Happy Valentine’s Day, Grandma!

The winner, according to Random.org, is Andrea!
(Andrea, send me your address please!)

Thanks for playing, ladies!

I have TWO adorable board books to give away on this Tuesday to one lucky winner: Kiss Good Night and Guess How Much I Love You.
To win simply leave a comment below and tell me about one of your favorite children’s books!

Contest ends Wednesday morning because I want to be sure to get the books to the winner by Valentine’s Day.

PS. Asheville locals – I found these cute books at the book store beside The Screen Door. They have hundreds of titles and great discounts!

In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought I’d share our collection of huggable, lovable books by one of my favorite publishers: Candlewick Press. Candlewick Press has been around since the early ’90s. They’re a really, really nice bunch of people to work with and I love so many of the books they’ve chosen to publish.

All of the books pictured (with the exception of Yummy which we just borrowed from the library for the 1st time) are favorites in our house and perfect for cuddling up and reading together with your favorite toddlers or preschoolers:
Kiss Good Night — I cannot tell you how many times I read this book to Cole when he was little – over and over again!
Guess How Much I Love You — This super sweet book really illustrates just how much your heart swells after having a child.
All Together Now & Bunny, My Honey — Both of these feature more beautiful illustrations by the talented Anita Jeram. I love her work!
Hug — We have many Jez Alborough books in our house, including this adorable one about a little chimp who just wants a hug.

Also published by Candlewick Press:
Maisy — Lucy Cousins’ vibrant illustrations throughout the Maisy series will always brighten my day (and the short text is a nice little bonus!)
Yummy – There are more great illustrations by Lucy Cousins in this retelling of 8 fairy tales. I think this book is more suitable for a school-age reader, however…Cole enjoyed it when I read it to him just yesterday.
Charlie & Lola – Lola makes me laugh! I love these siblings and Lauren Child, the illustrator/author of this series.
Kate DiCamillo – Candlewick also has a great young adult section, including many favorites by this great writer.

I bet you can just about guess how I feel about this weather…3 snow days just this week!