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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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STEM

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

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Birdie's Beauty Parlor

By Lee Merrill Byrd

Illustrated by Francisco Delgado

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Choose Your Days

By Paula Wallace

Illustrated by Paula Wallace

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Let's Work

By Cynthia Weill

Illustrated by The Master Artisans of Chigmecatitlán

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Once Around the Block / Una vuelta a la manzana

By José Lozano

Illustrated by José Lozano

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The Lovesick Skunk

By Joe Hayes

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

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A Birthday Meal for Dad

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Raúl Espinoza

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Searching for a Real Princess

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by James Florez

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Alice's Butterflies

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Sergio Ramirez

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What Animals Provide

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Mary Ramírez-Greene

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Bears

By Elena Castro

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Black Sheep

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Mary Ramírez-Greene

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Box Turtles

By Elena Castro

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The Journey of Carlos and Ceci

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Sergio Ramirez

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Celebrations

By Elena Castro

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From Egg to Chick

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by Mary Ramírez-Greene