Millbrook Press Announces Four New Picture Books Featuring Noah Webster, Billie Holiday, the Moon, and a Picnic in the Animal Kingdom

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Enjoy a new selection of exceptional picture books from Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, this spring! Four fascinating new titles from acclaimed authors and illustrators will engage and entertain young readers.

“a must-read, must-discuss that will speak to children and linger with adults.”

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, written by acclaimed author Gary Golio, with stunning illustrations by accomplished artist Charlotte Riley-Webb, reveals how singer Billie Holiday, a young black woman raised in poverty, and Abel Meeropol, the son of Jewish immigrants, created “Strange Fruit,” a song that challenged racism and paved the way for the Civil Rights movement. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews called Strange Fruit “a must-read, must-discuss that will speak to children and linger with adults.”

What would you do if you were the moon? You'd spin like a ballerina and play tug-of-war with the ocean. You would light a pathway for baby sea turtles. Discover the many roles the moon plays in If You Were the Moon, a whimsical, dreamy, and lyrical picture book written by award-winning author Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Jaime Kim.

Noah Webster is famous for his dictionary. But in his day, he was known for his strong opinions about, well, everything. In fact, in this book, it even looks like Noah's ghost picked up a pencil to edit his own biography! Noah Webster's Fighting Words, a picture book biography of the American grammarian written by Tracy Nelson Maurer and illustrated by Mircea Catusanu, shows young readers that words are a source of enormous power.

Porcupine is having a picnic! More animals join the fun, and each of them brings something different to eat. But then Tiger shows up! From award-winning author Betsy R. Rosenthal, with bold, playful illustrations by Italian artist Giusi Capizzi, Porcupine's Picnic: Who Eats What? is a sweet and slightly scary story that introduces young readers to the concepts of herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.

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About the Publisher
Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, publishes informative picture books, illustrated nonfiction series, and inspiring photo-driven titles for grades K–5. Readers of all ages will easily identify with the delightful cast of people and animals featured in these charming stories. With simple text and supportive illustrations, these books are just right for read-alouds, new readers, reluctant readers, and literacy programs.

Strange Fruit
February 2017
$19.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 8–12
HC: 978-1-4677-5123-0
40 Pages 9 1/4 x 11

If You Were the Moon
March 2017
$19.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 5–8
HC: 978-1-4677-8009-4
32 Pages 9 3/4 x 9 3/4

Noah Webster's Fighting Words
April 2017
$19.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 7–11
HC: 978-1-4677-9410-7
40 Pages 9 1/4 x 11

Porcupine's Picnic
February 2017
$19.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 4–8
HC: 978-1-4677-9519-7
32 Pages 10 5/8 x 8 7/8

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Millbrook Press Announces Four New Picture Books Featuring Noah Webster, Billie Holiday, the Moon, and a Picnic in the Animal Kingdom

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