Valentines, fairies, and hockey

The Biggest Valentine Ever
Steven Kroll
Illustrated by Jeni Bassett
Scholastic, Inc.
$3.99 H Ages 3-5

Valentine's Day provides the perfect opportunity to express our admiration for others and to teach the youngest children what it means to be caring and respectful. This wonderful book speaks artfully about love and cooperation, telling the story of two friends who struggle to make the ideal Valentine's Day card for their favorite teacher.

Taylor-Made Tales #1:
The Dog's Secret
Ellen Miles
Scholastic, Inc.
$4.99 H Ages 7-10

There's something about chapter-book series that draw in children and keep them anticipating the next addition. The Taylor-Made Tales is the newest early-chapter-book series, offering both the perfect read-aloud option for parents and classic storytelling for independent readers. Humor, intrigue, and adventure will keep your child coming back for more.

The Trouble with Tink
Vidia and the Fairy Crown
Beck and the Great Berry Battle
Lily's Pesky Plant
Random House Children's Books
$5.99 H Ages 7-10

Tinker Bell fans celebrate! Random House Children's Books has recently released a new book series based on the new Disney Fairies franchise. Geared toward younger readers (ages 7-10), these beginning chapter books feature beautiful full-color illustrations inspired by Disney characters. The stories are remarkably vivid, inspirational, and filled with excitement. These books follow the characters introduced in Gail Carson Levine's New York Times bestseller Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, inspired by the world of Peter Pan's Neverland.

Open Ice
Pat Hughes
$15.95 H Ages 12 and up

Injured by an illegal hit during a hockey game, 16-year-old Nick Taglio is forced to evaluate the important people and events in his life. Gripping firsthand descriptions of the young man's struggles and his ultimate &#8220love of the game” create a page-turning gem for boys and girls alike. Pat Hughes has also written historical novels for this age group. Guerrilla Season is set during the Civil War. The Breaker Boys follows Nate, the son of mine owners in late 19th-century Pennsylvania, as he befriends young immigrant miners.