Love is in the Air at Woodridge Library

Valentine's event + New and classic children's books for Valentine's Day

Henry in Love book coverIt'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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!  
  5. 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.

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!