Valentine’s Day books for kids
Get your kids into the pink and red holiday spirit by sharing one of these sweet stories with them. Can’t you just feel the love?
“It’s Valentine’s Day” by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Marylin Hafner
This book has 14 short poems — some silly, some sweet — all about Valentine’s Day. From a little boy who gives a valentine to his dog to the meaning behind the holiday, all the poems are great for young readers, and the illustrations add a playful touch to each page.
“Baby Penguins Love Their Mama!” by Melissa Guion
This short picture book is about a busy mama penguin with lots of little penguins to take care of. She makes sure they all get to their swimming lessons, sliding lessons, waddling lessons and all the other activities penguins do. We bet that, as a busy parent, you can relate.
“Love Is Real” by Janet Lawler and illustrated by Anna Brown
Foxes, bunnies, bears and other animals show their love to each other in this short picture book. The rhyming lines and themes of unconditional love make it feel like a timeless classic, even though it was just released. It’s a great story not just for Valentine’s Day, but year-round.
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