Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with fourteen imprints (including Graphic Universe), creating the highest-quality nonfiction and fiction content for children and young adults in a variety of subjects and formats. Among their large and diverse list of graphic novels are the award-winning Mega-Dogs of New Kansas; Sincerely, Harriet; Topside; The Wolf in Underpants Freezes His Buns Off; as well as the popular multi-cultural series Graphic Myths & Legends.

LibraryPass’ John Shableski sat down [remotely] with Lerner’s Director of Rights, Special Sales and International Distribution, Maria Kjoller, to discuss their history with graphic novels, libraries, and schools; their editorial process; and highlights of some of their key titles.

We’re honored to be able to offer a broad selection of Lerner’s titles in Comics Plus that will give readers of every age a wonderful entry point into the diverse world of comics, graphic novels, and manga!

Learn more about Comics Plus and sign up for a free demo account at