This year gift a Valentine’s Day book for kids to the little love in your life. This post has the absolute cutest books for the holiday season that kids will love to read. Whether you’re looking for something to read to a baby, preschooler, or a big kid, these books will make great Valentine’s Day gifts for kids or even just as a fun way to show your littles you love them.
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 love reading. No matter what they read, I just want them to read and find a love in it.
Nothing gives me the warm fuzzies more than walking into a room and seeing both boys sitting on the floor reading (okay, so reading is a loose term in this house, the boys being 2 and 4) books to each other.
Except, maybe, when they bring books over for me to read to them. Then it’s all heart eyes and melting hearts and I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Easy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids..
So when Valentine’s day rolls around, I love grabbing a few favorites to gift them so we can read even more together.
I usually get Ryan a truck book for kids and Owen a dinosaur book for kids as their actual, “be mine, Valentine” gift, but in early February they’ll definitely come home to a kids valentine’s day books.
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. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
First, a book about trying to find someone who loves you just the way you are is a book you could definitely read all year long and has an adorable message. Plus, it’s also a board book, so perfect for the littler hands.
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!
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 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 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.
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 and uses it as an opportunity to show the important people in his life how much he loves them.
Next, a book that would be great year round, especially for babies and toddlers. It goes over a bunch of different baby/parent animal pairings and how they love their littles.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!