Resources for Virtual and Distance Learning

Lee & Low Books is committed to supporting educators and families during the COVID-19 crisis. As we all try our best to navigate competing personal and professional priorities, we are so grateful for the educators and parents working to ensure that learning continues, in whatever form it may take.

Our staff is currently working remotely, but Lee & Low is still open and committed to supporting literacy. On this page you'll find quick links to our newest resources. In partnership with our authors and illustrators, we are working to expand access to our books and to create useful supporting materials that can be adapted to your needs. We'll add more resources as we create them, so check back often or subscribe to our email newsletter for regular updates.

We remain able to process orders, ship books, and assist our customers. And we are here to listen, so let us know what you need.

Virtual Read Aloud Guidelines

During this critical time, Lee & Low is granting special permission to allow educators to do a virtual recording or videotaping of our titles for non-commercial purposes. To read our full guidelines and submit your Virtual Read Aloud event, click here.

Author Read Alouds

We are building a growing library of author read alouds of Lee & Low Books! A few highlights:

• Sparkle Boy, read by Lesléa Newman

• Cora Cooks Pancit, read by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore

• Benji, the Bad Day, and Me, read by Sally J. Pla

Visit our YouTube Read Aloud Playlist to see them all, and subscribe for updates as we add more. 

Recursos en español / Spanish Resources

As COVID-19 magnifies existing inequalities in our education system, we are particularly committed to serving the needs of Spanish-speaking students and families. On our new Spanish Resources page, find Spanish and bilingual resources to support learning in both the classroom and the home, including high-quality Spanish Read Alouds and downloadable Spanish activity guides

Planning a Virtual Author Visit

Many of our authors and illustrators do virtual visits and can present to your classroom or library via Zoom, Skype, or another platform. Browse our growing list of available authors and contact to find out more.

Where to Find Our E-books

A wide range of Lee & Low titles can be borrowed on many e-book distribution platforms including Epic, Overdrive, Follett, Mackin, Skybrary, Open EBooks, and more. We will continue adding to this list as time goes on. If you are struggling to find access to one of our books digitally, please contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Free, Downloadable Teacher's Guides and Lesson Plans

We offer free, high-quality Teacher's Guides for more than 600 of our books! Our Teacher's Guides are developed by professional educators and offer extensive teaching ideas, curricular connections, and activities that can be adapted to many different educational settings. Read more or search our website by book to find the Teacher's Guide you are looking for.

No-Fuss Activity Ideas 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook where we are sharing quick and easy activity ideas, inspired by (but not requiring!) our books.

School Ordering

We are here to support whatever you need and work within your timeline. If you would like to place an order now, we can schedule the shipping later. We are happy to hold books to ship when schools are open again and it is safe to do so for all community members.  

Complete this Build a Custom Order form and we will get back to you right away with a customized quote that matches your needs, or feel free to contact us directly to start a conversation.