We’re delighted to help you celebrate International Book Giving Day this Valentine holiday! Better than flowers, more accessible than chocolate, and sure to warm the hearts of both giver and recipient, there are warm-hearted books for everyone in your life.
From Auzou Publishing our friend Wolf offers a perfect tie-in to the traditional February 14 celebration. The Wolf Who Wanted to Fall in Love offers bright images and a heartfelt story that features author Orianne Lallemand and illustrator Éléonore Thuillier series hero on a quest for that special relationship.
Another series offering just the right tale for Valentine’s Day is Manga Classics rendition of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The whole story is here, adapted by Crystal C. Chen and lushly imagined with art by Julien Choy.
For a different approach to Shakespeare’s romantic tale, younger book recipients can delight in Tilbury House’s witty Rubio and Julienne: A Sweet and Cheesy Tale, by Dan Paley with illustrations by Lauren Gallegos. Be sure to stock up on cheese and some fruit to nibble when you share this one because the back matter will guide you into creating a treat to share all around.
How about some poetry to share with your little book lover? Barefoot Books offers a volume of Classic Poems for language lovers of all ages. Verses from William Blake, Rachel Field, and Ogden Nash are featured, along with writers more frequently connected with children’s writing, such as A. A. Milne and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Celebrate International Book Giving Book today. Your Valentine will love you for it. And you might want to pick up Image Comics’ Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Joy San and Jenn St-Onge for yourself and your older Valentine! Let’s make a habit of giving books beyond just today.