{"id":2115189505,"title":"Lola le lee al pequeno Leo","handle":"lola-le-lee-al-pequeno-leo","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\"\u003eAnna McQuinn\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalind-beardshaw\" title=\"Rosalind Beardshaw bio\"\u003eRosalind Beardshaw\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThere's a new reader in Lola's family!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe all know how much Lola loves books. In this Spanish-language edition of the third book in the Lola series, Lola has a new baby brother and she can’t wait to share her love of reading with him.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLola gets ready for little Leo’s arrival by reading books about brothers and sisters and picking out the perfect stories that she just knows her little brother will love. Even when her mom’s tummy gets “bigger and bigger,” and even when she’s tired, Mom makes sure there is time for Lola and her stories.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen the baby is finally here, Lola takes on the role of big sister—she helps her mommy and daddy around the house and tells Leo stories to cheer him up when he cries. Lola Reads to Leo proves that it’s never too early to become a reader!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-plants-a-garden\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Lola Plants a Garden\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLola Plants a Garden\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-at-the-library\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Lola at the Library\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-loves-stories\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Lola Loves Stories\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lola-reads-to-leo-spanish-spread.jpg?6379719522251915396\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including \u003cem\u003eLola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, Lola Reads to Leo, The Sleep Sheep\u003c\/em\u003e (Scholastic), and \u003cem\u003eIf You're Happy and You Know It!\u003c\/em\u003e (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna McQuinn.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRosalind Beardshaw, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRosalind Beardshaw loved drawing from early childhood and from a young age decided she wanted to become an illustrator. She studied at Manchester Polytechnic where she earned a degree in illustration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalind-beardshaw\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Rosalind Beardshaw bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rosalind Beardshaw.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn her third book, Lola has a new baby brother. Lola learns how to help take care of Leo--and how better than by sharing her love of reading? \"Lola holds her best bear story while Mommy feeds him.\" Being a big sister means new responsibilities, and everyone is busy, but Lola knows that her parents still have time for her. Beardshaw's smudgy acrylic depictions of quiet family moments should reassure readers who are anxious about the arrival of a new sibling.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLola, who loves libraries, now \"reads\" to her new brother. She steps up to her big-sister role by cheering Leo up with a story when he is crying, telling him a duck tale at bath time, and sharing a book while their mother is breastfeeding. The simple text reflects Lola's point of view, and acrylic paintings bring homey details to warm youngsters' hearts. Lola mimics Mom's pregnancy belly, joins Dad in welcoming Leo at the hospital, and sweetly hovers over the baby's daily rituals. This gentle celebration of family promotes reading and the pleasures of being an older sibling.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBibliophile Lola has no trouble adjusting to her role as big sister in this warm slice-of-life story about a little girl welcoming her new baby brother.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile many new baby books are dominated by an older sibling's jealousy over an attention-hogging infant, Lola delights in Leo's arrival. Prior titles about this book-loving child (\u003ci\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e) set the stage for how she engages with Leo--through books, of course. She brings him a \"soft book for his crib\" when she meets him at the hospital, reads to him when he cries \"to cheer him up\" and shares theme-appropriate titles during diaper changes (a potty book), baths (a duck story) and naptime (a sleepy story). Although busy adjusting to parenting two children instead of just one, Lola's mother and father reward her with a story at the end of each day since she is \"the best big sister of all.\" It's refreshing to see this time-worn theme addressed in a story that just happens to be about a family comprised of people of color, as warm, acrylic portraits depict mother, father, Lola and Leo as a book-loving, close-knit joyful crew.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA welcome edition about a welcome addition.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lola-lee-al-pequeno-leo-new-cvr.jpg?259\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lola-lee-al-pequeno-leo-new-cvr-hires.zip?259\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 9781580895996\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 9781607346197\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 2-5\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 28\u003cbr\u003e8 \u003csup\u003e3\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e8\u003c\/sub\u003e x 9 \u003csup\u003e5\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e8\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-07-31T16:31:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-09-24T14:26:23-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Fiction","Browse by Format_Early Reader","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_Spanish\/Bilingual","Browse by Subject_Early Childhood","Browse by Subject_Life Lessons \u0026 Skills","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":6787367425,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"95996","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Lola le lee al pequeno Leo - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":162,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-58089-599-6"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/lola-lee-al-pequeno-leo-cover.jpg?v=1570480323"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/lola-lee-al-pequeno-leo-cover.jpg?v=1570480323","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\"\u003eAnna McQuinn\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalind-beardshaw\" title=\"Rosalind Beardshaw bio\"\u003eRosalind Beardshaw\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThere's a new reader in Lola's family!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe all know how much Lola loves books. In this Spanish-language edition of the third book in the Lola series, Lola has a new baby brother and she can’t wait to share her love of reading with him.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLola gets ready for little Leo’s arrival by reading books about brothers and sisters and picking out the perfect stories that she just knows her little brother will love. Even when her mom’s tummy gets “bigger and bigger,” and even when she’s tired, Mom makes sure there is time for Lola and her stories.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen the baby is finally here, Lola takes on the role of big sister—she helps her mommy and daddy around the house and tells Leo stories to cheer him up when he cries. Lola Reads to Leo proves that it’s never too early to become a reader!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-plants-a-garden\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Lola Plants a Garden\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLola Plants a Garden\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-at-the-library\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Lola at the Library\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/lola-loves-stories\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Lola Loves Stories\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lola-reads-to-leo-spanish-spread.jpg?6379719522251915396\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including \u003cem\u003eLola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, Lola Reads to Leo, The Sleep Sheep\u003c\/em\u003e (Scholastic), and \u003cem\u003eIf You're Happy and You Know It!\u003c\/em\u003e (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna McQuinn.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRosalind Beardshaw, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRosalind Beardshaw loved drawing from early childhood and from a young age decided she wanted to become an illustrator. She studied at Manchester Polytechnic where she earned a degree in illustration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalind-beardshaw\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Rosalind Beardshaw bio\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rosalind Beardshaw.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn her third book, Lola has a new baby brother. Lola learns how to help take care of Leo--and how better than by sharing her love of reading? \"Lola holds her best bear story while Mommy feeds him.\" Being a big sister means new responsibilities, and everyone is busy, but Lola knows that her parents still have time for her. Beardshaw's smudgy acrylic depictions of quiet family moments should reassure readers who are anxious about the arrival of a new sibling.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLola, who loves libraries, now \"reads\" to her new brother. She steps up to her big-sister role by cheering Leo up with a story when he is crying, telling him a duck tale at bath time, and sharing a book while their mother is breastfeeding. The simple text reflects Lola's point of view, and acrylic paintings bring homey details to warm youngsters' hearts. Lola mimics Mom's pregnancy belly, joins Dad in welcoming Leo at the hospital, and sweetly hovers over the baby's daily rituals. This gentle celebration of family promotes reading and the pleasures of being an older sibling.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBibliophile Lola has no trouble adjusting to her role as big sister in this warm slice-of-life story about a little girl welcoming her new baby brother.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile many new baby books are dominated by an older sibling's jealousy over an attention-hogging infant, Lola delights in Leo's arrival. Prior titles about this book-loving child (\u003ci\u003eLola Loves Stories\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eLola at the Library\u003c\/i\u003e) set the stage for how she engages with Leo--through books, of course. She brings him a \"soft book for his crib\" when she meets him at the hospital, reads to him when he cries \"to cheer him up\" and shares theme-appropriate titles during diaper changes (a potty book), baths (a duck story) and naptime (a sleepy story). Although busy adjusting to parenting two children instead of just one, Lola's mother and father reward her with a story at the end of each day since she is \"the best big sister of all.\" It's refreshing to see this time-worn theme addressed in a story that just happens to be about a family comprised of people of color, as warm, acrylic portraits depict mother, father, Lola and Leo as a book-loving, close-knit joyful crew.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA welcome edition about a welcome addition.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lola-lee-al-pequeno-leo-new-cvr.jpg?259\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/lola-lee-al-pequeno-leo-new-cvr-hires.zip?259\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 9781580895996\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 9781607346197\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 2-5\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 28\u003cbr\u003e8 \u003csup\u003e3\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e8\u003c\/sub\u003e x 9 \u003csup\u003e5\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e8\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Lola le lee al pequeno Leo

