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Valentine’s Day 2015

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Love hurts by Malorie Blackman

Board books

Love monster by Rachel Bright

Love monster by Rachel Bright

A little monster goes looking for unconditional love, and so life’s rich pattern begins!

We love you Hugless Dougless by David Melling

We love you Hugless Douglas! by David Melling

What better character for Valentine’s day than Hugless Dougless? This cuddly bear is heading straight to your heart.

Picture books for 2 – 6 year olds

The Princess and the pea by Lauren Child

The princess and the pea by Lauren Child

Who in their right mind wouldn’t fall in love with a girl who could detect vegetable matter through a pile of mattresses?

Foxy in love by Emma Dodd

Foxy in love by Emma Dodd

Emily is making Valentine’s day cards, and her friend Foxy comes to help with a little magic. Very sweet little story.

Little Miss Hug by Roger Hargreaves

Little Miss Hug by Roger Hargreaves

Aaah! Not really about Valentine’s day, but she cheers up Mr Grumpy, so we couldn’t miss her from this list, now could we?

Love always everywhere by Sarah Massini

Love always everywhere by Sarah Massini

“Uplifting, enjoyable, joyful and charming exploration of love in its many forms.”

Dinosaur kisses by David Ezra Stein

Dinosaur kisses by David Ezra Stein

Just a few words of warning – dinosaur kisses look rather dangerous!

Love, Splat by Rob Scotton

Love, Splat by Rob Scotton

Splat the cat falls for a dear little kitten, but so does Spike. Hmm… I wonder who’ll win her heart?

Picture books for older readers

Tadpole’s promise by Jeanne Willis

Tadpole's promise by Jeanne Willis

Caterpillar and tadpole fall in love and vow they will never change… heard that one before?

Short chapter books 6 – 8 year olds

Juliet the Valentine fairy by Daisy Meadows

Juliet the Valentine fairy by Daisy Meadows

Especially for our Rainbow Fairies fans on Valentine’s day.

Magic Hearts by Helen Perelman

Magic hearts by Helen Perelman

Chocolate, fashion and fairies tailored into a heart-warming confection. If you’re hooked on Rainbow Fairies, you’ll probably love this Candy Fairies story too.

Junior novels 8 – 12 year olds

Katie’s secret admirer by Holly Webb

Katie's secret admirer by Holly Webb

A Valentine tale tie-in from Holly Webb’s Triplets series. Note – not all triplets are romantic, and Katie is just sick of hearing about boys!

Junior non-fiction

Valentine things to make and do by Rebecca Gilpin

Valentine's things to make and do by Rebecca Gilpin

Lots of ideas for cards and other crafty things you can’t live without making, like tissue paper hearts, love birds, heart-shaped flowers and sparkly hearts garlands. Excited yet?

Yummy little cookbook by Rebecca Gilpin

Yummy little cookbook by Rebecca Gilpin

This isn’t actually a Valentine’s day cookbook, but the recipes are really so yummy, we couldn’t resist including it in this list.

Young teen

Love hurts by Malorie Blackman

Love hurts by Malorie Blackman

A new collection of short stories assembled by the Children’s Laureate, from some of the best young adult writers around today. Look out for Patrick Ness, Gayle Forman and Marcus Zusak. Due out just in time for Valentine’s day.

Young adult

This Northern Sky by Julia Green

This northern sky by Julia Green

A captivating, tear jerking romance set on a Scottish island.

Jo Dixon

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