Best Valentine’s Day Books for Children of All Ages
Our list of the best Valentine’s Day books introduces love and friendship in child-friendly terms. Books are a sweet way to discuss love. Valentine’s Day does not have to be just pinks, flowers, and candies. It is also a great way to introduce emotions and positive language. Now Valentine’s Day books teach love, kindness, and acceptance. Whether you are searching for a familiar character or something new, our list has books for everyone. Here are 15 Reading Boots favorite Valentine’s Day books for readers of all ages.
Best Valentine’s Day Books Ages 0-3
Llama Llama I Love You, by Anna Dewdney. Little Llama is back to show his friends and family how much he loves them. This Llama Llama board book is great for little hands. Also, the simple rhyming text is easy for the youngest readers to follow.
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Love Monster, by Rachel Bright. Oh no! Love Monster does not fit in with the other cute, cuddly monsters. So, he sets out on a journey to find love elsewhere. Available as a board book, children will easily follow the bright illustrations and simple text.
L is for Love: A Heartfelt Alphabet Book, by Greg Paprocki. Discover Valentine’s Day themes through the alphabet. From Cupid to love and friends to admirers, this sweet book is full of Valentine’s Day ideas. The bold text and watercolor illustrations are engaging for young readers.
Where is Baby’s Valentine? by Karen Katz. Baby made a valentine, but where is it? This lift-the-flap book will keep the youngest readers entertained during the valentine search. Let your child take the lead discovering what is hidden throughout the book.
Ollie’s Valentine, by Olivier Dunrea. Since his friends all seem to have valentines, Ollie is searching for love of his own. But, who will be his valentine? The shiny hearts, colorful artwork, and repetitive text are interesting for the youngest readers.
Best Valentine’s Day Books Ages 3-6
The Biggest Valentine Ever, by Steven Kroll. When Clayton and Desmond decide to make a valentine, things do not go as planned. After arguing and working separately, they discover how to make the best valentine ever. Young readers will love the bright illustrations in this heartwarming story of teamwork.
An Awesome Book of Love, by Dallas Clayton. Love is all around us with parents, siblings, and friends. This book uses kid-friendly themes and language to describe the feeling of love. Plus, with a pure, heartfelt message, this book is great for all readers young and old.
Click, Clack, Moo I Love You, by Doreen Cronin. Duck is excited to decorate for the farm’s Valentine’s Day party. But, what happens when a fox shows up? Fans of the Click, Clack, Moo series will enjoy this colorful, heartwarming story.
The Day It Rained Hearts, by Felicia Bond. When it rains hearts, Cornelia Augusta knows just what to do with them. The hearts make perfect valentines. The simple text and colorful images will inspire thoughtfulness and creativity in young readers.
The Very Fairy Princess: Valentine’s From the Heart, by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. Gerry makes beautiful, sparkly valentines for each of her friends. However, she forgets them at home and must come up with new ways to celebrate each person’s unique qualities. Discover the spirit of Valentine’s Day with this sweet, brightly illustrated book.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, by Lucille Colandro. Now, the infamous old woman is back on a quest to make a gift for her valentine. With rhyming text and creative illustrations, young readers will happily chime in with this hilarious tale.
Best Valentine’s Day Books Ages 6-8
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink, by Diane deGroat. Gilbert’s joking valentine rhymes go a little too far when they hurt his friends’ feelings. Discover the importance of friendship and honesty in this funny, yet sweet book. Young readers will like the rhyming poems and that the detailed, colorful images match the storyline.
A Little Spot of Love, by Diane Alber. As part of a series about emotions, this book introduces the topic of showing and accepting love. Using child-friendly text, children learn how to grow their love spots and appropriate ways to show love. Not only is the book colorful and attractive, but also it is engaging for readers of all ages.
This is Not a Valentine, by Carter Higgins. There are no hearts or lace. So, it cannot be a valentine, right? Maybe valentines come in all shapes and sizes when you are honest and care. This heartwarmingly funny book will win over young readers.
Here Comes Valentine Cat, by Deborah Underwood. Cat does not like mushy Valentine’s Day and is not making Dog a valentine. Will he change his mind? Your child will laugh out loud as he/she reads Cat’s hilarious, yet heartwarming tale.
Celebrate love and friendship with these Valentine’s Day books.
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