A Lovely Valentine’s Day Booklist

Valentine’s Day is about so much more than romantic love. It’s about courage, strength and determination. Enjoy these books with your children and rediscover why celebrating Valentine’s Day is important.

1. Valentine’s Day by Trudi Strain Trueit

This book does a really great job of giving the background on Valentine’s Day and it’s origin. It’s definitely geared for preschoolers.

2. Valentine’s Day by Alice K. Flanagan

This book is more detailed than the first and is for older children. It does mention Valentine’s death so be prepared for any questions that might prompt.

3. Valentine Be Mine by Jacqueline Farmer

This is another very detailed book that gives a lot of information about the origins and traditions of Valentine’s Day. There is even more in-depth discussions about the execution of Valentine. There is also information about how cultures around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day.

roses are pink4. Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane de Groat

Meet Gilbert, who gets a little too creative writing Valentine’s Day poems to his classmates. He and his friends learn a valuable lesson about being nice.

5. Love, Splat by Rob Scotten

I love Splat and his adorable antics. This is a cute story that a school age child would definitely appreciate.

6. Lilly’s Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henkes

I just love Lilly. She’s adorable and so funny. Join her as she hunts for the perfect hiding spot for her chocolate heart.

guess who7. Guess Who?: A Foldout Valentine’s Adventure by Lola Schaefer

This book is filled with adorable animals and lovely poems.

8. A Crankstein Valentine by Samantha Berger

This book is perfect for the little boy in your life!

9. Counting Kisses by Karen Katz

Snuggle up with your littlest ones and count kisses for baby. So sweet!

berenstain bears valentine10. The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party by Jan and Mike Berenstain

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sister and Brother and all the lovable Bear Country characters.

Bonus Book: Where’s My Sweetie Pie? by Ed Emberley

Your baby will really enjoy lifting the flaps through out this story to help find the real sweetie pie.

About Meghan Zeile

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