Are you looking for a cute and fun book to read or buy for your child this year for Valentine’s Day? There are a ton of books out there, but the following list are some of the best, in my opinion. They are all engaging with colorful pictures and great messages for your little one on Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoy them too! What is your favorite book for Valentine’s Day?
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George [Hardcover]
N. Di Angelo (Author), Mary O’Keefe Young (Illustrator
Who doesn’t love Curious George? My boys are fans and I like the lessons that George learns in every book.
Book Description (Amazon) George and his friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with decorating, baking, card making and some unexpected hilarity along the way! Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved? Fold-out flaps on each scene reveal lively surprises in this humorous celebration of friendship. Sparkly red foil shines on the cover and throughout the book
Duck & Goose, Goose Needs a Hug [Board book]
Tad Hills (Author, Illustrator)
Our three year old loves Duck and Goose. The story is simple and sweet and the illustrations are adorable and appealing. Did you know there are a bunch of books about Duck and Goose? We will definitely be looking for them at the library.
Book Description (Amazon) Duck & Goose are back in this sturdy board book, perfect for preschoolers! And this time, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. What does Goose need more than anything this Valentine’s Day? A hug from a good friend.
10 Valentine’s Friends
By Janet Schulman; illustrated by Linda Davick
Recommended for 0-3 years
It’s Valentine’s Day and the 10 little neighbors in this book are busy making Valentines for their closest friends. A dinosaur card, thinks little Pete, My pal Max would find really neat. Will everyone get a Valentine at the big Valentine’s Day party? You can count on it!
With its fun counting element, bouncy text, and adorable illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for young lovebugs.
By Susan Reagan Recommended for 0-3 years
Tweet Hearts features two little lovebirds and ten little hearts. Preschoolers and their parents will love counting all the hearts from ten to one while reading along with the rhyming text.
Susan Reagan’s graphic, stylish illustrations of adorable lovebirds round out the package . . . and there’s a pop-up on the last spread: One big heart says I love you!
IF YOU’LL BE MY VALENTINE
Cynthia Rylant and Fumi Kosaka
If You’ll Be My Valentine sweetly celebrates the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. Charming prose and captivatingly sweet art create an adorable tableau of loving wishes from one little boy to all the members of his family.
Slugs in Love
by Susan Pearson, Kevin O’Malley (Illustrator)
Marylou loves everything about Herbie? how his slime trail glistens in the dark, how he can stretch himself thin to squeeze inside the cellar window, and how he always finds the juiciest tomatoes. But Marylou is a shy slug. How can she get Herbie to notice her? Find out how Marylou woos her beloved in this “must-have” love-story that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
Eileen Spinelli, Paul Yalowitz (Illustrator)
Mr. Hatch leads a lonely life until one Valentine’s Day when the postman delivers a huge, heart-shaped box of candy with a card reading “Somebody loves you.” Knowing he has a secret admirer gives Mr. Hatch a bright new perspective on life — until it turns out there’s been a terrible mistake. But Mr. Hatch’s new friends rally to show him that a lot of somebodies love Mr. Hatch
What a great story! Perfect for Valentine’s day or really any day you need to read a great story on love and friendship. The writing and illustrations are both perfect in this story. This is a classic for every age.
LOVE SPLAT (Splat the Cat)
by Rob Scotton
It’s Valentine’s Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes her even more than fish sticks and ice cream. But Kitten doesn’t seem to like him at all–she always ties his tail and pokes his belly when she sees him. And then there’s Splat’s rival, Spike, who also likes Kitten. Will Splat’s heartfelt valentine win Kitten’s paw in the end?
In this funny follow-up to Splat the Cat, Rob Scotton captures the highs and lows of a first crush with humor and understanding