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

A Deep Dive into the NEW Lerner ™ Sports Database

by Kris Tomes, Digital Product Manager  

This fall, we launched a brand new, high-interest database for sports fans, reluctant readers, and report writers! Lerner Sports Database is our new offering for grades 2-5 — with 100+ articles, 2,000+ fast facts, 2,000+ photos, 1,500+ glossary definitions, and growing. Expertly-leveled articles will be updated quarterly to make sure your students are receiving the most up-to-date information, and brand new articles will be added every semester so there will always be something new to read. Read More