Rhyme, repetition, and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make—and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This simple, layered story celebrates creativity through beautiful rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations with a timely message.
“While the idea of children creating is not new, this book stands out. With the subtle odes to famous makers and innovators in the illustrations, and the rhythm of the words, this book is an inspiring choice for story time or one-on-one sharing.”—School Library Journal
Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things—from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen—provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth’s oldest teachers: the plants around us.
“A book that is entirely in a class of its own, this belongs in every collection for teens.”—starred, School Library Journal
“Smith smartly streamlines language while staying true to the narrative’s core concepts by adding brief sidebars that explain featured terminology, pose reflection questions, and highlight important passages, inviting collaborative discussion and acting as a call to action.”—starred, Publishers Weekly
Register to Win a Classroom Library!
Lerner Publishing Group has teamed with AdoptAClassroom.org! To celebrate this new partnership, Lerner will fund THREE Read for a Better World classroom library prizes for teachers. The curated Read for a Better World classroom libraries for grades K-5 support reading instruction, promote literacy, and provide access to engaging books that help students grow as readers and as people in the classroom and beyond. Register to win by March 20th!
Sign Up for a Month of Free Makerspace Ideas!
This March we’re celebrating creativity! Sign up to get a free month’s worth of activities from Lerner Maker Lab, an online database packed with hands-on project ideas for readers grades 2-5.
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Brand New High/Low Books to Engage Reluctant Readers
Looking to engage struggling and reluctant teen readers? Provide gripping, action-filled stories written at a lower reading level to support striving readers.
Free DecodableText Worksheets Perfect for K-2
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