Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to share books about love, friendship, and giving, as well as Valentine’s traditions. You’ll love all the books on this list of our favourite Valentine’s Day books kids.
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Sharing picture books about love, friendship, and traditions is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your classroom or with your kids at home.
We’ve rounded up a list of our favourite Valentine’s Day picture books that will add a little extra love to your Valentine’s Day, or any day!
Valentine’s Books to Read with Kids
This book list uses Amazon affiliate links, but I’m sure you can find most of these books at your local library too!
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond.
This book is a great way to spark creativity and perfect to pair with a Valentine’s art or craft project about giving.
Love by Stacy McAnulty.
This is a gorgeous book about love and all the ways you can show it.
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll.
This is an adorable story about Clayton and Desmond who realise if they work together they can make the biggest Valentine ever!
Catching Kisses by Amy Gibson
Follow the journey of a blown kiss all around America in this lovely story with gorgeous illustrations.
I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E Cummunings
This book, full of beautiful illustrations by Mati Rose, is a children’s adaptation of the E. E. Cummings poem about the bond of love between mother and child.
Delivery by Aaron Meshon
Gorgeous illustrations tell the story of a box of cookies, sent with love from Grandma, as the make their way to her grandson.
This is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins
This gorgeous story shows is that friendship is not about fancy Valentines, but about the little things we share.
Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer.
This inclusive book has gorgeous illustrations, and the story celebrates the thing that makes every family a family, love.
If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
This lovely rhyming story is all about a little boy sharing his love for all the members of his family.
Counting Kisses by Karen Katz.
If you have little ones, this board book is the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day. Share your own kisses as you count how many kisses this baby needs before they fall asleep.
Love is You and Me by Monica Sheehan.
This gorgeous story book shows us that love—whether between a parent and child, best friends, or even a dog and a mouse—is the most wonderful thing of all.
Love by Matt de la Peña
This book somehow manages to explain love, in all it’s forms, with beautiful images and meaningful text.
The Dinosaurs Valentine’s Day by Jessica Brady
This is a lovely story about recognizing what makes each of your friends special, and it’s perfect for dino lovers!
Snowy Valentine by David Petersen
Follow the story of Jasper the rabbit as he tries to find the perfect gift for his wife, and all his animal friends who help him along the way.
I’m sure you’ll find a couple of new Valentine’s Day picture books to add to your collection!
Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids.
If you are looking for more fun Valentine’s activities you can find lots of fun and easy Valentine’s activities for kids here, including printables, crafts, and recipes.
Or try one of the fun Valentine’s day activities below: