Author Conrad J. Storad recommends Love, Ruby Valentine, written by Laurie Friedman and illustrated by Lynn Avril Cravath. “What is NOT to love about Love, Ruby Valentine? I’ve been a huge fan of Lynn Avril’s illustration work for years. She is spot on bringing Ruby Valentine to life on the pages for Laurie Friedman’s totally lovable story. What a team! My grandchildren fell in love with this story the first time it was read to them. The story keeps getting read over and over, and not just around Valentine’s Day.”
Love, Ruby Valentine (Carolrhoda Books, 2006) is recommended for ages 3-7.
Be sure to check out Gator, Gator, Second Grader (Classroom Pet…Or Not?), written by Conrad J. Storad and illustrated by Alex Lopez (Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications, Inc.; 2014); Rattlesnake Rules, written by Conrad J. Storad and illustrated by Nathaniel Jensen (Little Five Star, 2012); and Arizona Way Out West & Wacky: Awesome Activities, Humorous History and Fun Facts, written by Conrad J. Storad and Lynda Exley, illustrated by Michael Hagelbery (Little Five Star, 2012).