Valentine’s Day Picture Books for Your Petites

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We love Valentine’s day here, mainly because it is one of the holidays that can be celebrated in public schools!  Hooray.  Here are some of our favorite picture books about Valentines day or about love and friendship.

Love is You & Me by Monica Sheehan is a playful book all about love, perfect for anytime of the year but all the more special for Valentine’s Day.

Somebody Loves you Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli and Paul Yalowitz is unique story about an old man who lives a normal, if somewhat boring life, until one day he receives a mysterious package on his doorstep with a special note that says “Somebody loves you”.

Snowy Valentine by David Petersen a sweet story about Jasper and his search for the perfect Valentine.

Minnie’s Be My Sparkly Valentine this is perfect book for your Disney loving petite.  It also comes with stickers…what fun.

The Night Before Valentines Day by Natasha Wing and Heidi Petach is a fun book that follows the Night Before Christmas format only is special for Valentines day and all the preparation that goes into making it special.

Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool by James Dean and Kimberly Dean follows along in true Pete the Cat style with Pete not being too sure about Valentine’s day until he realizes how many special people are in his life and begins to make them some pretty awesome Valentines.

The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond a perfect book for a northwest guy or gal about a girl, Cornelia Augusta who discovers that it is raining hearts one day, each one is perfect and she knows just who to give them to.

Slugs in Love Marylou loves everything about Herbie his super slimy snail trail, how he finds the most delicious foods, but she is pretty shy how will she let Herbie know how she feels about him?  You’ll have to read it to find out.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro and Jared D. Lee a riff on the classic lady who swallowed a fly but all about Valentine’s day and a special gift she is making.

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine by Herman Parish and Lynne Avril a classic in the making, even if the Amelia of my childhood has had a makeover, all about how Amelia is ready for her first Valentine’s Day celebration at school.

Catching Kisses by Amy Gibson and Maria van Lieshout is a wonderful story about sending kisses on a journey across the United States.  This would be a perfect gift to send to your Valentine.  I’ve shared this book before and love how it ties into this special holiday.

Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories this is a story that both my girls adore.  It is a lift the flap book where you can search for Biscuit.  A sweet tale about our little precocious pup.

A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger and Dan Santat is all about the most lovey-dovey day of the year and the flowers and candies and how this day would turn even the sweetest kid into a monster.

Love, Splat by Rob Scotton is a delightful book about Splat the Cat and his special Valentine in his class whom he loves more than fish sticks.  A sweet addition to your collection.

If I have left off one of your petites favorites, just tell me in the comments below.   If you like this post, you might also like Board Books All About Love too.






Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Books

valentine booksI love books, from the time the petites were in the womb working on growing little ears, I read books to them.  They have amassed quite the collection of books.  I have a book tub that I keep holiday and seasonal books in, this has worked really well for us.  We have quite a few Christmas books, one for each day of the month.  But for Valentines day we have just selected a few favorites.  What is neat about having a hidden book tub, is that when the books are pulled out around the holiday it is almost like having a whole new set of books.

The books in the image above are my petite’s favorites, not all of them are specifically about Valentine’s Day, some are about love or kisses, which we like just the same.  There is one that I think we will add for next year when the littlest petite can open flaps. Fisher Price Little People Valentine’s Day is Here!

Valentine Friends, If Animals Kissed Goodnight, The Biggest Kiss, Minnie’s Valentine, The Night Before Valentine’s Day, The Best Thing About Valentines, Crocodiles Need Kisses Too, Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine

What are some of your petites favorite Valentine reads?