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Next Book Connections

by Kayla Aldrich, Read to Them staff


Hello, all, and happy Wednesday! As we wrap up our read of Lola Levine is NOT Mean!, you're probably already looking ahead at your next book. It's totally okay if you aren't - maybe you've got a super long reading list and you aren't quite sure where to start. That's where we're here to help. Below, we've put together three categories of books to get you started:


Other books written by Monica Brown:

  • Chavela and the Magic Bubble

  • Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

  • Lola Levine: Drama Queen (sequel)

  • Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match

  • Pelé, King of Soccer

  • Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome

  • Waiting for the Biblioburro

Picture books with similar themes:

  • One Word for Sophia – Jim Averbeck

  • Carl and the Meaning of Life – Deborah Freedman

  • A Letter to My Teacher – Deborah Hopkinson

  • We Dig Worms! – Kevin McCloskey

  • Mango, Abuela, and Me – Meg Medina

  • The Field – Baptiste Paul

  • Compost Stew – Mary McKenna Siddals

Novels with similar themes:

  • My Name Is María Isabel – Alma Flor Ada

  • Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary

  • The Worm – Elise Gravel

  • Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge – Kristin L. Gray

  • The 13-Story Treehouse – Andy Griffiths

  • Charlie Bumpers vs. The Puny Pirates – Bill Harley

  • They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! – Simone Lia

  • Gooney Bird Greene – Lois Lowry

  • Judy Moody – Megan McDonald

  • Lulu and the Cat in the Bag – Hilary McKay

  • Juana & Lucas – Juana Medina

  • Izzy Barr, Running Star – Claudia Mills

  • Soccer on Sunday – Mary Pope Osborne

  • Project Mulberry – Linda Sue Park

  • Big News! – Ida Siegal

  • Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White – Melissa Sweet

  • EllRay Jakes the Recess King! – Sally Warner


We hope you have tons of fun exploring this book list! Be sure to join us back here on Friday for your last round of writing prompts. Before we part, though, we invite you to share photos with us of you and your family during the reading event on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to join Flipgrid to share your thoughts on all things Lola Levine with your peers. Be well, all, and happy reading!