2021 has gone by quite fast, and we’re now approaching the final leg of the year. The time for new books, however, is not over yet! Lee & Low still has some wonderful new books waiting to fall into your hands before 2022 makes an appearance. Read on for a sneak peek at our upcoming titles for fall 2021.
Even though the American Library Association conference is still virtual this year, we wouldn’t want our readers to miss out on our offerings! View our catalog, request digital copies of our newest titles, and check out our virtual resources for librarians, educators, and teachers alike below. If you’re attending ALA virtual conference, visit our booth to enter our ALA raffle for a chance to win a bundle of Lee & Low books!
Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the Lee & Low Books 2021 Showcase. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, this webinar will help you discover great new books to diversify your shelves (with an additional sneak peek of our 2022 titles):
Join Lee & Low Books editors for a showcase of our 2021 books! Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, this webinar will help you discover great new books to diversify your shelves. Find newly released titles that you won’t want to miss, and get a sneak peek at our 2022 releases. This one-hour webinar will include picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles.
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT How to Join: You can register here.
Registration is free, but space is limited so register today! Even if you can’t attend live, you can still register and we will send a recording of the webinar to all registrants after the webinar takes place.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions or particular topics you would like to see covered, feel free to leave them in the comments.
We’re excited to share our new graphic novel, Clockwork Curandera Vol. 1: The Witch Owl Parliament, coming out October 19, 2021 from Lee & Low Books! It’s a steampunk graphic novel reimagining of Frankenstein set in colonial Mexico, with simultaneous English and Spanish editions, created by an award-winning Latinx team.
Last year, we were thrilled to announce our collaboration with William Penn Foundation and OpenIDEO on the Early Childhood Book Challenge. The winning story, I’ll Build You a Bookcase, releases today!
Written by early literacy specialist and parent educator, Jean Ciborowski Fahey, and illustrated by the award-winning Simone Shin, I’ll Build You a Bookcase is for children birth to age 3. Told in simple, sweet rhyme, it celebrates the joy of reading and discovering new stories and is designed to inspire parents and caregivers to read to their child every day.
Today we’re excited to release If I Were a Tree! Two siblings journey into the woods in a tender story of branching out and new growth from acclaimed writer Andrea Zimmerman and New York Times bestselling illustrator Jing Jing Tsong.
About the Book:
If I were a tree, I know how I’d be.
My trunk strong and wide, my limbs side to side,
I’d stand towering tall, high above all,
My leaves growing big, and buds on each twig.
If I were a tree, that’s how I’d be.
Today we’re excited to release Kiyoshi’s Walkby poet Mark Karlins and illustrated by Nicole Wong!
Where do poems come from? This beautiful picture book about a young aspiring poet and his grandfather shows that the answer lies all around us—if we take the time to look.
About the Book:
After Kiyoshi watches his grandfather, Eto, compose his delicate haiku, he wonders out loud: “Where do poems come from?” His grandfather answers by taking him on a walk through their city, where they see a cat perched on a hill of oranges; hear the fluttering of wings; imagine what’s behind a tall wall; and discuss their walk, with each incident inspiring a wonderful new haiku from Eto. As Kiyoshi discovers that poems come from the way the world outside of us meets the world within each of us, he also finds the courage to write a haiku of his own. Continue reading →
Today we’re excited to release The Electric Slide and Kaiby New Voices Award Honor Kelly J. Baptist and illustrated by Darnell Johnson! In this picture book, Kai is the only member of his family who can’t get the dance steps to the Electric Slide right. But Kai is determined to bust a move in this fun and sweet celebration of African American families.
This moving and meticulously researched middle grade historical fiction novel takes a deep look at the impact of colonialism in India. When a rebellion against British colonizers spreads in 1857 India, 12-year-old Meera must choose between relative safety in a British household or standing up for herself and her people.