If you’re looking to spread the love this year, instead of buying Valentine’s Day cards for your children, younger family members or students, why not buy some Valentine’s Day books? These books are not only appropriate for the holiday but they also help to teach children self-value and how to display love to children. Here are fourteen perfect (and adorable!) Valentine’s Day books for kids:
1. The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh, illustrated by Judi Abbot
Everyone needs kisses! The Biggest Kiss takes a look at love in the animal kingdom, with an adorable penguin as the guide. Also, be sure to check out The Perfect Hug, the follow-up book by Walsh and Abbot.
2. The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
When Little Cornelia Augusta is caught in an unusual downpour, she knows exactly what to do! Seeing that it’s raining hearts, Cornelia catches them and turns each one into a unique Valentine for some of her favorite animal friends.
3. Fancy Nancy Heart To Heart by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Everyone’s favorite fancy girl, Fancy Nancy, has a secret Valentine! Journey along with her as she follows the clues to find out who it is! As an added bonus, this book also comes with fancy Valentine’s stickers!
4. Henry In Love by Peter McCarty
Shy Henry is in love with his Kindergarten classmate, the outgoing Chloe, but he doesn’t know what to do about it! Find out how a blueberry muffin makes all the difference!
5. Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney
Sweet little llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them by giving them heart-shaped cards and great big hugs!
6. Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Love Monster is the story of a hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville, which turns out to be no easy task! He sets on a quest to find someone who will love him just the way he is―taking him on a journey that shows how love can find you when you least expect it.
7. Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
It’s Valentine’s Day and Splat the cat has a special valentine for his classmate, Kitten. But when Kitten doesn’t seem to like Splat the same way, will his valentine win her paw in the end?
8. Never Too Little To Love by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jan Fearnley
Tiny Too-Little loves someone who’s very, very tall. How will he ever be able to reach his love to give a kiss? Journey along with Tiny as he figures out how he can get the little kiss he needs!
9. Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool by Kimberly Dean, illustrated by James Dean
In this Amazon bestseller, Pete the Cat doesn’t think Valentine’s Day is very cool, but when he realizes how many special cats he has in his life, he works hard to make valentines for everyone—hopefully he won’t forget anyone! This fun book also comes with a poster, punch-out valentine cards, and stickers!
10. Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum
In this adorable book filled with puns and prose, a love story blooms between two prickly creatures in a petting zoo!
11. Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane de Groat
Don’t let the title fool you, Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink is a heartwarming story! Gilbert wants to write some friendly valentines for his classmates, but he’s having a hard time thinking of nice things to say to people who haven’t been so kind to him in the past. When he decides to jokingly write two not-so-nice cards, things quickly turn chaotic! This tale teaches a lesson about having a change of heart and the importance of forgiveness.
12. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Paul Yalowitz
Mr. Hatch is a very lonely man. He lives by himself, doesn’t have many friends, doesn’t talk to many people in his job at the shoelace factory, and is known throughout his neighborhood as someone who keeps to himself. But then one day, he receives a huge, heart-shaped box of chocolates along with a card that reads, “Somebody loves you.” This makes Mr. Hatch very happy and sets him off on his adventure to find out who it is that loves him. This charming book holds a powerful message about kindness and compassion.
13. You’re Lovable To Me by Kat Weh, illustrated by Sue Anderson
This gorgeous book pairs old-fashioned illustrations and gentle rhyme to create the perfect bedtime picture book for kids. Mama Bunny gathers her children together to let them know that, no matter how many shenanigans they get into, she’ll love them no matter what.
14. Zombie In Love by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Scott Campbell
Mortimer is looking for love, but it’s not easy for a zombie bachelor to find a date! When it seems that all hope is lost, could the ghoulfriend of Mortimer’s dreams be just one shriek away? Kids will love this hilarious off-the-wall love story as well as its sequel, Zombie in Love 2 + 1.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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