Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hugs, Kisses and Love: New Valentine's Day Children's Books

I noticed a theme as I recently searched through the new 2012 children's books appropriate for Valentine's Day: Hugs and Kisses! A plethora of XOXOXOXOXO with a smackerel of ♥ LOVE ♥. I've included a list below of the new titles in case you're planning a trip to the library this weekend.

All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri
Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynne Avril
The Best Kind of Kiss by Margaret Allum, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley
Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond
The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh, illustrated by Judi Abbot
Goodnight, I Love You by Caroline Jayne Church
Hedgehug: A Sharp Lesson in Love by Benn Sutton, illustrated by Dan Pinto
Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid
Just Because You're Mine by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Frank Endersby
The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verburg, illustrated by Henry Cole
Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Scott Magoon
One Love by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Newton
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts by Victoria Kann
Snowy Valentine by David Petersen
Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illustrated by David Walker
Where Does Love Come From? by Accord Publishing, illustrated by Milena Kirkova
You: A Story of Love and Friendship by Stephen Michael King
Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Scott Campbell

Also, here's a compilation of my past Brimful Curiosities' Valentine's Day posts for your viewing pleasure:

A String of Hearts by Laura Malone Elliott, illustrated by Lunn Munsinger (Heart Garland Craft)
Valentine Surprise by Corinne Demas and Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart (Cut Heart Banner)
Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman, illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath (Candy Airplane Valentine)
The I LOVE YOU Book by Todd Parr
Peek-a-Boo, I Love You! by Sandra Magsamen

Bunny Valentines with Dum Dum Lollipop Tail
Quarter-fold Heart Pocket Valentine's Day Card
Homemade Valentine's Day Cards - both vintage and modern styles

We're busily preparing for a science fair so we haven't had a chance to prepare much for Valentine's Day yet this year! I imagine we'll have a busy upcoming weekend. We have nearly 50 Valentines to write out for my kids' upcoming Valentine's Day class parties. Are you busy with Valentine's Day preparations?

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Anonymous said...

As a preschool teacher, I really appreciate your blog! Thanks for the great Valentine's book suggestions and awesome crafts.

Storied Cities said...

I loved both of these books! Thanks for including a list of new books, I am always on the hunt for those.

I also really enjoyed Valentine surprise by Corinne Demas.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

I know what you mean about being crazy busy for Valentine's Day. We haven't even read many related books this year - Anna didn't seem to interested in them.

Jen said...

What a great list- so sweet. We read a couple of great books this week that the kids enjoyed. I even made time for some Nicholas Sparks for myself. :)
Just got done decorating the table for Valentine's Day to surprise the kiddos. Have a good day tomorrow!