I love to read and write!

Reading as a child and reading children’s books to my daughter inspired me to write for children.

The best job in the world is writing children’s books.

 I write nonfiction and historical fiction picture books, nonfiction early readers, and educational market books.

Barbara&RobertMay2,1954Reading to my brother.

fireplace (2)My artistic daughter when she was three. The illustrations on this website are hers.

Follow me on Twitter: @barbara_lowell

I am a member of SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, scbwi.org and Oklahoma SCBWI okscbwi.org


Oklahoma Book Award finalist. Oklahoma Center for the Book www.odl.state.ok.us/ocb

SCBWI’s Barbara Karlin Grant runner-up. scbwi.org

The Katherine Patterson Prize at Hunger Mountain in the picture book category. www.hungermountain.com