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.
“GERONIMO’S VALENTINE” by Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stilton thought he was going to share Valentine’s Day with the beautiful and charming TV reporter Petunia Pretty Paws. He’s rented a tux and a posh new cheese-colored convertible, hoping to impress his crush and ask her to be his Valentine. Things don’t go as planned, however, when his private investigator friend, Hercule Poirat, tells him that the most beloved, romantic and famous painting in New Mouse City has been stolen. Now, Geronimo must use all of his wits to help solve the mystery and recover the stolen art treasure (and maybe win over Petunia at the same time).