Category Archives: Elevator Updates

A sky full of stars!

It’s an exciting day in the office—we just got news of Yummy‘s third starred review! The major review journals give stars to books they consider truly exceptional, above and beyond typical standard for books—and multiple stars show a consensus on the greatness of the book. Three is pretty special! Here are samples from the stars: […]

Seed Paper Update: Sign of Life!

Two weeks ago, we started an office project: planting seed paper, printable paper that contains wildflower seeds. We now present you with the first sign of life from our flowerpot: a sprout!

Are Books (and E-Books) Green?

There are plenty of books out now teaching us to respect the environment. But do they do it themselves? The question of whether books are “green” tends to make readers more than a little uncomfortable, because much as we all love the feel of leafing through a book, hey, that’s a lot of trees. So, […]

What a Starred Review looks like from my desk

We have a bell on the wall in the office. It’s the good-news bell; whenever we get a starred review, an award, or a really big order, the bell is rung, the staff gathers around it, and the news is announced to the office. Jason, as publisher, is the first to know when we get […]

Elevator Pitch

Our offices are located in the Emmett building, which was built in 1912. The façade is gorgeous and the building has a history of being a former home to publishers like Dorling Kindersley (DK), Orchard Books, Kingfisher, Franklin Watts, and Millbrook. So for what was once a big publishing building, LEE & LOW remains the […]

Writers, Send Us Your Manuscripts!

The submission deadline is fast approaching for Lee & Low Books’ tenth annual NEW VOICES AWARD. Manuscripts will be accepted through September 30, 2009, and must be postmarked within that period. You can find full submission guidelines here. The NEW VOICES AWARD is given for a children’s picture book story by a writer of color. […]

A New Season Awaits!

True to its title, Lynne Barasch’s First Come the Zebra is the first of our Fall 2009 books to be available. Like the wildebeest and the gazelle following the zebra, the other books are on their way. The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan, written and illustrated by Christy Hale Tofu Quilt, by Ching Yeung […]


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