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Valentine and Friendship Book List

January 24, 2010

Celebrating Valentine’s Day by Kimberly Roark (Learn to Read, Read to Learn Series)
Simple text and pictures to explain the Valentine customs.
 The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
This is a cute mentor text for developing an idea for writing. It is also good for teaching the author’s message.

 Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
Jeremy Ross is plagued with an enemy. His father develops a plan that helps turn this enemy into a friend. It is a Win-Win situation for everyone!
 Hug by Jez Alborough
A pictorial story that is great for teaching how to make inferences.

 If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
Teach cause and effect with Cynthia Rylant’s delightful rhyming story.

 If You’re Happy and You Know IT by James Warhola
Jungle animals share their friendship and happiness to the tune known to all children.

 Kiss Kiss by Margaret Wild
Teach prepositional phrases with this simple and exciting story.
 The Kiss That Missed by David Melling
The power of a kiss ! This is a good mentor text for teaching the reason behind a characters feelings or actions. It is also good for teaching sequence of events.
 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
What an adorable book! This is a great mentor text for teaching  revising by adding detail in the form of similes.
 Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson
Blow a kiss and start a circular story!
 Peach and Blue by Sarah S. Kilborne
Two unlikely candidates for friendship meet and their lives change forever. This is a tender story about how love can change the world.

 Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Stink by Diane de Groat
Gilbert learns the true meaning of friendship.

 Sugar Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthtal
A heartwarming way to learn words such as compassionate,selfless, bliss, and many more!

 We Go Together! by Todd Dunn
Teach comparisons by using similes!

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