25 Must Have Valentines Day Books for Children

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It’s time to celebrate! We’re pulling out our {huge} collection of Valentine’s Day books for children — my kids are so excited to be reading these books again!

Take a look at some of our favorites, then hit up your library or add them to your collection.

Valentine's Day books for children - great for homeschool read aloud time!

Llama Llama Valentine BookPete the Cat Valentine BookMouse Valentine BookElmo Valentine BookFancy Nancy Valentine BookThe Day It Rained Hearts Valentine book

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?

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! Pete works hard to make valentines for everyone, and it turns out to be the grooviest Valentine’s Day ever

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!
Join Mouse as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.

My Fuzzy Valentine (Sesame Street)
It’s Valentine’s Day and Elmo has received an anonymous valentine. Who could have sent it? He checks with all of his friends and finds the answer right back where he started looking!

Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Mystery is in the air when Nancy receives a valentine from a secret someone. Join Nancy as she follows the clues.

The Day It Rained Hearts
One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. She realizes that the hearts are perfect for making valentines. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to: her animal friends.

A fun way to spark creativity and thoughtfulness from one of our favorite author-illustrators.

Minnie's ValentineHug Time ValentineCurious George ValentineValentine StarBiggest Valentine BookChipmunk Valentine

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s Valentine

Love is in the air at the Clubhouse, but Mickey has no idea what to get Minnie for Valentine’s Day. Minnie goes undercover, using a disguise to teach Mickey how to make a heartfelt Valentine’s Day gift.

Hug Time

From Africa to the North Pole to his own back yard, Jules proves a hug is the simplest–but kindest–gift we can give.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George
Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved?

The Valentine Star (The Kids of the Polk Street School)
It’s time for everyone in Ms. Rooney’s room to make cards for the Valentine box. Emily Arrow couldn’t be happier when Dawn Bosco gives her some colored stars to decorate her cards. She plans to make a special one for Ms. Vincent, the new student teacher.But things take a turn for the worse when Ms. Rooney asks Emily to be class monitor.

The Biggest Valentine Ever
When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don’t go as planned.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine
West Eastman High is hosting its annual Valentine’s Day dance, and Alvin, Simon, and Theodore need to find the perfect gifts for Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor. But when flowers, cards, and candy don’t cut it—what can the boys do for their special chipmunks?

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I Love You, Snugglesaurus! (Made with Love)
This snuggly dinosaur romp encourages little ones to stop their feet, clap their hands, and, of course, cuddle up real tight! Sandra Magsamen’s sweet, hand-stitched illustrations and loving message make this the perfect book to read and ROAR together.

The Very Fairy Princess: Valentines from the Heart

Gerry makes beautiful cards for her friends at school, showcasing their special qualities. But when she forgets her folder at home, she needs to think of a new way to celebrate their inner sparkle! This celebration of friendship and creativity by the bestselling mother-daughter team is the perfect gift for any special Valentine.

Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! February 14—Valentime’s Day, as Junie B. calls it—is just around the corner. Junie B. can’t wait to see all the valentimes she’ll get. But she never expected a big, mushy card from a secret admirer! Who is this secret mystery guy, anyway? Junie B. is determined to find out.

Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter!
It’s Valentine’s Day, and Little Critter’s class is celebrating! They’re decorating the classroom with hearts, eating cupcakes, and making Valentine’s Day mailboxes. Little Critter is making an extra special card for an extra special valentine. Who will it be? Pull back the flaps and discover all the fun Valentine’s Day surprises.

Peek-a-Boo, I Love You!
This adorable peek-a-boo book invites little ones to play along with their favorite animals, with soothing rhymes and engaging illustrations as only Sandra Magsamen can deliver. The anticipation of what’s hiding on the next page will keep kids guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise ending – when the final lift-the-flap reveals who’s loved most of all!

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Valentine’s Day is here, but will Charlie Brown get a Valentine? While the rest of the Peanuts gang is busy making cards and buying presents, Charlie Brown is still waiting to see if his first ever Valentine’s Day card will come, maybe from that little red-headed girl!

Berenstein Bears Valentine BookSnowy Valentine BookTe Amo Valentine BookJan Brett Valentine BookKnock Knock ValentinesHappy Valentines Day BookStar Wars Valentine Book

The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party
It’s Valentine’s Day at the Bear Country School, and Teacher Jane’s class is having a party!

In this fun lift-the-flap story, join Sister Bear and her friends as they share lots of special messages.

Snowy Valentine
Step out into a snowy Valentine’s Day with Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one.

Te Amo / I Love You
“I love you like a skipping stone…I love you like a doggy’s bone…”
“Te amo como a una piedra saltarina… Te amo como al hueso de un perrito” Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this bilingual Spanish-English book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other.

The Valentine Bears
Mrs. Bear plans a surprise Valentine’s Day celebration for Mr. Bear despite their usual hibernating habits at that time of year.

Valentine Day Knock Knock Jokes 4 kids

Happy Valentine’s Day to You!: Cute Short Stories for Kids, Valentine’s Day Activities, and Funny Jokes for Kids
Love is in the air! You and your child will enjoy these special Valentine’s Day stories for kids

Star Wars: A Very Vader Valentine’s Day
A funny and quirky take on Valentine’s Day . . . Star Wars style!

Amelia Bedelia Valentine BookDoc McStuffins Valentine BookRoses are Pink Valentine Book

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine
School is always exciting for Amelia Bedelia, and getting her first Valentine’s Day card may be the most exciting surprise of all. But what will she do when she forgets her valentines for her classmates on the bus? Luckily, Amelia Bedelia is resourceful, and she doesn’t break any hearts.

Doc McStuffins My Huggy Valentine
Valentine’s Day is Lambie’s favorite holiday! She has worked hard decorating the clinic and planning activities for the party, and she can’t wait to share it with Doc. But when Doc gets Val, a stuffed heart toy, as a Valentine’s Day gift, Lambie is afraid that she has been replaced in Doc’s heart. This sweet storybook teaches kids about love and friendship, and comes with sparkly holiday stickers for even more Valentine’s Day fun with Doc and the gang!

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day books for children - great for homeschool read aloud time!


  1. So many awesome books here! We have a few & totally love them. Can’t wait to add more to our Valentine’s Day book basket-thanks for sharing:)

  2. Thanks for the list of books.

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