Love is in the air…and in the library! But perhaps you’re not into that mushy love stuff – that’s okay! Love comes in many shapes and forms. These titles are sure to bring the mystery, the fun, and they un-dead love to your Valentine’s Day.
Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio
Mortimer is looking for love. And he’s looking everywhere! He’s worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldn’t keep falling off). He’s tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff). He’s even been on stalemate.com. How’s a guy supposed to find a ghoul? When it seems all hope has died, could the girl of Mortimer’s dreams be just one horrifying shriek away?
Cupid Doesn’t Flip Hamburgers by Debbie Dadey
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the new cook in the school cafeteria really be Cupid cooking up love potions for lunches? The third graders from Bailey School go wild with lovesickness shortly after a new cafeteria cook distributes a special batch of Valentine cookies, and Eddie vows to find out if she’s been secretly cooking up love potions for lunch. The Bailey School kids are going to find out!
Geronimo’s Valentine by Geronimo Stilton
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a cheesy mouse from time to time. What can I say? I’m a romantic! That’s why Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. This year I had a date with a very special rodent– Petunia Pretty Paws! But then I got a call from my private investigator friend Hercule Poirat. He had a mystery to solve, and he desperately needed my help. The most beloved, romantic, and famous painting in New Mouse City had been stolen! Now I had to help Hercule AND impress Petunia at the same time. Holey swiss cheese, what was a gentlemouse to do?
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane de Groat
When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner–Junie B. Jones! It’s a mushy gushy mystery! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing–and reading–for over 20 years! In the 14th Junie B. Jones book, February 14–Valentime’s Day, as June B. calls it–is just around the corner. Junie B. can’t wait to see all the valentimes she’ll get. But she never expected a big, mushy card from a secret admirer! Who is this secret mystery guy, anyway? Junie B. is determined to find out.
Instead of sharing a card, why not gift a Valentine Monster? These little critters are cute, fun, and easy to make. Directions for how to make these guys can be found here.