2021 Diverse Summer Reading Books for Grades PreK-2

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Want to freshen up your Summer Reading list, but not sure where to begin? Kick off summer with our fun, colorful, and printable Diverse Summer Reading List that will get all kids engaged in reading! Our list includes both fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, the right book for every reader!

In this blog post, we’ve rounded up books from our summer reading book list for grades PreK-2. You can find more of our 2021 summer reading titles in our Diverse Summer Reading List and the corresponding book collection.

Keep reading for some of our favorite entertaining Lee & Low picks!

Confetti Kids series

The Confetti Kids series: Dive into reading with Confetti Kids, our popular early chapter book series about five friends from diverse backgrounds learning to navigate common childhood challenges, new experiences, and the world around them.

The Electrics Slide and Kai

The Electric Slide and Kai, written by Kelly J. Baptist and illustrated by Darnell Johnson: Kai is the only member of his family who can’t get the dance steps to the Electric Slide right. But Kai is determined to bust a move in this fun and sweet celebration of African American families.

Kiyoshi's Walk

Kiyoshi’s Walk, written by Mark Karlins and illustrated by Nicole Wong: Where do poems come from? This beautiful picture book about a young aspiring poet and his grandfather shows that the answer lies all around us–if we take the time to look.

The Lion Queens of India

The Lion Queens of India, created by Jan Reynolds: Award-winning photojournalist Jan Reynolds offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the world of the endangered Asiatic lions and the female forest rangers who fight to save them.

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies!

Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies!, created by Megan and Jorge Lacera: Mo Romero is a zombie with a deep, dark secret . . . he dislikes “normal” zombie food and loves vegetables! Also available in Spanish.

Nacho's Nachos

Nacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack, written by Sandra Nickel and illustrated by Oliver Dominguez: The real, true story of an inventive chef and the serendipitous events that led to the creation of the world’s favorite snack—nachos!

Find more Summer Reading Books:
Summer Reading Collection Grades PreK-8
Summer Reading Collection Grades PreK-2
Summer Reading Collection Grades 3-5
Summer Reading Collection Grades 6-8

Download the printable PDF here

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