14 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

14 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

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Winter is long, so I love to get festive and celebrate all the holidays of the season, including Valentine’s Day. I usually get a bunch of Valentine’s themed books from the library and sometimes give the kids a new one to add to our collection. We’ve got more than a few favorites, so I’m sharing my list of Valentine’s Day books for kids with you all so that you can find a fun book to share with your children.

Valentine’s Day Books for Toddlers

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff is a sweet little book featuring Mouse from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” If your little one loves that title, he or she will love this book, too.
  2. Tucker’s Valentine by Lisa McGuirk is so silly that your kids are gonna love it, especially if they love puppies like mine do.
  3. Counting Kisses by Karen Katz is a fun, interactive book that we loved reading with our sons when they were little.  While it’s technically not a Valentine’s Day book, it is about love and kisses.
  4. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney is also technically not a Valentine’s Day book, but it is a sweet book about parental love, so I’m including it.
  5. Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney features another favorite for little ones, Llama from the Llama Llama series of books.  Like the other Llama Llama books, it features some great rhyming, which makes it fun to read aloud.
  6. Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day by Norman Bridwell is a cute little book for all the Clifford and dog-loving kids out there.
  7. Where is Baby’s Valentine? by Karen Katz is a super fun lift-the-flap book that little kids will love reading with you.

Valentine’s Day Books for Preschool & Elementary Kids

  1. The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting is a classic from my stash of childhood books. My sons love the sweet silliness of the two bears celebrating their first Valentine’s Day. We pull this one out every year.
  2. Mouse and Mole: Secret Valentine by Wong Herbert Yee is a book my son loved especially when he was little.  It’s like a little compilation of four shorter stories and is very good for readers who are just beginning to get ready for short chapter books.
  3. The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond is a great book to teach about thoughtfulness.
  4. Olivia and the Perfect Valentine by Natalie Shaw is a lot of fun, especially for kids who love the Olivia books.  My older son likes Olivia, mostly because I think he relates to having a younger brother just like her.
  5. God Gave Us Love by Lisa T. Bergren is a book we absolutely adore. Bergren has a whole series of books featuring these same polar bears and I love her gentle explanations of love and life.
  6. Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George by N. DiAngelo is a fun read that I think younger and older kids love to read. Both my sons still like reading about George and all the trouble that he gets into.
  7. Love Monster by Rachel Bright is a little more for preschoolers than older kids, but I absolutely adore the message it shares about love.

About the author

Cat is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom to 2 little blue-eyed boys. When not busy chasing them around she enjoys traveling, sewing, cooking, and blogging. As self-described "jack of all trades, master of none" she enjoys trying all kinds of projects and sharing them on her blog Mary Martha Mama. Through it all she hopes to inspire and encourage others try new things, especially if it involves a glue gun or a sewing machine.

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