Halloween in April: 5 Books Featuring Animals in Disguise

Undercover Ostrich face

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Every season I get to work with tons of amazing titles. However, I have yet to reach the level of obsession I have attained with one title from Spring 2019. We’re talking the level at which you tell your work friends, your boss, your relatives at a family reunion, and everyone who looks at your Instagram stories about the book.

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Saying a Fond Farewell

Retirement Party

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

It’s hard to believe, but after twenty-seven years with Lerner Publishing Group, I am retired. My last day was Friday, March 29, 2019. The company had a wonderful sendoff for me, with cake and gifts and wonderful speeches. The photo above shows me with some of my amazing colleagues, with whom I’ve been privileged to work on so many TFCB books.

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Postcards from an Octopus

Love Agnes book cover

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Have you ever wondered what sea creatures would write if they could send postcards? And by chance did you want to see this in picture book format? Or maybe you’ve just always wanted a different take on an animal life cycle book.

Love, Agnes: Postcards from an Octopus is a fresh look at a saltwater cephalopod mollusk life cycle. Readers follow Agnes as she discovers a postcard under the waves and begins corresponding with a human boy, a cantankerous crab, and more friends and foes. This epistolary picture book also tracks Agnes’s life cycle as she makes her home in a jar, lays eggs, cares for the eggs, and says goodbye to her children. Read More