Big Universe Offers Valentine Books and Activity Ideas

Posted by Big Universe on Feb 13, 2013 10:00:26 PM

A heartwarming  book about Valentine's Day by Big Universe's publishing partner Starbright. A heartwarming book about Valentine's Day by Big Universe's publishing partner Starbright.

Big Universe Learning has plenty of books about different holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no different.

Author Miriam Cohen and illustrator Ronald Himler collaborated on “Bee My Valentine,” a picture book published in 2009 by Starbright Publishing.

Aimed at 5- to 8-year-olds, the storybook deals with social and emotional learning, diversity awareness, self-awareness and with emotions such as sadness and compassion – all parts of adapting to the school environment.

Although instructed to be fair and kind, some first-graders in the book overlook one of their classmates during the annual Valentine’s Day card exchange. Readers will see how classmates rallying around another student can cheer him up and turn a not-so-good-day into a terrific one.

The 32-page book has a Reading Level of Lexile 450. The ISBN is #9781595723864. A 2.9 Reading Quiz is available too. The story is part of the “We Love First Grade! ™ series.

The publisher offers a second Valentine’s Day Book, titled “A Sweetheart for Valentine” by Lorna Balian.

In this story for ages 3-8, villagers find a giant baby whom they decide to raise together. They name her Valentine. They care for her until she is grown, but then wonder if they will be able to find a sweetheart big enough to sweep her of her feet. This 32-page hardback book (ISBN 978-1-932065-14-5) can be ordered for $15.95 by clicking through to the publisher’s website.

On this Valentine’s Day, you also may like to read a popular collection of Valentine’s Day poems. Go to my blog “Kid Friendly Poems for Valentine’s Day” You will also find classroom activities in my blog “Valentine’s Day Printables for the Classroom.”

Topics: Classroom Ideas, Integration Ideas, Reading Lists

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