Lola and Evie have been BFF since they were babies. When Lola discovers that they're in different classes at their new school, it's a total disaster! Lola is forced to sit next to Daniel, the most annoying boy on the planet. Worse still, Evie makes a brand new friend – snooty show-off, Cleo – who wants Evie all to herself. Three most definitely IS a crowd, but Lola is not going to lose her BFF without putting up a fight!
With illustrations from the award-winning Jess Bradley (illustrator of The Day in the Life of a Poo, A Gnu and You and contibutor to the Phoenix Comic) that express the often hilarious inner lives of the characters, the Bigg School series tells stories of the extraordinary lives of ordinary kids navigating friendships, change and all the ups and downs of growing up.
Published by Guppy Books, 2023
"Funny, touching and wise… as good as Jacqueline Wilson at her best." – Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller
"Warm, honest and hugely relatable" – Cath Howe, author of My Life on Fire
"Heart-felt and funny, this is a story about staying true to yourself , no matter what – and about true friendship." – Sinead O'Hart, author of The Time Tider
"Warm, witty and wise." – Kevin Cobane, teacher (University of Birmingham School)
"This warm, true-to-life story will hit the spot with so many readers!" – Karen McCombie, author of the much-loved Ally's World Series
"This is a delight! It's warm and engaging, and perfectly pitched. Lisa's characters are spot on! We are all Lola and we all know a Cleo." – Abie Longstaff, author of The Trapdoor Mysteries Series
"Lisa Williamson and Jess Bradley feel a perfect pairing and have brilliantly captured the seismic shifts of changing schools, house and friendship groups." – Jake Hope, Youth Libraries Group
"A warm, funny and bittersweet story go grown up and growing apart. This will resonate with so many young people especially those leaving primary school. I just loved it.' –Tamsin Winter, author of Bad Influence
"Williamson shows a rich insight into the emotional life of a year 6-7 child going up to secondary school and manages to portray all of the pain and delights of this without making anyone too much of a villain... I can't wait to get this into my school library." – Jenny Jones, School Librarian, Clifton College
"Funny engaging and captures the essence of young people figuring out old and new friendships and changes that come with growing up." – Emma Suffield, Little Blog of Library Treasures
"It made me laugh and cringe in equal measure as Lola tries to make sense of the chances in her life. I absolutely loved it. A perfect transitional read!" – Jo Clarke, author of The Travelling School Mysteries series
"A perfect read for that Year 6/7/ transition or anyone going through change." – Ros Roberts, author of Digger and Me