10 Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

childrens books for valentines day

Are you looking to add to your collection of children’s books for Valentine’s Day? One of my favorite ways to celebrate holidays was to dedicate reading time to the subject. I would gather my special collection of books to read with my class every day. I encourage reading as a great way to celebrate and learn about holidays.

For this reason, I have many favorite children’s books in my library that are perfect for holidays such as Valentine’s Day! So, during the season of giving out of care, I want to share with you a few books you may want to add to your library as well!

Here are 10 children’s books for Valentine’s Day that your students will love!

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine

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The Little Blue Truck series is perfect for younger children but is overall simply an adorable read-along to share with your students during morning time or breaks. This story follows the Little Blue Truck and his journey through sharing valentine cards with his friends.

A Little SPOT of Love

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This book is a perfect children’s book for Valentine’s Day to help students understand the many ways they can show others they love and appreciate them. I love how this read shines a light on social skills as well! This book can be used for many age groups and levels.

Grumpy Monkey Valentine Gross-Out

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Grumpy Monkey learns there is more to Valentine’s Day than lovely couples and mushy sayings. Love Day can be celebrated with grandparents, friends, and even teachers. It is a fun story that shifts the view of Valentine’s Day to a day dedicated to showing those around you care and appreciation.

Love from the Crayons

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I love, love, love the Crayons book series. This Valentine’s themed children’s book shows kids the many shades of love and how Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all red and pink. It’s a cute book that is perfect to keep in your seasonal library.

Day It Rained Hearts

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This is a must-have book to pair with your Valentine’s Day crafts! This story follows a girl who caught hearts and turned them into sweet valentines for her friends. It is a cute story, perfect for centers as well!

The Biggest Valentine Ever

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This is an adorable book that follows two mice as they deliver the biggest Valentine ever. It represents friendship and teamwork as two friends learn to work together. Your students will love this adorable book and so will you!

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine

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This series follows the sweetest character! So, 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. Your students will love following along with this story!

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

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Gilbert is all set to write fifteen friendly valentine cards to his classmates. But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose or the girl who made fun of his glasses? Instead, he writes two not-so-nice valentines…and signs the wrong name on both! This prank quickly turns into chaos, but with some honesty, forgiveness, and friends there is always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day! This is a great read for your class to discuss forgiveness and friendship.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose!

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This fun sequencing book is perfect for a fun read-aloud and follows a kid-favorite character in this series of “There Was an Old Lady…”!

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool

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Younger kids love Pete the Cat! This is a fun and sweet book about Pete’s Valentine’s Day. This is another great seasonal book to keep on hand each year!

I hope you and your students enjoy these children’s books about Valentine’s Day! If you are looking for more great resources, you can find activities and games for your class HERE!

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