It’s the last few weeks of summer here in the northern US, and we have a list of books to help you and your readers make the most of it. Get outside, learn about nature, celebrate the things you find outdoors, make some neat projects, and soak up some sun!
by Lindsey Owens, Designer
Editor’s Note: We at Lerner recognize that the spread of COVID-19 and the need to practice social distancing during this time have made many routines, such as visiting a zoo or even going to school, unsafe. We plan on continuing to use this space to talk about books, but also share online resources that could help keep everyone learning and engaged. The San Diego Zoo, for example, has a kid-friendly website with activities, videos, and even live cameras of your favorite zoo animals. Also, The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting a “Home Safari” on their Facebook page daily at 3pm EDT.
by Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
In early March 2018, I posted an open call for STEM-themed K-3 manuscripts. The response was tremendous–I received approximately 300 submissions. The manuscripts came from authors who have published many books and authors looking to publish their first book. They came from writers with advanced degrees in various scientific disciplines and from writers without such degrees but with a great deal of curiosity and strong research skills. Many of the manuscripts were good–it was no easy task reviewing them all and finding the best of the best. Read More
by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager
April showers bring May flowers, so maybe you want some spring-time books for your displays or featured reads. Also, the 14th annual Endangered Species Day is May 17, 2019, so let’s start with some recommendations for that! Read More
By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
Once upon a time, I learned that there were two types of books–fiction and nonfiction. Fiction was imaginary, and nonfiction was true. And then I became a children’s book editor and occasionally found myself working on some very fiction-y nonfiction. Or is it nonfiction-y fiction? Read More