From award-winning author Stacy McAnulty comes a sweet story about love and what it’s really all about.

What is love? Can you only express it in fancy meals, greeting cards, and heart-shaped chocolates? Kids will find love everywhere in this delightful book. It can be found in everyday moments such as baking cookies with grandma, notes from Mom in your lunchbox, or a family singing together on a car trip, and it isn’t always what you expect!

With delightful illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff and sweetly simple prose by award-winning author Stacy McAnulty, thisis the perfect book to teach children what love means, why it’s important, and how they can spread the love in their daily lives.


Indeed, the message that comes through loudest of all is that love is simple and can be symbolized by the smallest things.... Perfect for balancing the commercialism of Valentine's Day.—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
This uplifting book looks at the myriad ways that love is expressed and shared in a child's world.—School Library Journal
"[T]his book abounds with genuine human connection expressed in simple ways.... This perceptive blend of words and pictures works its own loving magic and makes the book a pleasure to share."—Spirituality & Practice
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Meet The Author: Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty is the author of dozens of books for children, including the lauded middle-grade novels The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl and The World Ends in April (Random House: 2018, 2019). She is also the author of the popular nonfiction picture book series, Our Universe (Macmillan: 2017, cont.), which includes: Earth! My First 4.54 Billion YearsSun! One in a BillionMoon! Earth’s Best FriendOcean! Waves for All, and Mars! Visitors Wanted. Nearly all of her books have been JLG selections. Stacy is a mechanical-engineer-turned-author with a special affinity for making complex science entertaining and mainstream. When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes, and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 husband.

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