February 24, 2018

Share the Love of Reading With Kids This Valentine’s Day

huggykissy  One of my favorite ways to show my love to all the kids in my life is to give them the gift of a good book.  This Valentine’s Day I’m presenting my three girls with a new book, each one depicting ways to love one another.  It’s a give that keeps giving and won’t rot your teeth!




Leslie Patricelli is a favorite in our house.  Each girl has grown up with her and her books, “Higher, Higher” and “Happy Baby, Sad Baby”  are requested often.  I’m giving my two year-old sweetie “Huggy Kissy” this year.  It’s about an adorable bald baby who is shown love many different ways by members of its family.  Whether it is Mommy lifting you uppy or Daddy giving tummy kisses there is lots of snuggling involved.  A great board book for little ones.  ($6.99, 1-3 yrs.)


What’s Olive’s big secret in Tor Freeman’s “Olive and the Big Secret“?  You’ll have to read to find out.  I’ll be doing the same thing with my four year old this Valentine’s Day.  All about the relatable urge to tell a juicy secret it’s a great book for teaching kids the value of keeping things close to the heart.  Funny like a light French farce it is a great conversation starter and take on the do’s and don’ts of secrets with friends.  ($15.99, 4-7 years)

otterodderIn James Howe’s story of “Otter and Odder- A Love Story” we ask the question, “When Otter falls in love with Fish, can he follow his heart?”  This picture book is a beautiful world of watercolors that shows star-crossed lovers who trust their hearts and love outside the mainstream.  Not preachy but a nice way to show nonconformity this book is sweet and wondrous.  ($14, 6-10 yrs)





MPR Rating: Five Stars (all books)

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