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 Valentine’s Day picture books to give alongside those little conversation hearts.
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Animal Valentine’s Day Picture Books
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.
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
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day picture book to give to boys. It’s all about a cranky boy who hates valentines 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 go bad after all!
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 has a new kitten, but her lovebird is jealous of the new pet. Trying to vive 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.
The boy in this book reminds me of my one children when they were smaller – they just hugged everyone and everything they loved!
This adorable book is so sweet for Valentine’s Day. It’s an absolute must read!
Fantasy Books for Valentine’s Day
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 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.
Books about Love for Valentines Day
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 the words. I get teary eyed every time I read this story.
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.
In this adorable tale by famed writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal, one little girls act of love grows into something big.
I absolutely love this tale about what happens when we give of our selves in an unselfish way. Love can change the world and Rosenthal writes to prove just that.