Check out these 41 cute Valentine’s books for kids and start creating special Valentine’s Day memories now!
An awesome way to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit is to read some great Valentine’s books for kids.
All of the books listed here are available on Amazon, and many may also be available at your local public library.
(To make your mom life easier, check to see if your local library offers a Hold Service or Curbside Pickup. This allows you to reserve books online. The books will then be gathered for you by a librarian and all you need to do is show up to check them out!)
Reading to your kids is not only rewarding and enjoyable, according to the Washington Post, it is one of the most valuable things we can do for our kids.
Which is why there are so many great children’s books out there for every festive occasion – including Valentine’s Day!
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The list of Valentine’s books for kids is organized by the following sections so you can browse it conveniently:
- Valentine’s Board Books
- Valentine’s Picture Books
- Activity Books for Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Early Chapter Books
Let’s dive right in, shall we?!
Valentine’s Board Books for Kids
Based on one of the most popular board books ever, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this sweet board book is perfect for kids ages 2-4.
The vibrant illustrations ring true to Eric Carle’s well-known style.
The familiar mouse wants to create special, personalized Valentines for all of this friends.
This short board book would be great to read before helping your toddler make his or her Valentines!
Sandra Boynton is known for her fun, brightly-colored board books that little ones love! This books is no exception.
Let down your guard and sing the Snuggle Puppy song to your own tune – your kid will love it!
Written in her fun and adorable style, this Valentine’s day board book by Sandra Boynton is written from a parent to a child.
With endearing rhymes and illustrations, this recently published book is a great find!
If your little one enjoys the Little Blue Truck series, this Valentine’s edition is a great choice!
The Little Blue Truck spends the day delivering Valentines to all of his friends, wondering all along if he’ll receive any himself.
This sweet counting book is a great way to combine the festivity of Valentine’s Day with a little education too!
It’s perfect for toddlers who are learning to count.
Familiar characters, Thing 1 and Thing 2, share all of the things that they love.
The super fun rhymes and illustrations that make Dr. Seuss a favorite are all here too!
This sweet book, released in 2019, is a wonderful way to help your youngest kids know that they are loved no matter what – just for being themselves.
Best Valentine’s Day picture books for kids
Illustrated by the popular Oliver Jeffers, this book in the beloved Crayons series, is a gift-sized, shortened version made specifically for Valentine’s Day.
While it doesn’t have the same length or plot depth, this would be a great addition to a Valentine’s gift basket for any kid who enjoys the Crayons.
Two mice, Clayton and Desmond, set out to create the biggest Valentine ever. When their plans go awry, they realize they can create an even bigger and better Valentine by working together.
Written and illustrated by the beloved illustrator of the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books, this book is about a girl named Cornelia Augustus.
Fair warning: after reading this adorable, your kids may want to start creating their own Valentines!
In this delightful book, a boy gives a girl simple and heartfelt gifts – but none of them, of course – are a Valentine.
With fantastic reviews about the unique mixed media art and the wonderful story, this is definitely one of the best Valentine’s books for kids.
If you have a kid who is a little squeamish about all things love, hugs, and kisses, he or she will love Crankenstein!
This book is well loved by all elementary ages and almost always. brings a laugh or two.
The beautiful, rhyming text tells the story of a girl who finds and cares for a duckling, raises it to adulthood, and returns it to her home.
Fans of Frozen and Tangled will love the illustrations by Claire Keane, who created development art for both well-known movies.
If your kids are familiar with the popular poem, The Night Before Christmas, they’ll enjoy this book!
With fun and festive ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day, this is a great addition to any library.
Pinkalicious fans everywhere will enjoy reading about Pinkalicious’ efforts to create the perfect Valentine.
With bonus stickers included, this book makes a great Valentine gift.
This highly-rated Valentine’s picture book for kids tells the story of Groggle, a monster who is trying to create the perfect Valentine for his beast friend, Snarlina.
With endearing and clever monster vocabulary and detailed illustrations, this is one of best Valentine’s books for kids!
Perfect for preschoolers, this Little Critter book uses simple language and familiar illustrations.
With a fun lift-the-flap feature, this is a unique addition to the list of the best Valentine’s books for kids.
Throughout this story, Pete the Cat realizes that Valentine’s Day is cool and sets out to make Valentine’s for all of his friends.
This book also includes stickers, a poster, and twelve punch-out Valentine’s Day cards for your kids to use!
If your kids enjoy the antics of Curious George, this book will not disappoint!
As a parent, I appreciate that this book focuses on a celebration of friendship rather than romantic love.
Valentine’s Activity Books for Kids
In this brand new activity book, kids can hunt for 101 hearts in over 90 different Hidden Picture puzzles.
Mazes, riddles, jokes, and a few fun full-color bonus puzzles are also included!
This 60-page coloring book has been created specifically for little hands!
Thick lines and simple patterns and shapes make this a perfect coloring book for ages 1-4.
This unique book will help your kid develop scissor skills as he or she learns to cut out Valentines shapes.
Your kids can also color the shapes before or after they cut them out.
In this fun twist on the contemporary joke book, two people tell Valentine’s jokes to each other – and try not to laugh.
This book would be great to give your kids for a Valentine’s family game night! (And for more fun Valentine’s Day activities and traditions, read this article too!)
This book features plenty of Would You Rather questions – as well as lots of fun activities for kids to do as they act out WHY they chose the answer they did.
More game than book, this is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family!
Great for kids over a wide range of ages, this book features a doodle started on every page.
With 120 pages and more than 200 stickers, there will be plenty here to keep your young doodlers happy!
Perfect for ages 6-12, this book contains 55 pages worth of Valentine’s Day soduku puzzles, mazes, word searches, word unscrambles, coloring pages, games, and more!
Valentine’s Day Chapter Books for Kids
Part of the best-selling Junie B. Jones series, this book tells the story about how Junie reacts to receiving a big, mushy Valentine!
Perfect for the early elementary grades, who are sure to identify with Junie’s feelings.
If your 6-9 year old loves mysteries, this is a great series for him or her!
In this edition, the fab four try to track down the mysterious source of the Valentines they keep receiving.
With a hidden message in the illustrations, this book is lots of fun!
Similar to the A to Z Mysteries, the Calendar Mysteries series is aimed for the early reader who is ready to move into simple chapter books.
In this story, a mysterious Valentine leads the main characters to find a pet bunny. They then have to work together to find the rightful owner and solve the mystery.
A great series for the 2nd-5th grader who enjoys mysteries! In this book, super-sleuth Cam Jansen has to solve a mystery at the hospital on the day her new baby sibling will be born: Valentine’s Day!
In this December 2020 release, Scarlet of the band, The Major Eights, receives a mysterious Valentine. Will the band be able to figure out who sent it?
Final thoughts on the best Valentine’s books for kids:
Reading a few great, festive books is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids!
I hope you’ve found several Valentine’s day books for kids that they’ll really enjoy!