Awards and achievements
Nominated by IBBY UK for the
International IBBY List of Outstanding Books for young People with Disabilities 2019
Books for Keeps
Books of the Year 2014
Chosen by Specialist Children's Booksellers
CLEL Silver Bells -
one-time recognition, 2013
The Silver Bells are 25 picture books from the last 25 years, that the CLEL Bell Awards Selection Committee consider to be excellent representations of the Bell Awards.
Five books have been selected in each of five categories: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play.
The Silver Bell lists are a one-time recognition of high-quality titles. The Silver Bells serve as a recommended list for libraries and families alike seeking strong titles for young children from birth to age 5, suitable for library storytimes,
for childcare and preschool settings, and for exploration at home.
Chosen in the READ category.
Book of the Month Club
Lulu makes it on to the front cover of Book of the Month Club shortly after it was first published.
Seattle Picks: African-American Books for Kids
Chosen by Seattle Kids Librarians
National Parenting Publication Awards
Guardian's Top 10
Culturally Diverse Books
for Toddlers & Infants 2014
The Best Children's Books of the Year
THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at the Bank Street College of Education's Centre for Children's Literature strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year.
In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers.
Chosen in the Under Five category 2013
Selected for the Empathy Lab Recommended List 2018
Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers' Book Award 2018
Nominated for the
Kate Greenaway Medal 2019
Nominated for the
Kate Greenaway 2020
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
Kansas State Library
Selected as the 2012 one-book/one-state, Kansas Reads to Preschoolers reading initiative.
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is a statewide event, with the goal of having every Kansas child from birth to age five read to during the week of November 11-17, 2012.
Lola Loves Stories was read to over 14 thousand pre-schoolers!
Click here to find out about activities.
Chicago Public Library
Best of the Best 2011 Picture Books
Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2012
Never Too Young Category