Lulu and the Duck in the Park

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…

Lulu #1
  • 104 Pages
  • 5.125" x 7.6875"
  • 9780807548080
  • September 2012

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  • 112 Pages
  • 5.25" x 7.625"
  • 9780807548097
  • March 2014

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  • May 2015

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  • The satisfying ending will have children awaiting the next installment in what is likely to become a hit series for fans of other plucky characters like Horrible Harry, Stink, and Junie B. Jones.

    - School Library Journal, starred review

  • A warmhearted beginning to a new chapter-book series delights from the first few sentences…Utterly winning.

    - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

  • Though all ends well, gratifyingly the story’s resolution is not pat. And although race is never mentioned in the story, Lamont’s depiction of Lulu and her cousin-slash-best-friend as children of color provides welcome main characters not usually seen in beginning chapter books—particularly one as fine as this.

    - The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

  • “Lulu was famous for animals,” opens this sparkling series launch, first published in the U.K., about Lulu, an irrepressible girl with a penchant for acquiring pets.

    - Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • McKay shows a rare ability to capture a younger audience in this involving chapter book for transitional readers. The well structured, third-person narrative builds dramatic tension, provides comic relief of the most believable sort, and shows plenty of heart.

    - Booklist, starred review

  • Many kids will sympathize with animal-loving Lulu, and McKay’s easygoing, perceptive humor adds liveliness to the account…A lighthearted yet eventful outing, this will entice as a chaptery readaloud as well as a readalone.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's books, recommend

Awards & Accolades

  • 2012 Booklist Editors Choice
  • 2013 Notable Children's Book - ALSC
  • 2013 ReadKiddoRead Kiddos Finalist
  • 2013 USBBY Outstanding International Books List
  • 2014 Stellar Series, The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books
  • A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book 2013 - Fiction for Younger Readers
  • Best Children's Books of the Year 2013, Bank Street College
  • BookLinks Lasting Connection of 2012
  • CCBC Choices 2013


Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 1.00
  • ATOS Level: 4.20