Thursday, February 14, 2008

Be My Reading Valentine!

Each year I enjoy reading Valentine themed books to children followed by a time of making Valentine cards with red and white paper, markers and crayons, heart cut-outs, and Valentine stickers. I do NOT include glitter in the project. Too much clean-up for me!

Here are my favorite Valentine's Day stories. They work well as read-alouds -- the children are drawn into the story -- have attractive illustrations and end with a lesson in friendship.

Bourgeois, Paulette Franklin's Valentine 1998
Bunting, Eve The Valentine Bears 1983
Engelbret, Mary Queen of Hearts 2005
Friedman, Laurie Love, Ruby Valentine 2006
Hoban, Lillian Silly Tilly's Valentine 1998

What is your favorite Valentine poem or story?

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