Ella McQueen, Kickball Queen: Q&A with Beth Mills

by Carol Hinz, editorial director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

Do you know any elementary-age kids who are obsessed with kickball? I happen to have two of them living in my very own home! Yet despite kickball’s popularity, it doesn’t show up much in picture books. So I was pretty much smitten with author/illustrator Beth Mills’s debut picture book from the moment I laid eyes on it. Beth was kind enough to answer some questions about her book and share some incredible sketches and color studies so all of us can get a peek at how this book came to be. Read More

Taking Learning Off the Page with Science Buddies

By Kate Schefer, Digital Products Coordinator

Working in the Digital department at Lerner most often means ensuring that all of our frontlist titles are available in digital formats, so readers can access them anywhere, anytime, and on any device. But we also work hard to find ways to innovate within the digital space, to reach every type of learner to bring stories, crafts, and science to life. Read More