STEM Books for Kids: Preschool–Middle School

Want to spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and math? Do you have a child who is fascinated by coding but you don’t know the first thing about it? Check out this list of STEM books from Lowell’s...

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A Middle School Book List for Black History Month and Every Month

In honor of Black History Month 2015, Lowell's Primary School librarians created a display of books organized by topic for Primary School children.  It was so popular, our Middle School librarian, Melissa Hill, created this list...

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Helping Your Young Child Learn to Read at Home

Recently, I was catching up with a childhood friend who is now the mother of a three-year-old. “I don’t know how you teach kids to read! It seems so hard!" she said. "My daughter can recognize her letters and can only write an ‘L’.”

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Books for the First Day of School—Pre-K through 8

Getting ready for the first day of school and a new school year? Here are some books recommended by Lowell teachers and librarians that will help you and your kids prepare for the new year! 

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Audio Books for Family Car Trips

You know it’s summer when you find yourself packing up the car or minivan so full of stuff you can barely see out the back window and heading off with your family on a road trip. The destination is often worth the hours cooped up...

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Resources for Finding Diverse Books

Updated 6/20/19

At Lowell we understand the importance of having a diverse collection of library materials for children in preschool through middle school. It is one of the ways we support children's identities and understanding of...

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Sharing Poetry with Kids

As a children’s poet and Lowell parent with three kids, April is, of course, my favorite month of the year. Why? Because it’s National Poetry Month, making it the perfect occasion to share my love of poetry with kids and their...

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A Book List for Black History Month and Every Month

Updated: 2/18/2016

Last year, in honor of Black History Month, Lowell Primary School librarians created a book display for children K-5 showcasing titles, both fiction and non-fiction, that reflect the African-American experience....

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What's So Great About Graphic Novels? So Much!

“ Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.” —Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus: A Survivor's Tale

Graphic novels have been described as “sequential art”—a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell...

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How to Listen to Your Child Read

As a reading specialist, I listen to children read throughout the day in order to find out how to best assist them with the complex process of reading. Teachers of reading are taught to notice various aspects of the way children...

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