Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Jenna McCarthy
Illustrator: Sara Palacios
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Lola is so excited to start school this year! She feels like she knows a lot until her big sister, Charlotte, shows Lola just how much she doesn’t know. Lola is really worried now, but her mom advises Lola to ignore what Charlotte said and to remember all the things she does know. Lola realizes that although she doesn’t know everything, she does know a lot and is ready to learn more!
This book easily relates to how nervous young children may feel when they first start school: nervous, but eager to learn. Lola Knows a Lot has playful illustrations in light colors for young children to enjoy. From Lola’s experience, children can understand that they don’t have to know everything to start school and that school is there to help them learn and grow.