Today on OOM we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by snuggling up with some love-themed reads from Scholastic! From the love between parents and their little ones, to secret admirers and crushes, the books below are a treat for readers of all ages.
Are You My Cuddle Bunny? (heart-felt books)(Ages 3 and under) by Sandra Magsamen: Cuddling is for anytime in this adorable novelty board book featuring a mama and baby bunny! Featuring huggable felt bunny ears and arms on the front cover, and bold, graphic art on every page, combined with a warm and reassuring message of love.
Mighty Dads: A Board Book (Ages 3 and under) by James Dean, illustrated by Joan Holub: Now a board book, Mighty Dads is an action-packed construction story all about the ways dads love and support their little ones.
I Love You Because You're You (A StoryPlay Book) (Ages 2–4) by Liza Baker, illustrated by David McPhail: Part of the new line of books StoryPlay Books, I Love You Because You're You is a sweet, rhyming story about the love between a little fox and his mother.
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage(Ages 4–8) by Selina Alko, illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko: For most kids today, it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. Mildred Loving and Richard Perry Loving refused to allow their children to hear the message that their parents’ love was wrong and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court—and won!
Playing Cupid: A Wish Novel (Ages 8–12) by Jenny Meyerhoff: Clara Martinez is an expert matchmaker for her classmates—but things get complicated when she learns she has her own secret admirer! Can Cupid Clara get the courage to fall in crush?
It's Not Me, It's You (Ages 12 and up) by Stephanie Kate Strohm: One girl’s epic dating history, told by her friends, foes and exes! It’s Not Me, It’s You is a hilarious look at Avery Dennis’ love life, from kindergarten through senior year.
P.S. I Like You (Ages 12 and up) by Kasie West: What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery? P.S. I Like You is a charming story about mixed messages, missed connections and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.
Whenever I’m With You (Ages 12 and up) by Lydia Sharp: When new girl Gabi moves to Alaska, she meets Kai, with whom she shares an immediate connection. But then Kai starts to pull away; then one day disappears. Gabi convinces Hunter, Kai’s twin brother, to join her on a wild road trip north to find Kai. Can they convince the boy they love to return home?
Keep Me in Mind (Ages 12 and up) by Jaime Reed: A girl who doesn't remember. A boy who can't forget her. Told from alternating perspectives, Keep Me in Mind is a lyrical, clever and surprising novel.