Lola at the Library

Lola at the Library

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by Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw

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Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday—and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.


Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday—and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.

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Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
It is Lola's favorite day: Tuesday! Before her mother is even out of bed, this toddler has packed her backpack with her library books and card, eager for their walk to the library through their multiethnic neighborhood. Once there, she returns her books, reads, sometimes sings or enjoys a story time, and borrows more books to take home. On the way home she and her mother share a special snack (at an unnamed coffee shop) and of course end the day with a bedtime reading of one of her new library books. The bright acrylics and lyrical text make this perfect for sharing with youngsters. This is one that children will want read again and again, as they relive their own visits to the library. Perhaps it should also be shared with legislators to remind them of the need for vibrant libraries in our communities!
School Library Journal
PreS-Lola loves Tuesdays because that is the day she and her mother go to the library. Everything about the trip is an exciting adventure-from packing her backpack with books and her all-important library card, to storytimes and singing, to choosing new books and the walk home, when they always stop for a special treat. But the best time of all is when Mommy reads her a story at bedtime. Simple text and large, bright acrylic illustrations of this engaging African-American child make this selection just right for sharing. Perfect for instilling a love of libraries and books in the youngest patrons, it's a winner.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
It's Tuesday: library day and Lola's favorite time of the weekly routine. At the library, Lola can visit "a special section . . . just for children," listen to stories, sing songs and select a new batch of books to borrow. While her mommy is not quite out of bed yet, Lola is ready to go with her own library card and backpack filled with books to return. This eager, happy toddler gives readers a complete tour of a conventional weekly visit to the library that includes, on the walk home, a snack of cappuccino for her mommy and juice for Lola. Beardshaw's vividly colored acrylic paintings of a mother and child's morning outing in their racially mixed neighborhood complements the classic library scenes charged with a child's vibrant enthusiasm. The simple, significant message will ring true with every librarian, teacher, caregiver and parent as the day concludes with Lola's nightly bedtime story. Everyone should begin and end the day with a good book. (Picture book. 2-5)

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8.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Anna McQuinn is the author of more than twenty books for children, including WANDA'S WASHING MACHINE (Tiger Tales). She also works part-time as a librarian, running family book groups. Anna lives in Slough, England.

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