Last-But-Not-Least Lola Series (1-4) by Christine Pakkala
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Overview: Christine Pakkala was born and raised in Idaho. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop (Poetry) and was a Fulbright scholar. She’s the author of Last But Not Least Lola: Going Green, which earned a starred review from School Library Journal.
Genre: Children, Fiction
01. Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green: Lola Zuckerman is always last — ding-dong, Z-for-Zuckerman last. What this means, of course, is that Lola has to win first place in her class’s "Going Green" contest. And she’ll need to beat Amanda Anderson — always first, and more importantly, her ex-best-friend! In this laugh-out-loud story with unforgettable characters — the first in an ongoing series about Lola’s travails — Lola’s out to prove that while she may be last, she is certainly not least!
02. Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Wild Chicken: Lola’s back! She patched things up with frenemy Amanda Anderson, but it’s not happily ever after for these two best friends, at least not yet. Lola doesn’t want to share Amanda, especially not with Jessie, who seems to be around . . . all the time. Can there be more than two best friends? And what does a wild chicken have to do with anything? Hint: The answer involves a class trip to a farm. When Lola is around, you never know what will happen next. This second book in Christine Pakkala’s dynamic series is sure to capture the hearts of readers who love a spunky heroine and some unexpected antics.
03. Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Cupcake Queens: Lola’s mom is home but not home, because she’s frantically working all the time. Lola’s friends are here but not here as allegiances among the foursome change faster than you can forget your lines for a school play. Lola means well but can’t help acting on her emotions and getting into trouble. She’ll need to dig for bravery as she deals with a possible ghost next door, stage fright, and, hardest of all, making amends with her friends. Lola is braver than she thinks and her friendships are stronger than she realizes in this funny, heartwarming tale.
04. Last-But-Not-Least Lola and a Knot the Size of Texas: In her fourth hilarious adventure, good-hearted Lola can’t help getting into trouble. Her friends are all traveling for the Thanksgiving holidays, so she offers to dog-sit—but fails to mention this to Mom, who is desperately trying to finish a batch of Lola dresses for a new client. Now Lola is juggling her dog-sitting responsibilities with her worries. Will her parents discover the growing knot in her hair and cause her excruciating pain brushing it out? Will her grandmothers discover that she’s lied to them every year about who makes the best pumpkin pie? Will Jack get so involved in his new babysitting and yard-work jobs that, like Mom and Dad, he won’t have time for her anymore? Lola’s worries, like the knot in her hair, grow greater until she finally has to stop hiding them and start untangling them.