Looking Forward to Summer Reading: Booklists for Your Program

The temperature may be hovering around zero, but our minds are elsewhere! With winter in full force, we’re already looking forward to summer reading in 2022. Whether you’re participating in the CSLP or iREAD program this year, we’ve got you covered. Read on for robust book lists of titles that support your library’s theme.

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Introducing Our New Database: Lerner Maker Lab

By Kris Tomes, Senior Digital Product Manager  

This January, we launched a brand new database of hands-on projects, experiments, crafts, and recipes for makers of varying skill levels! Lerner Maker Lab is our new offering for grades 2-5, with over 500 projects and growing. Each easy-to-follow project guides readers with step-by-step instructions and images. Lerner Maker Lab is perfect for makerspaces, libraries without makerspaces, at-home use, and anywhere kids want to roll their sleeves up and get creative!

Sign up for a free trial or keep reading for a full, in-depth tour of the database.

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The Ultimate 2022 Sneak Peek: Preview Spring Books!

It’s almost 2022, and we’re excited for readers to discover the many incredible books that will be released! Want a sneak peek at what’s coming? Check out video previews from our editors, get digital ARCs on NetGalley, and browse our new spring catalogs!

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Jaguars in America? The Surprising History Revealed in AMERICAN JAGUAR

The Wild West may be a little wilder than you think. For thousands of years, jaguars roamed portions of Arizona, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana, and sometimes ventured into Colorado, Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina. But today, jaguars are mostly absent from the United States. American Jaguar: Big Cats, Biogeography, and Human Borders by wildlife biologist Elizabeth Webb takes a deep dive into the jaguar’s current predicament and highlights the work of field scientists searching for ways to restore their populations.

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The Call of Antarctica: An Interview with Author Leilani Raashida Henry

In November 1939, George Gibbs Jr. set out on an expedition to Antarctica aboard the USS Bear and became the first person of African descent to go to Antarctica. Eighty-two years later Leilani Raashida Henry, daughter of this brave explorer, takes readers on a journey to the rugged Antarctic landscape in The Call of Antarctica: Exploring and Protecting Earth’s Coldest Continent. Filled with diary entries from Gibbs’ expedition, she recounts her father’s expedition while educating readers on the incredible geography, biodiversity, and history of the continent. 

Today we asked Leilani Raashida Henry a few questions about her experiences writing the book, her research process, and more! Read on to discover why Antarctica is one of the coolest places in the world and why it’s so important to protect this unique wilderness.

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