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27 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

Want to add some Valentine’s Day books for kids into your homeschool days? I’ve gathered a list of 27 Valentine’s Day books for kids that will help you do that!

There are old favorites like Berenstain Bears and Curious George and newer favorites like Pete the Cat and Star Wars. One of our personal favorites, Amelia Bedelia, has been updated just for Valentine’s Day. All three of my girls have learned to read with Amelia Bedelia! 🙂

Check out these 27 fun Valentine's Day books for kids to celebrate the holiday with reading!

As you put together your book basket for Valentine’s Day, you might also want to make some of these Valentine’s Day crafts for kids as companion activities. You could also make these free Valentine’s Day cards. It’s always fun to include holiday activities in our learning time!

Fun Valentine’s Books for Kids

Llama Llama I Love You

This is a board book in the popular Llama Llama series. So cute!

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool

At first, Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool…until he realizes all the special cats there are in his life. Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool comes complete with a poster, stickers, and twelve punch-out Valentine’s Day cards.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!

Another favorite in the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series of books by Laura Numeroff. This is a board book so it’s suitable for young ages.

My Fuzzy Valentine (Sesame Street)

It’s Valentine’s Day and Elmo has received an anonymous valentine. Who could have sent it? He checks with all of his friends and finds the answer right back where he started looking—at home! Toddlers will love touching the fuzzy valentine on every page in this board book.

Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart

My daughters love Fancy Nancy, of course! Mystery is in the air when Nancy receives a valentine from a secret someone. Join Nancy as she follows the clues to find out who it is—all in her trademark fabulous style, of course. Gorgeous stickers included!

The Day It Rained Hearts

One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. She realizes that the hearts are perfect for making valentines. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to: her animal friends.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s Valentine

Love is in the air at the Clubhouse, but Mickey has no idea what to get Minnie for Valentine’s Day. Minnie goes undercover, using a disguise to teach Mickey how to make a heartfelt Valentine’s Day gift.

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Hug Time

Cute rhyming verse that shares the importance of hugs to express love and caring.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George

Curious George has been a favorite for all of my girls. His books always get a giggle. 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.

The Valentine Star (The Kids of the Polk Street School)

I read this series when I was growing up and now it’s another great one to share with my daughters. It’s time for everyone in Ms. Rooney’s room to make cards for the Valentine box. Emily Arrow couldn’t be happier when Dawn Bosco gives her some colored stars to decorate her cards. She plans to make a special one for Ms. Vincent, the new student teacher. Of course, there are complications, but you’ll have to read it to find out what!

The Biggest Valentine Ever

Clayton and Desmond are back in this companion to the bestselling book THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER! A sheet of colorful foil stickers is bound into the book for extra valentine fun!

Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine

West Eastman High is hosting its annual Valentine’s Day dance, and Alvin, Simon, and Theodore need to find the perfect gifts for Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor. But when flowers, cards, and candy don’t cut it—what can the boys do for their special chipmunks?

I Love You, Snugglesaurus! (Made with Love)

Another cute board book. This snuggly dinosaur romp encourages little ones to stop their feet, clap their hands, and, of course, cuddle up real tight! Sandra Magsamen’s sweet, hand-stitched illustrations and loving message make this the perfect book to read and ROAR together.

The Very Fairy Princess: Valentines from the Heart

Mother-daughter team Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton have written another sweet installment in this series.

Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (Junie B. Jones #14)

Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! February 14—Valentime’s Day, as Junie B. calls it—is just around the corner. Junie B. can’t wait to see all the valentimes she’ll get.

Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter!

Join Mercer Mayer’s classic and beloved character, Little Critter®, for his class’s Valentine’s Day celebration! This 8×8 storybook is complete with gatefold flaps for readers to pull back and discover all the fun Valentine’s Day surprises.

Peek-a-Boo, I Love You!

This adorable peek-a-boo book invites little ones to play along with their favorite animals, with soothing rhymes and engaging illustrations as only Sandra Magsamen can deliver. The anticipation of what’s hiding on the next page will keep kids guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise ending – when the final lift-the-flap reveals who’s loved most of all!

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

Valentine’s Day is here, but will Charlie Brown get a Valentine? While the rest of the Peanuts gang is busy making cards and buying presents, Charlie Brown is still waiting to see if his first ever Valentine’s Day card will come, maybe from that little red-headed girl! This adaptation of everyone’s favorite Valentine’s Day cartoon is a great collector’s edition and a perfect gift for your own Valentine!

The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party

It’s Valentine’s Day at the Bear Country School, and Teacher Jane’s class is having a party! In this fun lift-the-flap story, join Sister Bear and her friends as they share lots of special messages. Lift the flap to see what each valentine says.

27 fun Valentine's Day books for kids to celebrate the holiday with reading!

Snowy Valentine

Step out into a snowy Valentine’s Day with Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one.

Te Amo / I Love You: Bilingual Spanish English Edition

Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this bilingual Spanish-English book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other. Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and as a reminder to the big kids in your life.

The Valentine Bears

Eve Bunting is another favorite author. Mr. and Mrs. Bear have never celebrated St. Valentine’s Day because they hibernate during the winter.

104 Funny Valentine Day Knock Knock Jokes 4 kids: Jokes 4 kids

104 Funny Valentine’s Day Knock Knock Jokes 4 kids is suitable for kids of all ages who will enjoy reading and telling their friends clean and funny knock knock jokes.

Children Books: Happy Valentine’s Day to You!: Cute Short Stories for Kids, Valentine’s Day Activities, and Funny Jokes for Kids

Easy to read jokes and short stories for early readers, all with a Valentine’s Day theme.

Star Wars: A Very Vader Valentine’s Day

A quirky Valentine’s-themed activity book filled with Star Wars comics, games, and thirty-two perforated Valentine cards!

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine

The tradition of Amelia Bedelia continues! It’s Valentine’s Day in young Amelia Bedelia’s classroom. And you know Amelia Bedelia—she wears her heart on her sleeve.

Doc McStuffins My Huggy Valentine

Valentine’s Day is Lambie’s favorite holiday! She has worked hard decorating the clinic and planning activities for the party, and she can’t wait to share it with Doc. But when Doc gets Val, a stuffed heart toy, as a Valentine’s Day gift, Lambie is afraid that she has been replaced in Doc’s heart. This sweet storybook teaches kids about love and friendship, and comes with sparkly holiday stickers for even more Valentine’s Day fun with Doc and the gang!

Do you have a favorite book or character from your childhood that you’ve shared with your kids? Which Valentine’s Day books for kids do you plan to read?

Grab this great Valentine’s Day unit study to go along with your book basket!

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More Valentine’s Day Homeschooling Ideas

This year, I joined forces with some of my fellow homeschool bloggers to bring you some super fun Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids. We hope this will save you some time searching the internet, which means you’ll have more time to spend on fun Valentine’s Day learning. Check them out!

Inspire Creativity in Your Children + Gnome Writing Prompts from In All You Do

Encourage creative writing with these tips (and free printable).

10+ Awesome Valentine’s Day STEM Activities for Kids from Hess Un-Academy

These Valentine’s Day STEM activities are perfect for enjoying some learning adventures with your kids this February.

Chocolate Secrets from Julie Naturally

Learn more about this delicious and nutritious food and perennial Valentine’s Day favorite: chocolate!

Valentine’s Day Unit Study from The WOLFe Pack

This Valentine’s Day Unit Study is filled with fun ways to enjoy this special day.

The History Behind Valentine’s Day from Homeschool on the Range

Learn the history behind our Valentine’s Day traditions with this informative post.

Love Songs from Musicals from Music in Our Homeschool

Do a quick 15-minute music lesson for Valentine’s Day while listening to some of the greatest love songs from musicals.

DIY Felt Fortune Cookies Valentine’s Day Craft + free Valentine printable from Making Room 4 One More

These DIY felt fortune cookies make a sweet Valentine’s Day craft and are simple enough that the kids can help!

Valentine’s Day Language Arts Resources for Homeschooling Families from Whole Child Homeschool

Check out these Valentine language arts resources and printables for all ages and stages.

Make Some Easy Sweetheart Popcorn For Valentine’s Day from Our Crazy Adventures in Autismland

Educational activities plus a yummy treat? Yes, please!

How to Have a Valentine’s Day Homeschool Party from Everyday Graces Homeschool

Ready to plan a homeschool Valentine’s Day Party? You’ll want to read these ideas.

Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting from Homegrown Motherhood

The kids can help make a fun and easy 5-minute frosting for their favorite Valentine dessert!

5 Valentine’s Day Snacks that Teach About God’s Love from Stand Up, Reach Out

These 5 low-prep, easy snacks teach kids how to love God and others. Get the faith lessons and recipes here!

Story Time: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch from Orison Orchards

This fun Story Time includes some fun, Valentine-themed literature activities and an easy snack to enjoy with your littles.

15 Fast and Fun Valentine’s Day Snacks for Kids from Thrive@Home

15 favorite Valentine’s Day snacks that won’t take a ton of prep time.

DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas – Beautiful Heart-Shaped Upcycled Book Decorations from Geez, Gwen!

This fun art project is something every tween and teen will enjoy making and you’ll be happy to display!

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