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Valentine Books !

Last week I mentioned that I needed some help finding some great books for Valentine’s Day, and as always I was not let down! I got so many reviews here are just some of the great suggestions that were sent in. Thanks !

“Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by Diane deGroat

This book was one of my favorite stories to read for Valentine’s Day when I was an elementary librarian. In deGroat’s story, a class of assorted animals are assigned to write Valentine poems for all of their classmates. One student, who had been picked on by some of his classmates, uses the Valentine card-exchange to send rude messages to the bullies. Ultimately, the classmates apologize and rewrite their poems, reminding readers of the value of kind expression.

Sent in by Amber @ Librarianism Chronicles

“Dinosaur Valentine” by Liza Donnelly is a hit every year. It is a very delightful story about a little dinosaur enthusiast who makes dinosaur valentines with his dog. They deliver their valentines and as they are walking through the woods they receive a mysterious valentine with an invitation to a party. Things take a turn from realist fiction as they spot an Othnielia in the dog catchers truck and the race is on to save her. They save her after a few close calls and find out she is the one who invited them to a party – a dinosaur party!

Sent in by Amanda@ Going Green In Gainsville


“Gossie”
by Olivier Dunrea

This a wonderful story about a sweet little gossling and her favorite red boots. The images are simple and yet filled with rich detail; the text is rhythmic and engaging. You and your little one will enjoy following Gossie on her adventures as she shares with you all the ways she loves to wear her red boots until one day she can’t find them. Gossie’s experiences with her boots will help teach your toddler about the notions of backward, forward, uphill, downhill, etc. As if that isn’t enough, this little gem ends with the a terrific example of sharing and friendship when she finds them on her friend Gertie. My almost two-year old daughter loves it and I love it as well.

Sent in by Chris @ Momtonic

“I Love You This Much by Lynn Hodges

This story between parent and child is about how the parent loves the child through out the day. The same way God loves his children through out the day. The lullaby tells just how much the parent loves the child and makes me cry every time I read the book to my girls.

Sent in by Andi @ Memories Are The Scraps Of Life

“A Circle Is Not a Valentine” by H. Werner Zimmerman.
It is a humorous little story about Alphonse, who wants to paint a valentine for his mouse friend. It is a great story that promotes participation from the kids, and helps them to identify different shapes. My girls love to read it over and over again!

Sent in by Karen @ Growing With The Girls

Comments

  1. Cambria, Greg, Alan and Molly says

    just found your blog today!! Wow! I am so inspired! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, songs and crafts. I am so excited to try it all!

  2. Diane deGroat says

    Thank you for “flashing” my book, “Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink.” A Google Alert brought me to your site. It’s always a surprise to see where I end up! Note that there are Valentine’s Day downloadables for kids on my website. Click on “Fun Stuff.”
    Happy reading!

  3. Tanya says

    Thanks, Allie, for putting together this great list. Going to have to make a stop at the library tomorrow.

    Diane – so cool to see the author of one of the books here! :)

  4. jk says

    We love I Love You This Much! I’ll look for the others at our library…thanks for posting this list.

    Yes, so fun to see Diane deGroat here!!

    I can’t wait to try the Valentine hug as well as the tissue paper heart ideas with my kids. I have just the reason for the valentine hug…my daughter’s namesake is turning 90 this weekend – need to do that one for her.

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