There is love in the air and with themed crafts and treats at every turn, it seems only natural that our reading material should also be Valentine’s Day themed. We already have several Valentine’s Day books that we love, but there is always room for more. So I rounded up 20 Valentine’s Day Books for kids that we own or I am considering adding to our library.
I included the recommended ages from the publisher, however, in most cases I think the books are good for younger too. For example, my two year old LOVES Pinkalicious.
- It’s Valentine’s Day (I Can Read Book 3) – My new little reader is all about the “I Can Read” books these days, so we have to add this to our library. (Ages 4-8)
- Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #12: Valentine’s Day Secret – I added this to the list to have something for the big kids. Plus I loved Nancy Drew books when I was a girl, so I think this is a must read. (Ages 6-9)
- Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts - Because my daughters ADORE all things Pinkalicious! (Ages 4-8)
- OLIVIA and the Perfect Valentine – Another favorite character in my house. (Ages 3-7)
- Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine - This is from the new series of Amelia Bedlia, when Amelia was a little girl. Sounds cute to me. (Ages 4-8)
- Where Is Baby’s Valentine?: A Lift-the-Flap Book – We have had this book for years. It was my daughter’s favorite when she was a tot and now baby sister adores it. (Ages 1-4)
- Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart – Another book from our collection. It is regularly requested year-round. (Ages 4-8)
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s Valentine – Yep, we own this one too. And it is a must for Mickey/Minnie Mouse fans. (Ages 3-5)
- The Story of Valentine’s Day - We have The Story of Thanksgiving, and it is cute. Since we have had a lot of questions about Valentine’s Day lately, this might be a good solution. (Ages 2-5)
- Doc McStuffins My Huggy Valentine – As if my girls need another reason to love Doc McStuffins, a Valentine’s Day treat. (Ages 3-5)
- The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party – I grew up with The Berenstain Bears and I love sharing them with my daughters – plus it is a lift-the-flap book. (Ages 4-8)
- Valentines Are For Saying I Love You – A follow-up to Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks, the book has a sweet message about sharing love — not just Valentines. (Ages 3-5)
- Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George – That curious little monkey is so funny, plus it has lift-the-flaps. (Ages 4-8)
- My Fuzzy Valentine – This fuzzy board book has lots to love. Although I disagree with the age recommendation, I would say 1 +. (Ages 3+)
- Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool – My daughter’s best friend loves Pete the Cat, guess it is time to introduce my daughter to the series. (Ages 4-8)
- Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! - From the series If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, these books are fun to read again and again. (Ages 5+)
- The Night before Valentine’s Day – We like the night before… anything. With the same cadence of The Night Before Christmas, I love reading these books. (Ages 4-8)
- Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! – Another timeless character with a Valentine’s Day story. (Ages 4-8)
- Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day – My daughter’s pre-K teacher recommended Biscuit books for early reading, so this one is double sweet. (Ages 4-8)
- Fisher-Price Little People Valentine’s Day is Here! – We have the Christmas version of this book, and my daughter wanted it read every day in December. She loves the flaps! (Ages 2-5)
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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