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30 Days of Valentines Books!

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!

1. Snowy Valentine by David Peterson

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.”

2. Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

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.

3. The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

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.

 

4. The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Krell

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).

5. Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts by Victoria Kann

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!

 

6. Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson

How do slugs show their affection? Read all about it in this sappy and slimy tale that will appeal to boys and girls alike.

 

7. My Furry Valentine by Deborah Zemke

This cute book shows how different animals show affection for one another.

 

8. Love, Splat by Rob Scotton

Join the adorable cat, Splat, on his question to express his feelings for his Valentine’s crush, Kitten.

 

9. Consider Love by Sandra Boynton

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!

10. Love Bugs by David Carter

Everything about this adorable pop-up book is fun for young kids– it even looks like a Valentine’s Day box of chocolates!

11. Dinosaur Valentine by Liza Donnelly

Dinosaur-loving early readers will especially love this book!

 

12. The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Tear-jerker alert! This one is about the invisible (but strong) thread that connects people who love one another.

 

13. A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger

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.

14. Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

This one is all about spreading positivity, with whatever and whomever you encouter!

15. Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane Degroat

This children’s book contains some valuable lessons about the importance of being kind and thoughtful.

16. Froggy’s First Kiss by Jonathon London

This book is part of the much loved Froggy series and chronicles Froggy as he experiences his first big crush.

 

17. Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine by Sarah Weeks

This rhyming book is perfect for toddlers or young children who love animals.

 

18. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli

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.

 

19. The Story of Valentines by Day by Nancy J. Skarmeas

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.

 

20. If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant

This one is a touching Valentine’s story about the love of family.

 

21. Love Rubie, Valentine by Laurie Friedman

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!

 

22. Valentine Mice by Bethany Roberts

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!

23. Valentine by Carol Carrick

This book is beautifully illustrated with watercolor paintings and portrays the special bond between grandmothers, mothers and granddaughters.

24. Olive, My Love by Vivian Walsh

Follow along with a puppy named Olive as she discovered what it means to give all of your love!

25. Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Lady Bug by Eric Carle

Written by the acclaimed children’s story teller, Eric Carle, this book expresses how even (especially) the grumpiest among us need love.

26. Groggle’s Monster Valentine by Diana Murry

This monster-inspired Valentine’s Day tale is funny and beautifully illustrated.

27. Love Matters Most by MIJ Kelley

This beautiful book is about the unconditional love that a mother bear feels for her cub.

28. Little Ant’s Valentine by S.M.R. Saia

This book reveals why no one should be alone. Life is always sweeter with friends!

 

29. Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

This book has an important Valentine’s Day lesson: chocolates are sweet, but sharing them might just be even sweeter!

30. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You by Mark Teague

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!

Click Here to Download Your Calendar with 30 Days of Valentine’s Day Books!


Click Here to Download Your 30 Day Calendar of Valentine’s Day Books!

About the author

Trish

Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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Wendy

Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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