Category Archives: Educator Resources

Lesson plans, activity guides, and helpful tips from our literacy specialist and guest educators.

Upcoming Webinar: Wonder, Knowledge, and Joy in Early Literacy Webinar

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, August 28th, 2024 at 3:00 PM ET with Dr. Barbara Flores, professor, expert bilingual educator, and creator of the groundbreaking Bebop Más Piñata Series.

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Upcoming Share My Lesson Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the K–8 Classroom with Nonfiction Texts

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Register for a free webinar hosted by Share My Lesson on Wednesday, July 24th, 2024 at 12:00 PM ET with Patty Cisneros Prevo, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, disability advocate, and author of Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes!

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Guide to Reading at Home with Children 

Books have the power to initiate meaningful conversations between adults and young people. Our Guide to Reading at Home with Children/Guía de Lee & Low Books para leer en casa en familia was created to help caregivers learn how to read aloud with children at home, build excitement before reading, improve comprehension, and create discussion.

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WATCH THE RECORDING: LEE & LOW BOOKS FALL 2024 SEASONAL SHOWCASE

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, this webinar will help you discover great new books to diversify your shelves for readers of all ages.

We especially enjoyed the excellent conversations with editor Elise McMullen-Ciotti (New Visions Award), author Olivia Abtahi (Twin Flames), and author Isabel Quintero (10th anniversary of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces), moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Ronny Khuri.

Browse our Fall 2024 Edelweiss Catalog with links to digital review copies.

And in case you missed it, check out the recording of our Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Seasonal Showcase here!

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK GIVEAWAY: Enter Today!

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We see all you hard-working educators out there.

THANK YOU for everything you do to instill a love of learning and reading in young people.

In anticipation and celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re giving away a library of 700+ paperbacks from our exclusive Bebop Books imprint.

Bebop Books are delightful, child-centered stories that support literacy learning. Appealing texts and pictures by outstanding authors and illustrators from diverse backgrounds engage children as they begin their journeys to becoming successful, independent readers.

Six (6) lucky winners will be randomly selected. The giveaway is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Limit one (1) entry per person.

See Official Rules for complete details.

2024 Diverse Summer Reading List

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Summer is just around the corner, and we are excited to present our NEW Diverse Summer Reading List to keep kids excited about reading after school gets out. Our list includes fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, there’s a book for every reader!

Kids love a good series, and this year our list has a series for every age group. Check out our recommendations below to get hooked and wanting to read the next!

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Lexile® Levels for Grades K-5

With our newly updated Lexile® levels for our grades K-5 titles, schools across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion and diversity into their classroom libraries. Our team will work with you to ensure your students have access to authentic, culturally responsive, and contemporary books at the Lexile® levels they need.

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Lexile® Levels for Older Readers in Middle and High School

With our newly updated Lexile® levels for our middle and high school titles, schools across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion and diversity into their classroom libraries. Our team will work with you to ensure your students have access to authentic, culturally responsive, and contemporary books at the Lexile® levels they need.

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What makes a Lee & Low Teacher’s Guide special?

Our Literacy team of former classroom educators develops teacher’s guides for each and every book we publish. That’s more than 900 free, high-quality resources, offering extensive teaching ideas, curricular connections, and activities that can be adapted to many different educational settings.

We also bring our authors & illustrators into the process. Their feedback is vital to ensure that the content included is the best it can be. Check out their rave reviews, then download the guides to use with your readers!

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