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.

...

Middle-Grade Books to Empower Kids, Starring Boys Who Aren't Superheroes Oct 13, 2017

Kids ages of 8 to 12 or 13 can seem happy and well-adjusted on the outside but be full of fears and insecurities on the inside. These books help them see that other kids face the same challenges and that, by all means, they're normal no matter what. ... Read More

...

New Middle School Adventures Oct 06, 2017

Though middle schoolers are often distracted by friends, electronics, sports and extracurricular activities, reading is truly important. These new books are exciting enough to hold interests. "The Wonderling" by Mira Bartok; Candlewick Press; 450 pag... Read More

...

Bravery Rules the Day Sep 29, 2017

Books about bravery and standing up for what you believe in are more important now than ever before. These thoughtful books celebrate girls — one in space and another fighting for educational justice, a warhorse with two Purple Hearts and a bev... Read More