Valentine’s Day books for kids
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day books for kids to read with your children or to give as a gift? We selected the best for all ages right here for you. From cute, funny and downright hilarious.
The list includes picture books, pop-up books, books for teens and pre-schoolers. For the whole family and even if you are not a big Valentine’s Day fan, a lovely book about love and kindness is always a good idea.
Kids love hearing all the cute and funny stories, and there are so many great books to choose from! Here are 10, selected by Luna that cover letter writing, poetry, giving and so many other great topics. Valentine’s Day books for kids are a great starting point for all sorts of discussions and a wonderful reminder for acting with love and kindness.
Please let us know if we missed a great book. We would love to add your favourites and share them with our readers. ones. Because you can never have enough children’s books about Valentine’s Day!
By Eileen Spinelli. Is a modest picture book with a terrific message about loving kindness and caring for others. Even very young children will relate to Mr. Hatch and how thrilled he is to receive a mysterious Valentine’s Day treat and how it changes his behavior. Making him much more outgoing and friendly.
This sweet story is so cute and teaches what a difference caring for others can make.
Age: 4-8 years
The gorgeous pop-up edition of Guess How Much I Love You is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This story of the love between parent and child has become a classic since it was first published more than a decade ago and the pop-up edition is a delight.
Junie B. can’t wait to see all the Valentines 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!
This heartwarming book is a great read with the kids before having them create their own Valentines to give out. If You’ll Be My Valentine sweetly celebrates the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. Charming and captivating! One little boy creates and presents valentines to all the members of his family.
Age: Preschool – 6 years
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!
This Valentine’s Day read-aloud will prompt lots of giggles, as well as discussions on kindness and forgiveness.
Age: 4-8 years
Love is patient, and love is kind, but for Hedgehug love is prickly, too. Join this lonely hedgehog as he searches for someone to accept his heart
Age: 4-8 years
Valentine’s: 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. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure. Grasping and lifting the flaps helps develop fine motor skills.
Very cute lift the flap book. I plan to give it to my 1 year old daughter for Valentine’s day.
Age: Baby – 5 years
This new tale — written by Little Bear’s creator, Else Holmelund Minarik, and with full-color illustrations by Heather Green — will bring readers into the charmed world of Little Bear, complete with good friends Hen, Emily, Owl, and Duck, and Little Bear’s loving family.
“You are the cherry on my cake; 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. Perfect for that someone special any day of the year!
Age: pre-school – 5 years
Set in 1986, Eleanor & Park is about what it’s like to be young and madly in love. The story flips back and forth between both of the titular teens’ point-of-views; the first person perspective leaves you desperately wanting their romance to flourish and beat the odds (there’s always some odds) stacked against the cute pair. A moving read — definitely one that for the nostalgic type ready to reminisce over their high school crush.
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