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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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


Compound It All!

By Kim and Danny Adlerman


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


Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

By Anthony Robles

Illustrated by Carl Angel


Maneki Neko

By Susan Lendroth

Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi


Piecing Earth and Sky Together

By Nancy Raines Day

Illustrated by Genna Panzarella


To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang


El camino de Amelia

By Linda Jacobs Altman

Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez


¿Hasta dónde me amas?

By Lulu Delacre

Illustrated by Lulu Delacre


Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico! Brotes de las Américas

By Pat Mora

Illustrated by Rafael Lopez


Say Hola to Spanish

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez