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Lola Loves Stories (Lola)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  339 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
Lovable Lola is back in this imaginative sequel to the best-selling LOLA AT THE LIBRARY.

Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out. One day she's a fairy princess, the next day she goes on a trip to Lagos! She becomes a tiger, a farmer, a pilot. . . . what will Lola be next?

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Charlesbridge (first published September 13th 2009)
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The most amazing thing about this book was the fact that the little boy had a doll baby! Overall this was a good story and I loved the way it featured different races of people.
I love the way this book provides a counter-narrative to the popular refrain of the absent black father. But not only is Lola's father present, he is actively participating in her literacy development. He even creates a story for Lola that effects her more than any other stories that she reads. The sparkle that her dad's story sets off in Lola's imagination is reflected all the way into the end pages at the beginning and end of the book. This father-daughter relationship is as magical for Lola a ...more
Ka Youa
May 09, 2014 Ka Youa rated it liked it
Shelves: pictures-books
I really enjoy reading this book, especially if I had children of my own. This story is about a little girl named Lola. She loves going to the library with her dad to borrow books. Each day she borrows a different kind of book. After she reads each story, the next day she becomes the character or pretends to play the character of the story. The story walks you through each day, Monday through Friday.

This book contains few words for students to follow along with colorful pictures. Lola’s charact
Lisa Vegan
Feb 25, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who enjoyed the book Lola at the Library & likes libraries, books & imaginative play
Awhile back I read and enjoyed Lola at the Library by this same author-illustrator team; it was about Lola making a weekly trip to the library with her mother.

This story is about Lola going to the library with her daddy, then daddy reading her a different book each day and Lola taking what she heard/saw in the books to incorporate into her play the next day.

I don’t think I liked this one quite a much as the first book, but I did enjoy it, and I appreciated the father and daughter aspect of the s
Lola and her father go to the library every Saturday and read a different story every night that inspires her imaginative play. A joyful book about the magic of stories. Observant readers will appreciate the nod to Sendak's Max in his wolf suit.
Jan 18, 2017 Sarah rated it it was amazing
The illustrations are adorable.
Dec 30, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bridget R. Wilson
Lola loves the books she checks out at the library with her dad. Along with a love of stories, Lola also has a lovely imagination. When they read about a princess, Lola is princess for a day. Lola can be anything she reads about. With her imagination, the adventure in the story never ends.

What I thought: An absolutely delightful story. Lola is an adorable character. What librarian wouldn't like a kid who receives so much enjoyment from books? I love her pretending. The only book I recognized was
Nov 17, 2012 Kat rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Cute pictures and a story about how reading is amazing? Count me in!

I normally pick books with more realistic pictures, but these are very well done and fit the tone of the book.

The story follows Lola through the week as she reads books and how it feeds her imagination and her playtime the next day. Read a book about travel - go on adventures with toys. Read a book about tigers - spend time stalking prey through the tall grasses.

I am so glad I found the Lola books. They are sweet books, nothing
Oct 15, 2010 Slayermel rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Parents of young children or Preschool teachers
I really enjoyed this book; it's about a little girl named Lola and her visits to the Library with her dad to borrow books. Each night she reads a story with one of her parents and the next day her play is influenced by what she had read the night before. Lola's imagination soars and she goes on adventures and has the most amazing sparkling shoes. :0)
I particularly loved the little shout out to "Where the Wild things are" at the end of the book. Very cute!

Great illustrations! There's only about
Alma Loredo
Lola’s dad takes her to the library on Saturdays. Her mom and dad take turns reading the books that she brings home from the library. The day after a book is read Lola has the same adventure the book referred to. She was a fairy, tiger in the jungle and even had magical shoes. She uses the books as a way to expand her imagination. This could be a book that is used at the beginning of the school year and shows students that we can learn many different things by simply reading books. This could be ...more
Jul 29, 2016 Adrienne rated it it was amazing
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I unabashedly love Lola's stories!

This book explores the adventures one can go on when choosing stories at the library, and I love that Lola gets to choose her own books and then apply what she learns or discovers to her day.

