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The Open Book Blog

Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with Drum-Inspired Books

March is Music in Our Schools Month. In support of music programs, music educators, and wiggling students trying to sneak a beat, we are celebrating (global) Music in Our Schools Month with DRUMS!


Book Marketing 101: Five Things to Do Before Your Book is Released

This post is the first in an ongoing series we’ll run answering questions about book marketing and publicity So, here you are: you’ve gone through the long, grueling process of writing draft after…


Why Literacy Teachers Should Care About Math

I’ll be the first to admit it: I didn’t pay much attention to math. I specialized in literacy and focused on reading, speaking, listening, writing, social studies, and science instruction. Math? My…


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Awards & Honors

Exciting News to Share for 2015

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor.

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone and Water Rolls, Water Rises were named ALA Notable Children’s Books.

Water Rolls, Water Rises was named a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book from the CCBC.

The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen was named a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title from the CCBC.

Twenty-two Cents and Little Melba and Her Big Trombone were named Notable Books for a Global Society from the IRA.

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone was named an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book from the NCTE.

Drift is on the Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers list from VOYA.

Educator News

Celebrate all month long with our February book list roundup.

The month of February is a time when many communities pause and celebrate the great contributions made by African Americans in history. For ideas, check out 7 Core Values to Celebrate During Black History Month.

Watch Abe Barretto, Vice President of Educational Sales at LEE & LOW, talk about why children need diverse books on Univision Noticias.

Discover the award-winning and much loved Elizabeti series that follows a young girl in Tanzania as she adjusts to the trials and rewards of becoming a big sister to the mixture of excitement & nerves she feels on the first day of school.

Happy Chinese New Year! Try your hand at cooking the popular vegetarian dish called jai, or Buddha’s Delight, with this delicious recipe.

Build your diverse bookshelf one theme at a time with LEE & LOW book-inspired activities by The Educators’ Spin On It. For January’s art theme, illustrate the colors of your world with the Color Your World Painting Project.

Explore LEE & LOW's Active Learner Teacher's Guides that are always FREE to use online or download.