Sunday, February 10, 2013

Favorite Valentine's Books

First Grade Found Me’s linky party goes along great with our recent Valentine’s Day post as the holiday draws near.  We each picked out a favorite Valentine’s read aloud book today!

Sarah loves this one: Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson
This year Slugs in Love will fit perfectly into our reading lessons as we start to read across genres.  I plan on using lots of poetry during this unit and compare poems to story books.  Slugs in Love has many rhyming poems written between the two slugs “in love.”  Also, the illustrator, Kevin O’Malley, was just visiting our school.  I know the kiddos will go wild when they see his name! 

Tamra loves this one: The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

From favorite author, Felicia Bond, who has written all the If you Give… books, this special Valentine story features a main character who is very thoughtful in planning just the right Valentine’s for her friends.  Through her actions, she acknowledges that all of her friends are unique.  It’s a great way to express kindness and turn Valentine’s Day into a “friendship day.” 


  1. I'm so thrilled that you linked up to the party! Your blog is fantastic! I'm so happy to be follower #2! I'll have to look for The Day it Rained Hearts. I love Felicia Bonds books. Thanks for sharing!
    First Grade Found Me

  2. Thanks for becoming a follower! We will check out your blog as well!

  3. Love your book choices. I found you through First Grade Found me. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  4. Thanks for becoming a follower! Thanks for the Valentine class book freebie. It will be great for Thursday!

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    1. It's a good one for sure! Your blog is adorable. Love the name!