For Valentine’s Day, we’ve gathered together a few of our favorite picture books about love. Here’s a peek at our in-store display:
I love that picture books make such a great gift to any age loved one because they often capture just the right thing I want to say about love in just a few pages!
You can browse through our selection online as well.
My favorite picture books picks this year for Valentine’s Day are Henry in Love by Peter McCarty (Balzer & Bray,2010), And I Love You by Ruth Kraus and Steven Kellogg (Scholastic Press, 2010) and Ooh-la-la (Max in Love) by Maira Kalman (Viking, 1991).
Another yearly favorite that makes a sweet gift for adults is The Dot & the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster (author of The Phantom Tollbooth and The Hello Goodbye Window among others).
It’s the story of a straight line who falls in love with a frivolous dot and manages to persuade her, by his cleverness and skill at manipulating geometry, to fall for him as well. Juster takes the age-old trope of boy meets girl, girl rejects boy, boy gets girl in the end, and turns it into a delightful pun-filled exploration of the joy of mathematics, in a way that only he could. It was made into a short film which won an Academy Award in 1965. You can watch it below:
Happy Valentine’s Day! What are your favorite picture books about love?