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Where Our Authors and Illustrators Live
Looking for someone local? This list of authors and illustrators is organized by state, so you can see who's in your area.

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Is it a Story? Knowing when a Manuscript is Ready
As with any creative endeavor, there is no exact science when it comes to determining if a manuscript is ready for submission.

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2012 New Voices Award Winners
Rita Lorraine Hubbard of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the winner of our thirteenth annual New Voices Award.

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Using Children’s Books to Address Anxiety in Schools
There are many different factors behind why anxiety and depression have increased in children in recent years: limitations on free play, social media use, the current state of the political climate in this country, and more. According to a study ...

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Book List: 10 Books About Flooding, Refugees, and Displacement
Within the past couple of weeks, people have watched as Harvey and Irma, both powerful hurricanes that caused extensive damage, swept through Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida. Hurricane Jose is now being watched closely. Last Friday, one of the m...

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Our 10 Favorite Multicultural Books for Third Grade
Reading books with children at a young age not only helps them better prepare for school, but it also opens their minds to new cultures and experiences. Exposing children early to both “mirror” and “window” books – th...

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Our 10 Favorite Multicultural Books for Second Grade
Reading books with children at a young age not only helps them better prepare for school, but it also opens their minds to new cultures and experiences. Exposing children early to both “mirror” and “window” books – th...

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Celebrate International Jazz Day with Viola Davis
For your next read aloud, how about adding in some lively rhythms of New Orleans jazz and an award-winning storyteller? Just in time for International Jazz Day on April 30th and during Jazz Appreciation Month, Rent Party Jazz was selected by the ...

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Rent Party Jazz Activities and Teaching Resources
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so we wanted to highlight our picture book Rent Party Jazz, by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. Purchase a copy of the book here Chosen as a Notable Children’s Book by the American Libra...

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8 Black History Month Books for Grades K-2
February is almost upon us! At Lee & Low, we believe that Black history is American history and should be celebrated and taught all year long. But February can be a great time to shine a spotlight on favorite books or freshen up a dated collec...

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6 Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and to celebrate, we’ve gathered six books that highlight the works and accomplishments of civil rights activists and African American pioneers. John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movem...

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Democracy in Action Book List
Election Day is just around the corner, meaning now is the time to let your voice be heard! We wanted to share these five titles that demonstrate everyday citizens of the United States taking action to create change for the better in their societi...

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25 Books from 25 Years: Richard Wright and the Library Card
LEE & LOW BOOKS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! To recognize how far the company has come, we are featuring one title a week to see how it is being used in classrooms today and hear from the authors and illustrators. Today, we are c...

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Social and Emotional Diverse Reading List
These exemplar texts will help you model and explore strategies for tackling challenges and building community. Both fiction and nonfiction titles feature protagonists from diverse backgrounds and are written by award-winning authors and illu...

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back to school prek-2
leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books Grades PreK-2 Armando and the Blue Tarp School written by Edith Hope Fine, illustrated by Hernan Sosa https://www.leeandlow.c...

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back to school 3-5 revised
leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books Grades 3-5 As Fast As Words Could Fly written by Pamela Tuck, illustrated by Eric Velasquez https://www.leeandlow.com/b...

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back to school complete PDF
leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books BACK TO SCHOOL READING LISTS 2016 Diverse for Grades PreK8 Illustration copyright by Sara Palacios leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books Grade...

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big or little
Guided Reading with BIG OR LITTLE? Guided Reading: B DRA: 2 Intervention: 2 written by Fonda Bell Miller illustrated by Shadra Strickland Overview: On her way to the park, an African American girl, sizes up herself and the world around her. ...

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Bilingual PreK-8 Complete
leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH READING LISTS Diverse for Grades PreK8 Illustration copyright by Cathryn Falwell leeandlow.com Lee & Low Boo...

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Bilingual 6-8 List
leeandlow.com Lee & Low Books Grades 6-8 Bilingual English/Spanish Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube written and by Pat Mora, illustrated...

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