Category Archives: Activities

LEE & LOW at Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, 9/22

Lee & Low Books will be at Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, 9/22.

Signings and Readings at the Harlem Book Fair

Harlem Book Fair signing and reading schedule. Meet Colin Bootman (illustrator of LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG), Eric Velasquez (illustrator of AS FAST AS WORDS COULD FLY), George Ford (illustrator of PAUL ROBESON and RAY CHARLES), and Shadra Strickland (illustrator of BIRD).

How to Plan a Successful Book Launch: Storytelling and Activity Ideas

Tips for authors and illustrators on how to plan storytelling and activities for bookstore appearances from author/illustrator Christy Hale.

Mapo Tofu: A Lo Family Recipe

Today is Chinese New Year! Traditionally, the night before Chinese New Year, Chinese families will gather around and eat dinner together, much like this plate from the LEE & LOW title, Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic: Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic author and illustrator Ginnie and Beth Lo were kind enough to share one of […]

Jai recipe for Chinese New Year

On Thanksgiving, everyone looks forward to the turkey. Valentine’s Day is the time for chocolate. During Chinese New Year, one of the most popular dish is one called jai, or Buddha’s Delight. Jai is a vegetarian dish and is eaten on the first day of Chinese New Year to bring good luck. According to Buddhist […]

Hurricane crafts: how to make a paper mask

The Lee & Low office is closed today because of the storm, and our thoughts are with everyone affected by Sandy and the rain, wind, and flooding that she brought with her. Drummer Boy of John John illustrator Frané Lessac has shared instructions on how to make masks for Halloween and Carnival, but they work […]

Giveaway: win a copy of PUFFLING PATROL in our puffling scavenger hunt!

Want to win a signed copy of Puffling Patrol by Ted and Betsy Lewin? Join us for our puffling scavenger hunt! Puffling Patrol takes place in the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland, where hundreds of thousands of puffins gather every spring. These small black-and-white seabirds spend their time caring for their newly hatched chicks, […]

One More Sensational Summer Read Aloud!

For the last installment in our series on Sensational Summer Read Alouds, literacy expert Jaclyn DeForge shares one final title that has a high student-interest level, can be used to hit multiple Common Core learning standards, and is super rich in terms of content, just like A Full Moon is Rising and Silent Star. Today’s […]

Another Sensational Summer Read Aloud!

For the next installment in our series on Sensational Summer Read Alouds, here’s another title that has a high student-interest level, can be used to hit multiple Common Core learning standards, and is super rich in terms of content. Today’s  Pick: A Full Moon is Rising  Written and Illustrated by: Marilyn Singer Genre: poetry & […]

What Are Your Top 3 Beach Reads?

In celebration of July 4th and all of summer’s fun activities, I asked a few Lee & Low authors and staff members what their favorite beach reads are. I’m sure it was difficult to pick just three, but here’s what they came up with: Don Tate, author of It Jes’ Happened, says: “Reading here has been […]

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