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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Amelia's Road

By Linda Jacobs Altman

Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez


Love to Mamá

By Pat Mora

Illustrated by Paula Barragán


Baby Born

By Anastasia Suen

Illustrated by Chih-Wei Chang


The Bus Ride

By William Miller

Illustrated by John Ward


David's Drawings

By Cathryn Falwell

Illustrated by Cathryn Falwell


Destiny's Gift

By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes


The Happiest Tree

By Uma Krishnaswami

Illustrated by Ruth Jeyaveeran


Hiromi's Hands

By Lynne Barasch


I Had a Hippopotamus

By Hector Viveros Lee

Illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee


In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall

By various poets

Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe


The Have a Good Day Cafe

By Frances Park

Illustrated by Katherine Potter


Jazz Baby

By Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrated by Laura Freeman


Knockin' On Wood

By Lynne Barasch

Illustrated by Lynne Barasch


Bein' with You This Way

By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Michael Bryant


Goldfish and Chrysanthemums

By Andrea Cheng

Illustrated by Michelle Chang