Monday, February 06, 2012

Hugs and Smooches

Happy Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day brings to mind hearts and flowers but also reminds us of the importance of family and friendship.  Here's a short list of titles sure to inspire cuddle or conversation time with the kiddos.  The list includes new and classic titles, many with a useful lesson or two, followed by a short video reminder of why we all love February 14th.

Picture Books
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri
Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid
I Love the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Mr. Prickles : A Quill-Fated Love Story by Kara Lareau
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Snowy Valentine by David Peterson
You : A Story of Love and Friendship by Stephen Michael King

For Older Readers
Babymouse no. 5 : Heartbreaker by Jennifer L. Holm
Geronimo’s Valentine by Gironimo Stilon
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Raymond and Graham, Dancing Dudes by Mike Knudson

Holiday Books
The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
It's Valentine's Day by Jack Prelutsky
Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson
Roses Are Pink and Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat