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PreK–Grade 2

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

LEE & LOW's unique book collections include 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 offers extensive, engaging, and culturally responsive 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 libraries.

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Preschool Classroom Collections

Books to support social and emotional skills, 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 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 preK–2 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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STEM

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

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Amelia's Road

By Linda Jacobs Altman

Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

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Love to Mamá

By Pat Mora

Illustrated by Paula Barragán

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Baby Born

By Anastasia Suen

Illustrated by Chih-Wei Chang

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The Bus Ride

By William Miller

Illustrated by John Ward

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David's Drawings

By Cathryn Falwell

Illustrated by Cathryn Falwell

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Destiny's Gift

By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes

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The Happiest Tree

By Uma Krishnaswami

Illustrated by Ruth Jeyaveeran

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Hiromi's Hands

By Lynne Barasch

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I Had a Hippopotamus

By Hector Viveros Lee

Illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee

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In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall

By various poets

Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

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The Have a Good Day Cafe

By Frances Park

Illustrated by Katherine Potter

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Jazz Baby

By Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrated by Laura Freeman

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Knockin' On Wood

By Lynne Barasch

Illustrated by Lynne Barasch

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Bein' with You This Way

By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Michael Bryant

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Goldfish and Chrysanthemums

By Andrea Cheng

Illustrated by Michelle Chang

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America

By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by 12 Outstanding American Artists

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The Story I'll Tell

By Nancy Tupper Ling

Illustrated by Jessica Lanan

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Compound It All!

By Kim and Danny Adlerman

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Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings

By Pat Mora

Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

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Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

By Ginnie Lo

Illustrated by Beth Lo

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Children of Long Ago

By Lessie Jones Little

Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist

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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

By Katheryn Russell-Brown

Illustrated by Frank Morrison

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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

By Susan L. Roth

Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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Sparkle Boy

By Lesléa Newman

Illustrated by Maria Mola

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Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

By Anthony Robles

Illustrated by Carl Angel

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Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth

By Joan Schoettler

Illustrated by Jessica Lanan

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Maneki Neko

By Susan Lendroth

Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi

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Piecing Earth and Sky Together

By Nancy Raines Day

Illustrated by Genna Panzarella

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To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang

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America

By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by 12 Outstanding American Artists

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The Story I'll Tell

By Nancy Tupper Ling

Illustrated by Jessica Lanan

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Compound It All!

By Kim and Danny Adlerman

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Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings

By Pat Mora

Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

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Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

By Ginnie Lo

Illustrated by Beth Lo

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Children of Long Ago

By Lessie Jones Little

Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist

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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

By Katheryn Russell-Brown

Illustrated by Frank Morrison

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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

By Susan L. Roth

Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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Sparkle Boy

By Lesléa Newman

Illustrated by Maria Mola

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Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

By Anthony Robles

Illustrated by Carl Angel

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Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth

By Joan Schoettler

Illustrated by Jessica Lanan

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Maneki Neko

By Susan Lendroth

Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi

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Piecing Earth and Sky Together

By Nancy Raines Day

Illustrated by Genna Panzarella

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To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang