Bebop Books: Leveled Reading for the Classroom
Bebop Books, an exclusive imprint of LEE & LOW BOOKS, offers leveled books that support literacy learning content for beginning readers in small group reading and intervention settings—all with the same commitment to diversity and cultural authenticity that sets all LEE & LOW books apart.
In 2014, children of color became the new majority in America’s public schools, so now more than ever, it’s important that classroom books and materials reflect today’s students. Our Bebop Books resources are used in classrooms across the country to support literacy learning content for beginning readers, with multicultural content that affirms identity for all students.
Our comprehensive literacy resources includes support for small group reading, classroom libraries, shared reading, assessment and ELL/Dual Language programs. Here are just some of the resources that we offer through our Bebop Books line:
Small Group Instruction
Bebop Books are carefully leveled texts that appeal to children’s interests and provide the supports they need as they face challenges in their development as readers. All books are leveled by the most common book leveling systems used by teachers ensuring appropriate recommendations between children and books. Our titles cover a wide range of concepts, themes, and interest areas that appeal to children and fit right into your daily reading block.
Perfect for small groups, Bebop Books include leveled sets that meet the needs of your emergent readers and comprehensive lesson plans to guide your instruction. Our literacy materials provide opportunities in small group practice, scaffolded learning, independent sustained reading, and comprehension applications. In addition, all books contain text features that support emergent reader strategies, skills, and behaviors such as:
- Topics familiar to children
- High-frequency words, sight words and decodable words
- Simple patterns and a clear sequence of events
- Extensive vocabulary
Browse our leveled reading collections.
Together with meeting the demands of education standards, Bebop Books aims to reflect and celebrate today’s classroom and the uniqueness of each child. Within each level, Bebop Books offers a balance of gender, race, cultures, and family dynamics to recognize the diversity of your classroom and experiences of your students.
We work with schools to create custom libraries and themed collections, but you can also browse our bestselling, pre-made collections including:
- Bebop African American English Grades PreK–2
- Bebop Latin American English Grades PreK-2
- Bebop Nonfiction Grades PreK-2
- Bebop Asian American English Grades PreK-2
Browse them all here.
Assessment and Running Records
Bebop Books is proud to have its books included in The Teachers College Alternative Reading Assessment for Grades K–2. Developed by some of our nation’s top educators, the complete assessment program provides a trustworthy system for tracking and supporting children’s growth in literacy.
The assessment kit includes twenty-two Bebop titles for use in grades K, 1, and 2, running records, student profiles, teacher scripts and tips, and assessment charts. Please visit Teachers College Reading & Writing Project (TCRWP) to learn more about the assessments and running records for Levels A–K.
More information on our included books and resources can be found here.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for support in Spanish assessment.
Reading Recovery® Bebop Books Collection
With our new Reading Recovery® Bebop Books collections, schools across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion, and diversity into their classroom libraries. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more at leeandlow.com/educators/reading-recovery.
NEW Lexile® Bebop Books Decoding Collection
Discover our newest collection exclusive to Bebop Books featuring culturally responsive texts that score an 80 or above on the Lexile® decoding scale. This starter collection offers educators and students engaging child-centered storylines and relatable characters in fiction and nonfiction by diverse authors and illustrators.
Learn more here.
NEW Early Childhood Education Resource from the American Institutes for Research
Announcing NEW PREK and KINDER educational resource from the American Institutes for Research! Evidence-based. Research-backed. Classroom-tested. Fill out our interest form or email COLLTS@leeandlow.com.
Multicultural Appendix B Supplement
To provide a more diverse portrayal of the world we live in and the opportunity for students to discover their story in a book, contact us for our Multicultural Appendix B Supplement collections, curated by literacy experts, for grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–10, and 11–12.
All Multicultural Appendix B collections include:
- Award-winning, culturally authentic books for each level
- Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction titles to engage all types of readers for independent reading and read alouds
- Digital copies of all lesson plans and Teacher’s Guides
Did you recently win a grant that you need diverse, culturally responsive books for? Are you currently in the process of applying for a grant and would like to use Lee & Low Books as a resource or vendor for multicultural literature? Our expert team will help you satisfy whatever themes or needs that are particular for your specific project. Please note that we do not award grants. Reach out to email@example.com to learn more about your customized list and get started!
ELL/Dual Language Programs
English Learners need the same literacy support as native speakers. Bebop Books recognizes the need for quality leveled books in Spanish as well as English in today’s schools.
We offer hundreds of titles in Spanish at all reading levels. Spanish educators and literacy experts have leveled Spanish editions of the Bebop books separate from the level of its corresponding English version in order to meet students’ Spanish language acquisition needs and abilities. Our books are culturally authentic, with high-quality translations that teachers will feel good about. We don’t treat our Spanish editions as secondary: they are equally important and published with great care.
Browse our bilingual and dual language books.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for support in Spanish.
Free Customized Orders
Want to create a book order based on reading level, theme or content area, and/or student demographics? We can help! Our in-house Sales & Literacy Team can help you build a free custom book order for your school or district.
Please take a moment to download/fill out our School Needs Questionnaire and email email@example.com to get started!
Explore our site to learn more about how Bebop Books can help your children succeed in their reading efforts:
Small Group Reading with Emergent Readers by Dr. Jeanne Clidas
Selected Bebop Books Products Now Available
Los ayudantes de la comunidad
COLLTS English and Spanish Book Bundle
The American Institutes for Research AIR
Buscando una princesa de verdad
Searching for a Real Princess
Es mejor dar que recibir
It Is Better to Give Than to Receive
Tu amigo, Jorge
Your Friend, Jorge
El viaje de Carlos y Ceci