With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it has me thinking about all of the heart-warming children’s books about love I just adored reading to my boys when they were younger.
But you don’t need Valentine’s Day to tell your kids how much you love them! And there’s nothing like curling up with a good book that shares your feelings to make your kiddo feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
In addition to offering a reading list of childrens books about love that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class Valentine’s Day unit study resources! You can find these books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Children’s Books about Love
I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love: Every child is special and unique, but every child also loves to dream of being something different. In I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love, bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman has created another heartfelt masterpiece celebrating the joys of imagination, and the comfort of always knowing that “you are loved.”
Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You: If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
Forever (Emma Dodd’s Love You Books): Love between parent and child lasts a lifetime – the beautiful message in Emma Dodd’s Forever. Featuring stunning illustrations of a polar bear family and with interior pages embellished with foil, this makes a handsome addition to any nursery bookshelf and is the perfect book for parent-child bonding at bedtime.
Love You Forever: Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition!
Mama, Do You Love Me?: In this classic, bestselling story of a child testing the limits of her independence, a mother reassures that a parent’s love is unconditional and everlasting. This universal story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. Complemented by a detailed glossary, this tender story introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture and shows that the special love between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place.
Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender: With its simple, timeless message, Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender is destined to join Guess How Much I Love You as a baby shower staple. And the sweet, inclusive illustrations make it a book every family will treasure “all through the years, ’till the end of time.” Adapted from the unforgettable classic song, Elvis Presley’s Love MeTender is a heartwarming ode to the special bond between children and the adults who love and care for them–be they parents, grandparents, adoptive parents, aunts, uncles, or guardians.
I Love You to the Moon and Back: A sweet, gentle rhyme, perfect for sharing with a special little one! The sun rises, and a bear and cub begin their day together. They splash in the water, climb mountains, and watch the shimmering sky. They show their love by touching noses, playing chase, and of course, hugging.
Love (Emma Dodd’s Love You Books): Join little rabbit and her parent as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a parent’s love is always the best love of all.
Love, Mama: With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley’s debut picture book Love, Mama is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother’s love. When Mama leaves her young penguin Kipling, he knows she’ll return home soon―yet he still can’t help but miss her. After all, Pillow Mama won’t read, Picture Mama won’t laugh, and Snow Mama is too cold to cuddle. But then Kipling receives a special delivery from Mama, including a note, and Kipling knows that no matter where Mama is, he is loved.
I Love You So…: I Love You So… is the perfect pause in a hectic day offering the gift of love to a treasured child. I Love You So… puts into words the often indescribable quality of boundless, steady, and unconditional love. This comforting story embraces the reader like a warm hug and gently reassures a child that love is for always-despite the grouchy moods or physical separation.
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Valentine’s Day Unit Study
In addition to offering a reading list of childrens books about love that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class Valentine’s Day unit study resources! May contain affiliate links.
- Valentine’s Day Unit Study Packet
- I-Spy Valentine’s Day Pack
- Brain Breaks for Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Day Multisensory Handwriting Activities