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NC Book Club: February Pick

NC Book Club: February Pick



Our favorite storybooks for kids to celebrate this month of love…


Baby Book

Where Is Baby’s Valentine?

Perfect for: introducing your little baby to valentine’s day hearts and all things lovely.

Ideal for: Baby (age 6 months to 18 months)

Story:  Baby made a valentine for Mommy. Where could it be? Is it behind the lamp or those are pretty, sparkly flowers? It’s a shiny, glittering experience as you lift the sturdy flaps to help Baby find her very special valentine. Easy to read sentences and a sturdy flap help your baby look through the images while you hold onto this lovely baby book.

Toddler Books

Ollie’s Valentine

Perfect for: introducing your child to all valentine’s day activities and treats

Ideal for: Toddler (age 18 months to 24 months)

Story: Ollie is looking for a valentine. Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, and BooBoo all have valentines, but Ollie thinks about who will be his. His cute search leads him to a special valentine of his very own—a surprise for Ollie! With shiny foil hearts on the cover and every spread, Olivier Dunrea’s delightful artwork shines in this splendid book.  Find out by nudging your little one to read this book of all the toddler books out there.



Storybooks for baby, toddler, preschool, kindergarten children


Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!

Perfect for: teaching your child about the essence of valentine’s day which is appreciating all those around you.

Ideal for: Twos (age 24 months to 36 months)

Story: Little Mouse makes valentines for all his friends.  Join in the fun as Little Mouse tells realizes all the wonderful things about all these friends.  Pig is a good dance and Bunny is wonderful at hide and seek!

Preschool Books

Day It Rained Hearts

Perfect for: opening your preschooler’s eyes about the magic of Valentine’s day

Ideal for: Preschool (age 3 to 4 years)

Story: It’s a rainy day and it’s raining hearts!  Cornelia Augusta catches them too. She soon realizes that the hearts are perfect for making valentines for each of her friends. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows just exactly who to send them to her animal friends.  This book is also a great way to familiarize your child with preschool grammar.  This is a must-read in your list of preschool books or nursery books.



Storybooks for baby, toddler, preschool, kindergarten children


Kindergarten Books

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool 

Perfect for: instilling a little Valentin’s Day cool for your little pre-kindergarteners

Ideal for: Pre-Kindergarten (age 4 to 5 years)

Story: Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool at first…until he realizes all the special cats there are in his life. The moment Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for all his family and friends. And find out what happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat…


Llama Llama I Love You

Perfect for: sipping pink lemonade and enjoying wonderful rhymes and laughs with your little kindergartener

Ideal for: Kindergarten (age 5 to 6 years) and Grade One (age 6 to 7 years)

Story:  In Llama Llama I Love You, little llama shows all his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. What could be more magical than Llama Llama on Valentine’s Day?  This is a lovely addition to your library of kindergarten books for your little child.


Reading Guides


Help your child read by learning more about:

Dialogic reading

Children and reading

Early Reading Print Concepts




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