Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Love Books, Valentine's Day Edition

Oh how I love pulling out a "new" bunch of stories to read with my children.  Here are some of my favorite Valentine's Day picks.

Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London
Of course we have to list a Froggy book, and this one is adorable.  Froggy has a not-so-secret admirer.  A funnny look at "first loves."  Find out who will get Froggy's extra special Valentine.

Franklin's Valentines by Paulette Bourgeois
Poor Franklin drops his carefully made Valentines in the snow, and they are ruined.  Franklin thinks his Valentine's Day is ruined as well.  Find out how his classmates respond and what he does to show them how much he appreciates their friendship.

Mouse's First Valentine by Lauren Thompson
 Sweet and simple.  My kids love guessing what Mouse sees his sister pull out from around the house as she creates something special for Valentine's Day.

Little Mouse's Big Valentine by Thacher Hurd
Little Mouse creates a BIG Valentine, but has trouble giving it away, until he makes a new friend.  Together they work out a clever solution.
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
Cornelia Augusta comes outside one day to find it is raining hearts.  She gathers several, then goes to work creating some unique Valentines for each of her friends.  Such a creative book.  This story is the perfect springboard for making Valentines together.
Gather some loved ones and read a Valentine's Book or two.

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  1. Great books - we read some of them this season. I really have to find more Lauren Thompson books - our library seems to be permanently out of them. This Valentine book sounds lovely. And... link to me, LOL

  2. Froggy is a favorite in my house too!