Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Did you have fun celebrating Valentine's Day as much as we did at #SeasonsOfKidLit? We certainly hope so! A HUGE thanks to all of the authors who joined us, and a special thanks to all of our amazing readers!
The #SeasonsOfKidLit team will be back on February 12th to announce the winners of our giveaway. Did you comment on every post? Please leave a comment below to let us know so you can be entered into our doubly sweet critique drawing, with feedback from both Heather and Lynne Marie.
What's the next event?
Stay tuned for #SeasonsOfKidLit's Spring Event in April! We'll be featuring books about Spring, Passover, Eggs, and Easter! We're also excited to have fun pop-up posts in between.
And now, a special message from your hosts Heather and Lynne Marie!
Q: What do you love most about Valentine's Day?
Heather: For me, it's the fun memories made with my family that go along with the holiday. I love getting sweet treats for my kids and seeing their faces light up when they open their gift. One year, I got my kids their very own (giant) chocolate shark because... that's what we do in #Florida, apparently. They absolutely loved it!
For my husband, that same year I bought pizza dough from the grocery store and made the two of us a heart-shaped pizza for dinner. It tasted pretty amazing, too. But, seriously, what's better than pizza? ;)
I wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day filled with the best memories possible!
Lynne Marie: I thought long and hard about what I love most about Valentine’s Day. There are so many reasons to love this holiday! It’s one I have always celebrated, whether it be with friends, family or a true Valentine. But what I love most of all, it is a holiday that we all can celebrate! Next, who doesn’t love a sweet treat, whether cookies or candy - my favorite is dark chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (a childhood favorite). And flowers always freshen the spirit and the room. I love the warmth and joy of the sweet colors (red and pink). And cards – I love the creativity and fun of making them. In particular, Valentine’s Day Mailbox crafts to store them in! But I realize that, most of all, I love Valentine’s Day Books! So as a sweet treat to our readers, I wanted to share a few more titles.
A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger, Illustrated by Dan Santat
First Valentine by Kallie George, Illustrated by Joelle Murray
Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood and Claudia Rueda
How to Catch a Loveasaurus by Alice Walstead and Andy Elkerton
I Love You and Cheese Pizza by Brenda Li
I’ll Love You Til the Cows Come Home by Kathryn Cristaldi and Krystina Litten
Love From the Crayons by Drew Daywalk, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Love Is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
Ollie’s Valentine by Olivier Dunrea
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane DeGroat
Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinell, Art by Paul Yalowitz
The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Collandro, Art by Jared Lee
Valenslime by Joy Keller, Illustrated by Ashley Belote
Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, Art by Mike Curato
Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio, Art by Scott Campbell
Zombie in Love, 2 Plus 1 by Kelly DiPucchio, Art by Scott Campbell
As you can see, there’s so much book love to share with children and readers, and so much inspiration for us children’s writers!
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and keep celebrating all life and love has to offer!
Heather and Lynne Marie