Valentine’s Day is all about love and there is no shortage of books on that topic. I have rounded up some of my favorite holiday books for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. I’ve also included a section about books that can spark a discussion about our emotions and how to manage them. Hope this list helps you find some of your favorite Valentine’s Day books for kids.
Valentine’s Day Book for Toddlers
This section is filled with Valentine’s Day Board books and simple storylines your toddlers will love. Even though this is a list for toddlers, my preschooler and elementary-aged girls love these sweet books so don’t shy away from adding these to bookshelves for all ages.
Wonderful little board book with technical ballet terms. If you have a little ballerina at home they are going to love to read about all the things they love about ballet.
Very cute board book about a playful way to look at Love. Even though I have 3 girls I want to make sure I provide them with diverse options of interests. Girls like trucks too!
Interactive finger maze board book. This book helps promote fine motor skills and early writing techniques while they trace. Plus there is a Valentine’s Day hide and seek aspect to it which makes this book really interactive.
Adorable heart-shaped board book with lots of sparkle. I love that this book is in the share of a heart.
Another great board book about a tiny lovable T-Rex that is full of Love. This is the perfect Valentine’s Day book for toddlers who love dinosaurs.
Little board book about the cutest one-haired baby ever. Bright colors and simple text make this a book even babies will love.
Such a warm and loving book full of kisses and counting. We have owned this book for over 6 years and it was always a favorite to read with our daughters. As you count down from 10 family members give kisses to the baby. We would follow along and give kisses and our girls loved that. This is definitely a favorite for little ones.
Sweet little book about how much the papa and baby hare love each other. This is a staple for every book shelf and its even one we leave out all year long since its not necessarily Valentine’s Day specific.
This is one of our favorite books about the depth of loving. What makes it really fun is half way through the book you can flip it over and read it a different way.
Rhyming board book that celebrates love and written like a poem from the parent’s perspective. Try reading this one without crying, I dare you.
Plant a Kiss
Such a cute book that tells the story of sharing through kisses.
One of the funniest board books we have about an adorable little hugging machine.
Really cute picture book celebrating hugs and spreading love.
ABC book on Love and Friendship. Your kids will absolutely LOVE this one.
Little one is showered with love and kisses to become love herself.
Precious little board book about the soothe and comfort of a mother’s love.
Very cool flip-side book about getting lots of hugs.
Heartwarming book on saying I Love You in 10 different languages.
A smart little book on the diversity of how we all show love.
Valentines’s Day Picture Books
These Valentine’s Day books are for preschoolers up to elementary-aged readers. They could be used for toddlers too! I opted to create two separate categories for my Valentine’s Day book picks this year because I get asked a lot: “Will my 2-year-old like this?” “Will my 8-year-old like this?” It’s hard to say. I hope my descriptions can help you find books that your little ones fall in love with. I’m sure you will find something that both you and your children can enjoy reading together.
Very funny story about a bagel looking for love.
Charming book about the hands in our lives that show us love.
A story about Henry’s lovable dreamer.
Ziggy Marley’s tribute to his song on togetherness and love.
Super cute and funny book on how love that knows no bounds.
Follow up to the Day the Crayons Quit, about their shades of love.
Heartwarming story of a little girl and a duckling that learn to care for one another.
Plum has lots of favorite things, but LOVE is her absolute favorite thing.
Endearing picture book about ow a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place.
Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is.
When a small robot goes on an adventure to find love.
Wonderful tale of overcoming insecurity will make its way to the hearts of all young readers.
This book celebrates thoughtful and acts of friendship.
Looking for Love, this friendly little robot finds it in a funny way.
A testament to handmade, wacky, bashful, honest love
Sweet little book about love that invites children to engage with a natural world.
Sweet and funny “I Love You” picture book about everything a parent loves about his or her child.
This doll’s tender tribute to her little girl.
One day it rains hearts, and this little girl finds they are perfect for making valentines.
The effects of love when you connect with those sometimes overlooked.
Tells a child about how much they are loved.
This little cutie knows just what to do to make her friends feel better
A story about a little guy that needs a hug and finds that special friend to help.
Three children share the love and joy of friendship while exploring the wonders of nature.
Rhyming book about cute animals and lots of kisses.
Another rhyming book about the celebration of love.
Valentine’s Day Books That Teach Social Emotional Intelligence
Perfect for children coping with anxiety, loss, and grief.
Beautifully crafted book that journeys through all of the feelings in one’s heart.
About your heart and how the words we hear affect how it feels.
Hard to celebrate valentines during hibernation, not this year.
A love letter written to the special girl in your life.