Ermagoodness, where does time go? It seems like just yesterday we were carving turkey, and now Valentine's Day is fast approaching. As you know, we're huge fans of celebrating holidays with around here. Any excuse for a party, right? I previously shared a list of Valentine books that kids will love. My list has grown, so I'm re-sharing it. Most of these are actual Valentine's Day books. A couple are not specifically about Valentine's Day, but are about love and friendship, so in my mind they qualify.
Valentine Books Kids Will Love
Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Love – Pete shares his take on all his favorite famous quotes about living an awesome life filled with love.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine – Alvin, Simon, and Theodore have to find the perfect gifts for perfect gifts for Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor.
Be My Valentine Amelia Bedelia – Amelia improvises when she loses the class party list. Her literal approach to love and friends is cute.
A Love Letter from God – this book is written in love letter format and teaches children biblical truths of how God is always thinking about them and loves them
Over the Shop is a sweet wordless story of the joy that comes when you accept people for who they are.
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart – Nancy has to follow the clues to find out who her secret Valentine is.
I Love You Already – Seriously one of the cutest books of the year! Duck just wants Bear to like him, and Bear just wants a peaceful morning to himself.
Junie B Jones: Mushy Gushy Valentine – Junie is determined to who gave her the mushy gushy Valentine!
Llama Llama: I Love You – Little Llama shows his love in this cute rhyming story. Llama Llama stories are always a hit!
Plant a Kiss – Aside from the character sharing a nickname with my daughter, Little Miss, this story about life, kindness, and giving is super cute!
Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine – This is a cute lift-the-flap book where Splat and his friends want to give Mrs. Wimpydimple something special.
Little Love Letters from God – This endearing book has eight encouraging letters tucked away in their own lift-the-flap envelopes, one to accompany each of the eight stories about God's love.
Guess How Much I Love You is a classic book loved by generations, with good reason. This one is a must read for Valentine's Day.
Stick and Stone – This cute story about friendship has an anti-bullying message, too!
Happy Valentine's Day Curious George -My 2yo LOVES Curious George. Add balloons, frosting, glitter, and a little mischief and this fold-out flap book is funny!
The Berenstain Bears: Valentine Blessings – Brother receives a Valentine from “Sweetie Bear” right before the big hockey game big game against the Beartown Bullies. Will he play his best, or learn an important lesson about love?
How Big is Love is a beautiful book about love. It explores the question, “Does love have a size.” My favorite line is: “there is nothing bigger than the love I feel for you.” Such a sweet story.
The Day it Rained Hearts – Cornelia Augusta catches the special hearts that rained down, and decides who to give each special one to. Cute, cute, cute!
I Love You! A Bushel and a Peck – While not the rendition of the rhyme my Mom taught me, this cute story brings back warm memories!
Love from Paddington – Paddington is now a great movie star, and these letters to his aunt Lucy back in Peru tell about his adventures.
The Story of Valentine's Day – this cute board book tells the story of the origin of Valentine's Day in a way even the little's can understand.
Happy Valentine's Day Charlie Brown – Charlie Brown finally gets the courage to give the Little Red Haired Girl a Valentine!
God Gave Us Love – This cute, tender, story has Grandpa Bear teaching Little Cub about the different kinds of love. A fast favorite!
The I Love You Book – Help your kiddos explore unconditional love with this cute book.
Little People: Valentine's Day is Here – This lift-the-flap board book has over 40 flaps to lift and find surprises underneath. My daughter loves these!
Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool – Pete the Cat thinks Valentine's Day isn't cool . . . until he realizes how many special cats there are in his life
My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves – Who wouldn't love My Little Pony and a special Valentine?
Snowy Valentine – Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one. This one is destined to be a classic. Warning, though! Much like the Henny Penny story, there is a portion you may need to gloss over for your littlest one's.
If you're wanting to hear your kids giggle, Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink is a must read!
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse, is a great illustration of sharing friendship.
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll isn't your typical Valentine's Day book, but it is a book about friendship and is perfect for teaching kids that friends help friends.
I'm Not Just a Scribble is another book that isn't a typical Valentine book, but is a book about friendship and accepting others for who they are, which is a great lesson for every season.