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.
by Eliza Willard
Annabel is thrilled when she finds a red carnation at her locker on Valentine’s Day. After all, the rules at her school are you give pink carnations to your friends and a red carnation to your crush. What could be simpler, right? Yes, there was no doubt about it — somebody wanted her to be his Valentine. But when it turns out that her lovely red flower is from her best guy friend, Sam, things get really messy — and fast! Soon Annabel’s perfect Valentine’s Day is turning into a perfect disaster, and her and Sam’s friendship could be in serious jeopardy. Who knew a little red carnation could make life so complicated?