12 Valentine’s Books for Kids Sure to Delight!
Looking for the best Valentine’s books for kids? We’ve got you covered!
Valentine’s day is typically a romantic holiday for adults, filled with chocolate, candle-lit dinners, and sappy music. We’ve already compiled our list of the greatest love stories for adults, but this year, we wanted to extend the celebration to the little ones.
After all, chocolate is universal! Books for kids in regards to this holiday tend to be funny or just a little bit sappy. Some of them are over the top, so we’ve chosen only the best to share with you this holiday.
Hopefully, you’ll find so cute Valentine’s books for kids to give alongside those little conversation hearts.
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Animal Valentine’s Books for Kids
The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story by Nancy Rose
The photographs in this book will make everybody smile. Nancy Rose captures wild squirrels in the sweetest scenes and they are just marvelous.
The details in each photos, from tiny candles to squirrels sized seats, will have you reaching for this story again and again.
LoveBlock by Christopher Franceshelli
This charming animal story is the latest in the Alphablock series. It’s a sweet lift-the-flap book that shows how animals of all kinds show their love for one another.
This one is also on our list of Valentine’s books for toddlers.
Click, Clack, Moo, I Love You by Doreen Cronin
Duck and all her Click, Clack, Moo animal friends are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in this charming picture book, the next in the beloved barnyard series.
They decorate the barn, host a dance, and make new friends I this charming tale.
Funny Valentine’s Day Picture Books
A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day picture book to give to boys. It’s all about a cranky boy who hates Valentine’s Day and all the hearts, love, and pink the holiday brings.
That is until he finds another Crankenstein just like him! Maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t so bad after all! This is one of the must-read Valentine’s books for kids.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine by Herman Parish
Is there a child anywhere that doesn’t love Amelia Bedelia? In this picture book, based on the popular early reader series, Amelia is only a child getting ready for Valentine’s Day at school!
What will she do when she forgets the valentines she made for her friends on the bus?
Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise by Laurie Friedman
Ruby Valentine has a new kitten, but her lovebird is jealous of the new pet. Trying to vie for the top spot in Ruby’s heart, they try to outdo each other for Valentine’s Day.
Maybe Ruby can find a way to prove she has plenty of love and affection to go around.
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
The boy in this book reminds me of my children when they were smaller – they just hugged everyone and everything they loved!
This adorable book is so sweet for Valentine’s Day. When it comes to Valentine’s books for kids, this is an absolute must-read!
Fantasy Books for Valentine’s Day
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Love Monster is trying to fit in with the cuddly creatures in his neighborhood. He sets out to find critters that will love him for who he is, googly eyes and all.
This sweet story is the first in a series starring Love Monster.
Robot in Love by T.L. McBeth
Robot has fallen in love with a girl he saw in the window, but she might not be what you think.
As he makes plans to run away with her, his little robot actions will have you giggling. And the final pages of Robot with his love had my kids in stitches.
Valentine’s Books for Kids About Love
Love by Matt De La Pena
This sweet, gorgeously illustrated tale showcases the different kinds of love. It highlights how love stays with you and makes you stronger.
I also loved that it pointed out the different actions people take to show their love without saying words. I get teary-eyed every time I read this story.
In My Life by Paul McCartney
The famous song by Paul McCartney is turned into a multigenerational tale of love with gorgeous watercolor illustrations.
Watch as a little girl grows up in her lighthouse home and then returns later to visit her mother with her own child in tow. This is one of the Valentine’s books for kids that you can read all year!
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
In this adorable tale by famed writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal, one little girl’s act of love grows into something big.
I absolutely love this tale about what happens when we give of ourselves in an unselfish way. Love can change the world and Rosenthal writes to prove just that.