We love books. One of the best things about buying a book for your children is that you can enjoy the story over and over again. I just love that books are available for every season, including the Valentine’s Day season. If you are looking for a special gift to share with your child on Valentine’s Day a book makes a splendid gift. Below are 12 Valentine books that kids will love to read, or have you read them to them, over and over again.
This was first written in 1996 and teaches kids how much being kind to each other matters. This is a great lesson to teach children about teasing and hurt feelings that are common when they reach school age.
When this book was written, it quickly became a classic and is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It tells the story of a parent’s love for their child in an adorable way. You can even get it with the little hare!
Nate the Great is a wonderful series of books for kids who are between the ages of 4 and 8. In this mystery, he spends time trying to determine who sent his dog a Valentine and trying to find a Valentine of his friend Annie’s that has gone missing.
Mr. Hatch is thrilled that he has received a Valentine’s Day treat and spends the book trying to find who sent it to him. This is a great story about being kind to one another and caring about other people that kids will be able to relate to.
This book is designed for kids who are just learning to read. It’s about a boy named Neil, who isn’t interested in getting any more Valentines. The class finds a unique way to include them in their festivities, however.
Snowy Valentine is a good selection for kids between the ages of 3 and 6. It’s a cute story about Jasper Bunny trying to decide what to get his wife for Valentine’s Day and asking his neighbors for some help along the way.
Mary Engelbreit has a knack of creating beautiful picture books for children. In this Ann Estelle book, the main character spends so much time decorating a box to hold all the Valentines that she will receive that she forgets to make Valentines for her friends.
After spending time making her Valentine’s Day cards, Gerry accidentally leaves them at home! But, she still finds a way to give her friends a fun Valentine gift for each of her classmates.
This rhyming book tells the story of a mother rabbit telling each of her bunnies that they are lovable to her, no matter what. Later in the story, her own father delivers the same message to her as well.
10. Love, Splat
Splat is a cat who likes a pretty white kitten in his class. Even though she is not very nice to him, he still makes her a Valentine. Through shyness, insecurity and even another cat, Splat prevails to share his feelings with the kitten.
Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves! This adorable board book is filled with colorful illustrations that young readers will love. Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!
It’s Valentine’s Day at the Bear Country School, and Teacher Jane is having a party. Youngsters can join Sister Bear and her friends as they share lots of messages, in this fun lift-the-flap book.
We’ll be enjoying these and more this Valentine’s Day! We may even do a unit study or two… or twelve. LOL.
Sharing a book with your child on Valentine’s Day is a fun activity that you can both enjoy. What’s great about it is that you can easily enjoy most of these books throughout the remainder of the year as well. Be sure to pick up a copy or two for your little one before Valentine’s Day rolls around again.