I love history and writing for children. Combining the two, I write nonfiction and historical picture books and early readers.

As long as I can remember, I loved to read. Reading so many wonderful books growing up, and later reading to my daughter when she was little, inspired me to write my own.


Reading to my brother.

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My artistic daughter when she was little.

(The illustrations on this website are hers.)


Some of the books we read together.



This is me today.

 I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my husband and two cats, Duzzie and Lily.

Follow me on Twitter: @barbara_lowell

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


Oklahoma Book Award finalist. Oklahoma Center for the Book

SCBWI’s Barbara Karlin Grant runner-up.

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