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!

The Weight of Everything: An Interview with Author Marcia Argueta Mickelson

The new YA novel The Weight of Everything strikes the perfect balance between grief, romance, and self-exploration through the eyes of one girl’s personal experience. Six months ago, Sarah’s beloved mother died in a car accident. Her dad fell apart, and Sarah had to leave her fine arts boarding school to take care of him and her little brother. She’s sure she doesn’t have the time or emotional energy for a relationship with her sweet, handsome classmate, David Garza. But when a school project leads her to delve into her mother’s Mexican and Guatemalan roots and rediscover her love of art, her perspective shifts.

Today award-winning author Marcia Argueta Mickelson joins us to discuss how she relates to Sarah’s story, her inspiration, and her creative process. Read on to download two free educator resources!

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Men of the 65th: An Interview with Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez

Honor and Fidelity. That is the motto of the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only Puerto Rican unit in the United States Army. Discover their story in the new YA nonfiction Men of the 65th: The Borinqueneers of the Korean War.

Today author Talia Aikens-Nuñez joins us on the Lerner blog to share her inspiration, a surprising research discovery, and her hopes for the young adults learning about the Borinqueneers for the first time. Read on to download the free discussion guide!

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