YABC’s Valentine’s Giveaway 2024 (Kids -Part 2) ~ US ONLY

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Themes include: Love of Family, Self, Friendship




Title: CUPIG
Author: Claire Tattersfield
Illustrator: Rob Sayegh Jr.
Release Date: November 21, 2023
Publisher: Flamingo Books

A comically mismatched Valentine’s Day picture book with a clever and hilarious take on
Cupid. Introducing Cupig the Valentine’s Day pig!
Cupig absolutely loves Valentine’s Day. Every year she enjoys spreading love and cheer to every
creature, far and near. But when a storm blows through and sends her arrows off course, Cupig
accidentally puts arrows in hearts that don’t need to be mended. Peanut Butter has stopped
loving Jelly! Salt and Pepper have broken up! Needle and Thread are falling apart at the seams!
Will Cupig ever fix her mistakes and get these classic pairs back together again?
With clever rhyming text and comically expressive art, Cupig is sure to be a Valentine’s Day
classic for years to come! The perfect Valentine’s Day gift and for fans of Little Blue Truck’s
Valentine, How to Catch a Loveosaurus, and Love from the Crayons!

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Author: J.E. Morris

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

Release Date: December 26, 2023

Flubby, the cute but aloof cat, is not a fan of Valentine’s Day!

Kami wants to give Flubby a gift for Valentine’s Day. But cats can’t read cards, and flowers make Flubby sneeze! Can Kami find the perfect present for her pal?

The charming illustrations, simple text, and comic-like panels by J. E. Morris, author-illustrator of the Maud the Koala books, make this a unique format with a narrative style perfect for storytime and progressing readers.

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Title: Will You Be My Friend?

Author: Sam McBratney, illus. Anita Jeram

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Release Date: September 2023

From legendary author and illustrator duo Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram comes the delightful sequel to the heartwarming picture book classic Guess How Much I Love You.

Little Nutbrown Hare is out exploring on his own. Off he hops along the path and through the grass until he reaches Cloudy Mountain, where something extraordinary happens: he discovers a new friend! Now the fun can really begin.Twenty-five years after we met the Nutbrown Hares, this enchanting new tale about friendship is bound to capture the hearts of Guess How Much I Love You fans—and everyone else—the world over.

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Title: Eleven Words for Love

Author:  Randa Abdel-Fattah, illus. Maxine Beneba Clarke

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Release Date: November 2023

A family has fled their homeland in search of safety in another country, carrying a single suitcase. As their journey unfolds, the oldest child reflects on the special contents of that suitcase: photo albums that evoke eleven of many names for love in Arabic. From sunshine-warm friendship to the love that dissolves all tears; from the love that makes you swoon to the love that leaves you yearning for the heart’s homeland—her family has experienced it all. Illustrated in vibrant watercolor pencil and collage on textured card stock, this moving scrapbook shows a family embracing an unknown future even as they honor the past, casting immigration and the refugee experience in the light of universal human connection.

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Title: Vlad the Fabulous Vampire

Author: Flavia Z. Drago

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Release Date: September 2023

From the acclaimed author-illustrator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost comes a charmingly spooky celebration of difference sure to resonate with parents and children alike.

Vlad is a vampire with the misfortune of having rosy cheeks that—gasp!—make him look abysmally alive. But being the fabulous vampire that he is (and hoping to avoid rejection), he hides his rosy complexion behind elaborate vampire outfits in traditional black. That is, until he finds out that his best friend has a pink secret of her own . . . With signature flair, Flavia Z. Drago offers a story about being yourself and finding your community, strikingly illustrated in a distinctive, detailed art style influenced by her Mexican heritage.

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Title: All About the Heart

Author: Remi Kowalski

Publisher: Berbay Publishing

Release Date: September 12, 2023

Does your heart really stop when you sneeze? Can it break? How does our heart compare to the heart of other creatures? Curious kids will find the answers to these questions and more in All About the Heart by leading pediatric cardiologist Dr Remi Kowalski.

The first book in a nonfiction series Berbay is launching, authored my pediatric medical experts in their fields. Presented in a kid-friendly, exciting way, these illustrated books – which can be read cover to cover – are designed to help kids better understand the way their bodies work and appreciate how incredible they are.

“A superb way to showcase the circulatory system, All About the Heart will be enjoyed by curious children.” Books + Publishing

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Title: Valentine’s Guest House

Author: Sam Sharland

Publisher: Child’s Play International

Release Date: August 1, 2022

When a tiger comes to stay at Valentine’s guest house, the human visitors all check out in a rush. Luckily, the hotel soon starts to fill again – but with a very different collection of residents, all with new and differing needs. Elsie and Valentine make lots of changes to accommodate the new guests, and a very popular, accessible and unusual guest house results! A beautiful debut picture book about diversity, inclusivity and empowerment.

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Title: Gory Rory Fangface Needs a Kiss

Author: Ziggy Hanaor

Publisher: Cicada Books

Release Date: November 14, 2023

From acclaimed author Ziggy Hanaor (Alte Zachen, Alex and Alex and The Pocket Chaotic) comes this heartwarming story about the power of affection to lighten up even the darkest of days.

Gory Rory Fangface is having a terrible day and everything is going wrong. First, he ran out of cereal and then his favourite jumper was in the wash and then it rained on the way to school. Does Gory Rory need a kiss? No, he most certainly DOESN’T.

The day gets progressively worse; he’s forgotten his homework, it’s egg salad for lunch, and then mum is late for pick-up. A kiss perhaps? NO WAY.

