Last week I asked readers for help finding some great books for Valentine’s Day. Of course, I was not let down! The great suggestions led to today’s list! Thanks!
“Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by Diane deGroat. This book was a favorite to read for Valentine’s Day when I was an elementary librarian. In deGroat’s story, a class of assorted animals is 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. Consequently, the classmates apologize and rewrite their poems, reminding readers of the value of a 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. After they deliver their valentines and 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 catcher’s truck and the race is on to save her. Finally, 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 gosling and her favorite red boots. The simple images are filled with rich detail while 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 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 throughout the day. The same way God loves his children throughout the day. The lullaby tells just how much the parent loves the child. And it makes me cry every time as well, when 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. However, it is a great story that promotes participation from the kids and helps them to identify different shapes. So, my girls love to read it over and over again!
Sent in by Karen @ Growing With The Girls
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