by Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
One of the most entertaining parts of making the new picture book How to Make a Book (about My Dog) by Chris Barton, illustrated by Sarah Horne, was seeing the various ways Chris and Sarah incorporated Chris’s real-life dog, Ernie, into the text and illustrations. So when the opportunity came up, I couldn’t pass up the chance to ask Ernie for his thoughts about special his role in this book!
We’re thrilled to introduce author Dan Jolley and cartoonist Jacques Khouri, the brilliant team behind the middle-grade graphic novel Mega-Dogs of New Kansas! This story follows Sienna Barlow as she struggles to connect with the other kids on a strange, faraway planet. She feels most at home while riding around on top of her mega-dog, Gus. So when an official threatens the mega-dog program, Sienna Barlow sneaks away with Gus and begins an adventure across New Kansas.
To get to know Dan and Jacques better, we’ve asked them about their start in the comic business and their approach to projects!
Our School & Library Series Managing Editor, Sara Hoffmann, put together this list of books that would be great to help younger kids celebrate pets or just enjoy reading about them!
by Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director
Hello readers! I was originally asked to do a post on design trends in Lerner books over the years… which, having been here for a while and being an Art Director, totally makes sense. But somehow I got the Blog powers that be to agree to, instead, a post about how some of our pets over the years have made it into the books we publish. Read More
By Sara E. Hoffmann, School & Library Series Managing Editor
As a dog lover, I couldn’t have been more excited to edit the fun new Spring 2019 series from the Lightning Bolt Books brand—Who’s a Good Dog? Read More