Not the mushy heart cupid arrow type? That’s okay! Just because it’s February doesn’t mean you have to only read about love! Heather Hageli from VAPLD says you can think pink but read RED, with a fun list of books chosen based on their covers. Yep you can judge a book by it’s cover and these are worth the read.
Just in case Valentine’s Day books aren’t your style, you can instead THINK PINK and READ RED! That is, simply pick books that have red or pink covers! There is something for everyone but these are just a few that caught my eye from our library’s display.
Librarian Book Picks
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam: something that floats. See what you can spy in this wordless RED-covered picture book full of interesting things washed up on the shore including an underwater camera full of fantastical pictures!
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
The little girl in this book loves PINK, everything pink. And she can’t stop eating pink cupcakes, despite the warnings…guess what happens? She turns pink! Everything about this book is pink but there are more books in the series with even more colors.
Musk Ox Counts by Erin Cabatingan
Quickly make friends with Musk Ox and Zebra as they do a little addition and subtraction while cracking jokes to tickle everyone’s funny-bone. This book has a RED cover and is suited for older children.
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Schaar Idle
Flamingos are PINK and so is Flora’s bathing suit! These two become friends thanks to their dance moves which are revealed through lift-the-flaps. Check them out and strike a dance pose along with them!
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Grab this RED-covered book and sniff the flowers with Ferdinand the friendly, kind bull who doesn’t want to fight even though that’s what bulls are supposed to do in Spain.
Hot Dog by Caspar Babypants (CD)
Pop in this catchy PINK and RED-covered CD and rock out in the kitchen, play room or car. Chris Ballew of the alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America brings fun for the whole family – you won’t get sick of hearing these songs!
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