You know, you’re single for one high school Valentine’s dance and really, you never recapture the ability to fully embrace the day.
Angus Reid should do a survey, and see if there’s a correlation between the number of years people are single on Valentine’s Day and the likelihood that they grow up to be cynical adults who throw up at the sight of Robert Munsch’s I Love You Forever. (All due respect, Mr. Munsch. I’m a huge fan. But that book… yeesh.)
In honour of Saint Valentine, here are some love books we’ve been reading recently.
Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse
Until the stars turn to fish in the sky. Need I say more?
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox
There’s a little boy. There’s an old woman. He helps her find lost memories by gathering a collection of things she once loved. It will make you cry.
Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Juliet the Valentine Fairy
Ha! Just kidding. Thought I’d gone crazy for a minute there, didn’t you?
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
Looking at the Moon, by Kit Pearson
This is the second book in the Guests of War trilogy. It’s a perfect, old-fashioned celebration of puppy love. It will make your heart ache the way it did when you were twelve and a half.
Of course, there are a billion other wonderful love books around. What are your childhood favourites?