Happy Valentine’s Day! | Fall in Love with Reading
Our local Kingsport Public Library‘s Children & Youth Librarian, Ms. Casey Applebaum, compiled some great book choices to get you reading with loved little ones this Valentine’s Day!
Casey’s Top Picks in Each Category. Read on for even more suggestions!
#1 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
One of my favorite picture books of all time, My Heart is Like a Zoo not only explores the love anyone can have for someone else whether friend, family, or romantic interest, but also shares common zoo animals and a basic characteristic.Casey Applebaum
#2 Here Comes Valentine’s Cat by Deborah Underwood
#3 If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
#1 Llama llama Be My Valentine by Anna Dewdney
Be My Valentine celebrates the joy of the classroom Valentines Day party and takes on the topic of using your own strengths and abilities to create gifts for others instead of trying to replicate another person’s work.Casey Applebaum
#2 Melvin’s Valentine by Jon Scieszka
#3 Love is in the Air by Jonathan Fenske
1st-2nd Grade Readers
#1 Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park
Junie B’s teacher tells them they must all bring Valentines for the whole class and when the time comes to distribute them, Junie B recieves an extra Mushy and Gushy one. This title explores the drama of having a secret admirer and trying to figure out who it is in typical silly Junie B. fashion.Casey Applebaum
3rd-5th Grade Readers
Hope you found a new book to love!
Check out more book recommendations and activities on our Valentine’s Pinterest Board. And remember to #READ20 Minutes Every Day!