6 Great books for Valentine’s Day

6 Great books for Valentines Day10 years ago, I met my husband John a week before Valentine’s Day. Because of this, Valentine’s Day to some extent a “biggie” in our house. We don’t go-over-the top but the four of us give each other chocolates and cards… and I may even cook something special.

However, this year – for the girls, I’m not to buying Valentine’s cards; I’ll be getting them something more memorable than a card. My plan is to buy them a book each.

If, like me, you are thinking of giving your child a book on February 14th, you need to order one soon to arrive on time. Or better still, pop into your nearest bookshop and pick one up.

These are my picks:

Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood. Cat does NOT like Valentine’s Day It’s much too mushy, and no way is he making a valentine for anyone- especially not his new neighbour, Dog.

You Know What I Love? by Lorena Siminovich. A story of a girl and her doll that mimic the close relationship between a parent and child. This is the perfect “I love you book” for the one nearest and dearest to you.

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. A book on endless good wishes: Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. This sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age on Valentine’s Day.

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch  has a great message about kindness and caring for others. Your child may relate to Mr. Hatch who received a mysterious Valentine’s Day treat.

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine  by Marjorie SharmatThis is from the Nate the Great detective series. Nate the Great hates mushy stuff. He spies a big red paper heart taped to Sludge’s doghouse. Who left Nate’s dog a secret valentine?

I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. A collection of verses explaining what it means to be a friend. A fantastic read for you and your child to read together or separately.

Are you going to be giving a Valentine’s book to your child this year? Please feel free to share what book you plan to give.

Yvonne xxx

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