36 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate with your children than reading books about love with your kids?  Here’s a list of favorite children’s books for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!

Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.

Pop-up Peekaboo! I Love You

Find out who’s sending Sheep presents in this cute baby book with flaps to lift and pop-ups to enjoy.

With the help of parents and caregivers, toddlers will have fun turning the pages, lifting the flaps to play peekaboo, and guessing who’s sending the surprises.

Happy Love Day, Daniel Tiger!

It’s Love Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Daniel and his family find all kinds of ways to say “I love you” and show that they care. Daniel makes paper hearts for everyone he loves and Mom Tiger makes a heart-shaped pizza for everyone to share! This board book features red foil on the cover and flaps on each spread. Lift the flaps to see how Daniel and his family and friends show their love!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George

George and his friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with decorating, baking, card making and some unexpected hilarity along the way! Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved? Fold-out flaps on each scene reveal lively surprises in this humorous celebration of friendship. Sparkly red foil shines on the cover and throughout the book.

Little Ant’s Valentine

Little Ant hates Valentine’s Day. None of the girls in the anthill like him, so he has nothing to celebrate. Then he meets the pretty ant. She is as stuck-up and unfriendly as Little Ant himself can sometimes be – but who says you have to be perfect to deserve a valentine? This is an original story that illustrates Aesop’s moral: Even the wildest can be tamed by love.

The Day It Rained Hearts

A creative and sweet story, perfect for Valentine’s Day, that helps open the hearts of young readers. From the beloved illustrator of If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie.

One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. She realizes that the hearts are perfect for making valentines. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to: her animal friends.

I Spy With My Little Eye Valentine’s Day

If you are looking for an interactive I Spy book for kids ages 2-5 then this fun activity book is perfect for you. This one has the Valentine’s Day theme and is full of love!

Can you spot everything?

Inside you will find bright and colorful pages that will catch a kids attention while learning. It was created with preschoolers in mind and will allow them to develop their observational skills!

The Biggest Valentine Ever

When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don’t go as planned. First Clayton puts too much glitter on the card. Then Desmond puts on too many hearts. Soon the friends are arguing and they rip the card in half. “I’m going to make my own valentine!” they both say and go home in a huff.

But then Desmond and Clayton realize that by working together they can make the biggest, best valentine ever!
Kids can use the colorful foil stickers to make their own valentines!

Mouse’s First Valentine

Early one morning Mouse follows his sister around the house. She’s making something red and lacy and very pretty. What will it be? Find the answer in this sturdy board book edition of the New York Times best-selling picture book.

Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day, and something curious is going on. As the birds tweet their love songs, Hippo and his friends Elephant, Pig, and Turtle each receive mysterious, unsigned Valentine’s Day cards. Hippo wonders if his is from Duck; Elephant and Turtle think theirs are from Pig; and Pig dreams that hers is from Turtle. The cards tell the friends to come to the park at four o’clock to meet their valentines—so they’ll find out soon enough! As the clock ticks away, the friends wonder—and dream—about their valentines and make special preparations. But when they arrive…SURPRISE!

This Valentine’s Day might not go exactly the way they expected, but one thing is certain: being friends with Duck and Hippo is always a special treat!

My Fuzzy Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day and Elmo has received an anonymous valentine gift. Who could have sent it? He checks with all of his friends and finds the answer right back where he started looking—at home! Toddlers will love touching the fuzzy valentine on every spread!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter!

Join Mercer Mayer’s classic and beloved character, Little Critter®, for his class’s Valentine’s Day celebration!

From decorating the classroom with hearts to eating cupcakes and making Valentine’s Day mailboxes, Little Critter is having the best day ever. He’s even making an extra-special card for an extra-special valentine!

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool

At first, Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool…until he realizes all the special cats there are in his life.

Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for his family and friends. But what happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat?

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate

When Love Monster comes home from vacation, he discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, but what if there’s none left for him after everyone has a piece? What if they take his favorite-the double chocolate strawberry swirl? And even worse-what if the only piece left is the coffee-flavored one? Ick! In the end, Love Monster learns that sharing with friends is the sweetest treat of all.

Llama Llama I Love You

In Llama Llama I Love You, little llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. What could be sweeter than Llama Llama on Valentine’s Day?

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

“You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter.” Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special gift book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place. Perfect for that someone special any day of the year!

Love from the Crayons

Ring in Valentine’s Day–and love–with the New York Times Best-Selling Crayons! This charming new title featuring everyone’s favorite coloring crew is the perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day–or any day of the year.

Love is yellow and orange. Because love is sunny and warm.
Love is purple. Because it’s okay to love outside the lines.

This special gift book, featuring all the The Crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit, explores the bright colors and subtle shades of love. This is a must-have for fans of The Crayons, and the perfect gift for that special someone.

God Gave Us Love

As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others… even the seemingly unlovable.

In answering her questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub about the different kinds of love that is shared between families, friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of love come from God and that it is important to love others because…

“Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.”

This sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with others a “God-sized love.”

