About Lee Littlewood

Lee Littlewood

Lee Littlewood

When Lee Littlewood was a kid, she enjoyed losing herself in the Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twin books, the Little House on the Prairie series and Roald DahI's "James and the Giant Peach" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Through her column  she hopes to lure young readers back from electronic temptations to have the same experiences she did.

Her degree from Purdue University in journalism and public relations helps with the technical aspects of writing; her pure love of kids' literature helps her stay interested in words and pictures meant for tots to teens. She lives in San Diego with her husband and three children.

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Lift-Flap Books Add Surprise to Reading Time Jun 15, 2018

Young children love the unexpected treat of discovering what's behind flaps in interactive books. These new reads offer hide-and-seek fun. "Mon Petit Busy Day" by Annette Tamarkin; Little Simon/Simon & Schuster; 10 pages; $14.99. This oversized board... Read More

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Words Aren't Always Needed Jun 08, 2018

Some picture books don't need many words. Here are some wordless or nearly wordless books that prove a good story and art can take readers on journeys just as involved as those full of letters. "A Stone for Sascha" by Aaron Becker; Candlewick Press; ... Read More

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Early-Summer Beachworthy Reads Jun 01, 2018

Start your kids off with books early this summer. These new novels for middle-grade kids ages 8 to 12 are exciting, refreshing and lighthearted, perfect for beach or poolside reading. "City of Islands" by Kali Wallace; Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCol... Read More