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Lola at the library
Uniform Title:
Layla loves the library





First U.S. edition.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2006.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Originally published in the United Kingdom as: Layla Loves the Library in 2006.
Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat. 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 story at bedtime.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 2.2 0.5 Quiz 107422 English fiction.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 107422.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.7 1 Quiz: 39606.
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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.

Author Notes

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.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Lola loves Tuesdays because that's the day she visits the library with her mother. She packs her backpack with last week's books, remembers her very important library card, and then walks to the library with her mother. She returns her library books, enjoys story time-where she knows all the words and hand movements for "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"-and selects new books to take home. Afterwards, Lola and her mom always stop for a special treat. The best part of the day for Lola is bedtime because her mom tucks her into bed and reads her a story. Rosalind Beardshaw's vividly colored, bold and glossy acrylic illustrations appear on full-page spreads, complementing Anna McQuinn's simple story (Charlesbridge, 2006). Nikki James's enthusiastic narration combined with lively and upbeat background music composed by Peter Calo makes this read-along a delight. Page-turn signals are optional. This charming story is perfect for instilling an early love of libraries in the youngest listeners and is highly recommended as an essential addition to public library collections.-Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

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) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.