Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope this post finds you sitting in front of a cozy fire, eating bonbons from your secret or not-so-secret admirer, and reading a wonderful love story in a children’s book—to yourself or your children.
Which makes me wonder…
What are some of your favorite PB, MG, and YA love stories, from classics to new releases?
For me, in the picture book category, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn jumps to mind. Just thinking about the portable palm-smooch that mother raccoon gives her raccoon kid, to comfort him while he’s at school, makes me start to dissolve all over again.
For middle grade, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt also reduced me to a soppy mess. When (spoiler alert!) Tuck discovered what had finally become of Winnie, I broke down. I know I was supposed to feel like she’d made the right decision, but I cried anyway. Maybe you did, too.
In the young adult category, it’s probably no surprise that the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer tops my list. A love triangle like that would top any warm-blooded human’s list. Bella and Edward and Jacob, oh my!
Now, you tell me: Which books make your list for best kid lit love stories and romances?