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Your students will fall in love with this collection of Valentine’s Day books for kids! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a good book!
Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day books featuring popular children’s book characters or you’re looking for something new to read with your kids, this collection of picture books is a great place to start your search.
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Valentine books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Happy Valentines Day, Mouse! – 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 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.
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?
Valentines: Lift-a-Flap Board Book – With colorful artwork and especially sturdy lift-a-flaps, this board book introduces classic Valentine’s Day traditions like giving cards and candies.
Love Monster – Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is.
The Day It Rained Hearts – 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.
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?
Arthur’s Valentine – Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and Arthur can’t figure out who his secret admirer is. It might be Fern, but he hopes it’s Sue Ellen. Or is it Buster playing pranks? Can you guess?
Love Is – In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight.
The Night Before Valentines 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!
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.
Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar – 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.
Where Is Baby’s Valentine?: A Lift-the-Flap Book – Baby made a valentine for Mommy. Where could it be? Is it behind the lamp? No, those are pretty, sparkly flowers! It’s a shiny, glittering delight as you lift the sturdy flaps to help Baby find her very special valentine.
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?
Minnie’s Valentine – Love is in the air at the Clubhouse, but Mickey has no idea what to get Minnie for Valentine’s Day. Minnie goes undercover, using a disguise to teach Mickey how to make a heartfelt Valentine’s Day gift.
Plant a Kiss Board Book – Little Miss planted a kiss… One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.
I Love You! – Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this rhyming book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other.
Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! – It’s Valentine’s Day and on the farm that means a Valentine’s party. Little Duck is wildly excited. She hangs balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, and hearts everywhere, and hand-makes a valentine for everyone. On top of a hill, a little fox hears the music from the party and follows Little Duck’s many decorations to the barn…but foxes are not at all welcome on farms. The chickens stop dancing. The sheep stop dancing. The pigs stop dancing. The mice hustle off to hide. Will Little Fox ruin the dance? Or, perhaps, she’s just what the party needs!
The Story of Valentine’s Day – Here is a little board book that explains in simple terms the story of the origin of Valentine’s Day. From today’s celebrations to their link to the day’s beginnings, the holiday of valentines and candy hearts is explained so that even the youngest reader will understand.
Valentines Day: Stories and Poems – A collection of stories, poems, and activities by a variety of authors, on the theme of Valentine’s Day.
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink – 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!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! – 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!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! – That lovely old lady has returned just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make a very special gift for her valentine!
The Valentine Bears – Since Mr. and Mrs. Bear hibernate all winter long, they’ve never celebrated Valentine’s Day before! But this year will be different as the two wake up for this very special day and both have some sweet surprises in store for their Valentine.
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES:
Check out these printable personalized “I’m Wild about you” Valentine tags. The Valentine tag can be personalized for added holiday fun.
A soapy treat for your little sweetheart! This adorable jar of handmade mini conversation heart soaps comes packaged and ready to gift to all the sweeties on your list. And they smell just like the real sweetheart candies. Aren’t they super adorable?