PreK–Grade 2

Multicultural and Diverse Books for Preschool, Grade 1, and Grade 2

Lee & Low Books offers unique collections of delightful, child-centered stories that support literacy learning for soon-to-be, beginning, and fluent readers. Appealing texts and pictures by outstanding authors and illustrators of diverse backgrounds engage young readers and support their efforts as they begin their journey to becoming successful, independent readers. Specially curated for today’s classroom, Lee & Low Books offers extensive, engaging, and culturally responsive multicultural book collections that all children can identify with and enjoy.

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Leveled Classroom Libraries

Books in guided reading levels A–M for your small group instruction, guided reading programs, and classroom leveled reading libraries.

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Preschool Classroom Collections

Books to support social and emotional skills (SEL), language and literacy, and social studies education from birth to age four.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Support social and emotional learning with these SEL books that build a positive sense of self, build community, and give students the tools to deal with complex feelings. 

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Social Studies and History

Thematic collections designed with the grades preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade social studies curricula in mind.

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Spanish and Bilingual

Bilingual and Spanish-language children's books perfect for dual language and ELL programs as well as in Spanish-speaking homes.

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Science, technology, engineering, and math titles to support STEM and STEAM learning.

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By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by 12 Outstanding American Artists


Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

By Ginnie Lo

Illustrated by Beth Lo


Children of Long Ago

By Lessie Jones Little

Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist


Drummer Boy of John John

By Mark Greenwood

Illustrated by Frané Lessac


Sparkle Boy

By Lesléa Newman

Illustrated by Maria Mola


Maneki Neko

By Susan Lendroth

Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi


El camino de Amelia

By Linda Jacobs Altman

Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez


¿Hasta dónde me amas?

By Lulu Delacre

Illustrated by Lulu Delacre


Strong to the Hoop

By John Coy

Illustrated by Leslie Jean-Bart


Making Magic Windows

By Carmen Lomas Garza



By Alice Schertle

Illustrated by Kenneth Addison


Summoning the Phoenix

By Emily Jiang

Illustrated by April Chu


Prairie Dog Song

By Susan L. Roth

Illustrated by Susan L. Roth


I Had a Hippopotamus

By Hector Viveros Lee

Illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee


The Palm of My Heart

By Davida Adedjouma

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie