"Valentine's Day and reading might not be an obvious connection, but tailoring a child's reading to the big events that are already occurring in their lives is one of most effective and fun ways to increase their enthusiasm about literacy," said Erin Jackman, director of the Brooke Jackman Foundation in New York.
"For Valentine's Day, tap into children's eagerness to swap heart-shaped cards with their classmates by introducing them to a book based on the holiday."
Just what are some of the best books to get children clamoring to read on this amorous holiday? Spanning from the silly to the sentimental, below are the Top 10 Valentine's Day Children Books selected by the Brooke Jackman Foundation:
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
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The Brooke Jackman Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy for at-risk children in the greater New York area. Since its inception in 2001, it has donated over 100,000 books to the children through the Foundation and has established four libraries throughout the city, as well as numerous after-school and family literacy programs.