Celebrating The Month of Love- HFM Book Bites

Valerie Koehler, the owner of the Blue Willow Bookshops, shares some of her favorite Valentine inspired books for the month of February.

If you’re in the Memorial area of Houston and looking for a quaint little bookshop to take the kids or even just browse the shelves yourself head on over to  Blue Willow Bookshop at 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 or visit online at www.BlueWillowBookshops.com.

XO, OX- A Love Story

by Adam Rex

Adam Rex’s hilarious letters between a hopelessly romantic ox and a conceited, beautiful gazelle are paired with Scott Campbell’s joyful illustrations in this romance for the ages.

I Love you, Baby Burrito

by Angela Dominguez

A beautiful picture book celebrating the act of swaddling a newborn into a baby burrito.  It’s perfect for big brothers and sisters.

My Baby Loves Valentine’s Day

by Jabari Isam

Celebrate all the lovely things that Baby discovers about Valentine’s Day in this sweet board book.

The Valentine is Missing

by Anne Passcher

In this sturdy novelty board book, the teacher’s valentine goes missing in a very sweet Valentine’s Day mystery. Where did it go?   

Ways To Make Sunshine

by Renee Watson

The Hart family of Portland, Oregon, faces many setbacks after Ryan’s father loses his job, but no matter what the problems, Ryan tries to bring sunshine to her loved ones.  


by Katherine Applegate

An oak tree and a crow help their neighbors embrace their differences in this beautiful, nuanced middle-grade novel that features the love of a community.

Super Fake Love Song

by David Yoon

Cirrus mistakenly assumes Sunny is the lead in a rock band, and Sunny leads her on until the lies threaten their relationship.

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community

by Lady GaGa

The author ‘s mission is to show how the quiet power of kindness can change the way we view one another, our communities, and even ourselves