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The Stars of 2022

Lerner Publishing Group always strives to provide the highest-quality nonfiction and fiction content for children and young adults that will help them navigate the real world. This year, our titles have received thirty-two starred reviews and we’d like to celebrate these stars with you! Read on to find a complete list of Lerner titles that received starred reviews or awards.
 
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The Stars of 2022
Books, Nature, Art, and Travel, Intersecting

Books, Nature, Art, and Travel, Intersecting

A post from Danielle Carnito, Sr. Art Director, Trade

When I first read the A River’s Gifts manuscript from Patricia Newman, a nonfiction picture book about the history of the Elwha River restoration and about the people whose lives are intertwined with it, I was immediately excited about what art could bring to the story. Art to engage readers to learn and care about the strength of perseverance, nature, and respect of its gifts.

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Middle Grade Fiction: From Fantastical to Historical Fiction

Middle grade readers have a plethora of fantastic fiction to choose from this season. See what’s new!

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Middle Grade Fiction
Fall Titles from Lerner Publisher Services

Fall Titles You Might Have Missed from Lerner Publisher Services

It is our mission to bring you the best books we can for all the young readers in your life, and one way we do that is through our distribution arm, Lerner Publisher Services. Here is a roundup of all the amazing titles we’re thrilled to bring you this fall from our publishing partners both near and far.

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Meet the Imprints: Kar-Ben Publishing

We continue our stroll through Lerner Publishing Group’s many imprints with a look at Kar-Ben Publishing, the largest publisher of Jewish children’s books in the world. Read on to learn more about the broad publishing program Kar-Ben enjoys and some of our most familiar and popular books in the imprint.

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Meet the Imprints: Kar-Ben Publishing
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Resources and Events

Where We Come From
Where We Come From

“Outstanding in all ways, this title deserves a place in most collections and adds a wonderful opportunity for upper elementary students (and higher!) to unpack our complicated histories.”

—starred, School Library Journal
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Elephant Island
Elephant Island

New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2022

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Hidden Creature Features
Hidden Creature Features

“High marks for presentation and showy cast alike.”

—starred, Kirkus Reviews
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The Lady and the Octopus
The Lady and the Octopus

“An illuminating work on a scientist in the same league as Maria Sibylla Merian and Mary Anning.”

—starred, Booklist
 
School Library Journal Best Book of 2022, Winner, 2022
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Finding Family
Where We Come From

“Outstanding in all ways, this title deserves a place in most collections and adds a wonderful opportunity for upper elementary students (and higher!) to unpack our complicated histories.”

—starred, School Library Journal
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Never Give Up
Never Give Up: Dr. Kati Karikó and the Race for the Future of Vaccines

“An engaging look at scientific dedication and the timely development of effective vaccines.”

—Kirkus Reviews
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Graphic Science Biographies
Graphic Science Biographies

“[A] fine introduction to Lovelace and her work. Inspiring and informative.”

“Bayarri’s bulbous-nosed cartoon figures and clear, detailed frames deliver a cheery, episodic account of Anning’s experiences and offer a sense of the coastal cliffs where she made her finds. . . . An appealing introduction to an important dinosaur hunter.”

—Kirkus Reviews
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Enly and the Buskin' Blues
Enly and the Buskin’ Blues

“A quick-paced coming-of-age story exploring music and family expectations.”

—Kirkus Reviews
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Elmer and the Gift
Elmer and the Gift

“[A] gently conveyed and strong message for young readers with elderly family members of their own. Fans of the series will be heartened. A tender tale featuring a beloved hero.”

—Kirkus Reviews
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