Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Jenna McCarthy
Illustrator: Sara Palacios
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Lola knows a lot and she is definitely ready for school to start. Well...she was until her older sister told her that everyone else at school will know more than she does. Is Lola really ready? Her mom advises her to make a list of all the things she already knows. Her list is quite long, and it helps her realize that although she does know a lot, there is also a lot left to learn; she’s certainly ready to learn all she can at school this year!
Lola Knows a Lot is the perfect book to read to children right before school starts. Both teachers and parents can use it to help kids be excited and ready for school, while reminding them of all the things they already know. Lola does seem a bit of a know-it-all, but you can guess that from the title of the book. Lola’s relationship with her sister is very realistic and sweet; the book portrays both the good and bad things about having an older sister. Overall this book is a cute, beginning-of-the-school-year book.