New Articles Available NOW on Lerner Sports!

We’ve added even more of your readers’ favorite athletes to our ever-growing collection of profiles on the Lerner Sports Database! Find 60 new athletes biographies, including:

  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Mia Hamm
  • Nastia Liukin
  • Magic Johnson
  • Pele
  • Zion Williamson

and many more! ! If you’re a current Lerner Sports subscriber, start browsing the updated database now. If not, request a free trial to check out these new athletes and more.

Download Our Free Activity Guide!

Seeking fun self-guided activities for readers? Check out our list of Lerner Sports reading challenges, a guide featuring over 20 activities that will have readers exploring every inch of the Lerner Sports database! Activities highlight each sports category in the database and encourage readers to peruse athlete profiles, dig deep into stats, learn new vocabulary, and more!  

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Book Tie-Ins

Though many gymnastics fans were disappointed with the postponement of the Summer 2020 Olympics, readers can still get a behind-the-scenes look at the high-flying sport! Check out print books below that make perfect supplements to gymnastics content on the Lerner Sports database. 

US Olympian Aly Raisman is a leader on and off the mat. She is an outspoken voice against sexual assault. Learn about the most fascinating details of her life as a gold-winning gymnast.

Learn what it takes to become a professional gymnast! Readers will get a fascinating insider look at the life of a gymnast, from preparing for competition to events outside the gym.

HELP AT HOME, 07/16/2020

It might be summer, but we’re still helping students learn at home! Here are resources ranging from math and science, reading and writing to anti-racism resources and projects to document this strange time for future generations.

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Podcast Interview with Hannah Batsel, author/illustrator of A Is for Another Rabbit

A Is for Another Rabbit book cover

Today on The Lerner Podcast, we’re joined by Hannah Batsel, author and illustrator of A Is for Another Rabbit, a hilarious picture book in which a rabbit-obsessed narrator makes an owl increasingly irate by refusing to play by the rules of a conventional alphabet book. Every entry is about bunnies, from “delightful, dynamic, daredevil rabbits” to “xylophone rabbits and rabbits on drums!” Readers will pore over scenes of bunnies at the circus, in a tiny town, at the museum, even in a motorcycle gang. Author-illustrator Hannah Batsel takes readers on a delightful romp through the alphabet and keeps them laughing all the way to the ridiculously fun conclusion.

Hannah covered “binkying”, a move that rabbits do when they’re being mischievous (it’s so cute – you need to stop what you’re doing right now to watch this), how the book came into being, and the seriously silly end-sheets in the book that tend to delight kids every time they read. You can browse through an excerpt on our website to see some of the search and find elements that will keep kids coming back to this book over and over again, and you can click here to see the end sheets

“[A]n excellent elementary-age read-aloud. Creative, comedic, and carrot-loads of fun.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

 “‘Dynamic’ and ‘delightful,’ Bastel’s rollicking picture-book debut will be a surefire success at story hour.”—The Horn Book Magazine

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Learn more about Hannah Batsel at her website, or on Instagram

A transcript of this episode is available here

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