Valentine’s Day Books For Young Children

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With Valentine’s Day just a little over a month away I thought it would be a great time to share some books about love that are perfect for young children. Here are some books little kids will enjoy reading again and again. Most are specifically for Valentine’s Day but some are just about love in general.

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine

This is one of the newest books in the beloved Little Blue Truck series. Children will join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. But as Blue beeps along, he starts to wonder: will he get any cards of his own? This book would make a sweet Valentine’s Day gift for any child who loves this best-selling series!

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Llama Llama I Love You

In Llama Llama I Love You, little llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. What could be sweeter than Llama Llama on Valentine’s Day? Llama Llama is one of my favorite board book series. I love that it uses short and simple rhyming text to introduce babies and toddlers to their characters before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.

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Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

When I taught preschool one of my favorite books-and the kid’s- was The Very Hungry Caterpillar so I was excited to see that they have a Valentine’s Day book. Celebrate love with The Very Hungry Caterpillar! This charming book uses a range of images from the World of Eric Carle to give all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place. What a wonderful message for little ones to hear!

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The Invisible String

If you have a child struggling with separation anxiety, loss, or grief, The Invisible String would make a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love. It offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today’s uncertain times. Though not a traditional Valentine’s Day book, with all that’s going on I feel it’s appropriate for this list as a book that talks about love in a compassionate way for those struggling.

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Where Is Baby’s Valentine

My two year old loves the Where is Baby’s series of books! Toddlers will love lifting the flaps of this board book to help Baby find her very special valentine.

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Baby Touch And Feel: I Love You

Delight baby’s senses with this Valentine’s Day themed touch and feel book. Babies can explore different textures and expand their senses as they discover this padded board book’s tactile elements. They can touch soft bunnies, fuzzy teddy bears, sparkly hearts, and more. Baby Touch and Feel: I Love You promotes sensory development and early language skills, and is the perfect size for small hands to hold.

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Love You Hoo

Love You Hoo and Big Owl give voice to what every child deserves to know: that they are, and always will be, loved; that life is a journey; that there will be good times and bad, but that their Big Owl will always, “Love you Hoo.” Such a special reminder around Valentine’s Day and anytime really.

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Besos For Baby

Everyone has kisses for Baby, from Mami and Papi to perro and gato. Using simple Spanish words, this charming read-aloud proves that love is the same in every language! Parents won’t be able to resist giving baby muchos besos as they share this bilingual read aloud, filled with bold, graphic illustrations, with their little bébé!

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Love Monster

Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it. This board book version of the best-selling book is perfect for little hands!

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I Love You, Baby Shark: Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

Do you have a little one who is obsessed with Baby Shark? If so, this Valentine’s book will be a hit! Perfect for bedtime, Valentine’s Day, or any love-filled occasion, Kids and caregivers alike will delight in this silly illustrated story, full of funny, eye-popping illustrations and a catchy tune you won’t be able to stop singing. Also features helpful picture guides so readers can dance along, act out the hand and foot movements, and develop their fine motor skills. Snuggle up with your little one and as you laugh, sing, and dance along to this charming and catchy read-aloud!

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One Love

So this isn’t necessarily a Valentine’s Day book but I think it really shows what people can do with love in their hearts. One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better. It’s a testament to the amazing things that can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts.

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You Are The Love In My Heart

Share the ways you love your little one with ten darling animal families. A gentle story about love and joy that will have you snuggling up with your child to read this book, over and over again. Beautiful illustrations paired with a tender poem make this a memorable book that will leave your heart feeling full. This large, padded board book makes the perfect gift for new and soon-to-be moms.

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