Today we welcome author David Zeltser to discuss what inspired him to write his new picture book, The Universe Ate My Homework. Plus, watch the book trailer created by illustrator Ayesha L. Rubio and narrated by Radiolab‘s Robert Krulwich! Read More
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 http://bit.ly/nJf41d #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
Pancake ice, floebergs, glaciers, icicles . . . cold temperatures create an astonishing variety of ice forms! Welcome winter with a poetic exploration of ice on land and at sea in Ice Cycle: Poems about the Life of Iceby Maria Gianferrari and Jieting Chen.
Please help us in welcoming author Maria Gianferrari to the Lerner blog to share her adventures and research writing this evocative and atmospheric picture book. Don’t forget to download the free activity guide!