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New Kids' Books For February: What To Read Next

February Books

  First Posted: 02/18/2012 11:44 pm Updated: 02/18/2012 11:44 pm

By Regan McMahon

Finding the right book for your kid can be a challenge. But if you guess right and keep new ones coming, you may be on your way to raising a lifelong reader.

Every month we highlight a few books for different ages -- some exceptional titles that could be the perfect thing to perk your kid's interest, get your reader hooked on a new author, or rediscover an old favorite. Here are our picks for February:

"A Giant Crush" By Gennifer Choldenko
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Putnam Juvenile | $11.55 |

For kids 5 to 8, there's A Giant Crush by Gennifer Choldenko, author of the Newbery Honor Book Al Capone Does My Shirts. This charming Valentine's Day-themed picture book features a very tall bunny who fears the girl bunny he likes doesn't like him because he's too "giant." But he secretly prepares a Valentine for her, and, with his friend's encouragement, finally approaches her. More than just a holiday book, it captures the angst and anxiety of a grade-school crush and underscores the value of a supportive friend.