Best Valentine’s Day Children’s Books

Valentine’s Day Children’s books are full of teachings about the importance of love, family, friendship, and kindness. With these books, you can guarantee that reading time will be made super fun around the romantic holiday. So, check them out now!

Valentine's Day Children's Books: love from the very hungry caterpillar

Love From The Very Hungry Caterpillar

You are the cherry on my cake. You make the sun shine brighter. And 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.

From the well known classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar this is a follow up all about love. Even the very littlest one will love this book!

Love From The Crayons

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.

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

This Valentine’s Day favorite read-aloud will prompt lots of giggles, as well as discussions on kindness and forgiveness.

Gilbert is all set to write fifteen friendly valentine cards to his classmates. But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose, or the girl who made fun of his glasses? Instead, Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines and signs the wrong name on both! When his classmates read his poems, their feelings are hurt. But with the help of a friend and an honest apology, there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes us on an awesome trip with Pete the Cat as he discovers just how special Valentine’s Day can be!

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?

Llama Llama I Love You

Beloved storyteller Anna Dewdney shows young children sweet ways to express their love on Valentine’s Day and all year round in 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?

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.

Follow Mouse as he makes valentines for all of his friends. Each valentine is made to represent what he loves most about each and every one of them. Budding artists and crafters will love this book, perfect for pairing with Valentine’s Day activities. A surprise at the end adds to the read-aloud fun!

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 Give 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.

One Love

One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel all right.

Adapted from one of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better. It’s a testament to the amazing things that can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts.

Ollie’s Love

A new board book in Olivier Dunrea’s Gossie & Friends series! Ollie is looking. Looking for a valentine. Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, and BooBoo all have valentines, but Ollie wonders who will be his. His search leads him to a special valentine of his very own—a surprise for Ollie and readers! With shiny foil hearts on the cover and every spread, Dunrea’s charming artwork shines in this gift-worthy treat of a book.

Little Miss Valentine

Meet Little Miss Valentine, a new Little Miss character who’s sure to win over your heart in this 8×8 hardcover picture book!

It’s Little Miss Valentine’s favorite time of year – Valentine’s Day! But as she writes and delivers cards to her Mr. Men Little Miss friends, nothing goes as planned. Before long, she and her friends realize that all they need is their friendship and love for each other (though a little chocolate never hurts!).

The Night Before Valentine’s Day

It’s the sweetest holiday of the year! Celebrate love and Valentine’s Day with card-making, tasty treats, and more in this installment of Natasha Wing’s best-selling series.

Join in on all of the colorful fun, and then come along to school the next morning for a day of parties and games!

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. But then Desmond and Clayton realize that by working together they can make the biggest, best valentine ever!

A Crankenstein Valentine

Even the crankiest monsters have hearts in this Valentine tale from fan favorite author Samantha Berger and Caldecott medalist illustrator Dan Santat.

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

Valentine's Day Children's Books: guess how much i love you

Guess How Much I Love You

Celebrate twenty-five years of love right up to the moon and back! A new board-book edition is perfect for little hands.

How much does Little Nutbrown Hare love his daddy? And how much does Big Nutbrown Hare love him back? The cherished tale of boundless affection is ready for boundless sharing in a durable board-book edition for the younger set.

Valentine's Day Children's Books: my fuzzy valentine

My Fuzzy Valentine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Elmo and his friends in this super sweet board book with fuzzy, touchable pages!

Elmo wants to know which of his Sesame Street friends sent him a beautiful Valentine’s Day card. Children ages 1 to 4 will love touching the fuzzy valentine on every spread! The sturdy board pages will hold up to hours of play as little ones leaf through them, visiting with Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Baby Bear, Bert, and Ernie

Valentine's Day Children's Books: i'll love you til the cows come home

I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home

I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown, in a rocket ship made of glass and stone. I will love you till the cows come home.

Love knows no bounds in this tender tribute to the depths of family love. For fans of Guess How Much I Love You—only funnier! This board book edition features sturdy pages and is just right for little ones. Makes a good stocking stuffer, baby shower, or Valentine’s Day gift.

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