Love Stories to Share with Your Valentine!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, we are sharing a few of our favorite love stories for children and young adults with you. These are great choices for the Valentines you are celebrating today: your friends, your kids or your significant other.
Please share your favorite love stories in the comment section below! We can’t think of a sweeter Valentine’s present to give or receive than a book!
Erin recommends You’re Lovable to Me by Kat Yeh and Sue Anderson as a love story that would be perfect for parents to read with young children. “This is a sweet, classic story told in rhyme about the unconditional love parents have for their kids, demonstrated by Mama Bunny to her little bunnies, as well as by her papa to her.” For teens, or adults who enjoy young adult novels, she recommends How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt, “a surprisingly deep summer romance set against the back drop of a Habitat for Humanity build,” and The Beautiful Between by Alyssa Sheinmel, “a quiet and beautifully written story of friendship, secrets, loss and unrequited love.”
Deanna recommends You Against Me by Jenny Downham (sadly, not out until September but worth the wait!) She says, “Love comes in many forms. Some would argue it’s an unstoppable force (just ask Romeo and Juliet) even when the love is between the brother of a rape survivor and the sister of the accused rapist. Jenny Downham (Before I Die, pictured above) tackles another difficult issue in the forthcoming You Against Me and manages to seamlessly weave an incredibly romantic story together with a horrific event and it’s aftermath.”