Guest Librarian – Think Pink, Read Red!

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.
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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

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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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Here at the Vernon Area Public Library, we use the five early literacy practices — TALK, SING, READ, WRITE, PLAY — as the foundation for all of our storytimes. It’s never too early to start on these five activities to set the stage for reading readiness.

We offer storytimes beginning at birth, and all are welcome to stop by and visit — no library card required. But if you are a resident, you can sign up for your library card while you are here! Find our calendar of storytimes and other events.

If you would like more information about early literacy, what is happening at the library, and a printable calendar, subscribe to our quarterly Early Literacy eNewsletter.

Looking for more book recommendations for you or your little ones? Visit our Goodreads or Pinterest accounts for librarian-selected reading for all ages.


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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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