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love tweetHappy (almost) Valentine’s Day! What might characters of children’s and YA lit tweet to their valentines? We’ve got some ideas! See if you can guess who’s tweeting to whom — and feel free to add your own sweet kidlit tweets in the comments.

@CuriousCJ: @LstStopMktSt You’re first stop in my heart

@LookaRainbow: @FrazzledMama I’ll wait for you

@ToysStayIn: @ZenElephant Still waiting!

@MousePal1: @MousePal2 2 good 2 be 4gotten

@Unimaginary: @CaldWinner15 BEEkle mine!

@3Sisters: @InAlabama Crazy for you

@HarryColebourn: @PoohBear So glad I found you

@ShabbosGoy: @JDate I’ve got shiksappeal!

@Asteroid: @RainbowBite You rock! And roll!

@DtGordon: @OfficerBuffy Happy Valentine’s Day to my partner in crime(fighting)!

@Ling: We’re not exactly the same, @Ting, but I hope we’ll be together in all weather anyway

@DotBunny: @WolfieBunny, wait to hand out your valentines until I’m with you! It’s dangerous out there, but I got your back

@Elephant: @Piggie, you’re my dream pig

@JustTheFactsJackson: @Crenshaw, you’re everything I’ve imagined

@MrFancyPants: I can’t get you out of my head, @Skunk. Or my nose

@StanleyDog: @PinkPoodle It’s early in the evening & I sit here & I tweet / of all-too-distant puppy love / of someone really sweet

@ALAYMA16: We couldn’t be Wilder over you, @JerryPinkney

@Vampossible: @ChosenOne I’m so glad #snowbaz is canon! <3

Read character-to-character love notes from last year and 2014. For more Valentine’s Day–related fun, see

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  1. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:

    Here are the answers!

    @CuriousCJ: @LstStopMktSt You’re first stop in my heart
    CJ to the soup kitchen, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Christian Robinson

    @LookaRainbow: @FrazzledMama I’ll wait for you
    child to mother, Wait by Antoinette Portis

    @ToysStayIn: @ZenElephant Still waiting!
    owl, pig, bear, puppy, and rabbit toys to the elephant, Waiting by Kevin Henkes

    @MousePal1: @MousePal2 2 good 2 be 4gotten
    plain mouse to spotted mouse, Two Mice by Sergio Ruzzier

    @Unimaginary: @CaldWinner15 BEEkle mine!
    Beekle to author Dan Santat, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

    @3Sisters: @InAlabama Crazy for you
    Sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern to relatives Big Ma and Ma Charles, Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

    @HarryColebourn: @PoohBear So glad I found you
    veterinarian Harry Colebourn to Winnie the bear, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the 
World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick; 
illus. by Sophie Blackall

    @ShabbosGoy: @JDate I’ve got shiksappeal!
    Joan to dating site JDate.com, The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

    @Asteroid: @RainbowBite You rock! And roll!
    Astrid to roller derby mentor Rainbow Bite, Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

    @DtGordon: @OfficerBuffy Happy Valentine’s Day to my partner in crime(fighting)!
    Detective Gordon to Policewoman Buffy, Detective Gordon series by Ulf Nilsson; illus. by Gitte Spee

    @Ling: We’re not exactly the same, @Ting, but I hope we’ll be together in all weather anyway
    Ling to identical twin Ting, Ling & Ting series by Grace Lin (specifically Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather)

    @DotBunny: @WolfieBunny, wait to hand out your valentines until I’m with you! It’s dangerous out there, but I got your back
    Big sis Dot to little bro Wolfie, Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Zachariah OHora

    @Elephant: @Piggie, you’re my dream pig
    Gerald to Piggie, Elephant & Piggie series by Mo Willems (specifically I Will Take a Nap!)

    @JustTheFactsJackson: @Crenshaw, you’re everything I’ve imagined
    Jackson to imaginary friend Crenshaw, Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

    @MrFancyPants: I can’t get you out of my head, @Skunk. Or my nose
    sharp-dressed narrator to skunk, The Skunk by Mac Barnett, illus. by Patrick McDonnell

    @StanleyDog: @PinkPoodle It’s early in the evening & I sit here & I tweet / of all-too-distant puppy love / of someone really sweet
    Stanley the beagle to moon poodle, It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee

    @ALAYMA16: We couldn’t be Wilder over you, @JerryPinkney
    2016 ALA Laura Ingalls Wilder Award committee to winner Jerry Pinkney

    @Vampossible: @ChosenOne I’m so glad #snowbaz is canon! <3
    Baz Pitch to boyfriend Simon Snow, Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell

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