Friday, November 7, 2014

30 Days of Diverse Picture Books - Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn

It's Day 7 of 30 Days of Diverse Picture Books. The cool thing about reading lots of picture books is that you begin to narrow down your favorite authors and illustrators. Even Sprout has quite a list going by now, and loves to look for them whenever we go to the library.

Tonight's pick is by an author and illustrator team that Sprout and I both adore. Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn is the latest entry in the series featuring Lola and her family, including brother Leo. We have loved every single book in this series, and I'm happy to report that this latest is just as awesome as all the rest!

One thing I love about Lola Plants a Garden is that it teaches kids how to work through a project from beginning to end. Lola gets the idea for a garden from reading a poem; she tells her mom and they work on the project together, from designing to planting to decorating the garden and then throwing a party to show it off. Winsome illustrations by Rosalind Beardshaw are the perfect touch to complement McQuinn's storytelling.

Add Lola Plants a Garden to your list -- this is a sweet celebration of flowers, friends and books, and what could be better than that?

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn, published by Charlesbridge

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