By: Anna McQuinn / Illustrated by: Rosalind Beardshaw

There's a new reader in Lola's family!

We all know how much Lola loves books. In this Spanish-language edition of the third book in the Lola series, Lola has a new baby brother and she can’t wait to share her love of reading with him.

Lola gets ready for little Leo’s arrival by reading books about brothers and sisters and picking out the perfect stories that she just knows her little brother will love. Even when her mom’s tummy gets “bigger and bigger,” and even when she’s tired, Mom makes sure there is time for Lola and her stories.

When the baby is finally here, Lola takes on the role of big sister—she helps her mommy and daddy around the house and tells Leo stories to cheer him up when he cries. Lola Reads to Leo proves that it’s never too early to become a reader!

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Anna McQuinn, author

Anna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, Lola Reads to Leo, The Sleep Sheep (Scholastic), and If You're Happy and You Know It! (Barefoot). Anna leads groups like Leo's at her local library.

Read more about Anna McQuinn.


Rosalind Beardshaw, illustrator

Rosalind Beardshaw loved drawing from early childhood and from a young age decided she wanted to become an illustrator. She studied at Manchester Polytechnic where she earned a degree in illustration.

Read more about Rosalind Beardshaw.

  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year

Publishers Weekly

In her third book, Lola has a new baby brother. Lola learns how to help take care of Leo--and how better than by sharing her love of reading? "Lola holds her best bear story while Mommy feeds him." Being a big sister means new responsibilities, and everyone is busy, but Lola knows that her parents still have time for her. Beardshaw's smudgy acrylic depictions of quiet family moments should reassure readers who are anxious about the arrival of a new sibling.

School Library Journal

Lola, who loves libraries, now "reads" to her new brother. She steps up to her big-sister role by cheering Leo up with a story when he is crying, telling him a duck tale at bath time, and sharing a book while their mother is breastfeeding. The simple text reflects Lola's point of view, and acrylic paintings bring homey details to warm youngsters' hearts. Lola mimics Mom's pregnancy belly, joins Dad in welcoming Leo at the hospital, and sweetly hovers over the baby's daily rituals. This gentle celebration of family promotes reading and the pleasures of being an older sibling.

Kirkus Reviews

Bibliophile Lola has no trouble adjusting to her role as big sister in this warm slice-of-life story about a little girl welcoming her new baby brother.

While many new baby books are dominated by an older sibling's jealousy over an attention-hogging infant, Lola delights in Leo's arrival. Prior titles about this book-loving child (Lola Loves Stories and Lola at the Library) set the stage for how she engages with Leo--through books, of course. She brings him a "soft book for his crib" when she meets him at the hospital, reads to him when he cries "to cheer him up" and shares theme-appropriate titles during diaper changes (a potty book), baths (a duck story) and naptime (a sleepy story). Although busy adjusting to parenting two children instead of just one, Lola's mother and father reward her with a story at the end of each day since she is "the best big sister of all." It's refreshing to see this time-worn theme addressed in a story that just happens to be about a family comprised of people of color, as warm, acrylic portraits depict mother, father, Lola and Leo as a book-loving, close-knit joyful crew.

A welcome edition about a welcome addition.

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ISBN: 9781580895996

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ISBN: 9781607346197
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Ages: 2-5
Page count: 28
8 3/8 x 9 5/8