Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating a significant other, it can also be a special season to share some sweet moments with all the people we love, especially our children! We get excited about Valentine’s Day around here. Don’t believe me? Check out this Huge List of Valentine’s Day Ideas, Printables and Activities that we recently published! Of course, as homeschooling moms, we think one of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by snuggling up with our kids and enjoying some heart-warming reads. Today, we’re sharing 30 books to share with your little sweethearts, around February 14th or anytime of year! Below, you’ll find a complete list of books (with links to purchase each one) followed by a free, downloadable calendar containing all of these books that you can print and use to guide your reading! These are all picture-books that are especially well suited to read aloud with toddlers through mid-elementary aged students. We hope you enjoy them!
This sweet picture book is perfect for young children and tells the story of a bunny who searches all throughout the forest for the perfect gift to say, “I love you.”
This board book is the perfect introduction to the topic of Valentine’s Day and to the fantastic “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. . .” series for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
This Valentine’s Day book is perfect for young kids who like to get crafty. It tells about a girl who decides to make some creative valentines.
How do you make the best, biggest valentine ever? In this story, it’s all about teamwork! Young readers will also like the foil stickers that are included in this cute book (and could be used in creating their own valentines).
The Pinkalicious books are great early readers, and this one is all about creating that perfect Valentine’s Day card! Your 4 or 5 year old will love this one!
How do slugs show their affection? Read all about it in this sappy and slimy tale that will appeal to boys and girls alike.
This cute book shows how different animals show affection for one another.
Join the adorable cat, Splat, on his question to express his feelings for his Valentine’s crush, Kitten.
This sweet homage to love and affection has received rave reviews from people of all ages, but it’s definitely accessible and meaningful for kids, too!
Everything about this adorable pop-up book is fun for young kids– it even looks like a Valentine’s Day box of chocolates!
Dinosaur-loving early readers will especially love this book!
Tear-jerker alert! This one is about the invisible (but strong) thread that connects people who love one another.
Do you have a kid who’s more into Halloween more than hearts? He or she might get a kick out of this funny and fun picture book.
This one is all about spreading positivity, with whatever and whomever you encouter!
This children’s book contains some valuable lessons about the importance of being kind and thoughtful.
This book is part of the much loved Froggy series and chronicles Froggy as he experiences his first big crush.
This rhyming book is perfect for toddlers or young children who love animals.
This book has a lot of heart as it tells about the effect a simple expression of love (a valentine) has on a lonely elderly man.
Looking for a little bit of historical info to share with your child about Valentine’s Day? This picture book tells about the start of Valentine’s Day in a way that’s easy for kids to understand.
This one is a touching Valentine’s story about the love of family.
This book about a little girl who loves Valentine’s Day is a good reminder that showing love all times of the year – not just on February 14th- is a great thing!
This one is a Level 1 reader, so it’s a great Valentine’s gift for children who are just starting to read on their own!
This book is beautifully illustrated with watercolor paintings and portrays the special bond between grandmothers, mothers and granddaughters.
Follow along with a puppy named Olive as she discovered what it means to give all of your love!
Written by the acclaimed children’s story teller, Eric Carle, this book expresses how even (especially) the grumpiest among us need love.
This monster-inspired Valentine’s Day tale is funny and beautifully illustrated.
This beautiful book is about the unconditional love that a mother bear feels for her cub.
This book reveals why no one should be alone. Life is always sweeter with friends!
This book has an important Valentine’s Day lesson: chocolates are sweet, but sharing them might just be even sweeter!
This book is great for dinosaur-loving kiddos and shows that parents love their children all the time…even when their behavior is a little wild!
We hope you found some books that you are excited to read with your children for Valentine’s Day this year! Since love is always an important theme to talk about, we think that many of these stories are wonderful to share any time of the year. Don’t forget to grab your printable calendar containing all of these books by clicking the link below!