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One of the nation's largest independently owned children's publishers with more than 5,000 books in print, including popular books from Sesame Street and more.

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The Lerner Difference

Our focus on diversity and inclusion is evident from the topics we publish all the way to the illustration and photography choices we make for each of our titles. We believe all children deserve to see themselves in a book.

Books for Every Reader

We publish books on a variety of topics with options at each reading level. That means, regardless of reading level, your child can find a book on an age-appropriate topic that interests them!

More Digital Formats

Our ebooks and digital offerings make reading and learning fun, not frustrating. Our digital formats provide innovative and engaging content that enhances, rather than distracts, from the reading experience. We publish standard ebooks and audiobooks as well as Audisee ebooks with Audio® and Lerner Interactive™ Books for deeper engagement. We also have many books with augmented reality features for a truly immersive experience.

Recognized by Librarians

As a publisher focused on the needs of schools and libraries, we know how to publish books that readers across the spectrum of skills will want to check out again and again. From “Do You Know…” books to graphic novels, we have something for every reader on our shelves.

More Stars & Awards

Lerner titles have been recognized with more stars and awards than any other school library publisher, with honors including the Coretta Scott King Award, Robert F. Sibert Medals, National Book Award honors, and many more. Our books are highly reviewed and rated by literacy experts in publishing trade journals.

Explore all Lerner collections

Engage your struggling reader’s interests with curated collections of books from Lerner Publishing.

Lerner’s books have been recognized with the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors, Robert F. Sibert Awards and Honors, Batchelder Honors, Printz Honors, Sydney Taylor Honors and many other national and state award citations.


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We guarantee that if your child reads on LightSail for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 90 days that their Lexile® level will improve. If it doesn’t, we will give you 100% of your money back.

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How many parent accounts are included with a childs license?

Every family account includes 2 parent accounts

I am part of a homeschool group and we share teaching responsibilities. How can I access those accounts?

LightSail has created a Teacher/Coach role that can connect with multiple accounts. This is available as an add-on purchase. This account acts as additional parent with full teacher control to all connected accounts.

Is your platform only Faith-Based?

LightSail is available for both Faith-Based and Non Faith-Based families. A parent can choose to allow Faith-Based content or hide Faith-Based content including Library Collections and Lesson Plans. LightSail has created hundred of Faith-Based and non Faith-Based Library Collections, Bookmarks, Quotations, and Lesson Plans.

If I want to purchase a book with your E-Commerce store, do I have to buy a copy for each license I purchased?

No, when you purchase a book using our E-Commerce store you only need to purchase 1 copy for your entire family. Your purchase includes unlimited checkouts.

How does LightSail’s childsafe protection work?

At LightSail, a parent’s ability to oversee their child’s online experience and align it with their faith and values is of the utmost importance. To this end, LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features and never-before-seen ChildSafe Content Controls giving parents ultimate peace of mind.

These content controls contain dozens of nuanced subcategories for potentially objectionable material based on both maturity and religious factors. Then, it shows parents if a book contains a reference to any of those subcategories and allows them to block or allow single titles or entire subcategories for each child individually. Our ChildSafe Content Controls offer unprecedented insight into and control over the content your children consume without the need to read every book in advance.

  • Block or allow individual pieces of content.
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  • Require a child to request parental approval before opening entire subcategories of content.
  • Block, allow, or require requesting parental approval for all Classics library content.
  • Block or require requesting parental approval for all unrated content.

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About Us

We are LightSail for struggling readers - a complete language arts platform built on the shoulders of LightSail Education, advancing the literacy skills of struggling readers through individualized, evidence-based strategies and content.

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