Looking for the best Valentine’s Day books for kids? Valentines Day is a holiday with very few books, but many books are still great for it! Some books may be specifically about Valentine’s Day, others may be more about friendship. Let’s face it, February is the best month to focus on friendship. We all know how February can be. In any case, check out these amazing Valentine’s Day childrens books!
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Zombie in Love
Mortimer is looking for love. And he’s looking everywhere! He’s worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldn’t keep falling off). He also tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff). He’s even been on stalemate.com. How’s a guy supposed to find a ghoul? When it seems all hope has died, could the girl of Mortimer’s dreams be just one horrifying shriek away?
Zombie in Love 2 + 1
Happily married zombie couple Mortimer and Mildred are thrilled to be new parents. But having a baby isn’t what they expected. Sonny hardly ever cries. His teeth are coming in instead of falling out. And worst of all, he’s awake all day and sleeps through the night.Mortimer and Mildred are dead tired, and very worried. Will their precious baby boy ever behave like a good little monster?
A Crankenstein Valentine
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?
Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
This book was a recommendation one of the Picture Book Brainiacs in the community.
One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.
“Somebody loves you,” the note says.
“Somebody loves me!” Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room.
“Somebody loves me!” Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town.
“But who,” Mr. Hatch wonders, “could that somebody be?”
After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!
The Invisible String
This was another recommendation! In the story, a mother tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string. “That’s impossible!” the children insist, but still they want to know more: “What kind of string?” The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can’t see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away?
Love, Ruby Valentine
Deep in the heart of Heartland lives Ruby Valentine and her trusty parrot Lovebird. Ruby’s favorite day of the year is Valentine’s Day—she loves to say “I love you” and make cards and treats to deliver to everyone in her town. But Ruby is so exhausted that she sleeps right through the holiday. Although Ruby is worried that she’ll have to wait a whole year to tell everyone that she loves them, Lovebird convinces her to deliver her treats and messages of love even though they’re a day late. To Ruby’s surprise, no one minds.
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.
I Am Love
Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds. A dream team, those two. This book is not strictly about Valentine’s Day, but it’s still on my list of the best Valentine’s Day books for kids becuse it’s all about the transformative power of love. Love means showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies. Letting our hearts lead the way can help move us closer to a better world.
My Heart is Like a Zoo
A book that makes zoo animals using almost only hearts. A really cute book especially for lower elementary where you can count how many hearts are on each page.
Best Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
What are some of your favorite Valentines Day childrens books? Is there a must read Valentines Day book that I left out? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it!