released this past spring, and after she heard the news that monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower had passed away, she shared this remembrance. Read More

3 Great Tips for Sharing Seeing into Tomorrow

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

In a casual conversation with Nina Crews, I mentioned that my younger son (who was 4 at the time) was a bit too young to really understand Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright. Nina selected the haiku for the book, created photo-collage illustrations, and wrote a brief biography of Wright along with other back matter elements. She also knows a thing or two about sharing books with kids of all ages. Read More