Is your Valentine someone who prefers books to television? Someone you have to pull away from the reading nook on your couch to take out to dinner? Give them a card this year that shows you really know them (and get a bonus if your Valentine’s Day gift includes a new book they’ll love)!
For the Jane Austen obsessive
Because Pride and Prejudice is the epitome of romance
Show off your poetic side with a Shakespeare reference
Or indulge in some Harry Potter love
Then again, what’s better than a Poe pun?
And, of course, a card that stands for the true testament of romance
How are you planning to spend Valentine’s Day this year? Let me know in the comments!
Valentine’s Day is next week, and what better way to celebrate than by giving your child a new book! These children’s books represent all kinds of love out there—from the love you have for your family to first love.
Love Monster, by Rachel Bright
This cute story tells the story of the Love Monster, who is just trying to find someone to love him for who he is. It’s a great story to teach kids the value of true love and not judging anyone by their appearance!
I Love You Stinky Face, by Lisa McCourt
This book is about a little boy who asks his mother if she would love him, even if he turned into a super-stinky skunk. It’s a great tale about the unconditional love of parenthood, and a perfect way to let your little one know how loved she is on Valentine’s Day!
Everyone Says I Love You, illustrated by Beegee Tolpa
This pop-up book teaches kids how to say “I love you” in different languages from around the world! Its beautiful, eye-catching design will be enough to draw you in—and exchanging “I love you”s with your child will make it an entirely worthy read.
Love is You and Me, by Monica Sheehan
This book explains love in any and all of its forms, even between dog and mouse. It is one of my favorites, with a great story and cute illustrations that you and your child will be able to go back to again and again!
What are your favorite Valentine’s Day traditions? Let me know in the comments!
We are midway through December, and that means the holiday season is officially upon us! Finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be a battle, so I wanted to make it a little easier on you. If you have any book lovers in your life, any of these gifts will be the perfect match:
Banned Books Heat Reactive Mug
This mug features lines from books that were once banned or challenged; fill them up with your favorite hot beverage to reveal all the words! The best part about this gift is that for every mug sold, you’ll help fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.
The Wish Tree, by Kyo Maclear
“Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don’t believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways.” This children’s book, which uses poetic verse to tell an inspiring holiday message, will be loved by kids and adults alike.
Book Cover Tote Bag
Everybody needs a plethora of tote bags these days, whether to carry groceries or all the books you buy at your local bookstore. And every book lover would proudly carry a tote featuring their favorite book’s cover on the front. You can find dozens of varieties, from classics like Pride and Prejudice, to new favorites like children’s book, Wonder.
A trip for two to your local independent bookstore
Nothing says bonding like browsing bookshelves together, and a promise to have a full day exploring and reading books together is the ultimate gift to give. Most independent bookstores also offer gift cards if you can’t find the time to go with your loved one yourself!
What are you most looking forward to this holiday season? Let me know in the comments!