No More Candy Please!


I am beginning to think the Valentine’s Day candy collection is almost as bad as the 8 pound bag of trick or treat candy each of my children brought home on Halloween night (thankfully we had the wagon). My husband carted most of the candy to work on November 3rd and I am sure he will do it again on February 16th.

This year though I am going to do something a little different for my children. I am going to start a new tradition with my children: for the love of books. My Valentine card is going to be one of my favorite children’s books. Of course, on the dedication page, I will write a little love note to them.

Here are my top choices of great books some are oldies, but goodies and others are new to the scene:

The Pigeon Books by Mo Willems

You look ridiculous said the rhinoceros to the hippopotamus by Bernard Waber

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy and Ron Barrett

We are going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen

Click Clack Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewis

Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault

The Red, Ripe Strawberry, The Big, Hungry Bear and the Little Mouse by Audrey Wood

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Now we want to hear your favorites!  Leave yours in the comment box below and we’ll put them on our website!

Stephanie T. Jefferson, M. Ed.


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