Lee & Low

  • Baby Rattlesnake

    Baby Rattlesnake

    A Native American (Pawnee) tale of family love and forgiveness. Baby Rattlesnake wants a rattle like his older siblings have. His crying keeps the rattlesnake elders up all night so his parents give...

  • Cool Melons-Turn to Frogs

    Cool Melons-Turn to Frogs

    For hundreds of years, school children in Japan have been introduced to poetry through the work of Issa. Born in 1763 on a farm in central Japan, Issa began writing poetry as a young child, inspired...

  • Dia's Story Cloth

    Dia's Story Cloth

    For centuries, needlework has been part of Hmong culture. But it has only been since the war in Vietnam and Laos, which displaced many Hmong, that the new, narrative form of ''story cloths'' has...

  • Going Home, Coming Home

    Going Home, Coming Home

    This summer, Ami Chi is taking a trip to far off Vietnam, where the streets are crowded with zipping scooters and fruit is shaped like dragons and stars. To her parents, Vietnam is still home?a home...

  • How We Are Smart

    How We Are Smart

    Musician Tito Puente. Ballerina Maria Tallchief. Explorer Matthew Henson. Congresswoman Patsy Mink. These are some of the people profiled in this book. They are well known for different reasons, but...

  • I See the Rhythm

    I See the Rhythm

    I See the Rhythm is an inspiring celebration of African American music and the far-reaching impact it has had on the world. Each stunning spread-including art, poetic text, a description of the music...

  • It Jes' Happened

    It Jes' Happened

    Growing up as an enslaved boy on an Alabama cotton farm, Bill Traylor worked all day in the hot fields. When slavery ended, Bill's family stayed on the farm as sharecroppers. There Bill grew to...

  • Mama the Alien

    Mama the Alien

    When Mama's purse falls on the floor, Sofia gets a peek at Mama's old Resident Alien card and comes to the conclusion that Mama might be an alien from outer space. Sofia heads to the library to learn...

  • Nacho's Nachos

    Nacho's Nachos

    Ignacio Anaya was born in Mexico in 1895, and like a lot of Ignacios, he was nicknamed Nacho. Young Nacho loved to eat and cook, and when he grew up, he found a job in a restaurant. Eventually he...

  • Seeds of Change

    Seeds of Change

    Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace brings to life the empowering story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman, and environmentalist, to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Engaging narrative and...

  • Sky Dancers

    Sky Dancers

    John Cloud's father is a steelworker building skyscrapers in New York City, far away from their home upstate on the Mohawk Reservation. When Papa is home on weekends, John Cloud stays close by his...

  • Step Right Up

    Step Right Up

    Born a weak and wobbly colt in 1889, Jim was cared for by William "Doc" Key, a formerly enslaved man and self-taught veterinarian who believed in treating animals with kindness, patience, and his own...

  • Summoning the Phoenix

    Summoning the Phoenix

    Every musician knows that learning to play an instrument has its challenges and its rewards. The twelve children in this book are just like any other musicians practicing their instruments and...

  • Sumo Joe

    Sumo Joe

    On Saturday mornings, Sumo Joe is a gentle big brother to his little sister. But on Saturday afternoons, he and his friends are sumo wrestlers! They tie on makeshift mawashi belts, practice drills...

  • Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!

    Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!

    James VanDerZee was just a young boy when he saved enough money to buy his first camera. He took photos of his family, classmates, and anyone who would sit still for a portrait. By the fifth grade,...

  • The Day the Dragon Danced

    The Day the Dragon Danced

    Sugar and her Grandma are going to the Chinese New Year's Day parade, but Grandma is skeptical about New Year's in February and scary dragons. Sugar has learned all about what to expect from her...

  • The Story I'll Tell

    The Story I'll Tell

    The Story I'll Tell is a gentle and moving story of adoption and parental love that is sure to touch the hearts of readers everywhere, no matter how they came to be a family. A young child asks his...

  • When Aidan Became a Brother

    When Aidan Became a Brother

    When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he...