Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

We have lots of books appropriate for Valentine's day to choose from including:

Mouse's First Valentine by Lauren Thompson
Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson
I Lost My Kisses by Trudie Trewen
I'll Be Your Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
One Zillion Valentines by Frank Modell
Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
Babymouse: Heartbreaker by Jennifer L. Holm
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park

If you're looking for a simple craft to make, try a Valentine Mouse. You'll need a lollipop, paper, scissors, markers and tape. Cut a heart out of red or pink paper and fold it in half. Hold it sideways and it looks like a mouse--the pointy end is the nose and the round end its rear. Using the markers, draw eyes, ears, whiskers, etc. Now it needs a tail. Tape the candy end of the lollipop inside the fold so that the stick becomes the tail. Tape or glue the heart halves closed. This makes a sweet valentine gift for a friend.