20 Valentine Children’s Picture Books You Will Love

With charming illustrations and memorable characters, Valentine children’s picture books are sure to captivate children’s imaginations and make this special day even more meaningful.

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day book to read with your children or to give as a gift?

Be sure to check out our extensive book lists for kids!

You can find these Valentine Children’s Picture books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

20 Sweet, Loving, Saucy and Downright Outrageous Valentine’s Day Books

Valentine’s Day is a special day for showing love and appreciation to the people we care about.

Children can also celebrate this holiday by reading some heartwarming and fun picture books.

From silly stories to touching tales, there are many books available that can teach children about the joys of Valentine’s Day.


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    1. We’ve read some of these, but you have quite a few on this list that we haven’t! I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of most Valentine’s books (not sure why), so I’m anxious to try these! Thanks!

      1. Some Valentine books can be so sappy, it drives me nuts. And my boys are not big fans of sappy. Let me know which ones you try and what you thought of them! I love feedback.

    2. I didn’t know until I started teaching several years ago that Valentine’s Day is actually my FAVORITE HOLIDAY! I can’t wait to see if my only local English book store here in Seoul has some of these books for me to read to my kiddies. Thanks for the list Jenny.

      1. I love Valentine’s Day too. I think kids bring a new level to the holiday — just a holiday about love and friendship and family 🙂 I really hope you’re local English bookstore can help you out. It must be tough to get some of your favorites in Seoul. Also, if you have an e-reader, many of these are available in e-book format. Let me know how your search goes.

    3. We love Valentine’s books. I have seen my children were little! My 10 and 8 year old are rapidly thinking they aren’t cool anymore, but my 6 year old loves to read them.

      1. We love Valentine’s book in our house, too! Even the boys. But they do love the sillier ones. However, they are in love with Ruby Valentine – a true classic.

      1. Thanks for the feedback! My boys even love Ruby Valentine. I highly recommend getting it if you’re daughter loves Pinkalicious.

    4. This is such a great list! There’s definitely some classics on it. The Kid Lit Blog Hop starts tonight at midnight and I’d love for you to link in this great post. Hope to see you there! 🙂

      1. Glad I gave you some great ideas. There are so many silly books out there based on TV characters, that it can be hard to know what the good Valentine books out there are.

    5. Thanks for the great list. I love Karen Katz’s books. I have a few Valentine’s book but I;’ll have t look for these. Found you through the No Rules weekend blog party. Following you.

    6. My little guys have some of these books and they love them! This is a great list of children V-day books 🙂

    7. These all look like great books. I have a Valentines day book list I’m working on too but with all different books. It’s nice to know there are so many good ones out there! Have a great weekend. I am running a “Weekend Wind-Down” link party on my blog and would love it if you have time to come over and link up your post! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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