This would be such an awesome lesson! Around valentines day, have students pick out a blind date with a book and then present their blind date to the class on Valentines Day! Still celebrating, but also learning. *UPDATE* Actually did this with my 7th grade students this last semester and they had a BLAST! What a great way to get students reading!
Cool display for the bulletin board! (I think I would cut hand shapes out of the pages of worn-out & weeded favorite picture books. A little tribute to those much-loved books that I have to delete but hate actually tossing out!)