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From first crushes to very best friends, these picture books are perfect companions to Valentine's Day.
 
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Mr. Valentine
by Scholastic , Mara Conlon

It's Valentine's Day, and Wubbzy's mailbox is empty. Something must be wrong! It turns out the mailman is sick and can't make any deliveries, so Wubbzy, Widget, and Walden offer to deliver the cards instead.

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What Is Love?
by Etan Boritzer Illustrated by Robbie Marantz

What is Love? presents a multicultural point of view on the themes of goodwill and tolerance. The author challenges the child's own natural curiosity to reflect on these contemporary issues.

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The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Illustrated by Elizabeth J. Miles

The Velveteen Rabbit, a stuffed toy, waits in the nursery for a child to call its own. The other toys also wait for the day the boy will pick them for a playmate. As time goes by, Rabbit grows weary and worries that it will never be chosen.

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Snuggle Puppy: A Little Love Song
by Sandra Boynton Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

A great big hug in book form, Snuggle Puppy is a year-round valentine from parent to child. It's packed, of course, with pure Boynton: her inimitable language, her inimitable illustrations, her inimitable sense of fun.

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Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
by Diane deGroat

Gilbert has 15 blank Valentine cards just waiting for him to fill with nice Valentine poems for his classmates. But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose or the girl who made fun of his glasses?

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Super-Secret Valentine
Series: Ready, Freddy!, Book #10
by Abby Klein Illustrated by John McKinley

It's Valentine's Day, and Freddy wants to make a special card for his friend Jessie. But Freddy is afraid the other children in his first grade class will laugh at him. How can he keep it a secret? Join Freddy as he tries to cut and paste his way into Jessie's heart.

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The Patient Stone: A Persian Love Story
by Margaret Olivia Wolfson

Wolfson's re-telling of a classic Persian love story has appeal for young children drawn to fairy tale-quest stories and older children who can appreciate the story's messages about patience and bravery.

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Love Letters
by Arnold Adoff Illustrated by Lisa Desimini

Come celebrate the many joys of love letters as award-winning poet Arnold Adoff and renowned artist Lisa Desimini add a splash of humor and spirit to the tradition of valentines and love notes.

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Love Bugs: A Pop-Up Book
by David A. Carter

A playful pop-up for "your" favorite Love Bug.

Have you "hugged" a bug today?

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I Like You
by Sandol Stoddard Warburg Illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast
A tiny book that expresses the true meaning of friendship.
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Book of Kisses
by Dave Ross Illustrated by Laura Rader
There are all kinds of kisses in the world, for all different occasions: congratulations kisses I'm sorry kisses butterfly kisses good night kisses A kiss is a wonderful way to show someone you care. Show someone "you" care--share this book and a kiss!
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