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

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I'll Build You a Bookcase

By Jean Ciborowski Fahey

Illustrated by Simone Shin


My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata

By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.


De colores: Una canción de las estaciones

By Elena Castro

Illustrated by John Martínez


Danza Africana

By Patricia A. Keeler

Illustrated by Patricia A. Keeler


Butterfly for a King

By Cindy Trumbore

Illustrated by Susan L. Roth


Say Hola to Spanish Otra Vez (Again!)

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez


Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez


Say Hola to Spanish

By Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Loretta Lopez


Surprise Moon

By Caroline Hatton

Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino


Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca

By William Miller

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie


To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang


Selvakumar Knew Better

By Virginia Kroll

Illustrated by Xiaojun Li


Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

By Anthony Robles

Illustrated by Carl Angel