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Valentine’s Day Picture Books for Young Children + FREE Learning Guide

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Inside: The Best Valentine’s Day Read-Aloud for Young Children + FREE Learning Guide

These Valentine’s Day Picture Books for Young Children + FREE Learning Guide are perfect for preschoolers and all ages. The stories are sweet and full of loving characters.

In the midst of Valentine glitter and paper heart crafts, we suggest you stop to share some meaningful time with your child for Valentine’s Day. You already knew it would involve a book, didn’t you?

The macaroni necklace masterpieces can wait a bit. You’ll treasure those, but you’ll treasure the time you snuggle together and delight in a sweet story much, much more.

We rounded up some of the cutest, sweetest Valentine’s Day picture books for a cuddly read-aloud time. Lots of hearts, messages of love, adorable animals, and even stories of the holiday’s origins.

Grab a few of these to read with your little one in between the cookies and crafting. You won’t ever regret time spent reading together!


Favorite Valentine’s Day Picture Books

Click on the book cover images to read more about each title.

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
The Valentine Bears
Love Matters Most
Snowy Valentine
Just Because You’re Mine
My Dad Loves Me!
If You’ll Be My Valentine
Hedgehugs
The Story of Valentine’s Day
Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
You Are My Heart
All Kinds of Kisses
Saint Valentine
Love Is
Little Bear’s Valentine
A Village Full of Valentines
Day It Rained Hearts
When an Elephant Falls in Love
I Heart You
Valentine
I’ll Love You Always

A FREE Valentine Activity + Learning Guide

Hands-down, The Valentine Bears is one of our favorite Valentine’s Day books (this particular copy has been in our family since 1983!). And it’s also is a great way to start a conversation about hibernation. Because of this, we’ve created a simple activity and learning guide to go with the story.

The Best Valentines Day Read-Alouds

You can explore and enjoy this sweet story a little further with some intentional learning when you download our FREE printable: The Valentine Bears Book Guide. It’s all about relaxed reading and learning time sprinkled with lots of fun.

The Guide includes:

  • Hibernation facts
  • Simple questions to spark conversation
  • Hands-on activities (including fun snack ideas inspired by the story)
  • Related reading (including a poem!)
  • Book list of other stories to explore

Download the FREE PDF Guide below…


Enjoy some cozy family connection time with the The Valentine Bears Activity Guide.

Happy Reading!


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