Lerner Publishing Group, Minneapolis, has bought Egmont's remaining U.S. assets, including books by Ilsa J. Bick, Patrick Jennings, Jon and Pamela Voelkel, Lex Thomas and recent Morris Award finalist Len Vlahos. The Egmont USA titles will be folded into Lerner Publishing Group's imprints including Carolrhoda Books, Carolrhoda Lab, Darby Creek and Millbrook Press. Egmont USA will oversee the publication of the eight remaining titles on their 2015 winter list which will be distributed by Random House until April 30, at which time Lerner Publishing Group will take over publication and distribution of all Egmont frontlist and backlist titles.