The Best Books to Read to Your Little One to Celebrate Valentine's Day

If your little reader loves a sweet story at bedtime, this heart-filled selection of children's books is perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day with loveable tales that teach valuable lessons of the importance of family, kindness and friendship. Check out our roundup of super cute stories you'll want to add to your reading collection right away!

The Best Books to Read to Your Little One to Celebrate Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George! by N. Di Angelo photo

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Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George! by N. Di Angelo

This colorful Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George! flap book by N. Di Angelo reveals a peek into George's festive party plans as the mischievous monkey celebrates with pals by decorating cookies and holiday cards. However, the real mystery is the surprise that this sneaky little monkey has in store for his friends. ($5; amazon.com)

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Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond photo

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Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

Mouse loves his pals and wants to create the perfect Valentine's Day card for each of his fabulous friends in Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. In this sweet board book, Mouse celebrates everything he loves about his awesome buddies by sharing what makes each of them so special. ($5; amazon.com)

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Little Miss Valentine by Adam Hargreaves photo

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Little Miss Valentine by Adam Hargreaves

To say that Little Miss Valentine loves spreading joy during this lovely time of year is an understatement as she prepares to deliver personal Valentine Day cards to her favorite pals, but what will happen when she's not prepared to weather an unexpected storm? This sweet story shares what matters most, which is the special bond of true friendship. ($17; amazon.com)

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I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey photo

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I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

Everyone needs to feel loved, and all this cute little porcupine is looking for is someone to cuddle in I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey. As this prickly pal gets turned down for a simple snuggle by all of the animal pals who refuse his request, he discovers a slithery sympathizer who is happy to wrap him in a warm embrace. This sweet story teaches little ones all about love and acceptance. ($10; amazon.com)

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A Book of Love by Emma Randall photo

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A Book of Love by Emma Randall

Little ones learn many ways to show affection and share a helping hand when reading A Book of Love by Emma Randall. This sweet, rhyming story shares how we can all open our hearts and give in a unique way with a hug or a helping hand because, after all, everyone only wishes to feel loved and accepted. ($15; amazon.com)

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Peppa Pig and the I Love You Game by Candlewick Press photo

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Peppa Pig and the I Love You Game by Candlewick Press

Peppa plays a fun Valentine's Day game by sharing the many things she loves so much in Peppa Pig and the I Love You Game by Candlewick Press. Peppa's loveable picks include all of her friends and fun activities, as she also challenges her loved ones to think of what they treasure also. It's no surprise to most young fans that muddy puddles top the list of favorites for this popular piglet. This charming book is full of love! ($11; amazon.com)

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The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond photo

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The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

In The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond, Cornelia Augusta catches pockets full of hearts falling from the sky on a memorable day as she handpicks pretty Valentine's Day cards to deliver to the ones she loves. While each heart is different, the one thing she learns creating several unique Valentines is that it doesn't always take a storm to shower your loved ones with all of your affection. ($13; amazon.com)

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How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen photo

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How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen

This bestselling book How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen helps kids to learn that even when little monsters misbehave, there are still so many memorable moments that Mom and Dad will always treasure, and the love that they hold dear for their sweet dinosaur will never disappear. ($10; amazon.com)

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I Love You Just Like This! by Sesame Workshop photo

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I Love You Just Like This! by Sesame Workshop

This super cute I Love You Just Like This! by Sesame Workshop counting book adds up all of the ways that Elmo is loved from the times when this furry friend moves too fast or slow, Elmo is always adored much more than he could ever know. Your little one will not only learn numbers while reading this adorable picture book, but he or she will remember that they are loved no matter what. ($9; amazon.com)

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Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool by James Dean photo

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Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool by James Dean

At the start of this fabulous feline tale, Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool by James Dean, we meet to the coolest cat of all called Pete, who can't help but believe that Valentine's Day is totally lame. That all changes when Pete recognizes the essential roles that his friends, teachers and grownups play in his life. A bedtime treat to read to your compassionate cutie! ($7; amazon.com)

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