Ruby Valentine Saves the Day

From the Series Ruby Valentine

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

It’s Valentine’s Day and Ruby won’t let anything spoil the celebration! In this follow-up to the popular Love, Ruby Valentine, Ruby’s favorite day of the year rolls around again, and she and Lovebird work feverishly to plan the perfect party for everyone in Heartland. But when Valentine’s Day arrives, an unexpected snowstorm threatens to ruin all of Ruby’s plans. Will Ruby find a way to save the day, or will everyone in Heartland have to wait until next year to celebrate?

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.2
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017070, JUV039060, JUV039140
Dewey E
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 139012
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed



“The story is as warm as the fire over which people are roasting marshmallows at the book’s conclusion. Avril’s ink-and-and-watercolor pictures, highlighted with pinks and reds, go for both tenderness and giggles and get readers into the spirit of this special day.” —Booklist

Publishers Weekly

“[Ruby’s] enthusiasm and generosity are infectious.” —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Splattered with pink and hearts, the cartoon art is joyful and energetic while the landscapes have a Seuss-like quality. . . . This good-natured story shows what really matters during holidays: spending time with people you love.” —School Library Journal

Author: Laurie Friedman

Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.

Illustrator: Lynne Avril

Lynne Avril grew up in Montana, but she has lived in Arizona for a long time. Lynne knew she would always be an artist, but when she was younger her other passion was for horses. As an adult, her other passion is playing the bass in blues bands. Lynne received a BA in Art from the University of Montana in Missoula, got married, has two grown children, and likes to spend as much time as possible in Paris, France.