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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

February 2008


In honor of Valentine's Day, this month's list features the Youth Services Staff's favorite books about love and friendship.



Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

by Isabella Hatkoff et al, with photographs by Peter Greste



The true story of love and friendship between the most mismatched couple, a turtle and a hippo.







The Kiss That Missed

The Kiss That Missed

written and illustrated by David Melling



The King blows a goodnight kiss to his son and it misses and flies away!!! The chase is on!


-Mrs. Kennedy






Little Blue and Little Yellow

Little Blue and Little Yellow

written and illustrated by Leo Lionni



A deceptively simple yet imaginative story about friendship and love.








Knuffle Bunny Too

Knuffle Bunny Too

written and illustrated by Mo Willems


A 2008 Caldecott Honor Book


In celebration of a dad's love (and a child's love for a beloved toy). Trixie's bleary-eyed daddy gives up a good night's rest to retrieve the famous "Knuffle Bunny," without which Trixie cannot sleep.


-Mrs. Mac







written and illustrated by Jez Alborough



Simple text and pictures tell the story of Bobo searching for a hug from his Mom. All different animals-- big and small-- are shown giving and receiving hugs, and they help Bobo get his hug. too.






The Giant Hug

The Giant Hug

by Sandra Horning, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev



Owen wants to send his far-away Grandma a hug for her birthday. He goes with his mom to the Post Office to see about mailing a hug. In order to send the hug along, Owen hugs the postmaster, who has to hug the mail sorter, who has to hug the mail collector, who has to hug the airport driverů Passing that hug cheers everyone along the way. This touching book is great way to show kids that one person doing one good thing, however small, can make the world just a little bit happier.






Mole and the Baby Bird

Mole and the Baby Bird

by Marjorie Newman, illustrated by Patrick Benson


A book that speaks of love and freedom, this is the story of Mole, who lovingly cares for a wounded baby bird and who wants to keep it for himself. He is forced to consider his own wish to have a pet bird and the bird's desire to fly and be free.




Sleepytime Rhyme

Sleepytime Rhyme

written and illustrated by Remy Charlip



Affectionately illustrated pages show a mother and baby playing in the nursery, and the beguiling backdrops feature the clouds, the stars, the moon-- the whole world-- mirroring their unconditional devotion.


-Mrs. K.



Dog and Bear

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger


As in all successful friendship stories, the balance shifts, with Dog (a dachshund) and Bear (a teddy bear) taking turns being the friend-in-need and the friend indeed. A warm-hearted Valentine for both the picture book crowd and beginning readers.

-Mrs. Mac



Wildwood Dancing

by Juliet Marillier


For Grades 6 and up


A lush interweaving of two famous fairy tales. This story of a doomed courtship between girl and vampire and the dreamy relationship between the main charater and her slow-to-show true love, will sweep romance fans away.


-Mrs. Mac



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