New Early Chapter Book Series, Lulu, by Hilary McKay is Sure to Delight

We are always looking for new books to read. We just finished Lulu, the new early-chapter book series from Hilary McKay. We have to agree it’s award-winning.  The two books in the series Lulu and the Duck in the Park and the second book, Lulu and the Dog from the Sea are both adorable.
In Lulu and the Duck in the Park, readers fall in love right from the beginning. Lulu loves animals, just like my children. When Lulu finds a duck egg that has rolled out of its nest, she takes it to class to keep it safe. Lulu isn’t allowed to bring pets to school. But she’s not really breaking the rules because it’s just an egg. Surely nothing bad will happen. The book is written in third-person narrative allowing a dramatic read and comedy to unfold.
Reading this first book of Lulu, left us wanting more, so we opened the cover of Lulu and the Dog from the Sea. We discover Lulu still loves animals when Lulu goes on vacation, she finds there’s a stray dog living on the beach. Everyone in the town thinks the dog is trouble. But Lulu is sure he just needs a friend. And that he’s been waiting for someone just like her. As the story unfolds we were delighted at the fact the dog thief turned into a brave hero and loyal friend. There were a lot of truths about vacation and animal companions that I don’t think my children really considered until we read this book.
These books are delightful and kept our attention. The endings are so wrapped up as I would have liked, but they seemed to occupy my children’s hearts and minds.


Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book, being a Bon Jovi fangirl and celebrating the little things.

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