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Spread the love and read these picture books about Valentine’s Day with your children!
They teach the importance of the holiday, through cute illustrations.
Picture Books About Valentine’s Day
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
When Love Monster comes home from vacation, he discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, but what if there’s none left for him after everyone has a piece? What if they take his favorite-the double chocolate strawberry swirl?
A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger
Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? YECHHHH! It’s enough to turn anyone into a monster! An ordinary kid becomes Crankenstein on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year: Valentine’s Day. Can Crankenstein find a way to turn his sour day sweet? Can a monster find a little love in his heart?
Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! by Mercer Mayor
Join Mercer Mayer’s classic and beloved character, Little Critter®, for his class’s Valentine’s Day celebration! From decorating the classroom with hearts to eating cupcakes and making Valentine’s Day mailboxes, Little Critter is having the best day ever. He’s even making an extra-special card for an extra-special valentine!
Snuggle Puppy! by Sandra Boynton
OOO, Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine. I love what you are. I love what you do. Fuzzy little Snuggle Puppy, I love you. Featuring a sweet and cuddly doggie cast and rhyming verse, Snuggle Puppy is the perfect bedtime book to read last, because of an ending that kids will want again and again: I started with OOO. . . .
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro
Our favorite lady is back and hungry for Valentine’s Day treats! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make a very special gift for her valentine! With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this wacky version of the classic song will appeal to young readers.
God’s Great Love for You by Rick Warren
God’s Great Love for You, written by Rick Warren, takes children on a whimsical and heartfelt journey that lets them know God’s love is with them wherever they go. With breathtaking illustrations by Chris Saunders, the simple yet poignant text comes alive as a child journeys to places far and near and discovers God’s great love is perfect.
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Miss planted a kiss…Plant a Kiss works to spark the imagination of the youngest readers, but it will also resonate with anyone, such as a new graduate, who responds to the power of planting a kiss. This board book edition has sturdy pages and is a good fit for small hands.
Elmo’s World: Love! by Kara McMahon
Elmo tells toddlers all about all there is to love, including family, friends, pets, and favorite things. This warm and fuzzy lift-the-flap book offers both the serious explanations and the humor that are the hallmark of the Elmo’s World series on Sesame Street. A perfect read for Valentine’s Day!
Comment Below: What Picture Books About Valentine’s Day do your children enjoy reading?