Dr. Seuss’s Lovey Things

A board book featuring Thing One and Thing Two–from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat–that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and every day!

Written in super-simple rhyme, this sweet, sturdy board book starring Thing One and Thing Two is about the things Things love–among them sharing, caring, smiling, hugging, and blowing kisses!

Snowy Valentine

Step out into a snowy Valentine’s Day with Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one.

Bring this sweet story home to your Valentine today.

How Many Do I Love You: A Valentine Counting Book

How many do I love you? I love you more than 5 lovely llamas love licking lollipops! I love you more than 6 sleepy seals love snoozing in the sunshine! This counting book is like a valentine to your little one. As you practice counting up to 10, discover more loving messages and entertaining animals.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown!

Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Valentine’s Day in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

It’s Valentine’s Day and Charlie Brown is trying to find the courage to give the Little Red-Haired Girl a valentine! With a little encouragement from Lucy, he finally goes for it. Is this the year everything finally works out for Charlie Brown?

Franklin’s Valentines

In this Franklin Classic Storybook, it’s Valentine’s Day and Franklin can’t wait to give his friends the cards he has made. But when he gets to school, he discovers that they’re missing. Franklin is heartbroken and worried that now his friends won’t want to give him any cards. Big hearts prevail and Franklin soon learns that he has very good friends — and that he can be a good friend, too.

The Night Before Valentine’s Day

All the kids are getting ready for the sweetest holiday of the year! Join in on all of the card-making fun, and then come along to school the next morning for a day of parties and games!

A Charlie Brown Valentine

Charlie Brown is excited about Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect excuse to finally talk to the Little Red-Haired Girl! He’s ready to wear his heart on his sleeve…and so are Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Sally, and Linus. Will the Peanuts gang find love once and for all? With Snoopy’s help, anything is possible!

Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart

Almost everything about Valentine’s Day is fancy . . . especially with Fancy Nancy!

Mystery is in the air when Nancy receives a valentine from a secret someone. Join Nancy as she follows the clues to find out who it is—all in her trademark fabulous style, of course. Gorgeous stickers included!

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever

Leon has a crush. A let-her-cut-in-line-at-the-water-fountain kind of crush. And he’s got the perfect valentine. But this valentine has no intention of getting caught up in any romantic conspiracy. “Love is yucky, kid! Valentine’s Day is all about CANDY!” the card yells at Leon, before leaping out the window and running away, leaving Leon to chase it across town, collecting kids along the way. Saying “I love you” has never been so yucky or so sweet.

Arthur’s Valentine

Someone is leaving Arthur notes, and he doesn’t know who. They are all signed by a secret admirer. Is Buster playing a joke? Or is Francine teasing him? It’s up to Arthur to track down his valentine—and maybe even leave a surprise of his own…Join Arthur and friends on an adventure in this newly designed Kindle edition.

Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts

Pinkalicious loves Valentine’s Day!  Everyone in her class is assigned to make an extra-special Valentine’s Day card for one person in the class. Pinkalicious creates a magnificently pinkerrific card. Will the valentine that she gets in return measure up?

Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime

Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! February 14—Valentime’s Day, as Junie B. calls it—is just around the corner. Junie B. can’t wait to see all the valentimes she’ll get. But she never expected a big, mushy card from a secret admirer! Who is this secret mystery guy, anyway? Junie B. is determined to find out.

The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Blessings

In The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Blessings, young readers and Sister Bear find out that Brother Bear has a secret admirer! Sweetie Bear has sent him a valentine card, complete with pink hearts and flowers. What will tough, hockey-playing Brother do about this and his teasing sister? But Papa Bear steps in to save the day, telling the cubs a story about another set of young cubs and a secret admirer … Papa and Mama Bear! And he reminds the cubs that all love comes from God, who is love.

The Berenstain Bears’ Funny Valentine

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. It’s Valentine’s Day and Sister has a special card for a cub named Billy. But when Billy ends up having a special card for Sister, the tables are turned. Includes two Valentine’s Day cards and over 50 bonus stickers!

Valentine’s Chunky Lift-a-Flap Board Book

Introduce your baby or toddler to classic Valentines traditions like giving cards and candies with this adorable lift-a-flap board book. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure, and grasping and lifting the sturdy flaps helps develop fine motor skills. A perfect Valentie’s Day gift for your little one!

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day in young Amelia Bedelia’s classroom. And you know Amelia Bedelia—she wears her heart on her sleeve.  School is always exciting for Amelia Bedelia, and getting her first Valentine’s Day card may be the most exciting surprise of all. But what will she do when she forgets her valentines for her classmates on the bus? Luckily, Amelia Bedelia is resourceful, and she doesn’t break any hearts.

A Crankenstein Valentine

An ordinary kid turns into a Crankenstein on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year: Valentine’s Day. Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? YECHHHH! It’s enough to turn anyone into a monster! Can Crankenstein find a way to turn his sour day sweet?

Danny and the Dinosaur: First Valentine’s Day

It’s Dinosaur’s first Valentine’s Day ever, and someone has left him a secret gift! Can Danny help his friend solve this Valentine’s Day mystery?

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