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Librarian Preview: Lerner Books (Spring 2014)

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Sometimes you just want to get your hands on some reliable nonfiction.  The other day I was in the office and we’d spread out the vast quantities of nonfiction samples we’d been sent from a variety of publishers (all of whom shall remain nameless).  And while some things were okay and other things were tolerable, [...]

Review of the Day: Rifka Takes a Bow by Betty Rosenberg Perlov

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Rifka Takes a Bow By Betty Rosenberg Perlov Illustrated by Cosei Kawa Kar-Ben Publishing (a division of Lerner) $17.95 ISBN: 978-0-7613-8127-3 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. History is written by the winners, they say. I’m going to lump personal history into that too. As far as I can tell, if you live long enough to [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Books (Spring 2013)

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Since I’ve so many little publisher previews to try and get done before Spring has sprung, I’ve decided to concentrate on the slightly smaller folks.  The big six (soon to be five) have some great stuff too and I’ll be sure to try and talk ‘em up, but for now let’s look at some folks [...]

Review of the Day: Zombie Makers by Rebecca L. Johnson

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Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature’s Undead By Rebecca L. Johnson Millbrook Press (an imprint of Lerner) $30.60 ISBN: 978-0761386339 Ages 9 and up On shelves now There’s this podcast I like to listen to called RadioLab, which is essentially just a show for people who like kooky science but are still a little foggy [...]

Review of the Day: Little White Duck by Na Liu

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Little White Duck: A Childhood in China By Na Liu Illustrated by Andres Vera Martinez ISBN: 9780761365877 Graphic Universe (an imprint of Lerner) $29.27 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. It’s funny to think about, but the fact of the matter is that we’re still in the early days of the graphic novel memoir for children. [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Books (Spring 2012)

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Fun Fact: Librarian previews done in the presence of small attention seeking babies yield surprisingly drool-soaked notes.  Not so drool-soaked that a person couldn’t decipher them later, but wet with the moisture of someone else’s mouth just the same. Still and all, the good people of Lerner Publishing Group (Lindsay Matvick and Terri Reden if [...]

Review of the Day: Lily Renee, Escape Artist by Trina Robbins

Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer By Trina Robbins Pencils by Anne Timmons Inks by Mo Oh Lettering by Felix Ruiz and Cayetano Garza Jr. Coloring by Studio C10 Graphic Universe (a division of Lerner) $7.95 ISBN: 978-0-7613-6010-0 Ages 9 and up On shelves November 1, 2011 I was asked [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Books (Fall 2011)

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I like a lot of things about Lerner, but probably what I like the most is the fact that they’ve managed to transition from rote titles that are of primary use in schoolrooms to publishing of all kinds of books.  Not that they don’t still create useful books for class use, but this preview should [...]

Review of the Day: The Many Faces of George Washington by Carla Killough McClafferty

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The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon By Carla Killough McClafferty Carolrhoda Books (a division of Lerner) $20.95 ISBN: 978-0-7613-5608-0 Ages 10 and up On shelves April 1st Forensic anthropology meets the guy on the one dollar bill. That’s one way of putting it anyway. Walk into many a classroom and tell [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Publishing (Spring 2011)

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Just a day or two ago, children’s literature bloggers converged upon Minneapolis, Minnesota to celebrate the Kidlitcon.  And this year they got a bit of organizing help from the local folks over at Lerner Publishing Group.  Yet before any of this happened, a couple lovely Lerner lasses met with me in NYC in a Belgian [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Publishing Group (Fall 2010)

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Lerner Lerner bo-burner, banana nana fo-furner, fee fi mo merner.  Lerner! Round about the time Book Expo was in town, Lerner Publishing Group had a notion.  Since they were in the city already, why not have a Lerner Publishing Group Preview event?  And so a brand new Librarian Preview was born!  That reduces the number [...]

Review of the Day – Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese

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Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese By Colleen AF Venable Illustrated by Stephanie Yue Graphic Universe (a division of Lerner) $6.95 ISBN: 978-0-7613-4598-5 Ages 4-10 On shelves now This book stars a guinea pig by the name of Sasspants. There. I’ve just told you everything you need to know to enjoy it. [...]