Nicola’s Books: February’s Recommended Reads for Kids

Books Hand Picked, Locally, for Your Kids in the Month of Love

Nicola’s Books will be featuring their staff’s monthly picks for children’s books of all ages. All of February’s list, in some way, features love! All the many different kinds of love. Love of self, love of friends, love of family, love of adventure, and love of place, for young readers of all ages. 

Books always make wonderful gifts and can be a great way to show you care this Valentine’s Day.  Purchase links can be found within the book titles. 


Title: The Love Letter

Type:  Picture Book

Description: Friendship can bring such special love and happiness. This heartwarming picture book is a testament to the positive effect a few kind words can have on our friends and family. 

-Meagen


Title:  The Me I Choose to Be

Type:  Picture Book

Description:  Poetic affirmations of confidence coupled with exquisitely beautiful photography make this an outstanding picture book for everyone.  -Linda


Title: I’m Growing Great 

Type: Picture Book

Description:  The illustrations make this book a favorite. Gorgeous images of diverse girls with garden-themed positive affirmations.

-Christina


Title: Eyes That Speak to the Stars 

Type: Picture Book

Description: A visually beautiful book that touches on hard topics but also reminds us of our connectedness to generations before us. The relationship between brothers warmed my heart. Although we may be different, we are all beautiful.

-Christina


Title: Just Harriet 

Type: Intermediate Reader

Description:  A fun middle-grade book about 4th grade Harriet whose parents are expecting her first sibling. While her Mom is on bed rest, Harriet must stay with her grandmother … who lives on a fun island reached by ferry and runs a bed and breakfast. To say Harriet is not pleased is an understatement. Adventure, self discovery and summer fun ensue.

-Christina  


Title: Northwind

Type: Intermediate Reader

Description:  Gary Paulsen’s final novel. A survival story set in Norway featuring Leif, a very resilient twelve year old. Bears, whales, a plague … all the makings of a great adventure story with Paulsen’s brilliant ability to capture both nature’s beauty and danger. 

-Christina


Title: I Must Betray You

Type: Young Adult

Description:  Captivating and engrossing historical fiction with Christian, an endearing and rebellious teen, as protagonist. Set in Romania in 1989, the short chapters read so quickly that the book flys by. I couldn’t stop reading!

-Christina