Love is in the Air at Woodridge Library
It's Valentine's Day! Well, it will be soon. Here at Woodridge Interim Library’s Children’s Room, we're celebrating by making scratch-off Valentine's Day cards and lollipop bouquets for our friends and family the day before (Feb. 13) starting at 3 p.m.
But in the meanwhile, here are some new and classic Valentine's Day books that you can find at the library to help you start feelin’ the love.
- Consider Love by Sandra Boynton - Sandra Boynton books are great for introducing young kids to wit and humor and Consider Love is no exception. The clever, well-written verse is fun to read out loud and has a surprising level of depth for all its quickness and levity.
- Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon - This is a new book we just received about a lonely little penguin, who also happens to be a passionate knitter. The other animals in the arctic conspire to set him up with another penguin who also loves to knit by sending them out on an epic journey together. A cute love story appropriate for preschoolers.
- Henry in Love by Peter McCarthy - This is a personal favorite of mine. I love McCarthy’s sweet, gentle pencil illustrations and I like this story’s understated narrative style. A very well done picture book, and a relatable tale of early elementary-school romance that’ll warm your heart.
- Arthur's Valentine by Marc Brown - A definite classic. Arthur receives a mystery Valentine - who could it be from? Could it be from the quiet, shy girl, Fern? From his friend Buster, playing a prank? Or is it from the cute new girl, Sue Ellen? Check out the book to find out!
- Valentine’s Day is… by Gail Gibbons - Ever wonder why it is that every year on Feb. 14 we give each other lovey-dovey heart-shaped cards and make everything pink, white, and red? Who is this “Valentine” anyway? Gail Gibbons’ book gives answers accompanied by vivid illustrations.