Valentine's Day is the perfect time to celebrate love- between couples, family members, and friends. One particularly sweet way to show your kids how much you love them on Valentine’s Day is through reading a new love-themed book together. If you've been on our site before, you already know how important reading is and how passionate we are about instilling a love of the written word in our children.

Regardless of your child's age or preferences, there are plenty of amazing books out there that are sure to please any reader this Valentine’s Day. Here are 8 Sweet Reads For Valentine's Day that are sure to make your young children smile!

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

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Your kids will love this adorable best-selling Valentine's Day book featuring Mouse from If You Give A Mouse A Cookie! The story is about how Mouse makes personalized valentine's day cards for all of his friends, highlighting what he loves most about each of them. It's a fun and sweet story available as a paperback or board book, and has won the hearts of almost 5,000 reviewers! Whether you're looking for a quality gift under $10 or want something to put your child in the mood for their very own V-day craft, this book should do the trick.

Love From The Crayons by Drew Daywalt

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Over 4,600 reviews suggest that this best-selling Crayon inspired book is perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day with your children! It's a smaller, simple book with a crayon, color, and new definition of love on every page. The book works for the youngest of children because it teaches colors, but it also works for older children because it helps frame the concept of "love" in ways that they can understand and relate to.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

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Over 18,000 reviews with 90% leaving a 5/5 rating makes it pretty obvious why this heartwarming story is a best-seller. It's a book that multiple generations can appreciate together and pass down to their own kids or grandkids.  As love touches us all, the book on "the invisible string" teaches children about how we're all connected by love and how love can't be stopped by distance or separation. With over a million copies sold, this book has now been used and supported by bereavement support groups, military library services, parenting blogs like this one, church groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, and educators.  

Will You Be My Valentine by Cottage Door Press

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This is a simple board book meant for young toddlers, but it's well made and, most importantly....This vintage-style Valentine's Day book is TOO CUTE. We're serious. You're not going to want your kids' sticky fingers on these sweet pages once you crack open the cover. We don't usually add any extra pictures, but you should probably see what we're talking about here when we say the pictures are good enough to buy the book.

vintage illustration of a Valentine's Day book

Little Blue Truck's Valentine by Alice Schertle

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Using the illustrative style and "beep, beep, beep" that children have come to adore, this story follows Little Blue as he delivers Valentine's Day cards to all of his friends. The Valentine's Day edition of Little Blue Truck is as sweet as it is popular. This story has a 4.9 out of 5-star rating with almost 9,000 reviews! That's truly impressive.

Babies Love Valentines by Holly Berry-Byrd

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This lift-a-flap board book is a lovely Valentine's Day themed story designed to help your little love improve their motor skills all while having fun! It's small enough for little hands to play with alone, and the flaps are durable enough to withstand your tots tugging, but the illustrations are sweet enough for you to enjoy reading it too. It's another book with 90% of reviewers giving it a 5/5 rating!

How Many Do I Love You? by Cheri Love-Byrd

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If you have an animal-loving little that enjoys counting, THIS is the book for them this Valentine's Day! Each page has a number, a new animal, and some cute lines like this one:

"I love you more than 7 happy hedgehogs love handing out heart-shaped boxes."

Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney

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This is a best-selling Valentine's edition book that's part of the 53 book Llama Llama collection. This short story is in a board book format perfect for the tiniest of readers on up, it has the classic Llama Llama rhyming and illustrations, and provides a cute description of Valentine's Day for children. With over 10,000 reviews, you can be confident that your tot will adore this read.

Reading special stories with your children this Valentine's Day is a wonderful way to show that you love them. Whether it’s "Little Blue Truck's Valentine", "Will You Be My Valentine", or any of the other amazing reads suggested here, these 8 Sweet Reads For Valentine's Day are sure to leave your kids feeling extra loved and full of giggles! Pick up one of these books on February 14th and start creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Check out our list of great children's presents for Valentine's Day here:

Fun and Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts For Kids
Whether you’re looking for a craft they can do alone or with you, or just a gift they’ll love, you can find something for every budget and taste.

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