Building Blocks of Love


Love by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long
(2 – 6 years)

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that’s soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

Love Grows Everywhere

Love Grows Everywhere
by Barry Timms, illustrated by Tisha Lee (4 – 7 years)

This warmly-told story teaches us that love really does grow everywhere, in all shapes and sizes to make a brighter world.

Love by Leo F. Buscaglia

Love by Leo F. Buscaglia

This book is about love. What it is and what it isn’t. It is about you—and about everybody who has ever reached out to touch the heart of another. Among many other lessons of the heart, love is open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

My Heart

My Heart by Corinna Luyken
(2 – 11 years)

My heart is a window. My heart is a slide. My heart can be closed… or opened up wide. Some days your heart is a fence to keep the world out. But some days it is wide open to the love that surrounds you. With lyrical text and breathtaking art, My Heart empowers all readers to listen to the guide within in this ode to love and self-acceptance.

The Love Letter

The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
(4 – 8 years)

Fall in love with this endearing and adorable picture book that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place.

Love Walked among Us

Love Walked Among Us: Learning to Love Like Jesus by Paul Miller

His name is recognized the world over. But how many of us fully understand what He was like as a person? Honest, powerful, humble, full of mercy and light―Jesus was love personified, the full potential of what we were intended to be. Anyone who wants to grow in his or her relationship with God and other people will profit from this book.

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