Valentine’s Day Children’s Books for All Ages

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to gift a book! The following list is for Valentine’s Day Children’s Books for any age. If you’re looking to see which category you should shop for books for your child, take the “What Type of Reader Do You Have?” quiz and you’ll get even more book ideas for your reader!


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If you’re looking for a great family gift this Valentine’s Day that gets the whole family reading, you may want to check out Bonding with Books! This family reading activity box makes a perfect Valentine’s gift!

Valentine’s Books for Toddlers

Indestructible Book: Love You, Baby

You know I’m a HUGE fan of these Indestructibles books for babies and toddlers. Mostly because they truly are INDESTRUCTIBLE! Had a baby friend over and they drooled all over this Love You, Baby book? No problem! Throw it in the dishwasher and it looks exactly the same- sans germs!

Guess How Much I Love You by Anita Jeram

Is this a classic for all babies and toddlers? I love gifting this book at baby showers for the newest little baby’s book collection! It’s also perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Love Monster by Rachel Bright

This book is printed both as a board book and as a picture book. This little monster just wants to be loved. Rachel Bright has written 3 different books about this furry little monster, so you know he’s a good monster to get to know!

Valentine’s Books for Preschoolers

Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine by Jonathan Stutzman

We are huge fans of Tiny T. Rex in our home! We love the original Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug picture book. This is a board book and makes the perfect preschool Valentine!

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

I think we all know the very hungry caterpillar! This LOVE edition is very sweet, and you can start making text-to-text connections with your preschooler when they realize this very same hungry caterpillar appears in this book as well!

Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama is a preschool favorite! This sweet story is perfect for those little ones who love Mama Llama and Little Llama’s adventures!

Valentine’s Day Picture Books

These Valentine’s Day Picture Books are great for kids of all ages! From preschoolers to older kids, picture books make great family read alouds. Many people associate picture books with Beginning Readers, but picture books are great for ALL readers. Not sure what type of reader you have? Take the quiz here!

Love from the Crayons by Drew Daywalt

These adorable crayons will always be a part of my book round-ups! You may be more familiar with the original, The Day the Crayons Quit. I loved reading this original book in my classroom when building a classroom community! This love edition is a great Valentine’s Day children’s book!

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

This sweet story is about a young girl who loves her hair. “There is nothing my hair can’t do!” She has a big day and tries to give her dad the day off from doing her hair. A couple of issues arise, but the idea is that she loves her beautiful hair and the reason for the big day is so very heartwarming.

I am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde

This may not be your typical Valentine’s Day children’s book, but I just love this “I Am” series by Susan Verde. And you KNOW I love Peter Reynolds! I love any books that help teach feelings and any social-emotional lessons, and these books do just that!

From the book’s description:

Love means showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies. Letting our hearts lead the way can help move us closer to a better world.

Words to Love By by Rick Warren

This book is a MUST for your family library. The whole premise of the book is that words may be tiny but have a BIG impact. We constantly revisit this book when we need this reminder.

Valentine’s Day Chapter Books for Transitional Readers

Not sure if you have a Transitional Reader Taylor? Take the quiz here to find out!

Anne’s Kindred Spirits by Kallie George

This book series is inspired by Anne of Green Gables! This is the second book in this early-reader series starring Anne as she settles into life at Green Gables and makes friends. When Anne meets her neighbor, Diana, she knows she has found a “kindred spirit.” This sweet and funny story highlights love and the importance of friendship.

Calendar Mysteries: February Friend by Ron Roy

Ron Roy is the author of this Calendar Mysteries series! If he sounds familiar, he also writes the A to Z Mysteries series. The Calendar Mysteries are for younger readers featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

In this story, Bradly is passing out his valentines to his class, but one of them has no name on it. This card tells them to look in the classroom closet and they find a bunny! The students need to figure out which friend left Douglas, the bunny, in the closet and why. They need to solve this mystery soon since the bunny gets sick.

Owl Diaries: Warm Heart Days by Rebecca Elliott

This sweet book is about a little owl, Eva, and her adventures on Warm Hearts Day (similar to Valentine’s Day). I truly love this beginner graphic novel, and it’s actually featured in my February Bonding with Books box!

Eva is so busy making everything for her class Warm Hearts Day celebration, she forgets about her family! Learn how putting others before her plans helps make everyone’s Warm Hearts Day special.

Rebecca Elliott’s Owl Diaries: Warm Heart Days is featured in February’s Bonding with Books box for families with kids ages 5-7. This family reading activity box makes a perfect Valentine’s gift!

Cam Jansen: The Valentine Baby Mystery by David A. Adler

Cam Jansen is a great transitional reader series! She’s always solving mysteries. In this particular book, she’s at the hospital waiting for her mom to have her new baby sister. There are lots of surprises and adventures in this Valentine Baby Mystery, which is why this is my February choice for my Adventures with Books virtual book club for second graders!

Valentine’s Day Chapter Books for Fluent Readers

Not sure if you have a Fluent Reader Freddie? Take the quiz here to find out! It was challenging to find books about Valentine’s Day that did not focus on boy/girl relationships or secret crushes. I like to focus on friendship and spreading love, but apparently, older chapter books do not 😉

Geronimo Stilton: Valentine’s Day Disaster

This funny adventure books were favorites of my third graders! Geronimo Stilton lives in New Mouse City, and in this particular book, it is Valentine’s Day! Geronimo sent all of his valentines, but on February 14th, opens his mailbox to find it empty! Did everyone forget about him on Valentine’s Day?!

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

While not exactly a love story, watch the friendship develop between Flora & Ulysses in this heartwarming story. Watch this mother-daughter relationship develop in a story that shows that love always wins! This book is becoming a movie on Disney+ being released on February 19th. This Kate DiCamillo book is featured in February’s Bonding with Books box for families with kids ages 7-10.

To order your family reading activity box, click the image above and unwrap your child’s love of reading this Valentine’s Day.

Let me know in the comments~ What type of reader do you have? Which book are you reading this Valentine’s Day?
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Kim Creigh, M.Ed