Want a great alternative (or companion, if you prefer!) to candy as a gift? These children’s books for Valentine’s Day are super sweet, no sugar needed! Books are such a great gift to give because they help foster a love of learning and literacy. Reading opens up whole new worlds to kids. What better way to show your love for your children than cuddling up together to read about the adventures of a big red dog, a cuddly bunny, a girl who catches hearts or any of the other wonderful characters below. Check out a few of our favorite children’s books for Valentine’s Day!
Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day
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Dear Bunny is a book written by Michaela Morgan with illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church. The book is about two rabbits that pen an awesome love letter with the help of a mice family.
The Biggest Valentine Ever
The Biggest Valentine Ever is a book written by Steven Kroll with illustrations by Jeni Bassett. Clayton and Desmond make a valentine together to give it to their teacher Mrs. Mousely as a surprise. However, the card doesn’t come out the way they wanted.
Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day
Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day is a book written by Norman Bridwell with illustrations by Norman Bridwell. Clifford finds himself in some trouble on his first Valentine’s Day with Emily Elizabeth. He gets covered in glue and later ends up in a pile of mail. However, when they arrive home, the family celebrates an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
The Day it Rained Hearts
The Day it Rained Hearts is a book written by Felicia Bond, who also does the illustrations for the book. The book is about Cornelia, who catches hearts when it rains hearts one day. She discovers that each heart is different and that there is a special one for each of her friends.
Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book
Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book is a book written by Karen Katz. The book is a lyrical picture book that shows exactly how many kisses it takes to say goodnight.
Love Monster is a book written by Rachel Bright. The book is about a hairy monster that is trying to fit in with the townspeople of Cutesville. However, he feels like an outcast so he searches for someone who will love him just the way he is.
Llama Llama, I Love You
Llama Llama, I Love You is written by Anna Dewdney and features the familiar little llama and his llama mama. This is one of my all-time favorite children’s book series. The books are so much fun to read! This particular book is a board book designed to introduce the lovable llamas to babies and toddlers that aren’t quite ready for the full-length stories.
Fostering a love of reading is one of the best gifts you can give a child any day! These children’s books for Valentine’s Day are such a fun way to celebrate the holiday and encourage literacy.