10 Must-Read Valentine’s Books for Kids


Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and affection, provides a wonderful opportunity to engage with your kids through the enchanting world of books. Reading Valentine’s Day-themed books with your children not only fosters a love for literature but also helps them understand the significance of love, kindness, and friendship. As you embark on this literary journey with your little ones, you’ll discover a treasure trove of heartwarming stories that capture the essence of the holiday. These books not only entertain but also impart valuable lessons about empathy, compassion, and the joy of giving.

In this special season of love, consider setting aside some quality time to share these delightful tales with your children. Whether it’s a classic story about friendship, a whimsical adventure involving love-struck characters, or a heartfelt exploration of kindness, these books provide a fantastic way to bond with your kids and create lasting memories.

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Meet February

April Martin

February is a lovable character! With her adorable heart themed outfit and love for friends, February teaches young children about the month of February in a unique way.

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine

Alice Schertle

Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. But as Blue beeps along, he starts to wonder: will he get any cards of his own?

Harvey The Heart Had Too Many Farts

Jane Bexley

Poor Harvey, he’s just a little heart with too many farts and it’s driving away his friends! Will he ever find someone who can love him the way he is? Get ready to giggle your way through this rhyming tale of silly toot situations and friendship.

How to Catch a Loveosaurus

Alice Walstead

Can you catch the magical Loveosaurus? The How to Catch Kids are on the chase again, this time to trap a dinosaur that escaped from the museum and wants to spread love and kindness.

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool

James Dean

Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for his family and friends. But what happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat?

Turkey’s Valentine Surprise

Wendi Silvano

Turkey loves nothing better than a good trick…except maybe a good disguise. So for Valentine’s Day, he decides to secretly deliver a card to each of his friends. But when he dresses up as a cat to deliver the purr-fect valentine, he’s quickly found out. It turns out that outsmarting his pals is harder than he thought.

Where Do Diggers Say I Love You?

Brianna Caplan Sayres

Flowers, heart-shaped sweets, and homemade cards plus cement mixers, ice cream trucks, mail trucks–and more–make for a winning combination in this charming, rhyming board book about celebrating Valentine’s Day with the ones you love.

Groggle’s Monster Valentine

Diana Murray

Groggle has been up all night making a Valentine’s Day card. This isn’t just any Valentine, though, and it has to be perfect—it’s for Snarlina, his beast friend in the whole wide world.

A Little SPOT of Love on Valentine’s Day

Diane Alber

Join a little SPOT of Love as he gives all his little SPOT friends Valentine’s Day cards!

The Littlest Valentine

Brandi Dougherty

Emma may be the littlest in the Valentine family, but she knows that she has what it takes to help the family business get ready for the holiday.

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