ALTHOUGH VALENTINE’S DAY IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH TEENAGERS AND ADULTS BECAUSE OF ITS ROMANTIC THEMES, IT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT A HOLIDAY TO CHILDREN. GRADE SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR HIGHS WILL OFTEN HAVE LITTLE PARTIES TO CELEBRATE FEBRUARY 14 AND ENCOURAGE THEIR STUDENTS TO MAKE CARDS FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CLASSMATES AND EVEN FIRST CRUSHES. WITH THIS IN MIND, WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 ARE DEDICATING THIS MONTH’S SCHOOL LIBRARY TO VALENTINE-THEMED BOOKS FOR CHILDREN FROM SCHOLASTIC.
“CUPID DOESN’T FLIP HAMBURGERS”
by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thonton Jones
Eddie knows there are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. Most kids, for example, believe his teacher, Mrs. Jeepers, is really a vampire because of her Transylvania accent and flashing green eyes. Yes, strangeness is nothing new for Eddie, but still could the new cook in the school cafeteria really be Cupid? Not only does she make heart shaped burgers, but also the third graders from Bailey School go wild with lovesickness shortly after she distributes a special batch of Valentine cookies. It all looks pretty suspicious, and so Eddie vows to find out if the school’s new cook has been secretly cooking up love potions for lunch.