As we look through library picture books during this Valentine’s Day season, what pops out as your favorite story?
What about an old standby from author Lorna Balian, the 1970’s classic A Sweetheart for Valentine?
You know the saying about how “it takes a village to raise a child”? Well, that is exactly this story. When a large baby in a large basket is left on the steps of the St. Valentine village hall, the villagers decide that she will belong to all of them and they name her Valentine.
Here are some other library favorites:
Won’t You Be My Kissaroo? by Joanne Ryder, about little lamb’s birthday where he and other animal friends receive special kisses all day long. And if you like that, Ryder also wrote Won’t You Be My Hugaroo?
Another fun title is My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. All the zoo animals in this book are made of heart shapes, more than three hundred hearts in all. Wow! How many hearts can you count?
And, here’s a favorite tune that comes from the song Skidamarink which the library has in book form, Skidamarink: A Silly Love Song to Sing Together with pictures by G. Brian Karas. And, on CD: Wiggleworms Love You
If you are looking for a longer book, try the latest Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, where poor Greg Hefley cannot find a date for the Valentine’s Day school dance.
The library has so many Valentines books and titles about love, hugs or kisses that you may just have to stop by and ask a librarian to help you locate one! What is your favorite book on the subject?