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Children’s Books For Valentine’s Day

books about love

We love children’s books so we were thrilled when we received these books about love to review!

For Little Ones…

Huggy Kissy
By Leslie Patricelli

| $6.99 | 12/2012 | 1 yr – 3 yrs

When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What’s not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book full of instant appeal for little valentines everywhere.

Olive and the Big Secret
By Tor Freeman

| $15.99 | 08/2012 | 4 yrs -7 yrs

When Molly shares a secret with Olive, the urge to tell is just too great! Olive tells Joe who tells Matt who tells Lola. But Lola is best friends with Molly. Uh-oh, the secret is out, and Olive is in for it!

« “A delightful, surefire conversation starter on the do’s and don’ts of secrets among friends.” – School Library Journal (starred review)
« “The stagelike composition and the characters’ penchant for theatrical gestures keep the mood as light as a French farce…” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Kiss Like This
By Mary Murphy

| $12.99 | 12/2012 | 2 yrs – 4 yrs

A giraffe kiss is very tall-just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming surprises, author-illustrator Mary Murphy shares a series of animal kisses that are sure to have babies and toddlers gurgling, giggling, smiling, and leaning over for their kisses, too.

Love Waves
By Rosemary Wells

| $8.99 | 12/2012 | 3 yrs – 7 yrs

How to comfort a young child who misses a special person when he or she is away? A treasured picture book creator has the perfect solution.

« “With cozy pastel scenes and gentle verse, Wells makes tangible the powerful emotional connection between parent and child.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bear in Love
By Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

| $15.99 | 08/2012 | 2 yrs – 6 yrs

One morning, the bear finds something just outside his cave. It is orange and long and pointy and has bushy green leaves at one end. And it’s sweet and crunchy! Where did it come from? Then there are two more of the sweet crunchy things the next morning! The bear knows that someone nice is leaving him these treats. If only he could discover who it is! Should he leave something tasty in return? With the help of Will Hillenbrand’s endearing illustrations, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater spins a charming little mystery about unexpected kindnesses—and finding that extra-special someone.