On the way home it rains again, there’s homework to finish and the internet is down. Gory Rory has reached the end of his tether – it really has been the WORST DAY EVER. But sometimes… just sometimes… when you really really need them… kisses can make it all better.

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Title: Niitu and Chips

Author: Babah Kalluk

Publisher: Inhabit Media

Release Date: April 4, 2023

Niitu’s best friend is Chips. It doesn’t matter that Niitu is a kid and Chips is a seal, they spend every moment they can together. When Niitu and Chips head out for a day at the lake, being a seal ends up coming in very handy at the fishing hole!

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Title: We Love You as Much as Fox Loves It’s Tail

Author: Masiana Kelly

Publisher: Inhabit Media

Release Date: October 10, 2023

“We’ll love you as much as the narwhal loves its tusk.

We’ll love you as much as the seal loves its musk.

Little One, our new baby,

Welcome to our family.”

This loving bedtime poem shares all the ways in which a family will welcome their long-awaited new member. Sharing love as deep as the beluga dives and as warm as the shaggy hair of the muskox, this poem envelopes a new baby in the embrace of their new home in all its forms–the Arctic landscape and the welcoming arms of family.

Written by Inuk/Dene writer Masiana Kelly, and illustrated with warmth and softness by Tamara Campeau, this sweet and simple narrative celebrates the beauty of creating a family and the unbounding love waiting to be shared with a new little soul.

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Title: My Big Fantastic Family

Author: Adam Guillain

Publisher: Nosy Crow

Release Date: December 5, 2023

This funny and reassuring celebration of non-nuclear families will help children to understand that they will always be loved–even if parents separate or divorce.

When Dad says that he’s moving out, Lily-May feels all upside-down inside. But now Dad comes on Sundays, and they ride their bikes really fast and make secret dens together. Lily-May plays more just with Mom now, too–and when Mom’s new partner Peter comes over, they play pirate ships! Sometimes, there are tricky moments–Lily-May hates it when Mum has to work late–but a birthday party with Lily-May’s big fantastic family helps her realize just how many people love her.

Beautifully written in rhyme by the award-winning authors of the bestselling George’s Amazing Adventures series, this uplifting story with a diverse cast of characters embraces all the positive aspects of becoming part of a blended family after a divorce or separation.

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Title: Walter Finds His Voice

Author: Anna Kim Ha

Publisher: Red Comet Press

Release Date: May 2, 2023

Meet Walter, a painfully shy crocodile who takes his time to find his voice. The perfect story to inspire little introverts.

Unlike most crocodiles, Walter lives in the swamp and hides below the surface from all the noisy animals, until one day, he sees a friend being mistreated. He gathers all his courage and uses his size and voice in defense of his friend. Walter, finally finds his voice. This sweet tale shows how each of us needs to take our own time to find our voice and place in the world. Walter may not be the bravest of crocodiles, but he learns to speak up when it matters most and his friends respect him all the more for that.

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Title: Love is the Little Things

Author: Stella J. Jones

Publisher: Tiger Tales

Release Date: November 7, 2023

This sweet story of the friendship between a child and a bear is a celebration of all the ways we show our love to the important people in our lives.

This sweet story of the friendship between a child and a bear is a celebration of all the ways we show our love to the important people in our lives. A heartfelt gesture that’s as simple as a hug, a smile, or a helping hand conveys deep feelings of love and appreciation that words might not be able to show. In this story, a child and a bear are best friends; and even though one is big and the other is small, they find common ground as they play, sing, wish each other good night, and apologize after they have an argument. The little things they do together and for each other make up the meaningful friendship they share.

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Title: I Love You to the Moon and Back All Year Long

Author: Amelia Hepworth

Publisher: Tiger Tales

Release Date: November 7, 2023

In this follow-up to the best-selling I Love You to the Moon and Back, a bear and cub experience the seasons and celebrate their love that stays strong all year long.

This sweet story that follows on the best-selling I Love You to the Moon and Back is a warm celebration of the love between parent and child. In spring, the cub marvels at the way the new plants grow; summer brings hot days of playing under the sun; in fall, the two crunch in leaves that have fallen from the trees; and when winter comes around again, the snowflakes cheer the winter skies as they fall asleep beneath the Moon’s light. This is the perfect book to share with a little one at bedtime.

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Title: Little Hearts

Author: Charles Ghigna

Publisher: Red Comet Press

Release Date: November 15, 2022

Four animal friends discover the many “little hearts” that can be found in nature.

The world is full of little hearts.
Each one a sign of love.
Some are found upon the ground.
Some are up above.

Join a group of animal friends as they explore and discover the many “little hearts” that are found in nature. This gentle introduction to the world of nature for young children, written in rhyming stanzas by Charles Ghigna, is based around a theme that is sure to be popular for Valentine’s Day celebrations, but also at any time of the year. It reminds us to take our time and appreciate our surroundings and the beauty of nature. Accompanied by Jacqueline East’s charming illustrations, this book is a perfect way to inspire curiosity and foster an early appreciation of our natural world.

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6 thoughts on “YABC’s Valentine’s Giveaway 2024 (Kids -Part 2) ~ US ONLY”

  1. Acongdon85 says:

    A lot of great books to check out.

  2. BiancaBailey says:

    Wow this looks amazing. Thank you for the opportunity. Would love to read all these to my sweet kids. Xo

  3. Books look great! Hope we win!

  4. These are all fun Valentine’s books.

  5. lseewaldt says:

    All of these look wonderful!

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