Monday, February 21, 2011

Library Corner - Valentine's Day

Here's a list of the fun Valentine's Day books that we read the last couple of weeks.  We kind of got the library leftovers; I've discovered that the Preschool teachers around town check out all of the relevant books well in advance (like 3 weeks) of the holiday itself.  If I don't remember a month ahead of time to check books out, I don't have many options!
If You'll Be My ValentineIf You'll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant - We didn't celebrate Valentine's Day last year (it's never been a big holiday for us since it used to be the week after our "dating" anniversary.).  Since M had never heard of the holiday before, this was the perfect book to introduce her to the concept of writing Valentines and showing the people that you love a little extra attention.

Mousie LoveMousie Love by Dori Chaconas - A cute little book about the courtship of two kitchen mice.  I loved how simple and sweet the story was, and how true to character the male mouse was in his nervous overcompensation!

I Love You, SleepyheadI Love You, Sleepyhead by Claire Freedman - I wanted to make sure to include a book about the love between a mommy and her babies.  This was a cute little book about various animal mommies getting their babies ready for bed.

The Valentine BearsThe Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting - A cute story about a bear who wakes up from hibernation a few weeks early to surprise her husband for Valentine's Day.  Little does she know that there is a surprise for her as well!

Saint ValentineSaint Valentine by Ann Tompert - A non-fiction about who Saint Valentine really was and why we celebrate Valentine's Day.  This book was a little bit advanced for M, but next year or the year after it will be perfect.  It is so hard to find a simple, non-fiction picture book!

6 comments:

  1. I Love You Sleepyhead sounds great for my E. Thanks for sharing! Kerri

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-) These are some great valentine books! My son loves The Valentine Bears :-)

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