Welcome to Valentine Hills Library

Create a joyful reading experience for your child

A child who wants to read will read often

A child who reads often will become a stronger reader

...and develop a life-long love of reading


Tips for reading together: 

·        Pick a quiet place to read where you can focus without interruptions

·        Take turns reading each book aloud.  Switch back and forth after each page or sentence.

·        Go back through the book to answer questions.  Listen and share ideas with each other.

2018-2019 Star of the North Nominees

·        After the Fall by Dan Santat

·        Alfie by Thyra Heder

·        Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

·        A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui

·        Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

·        Give Me Back My Book!  by Travis Foster and Ethan Long

·        Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

·        The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Adam Rex

·        May Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Dow Phumruk

·        The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Frank Morrison

2018-2019 Maud Hart Lovelace Nominees

Division I - grades 3-5

·        The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman

·        Creshaw by Katherine Applegate

·        Enchanted Files; Cursed by Bruce Coville

·        Fish in a Tree by Louis Sachar

·        The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

·        Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre

·        Soar by Joan Bauer

·        The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett

·        Webster; Tale of An Outlaw by Ellen Emerson White

     The Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Book Awards are Children's Choice Book Awards 

     and are facilitated by the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA) organization


For Library questions, please contact;

Barb Walberg 
Library Paraprofessional

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~Cicero

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