This year gift a Valentine’s Day book for kids to the little love in your life. Whether you’re looking for something to read to a baby, preschooler, or a big kid, these books will make great Valentine’s Day ideas for kids.
Every gift giving occasion I can find, I give my kids a book.
I have such a love for reading, and if there’s one thing I can teach my boys, it will be to enjoy reading.
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Here are some of my favorites. Some we have already, some I have my eye on to add to our ever-growing library, and some are from my own childhood.
First, one about trying to find someone who loves you just the way you are. This is an option you could definitely read all year long and has an adorable message. Plus, it’s also a board book, so perfect for the little hands.
A Crankenstein Valentine
If you have little boys like mine who think Valentine’s is a mushy “girly” holiday, this book is perfect. In this one, a little boy gets so cranky over the lovey day, he turns into a cranky monster!
Read to see if he can see the bright side!
Day It Rained Hearts
This was one of my all time favorites as a kid – I read it over and over, even when it wasn’t Valentine’s Day. I totally forgot about it until I saw it on Amazon, but I’ve already ordered a copy for the boys.
Groggle’s Monster Valentine
Groggle wants to make the PERFECT Valentine for his friend Snarlina, but, oops! He keeps eating it before he’s done! Follow this silly quest to make the perfect monster Valentine in this super cute book.
Llama Llama I Love You
Llama Llama is a favorite of kids everywhere. If your kids are Llama Llama fans, you’re going to want to grab a copy of this Valentine’s Day themed book, where he tells his friends and family how much he loves them in the book perfect for toddlers and babies.
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool
My boys adore Pete the Cat thanks to Ryan’s prek teacher and the Amazon Prime show. Follow this super cool cat around as he learns just how cool Valentine’s Day is.
I Love You!
Next, a book that would be great year-round, especially for babies and toddlers. It goes over a bunch of different baby and parent animal pairings and how they love their littles.
Where Is Love, Biscuit?: A Touch & Feel Book
Owen is my little animal lover, and being just two he also adores any interactive book. From books with flaps to books with buttons, he loves them all. I can’t wait to grab this touch and feel book for him!
Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine
Splat the Cat books are always a good time. In this one, he’s trying to make a super special Valentine and needs help from his classmates! This lift the flap book would be a hit with any kiddo.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose!
If your kiddo isn’t into gush love stuff, I bet he’ll love this! Did anyone else love the “there was an old lady” song as a kid?
Now, there is a series of themed books and this Valentine’s day version is so cute.
I Love You, Little Pookie
The Little Pookie series of books are always super cute, and this one is no exception. In this one, Little Pookie’s mom goes through explaining the best way to tell someone you love them.
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
Another great one to add to my list of Dinosaur Books for Preschoolers! We have a handful of these, “How do Dinosaurs…” books since Owen is totally dino obsessed. This would be a fun addition for a holiday gift.
Where are my Bob Marley fans at? This adorable Valentine book is based off the song, One Love which is so fun to dance around to with kids. The book teaches kids about a little girl who is on a mission to make her community better.
The Biggest Valentine Ever
In this adorable book, two mice want to make their teacher the biggest Valentine ever. They have to learn to work together to make it happen and show their teacher their love and appreciation.
Now, tell me – do you get Valentine gifts for kids? What is your favorite children’s book? Let me know in the comments!
I was at the bookstore over the weekend and I almost bought like 45 books because they were all so cute and i love a good themed/holiday book for kids. Thanks for this list…maybe it will help me narrow things down haha