Announcing the Valentine Book Winners!

Meet Natalie Youngberg and her son, Milan Youngberg. Two separate drawings to find winners for our gift-wrapped Valentine's books pulled this mother and son from the bunch. Natalie was excited when she received a phone call informing her that her son had won the children's Secret Valentine drawing for a book tote bag. She was shocked when she received yet another phone call a little while later saying she had won the adult's Blind Date With a Book tote bag. Now both of them are proudly displaying their bags before filling them up with books. Congrats!

 

Here are some of the books that readers unwrapped and enjoyed discovering:

 

A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy

What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book. A giraffe kiss is very tall -- just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Author-illustrator Mary Murphy shares a series of animal kisses that are sure to have babies and toddlers gurgling, giggling, smiling, and leaning over for their kisses, too.

 

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

 

 

 

 

 

Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding by Suzy Kline

 As Valentine's Day approaches, the students in Room 2B are preoccupied with kickball and a possible wedding between Horrible Harry and Song Lee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe Someday by Collen Hoover

When she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Sydney, a college student, must decide what to do next. She becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor Ridge, and can't stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

 

 

 


On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

Stranded on an uninhabited island after their private plane crashes, thirty-year-old Anna Emerson and sixteen-year-old T.J. Callahan, her tutee, struggle to survive and, as the months pass, slowly fall in love.