This book would make a great introduction to reading stories and would likely help start the conversation about the adventures that stories can take us on. How do we find answers in books? How do we learn from books? What is the d
One of the books I looked at for a Toddler Storytime on Imagination, I rather enjoyed this one. It could also be used in a Reading/The Library theme as well. Little Lola loves getting books from the library and hearing the stories read to her by her parents. Everytime she is read to, she uses that story to influence her play afterword, like her mother reads to her about tigers and she spends the next afternoon chasing her friend through the jungle. Recommended for ages 2-6, 4 stars.
Yasmin Lucero
Jul 27, 2014 Yasmin Lucero rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ellie-s-books, owned
My daughter loves this one. All of the Lola books are favorites of hers. This one has two things that stand out to me: first, an engaged dad (and he's black too! This shouldn't be so rare!) and second, it showcases how Lola's reading inspires her playtime. My daughter especially loves it when Lola pretends to be a tiger (a favorite game of hers as well). I also like the shout out to Maurice Sendak's Wild Things at the end.
Nicole Flores
A book about a little girl named lola who likes stories and to imagine herself in them. This story can be used to teach children about different cultures, and it would be good to have in a diverse classroom library. The children can also do a do a writing activity about a story/stories that they love.
Mar 11, 2011 Lynetta rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
This is a lovely book about Lola, whose book reading inspires her activities the next day. "On Tuesday Lola chooses a story about friends. All afternoon she and Ben play with their babies. Lola has cappuccino, and her baby has juice." I always love it when there's a bone thrown to the adult reader!
May 17, 2015 Naomi rated it really liked it
OMGG...I am loving these Lola stories more and more. Get them for your kids NOW...preferably from the library! In this one, Lola's books are, of course, grabbed from the library. As her daddy reads them to her, she transitions into the storyline.

So good yet such a powerful message about the awesomeness of reading!
Kyla Hyden
Dec 09, 2011 Kyla Hyden rated it really liked it
This is a story about a girl who gets some books from the library with her father. Every time her dad reads her a book, the next day she lives out the story. For example, they read a book about tigers, and the next day Lola pretends she is a tiger living in the jungle. This would be a good book to have in the classroom. It could be used to introduce students to the joys and adventures of reading.
Jun 24, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
I love Lola. The books are diverse in a variety of ways, and are just sweet. And Ben and Lola play with their baby dolls in this one so that gets a thumbs up from me. Otherwise it's not my top favorite Lola book, but it's darn good and a great exploration of stories, imagination and make believe play.
A testament to kids reading and their imagination. Lola's parents read her stories at night and the next day she plays pretend based on the books that are being read to her. I'll say this all day, kids should be reading instead of propped up in front of a television all day.
My infant daughter adores her Lola books. She smiles when she sees Lola playing, reading, and running. This one talks about how books can influence your interests and how books are a window to the world. Love the fun illustrative details like sparkly shoes & colorful library shelves.
Lola's love for stories turns her day into an adventure each time. She takes her friends and friends to the jungle, to the farm, and the wild. It is great to introduce days of the week...highly recommended.
Jess Brown
This is a nice book about a visit to the library that turns into adventure after adventure as a little girls brings home a book and a new adventure each time. Sweet book, but not the best thing I've ever read.
Pynteya Bate
Mar 02, 2011 Pynteya Bate rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-read, family
Very cute story about the girl who likes to go to the library to pick up some books so her parents can read to her. She also likes to act out the characters she hears about from the book, one day she is fairy princess, next she is taking her friends to Paris. I really enjoyed reading it.
Kelly Thevenot
Dec 14, 2011 Kelly Thevenot rated it really liked it
Lola Loves Stories is a good childrens book that discusses the days of the week. It would be great for young children and I could use this book in my classroom. I would use this book during circle time when discussing the days of the week with my students.
Nov 12, 2011 Katherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: sequencing
A good book for imagination and sequencing, telling the story of Lola, a little girl who loves to read and when she reads a books she pretends to be that character the next day. A good book for sequencing.
Ruth Ann
Sep 04, 2010 Ruth Ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Lola goes to the library each week and checks out books. After reading a book each night, the next day she acts it out. I especially liked the ending when she reads about a "wild thing" and you just know before you turn the last page exactly how she will be dressed!
The library is full of stories, and Lola has the imagination to go with them! Every story that she reads inspires her to explore those possibilities with her friends and her clothes. It is a short and simple story, but is full of how reading can enrich a child's life.
Jun 27, 2015 Andreia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love books. I love introducing children to books. I love books that have parents and children sharing books. So this is definitely one I feel should be read and shared with the little one in your life
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