Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
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’ve put together a list of Valentine’s Day books for kids.
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!
30 Favorite Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
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
This is a sweet addition to any collection of Valentine’s Day books for kids. 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!