During Valentines month, make reading a Valentine experience. Cut out or decorate a supply of Valentine-themed bookmarks for your family. Give "Reading Valentines" to each other by marking pages you think a specific family member would enjoy or laugh about. Write a "to" and "from" message on the Reading Valentine markers and leave the books out for your "Reading Valentine" to find and read. (Suggest this idea to your child's teacher or school librarian, as well!)
Family History, Family Legacies
The love and guidance you receive from parents and grandparents have profound effects for the rest of your life, no matter whether the bond is biological or not. These books explore family history and heritage, as well as the complex interaction of genetic inheritance and the environment in which you grow up. Both “nature” and “nurture” have an impact on the way you turn out, and who is to say which is most powerful? Enjoy reading these delightful fiction and non-fiction tales that focus on family history from many angles.