Time for paper hearts, chocolates, and adorable Valentine's Day books for little ones.
In the list of new favorites below you'll find groundhogs who want to party, hugs galore, and how to say "I love you" in many different languages.
Frankenstein, "Fran" in this picture book, is making a valentine and all his spooky friends want to know what that's about. Gasps of horror abound as rabbit tries to explain falling in love, but by the end Fran realizes that love doesn't have to be all mushy and gross, it can just be a feeling in your heart. Kids will giggle over the hilarious side comments and enjoy this anecdote to the overly sweet. Ages 3-6
No Valentine's Day theme here makes this perfect for year-round reading. Different animals and insects are introduced, along with their number of appendages and how many hugs that equals for their little ones, bringing an element of science and math along with the warmth of the sentiment: the most important hug is the one we get from those we love. Ages 4-8
This cute little board book has the words for "I love you" in German and Egyptian, Japanese, and Russian (just to name a few) along with illustrations that show kids in action in each country. Great mix of ten languages and artwork that reflects the many cultures. Ages 2-4
Newbery award winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long have crafted a gorgeous picture book that is meaningful any time of year. Together they show how love shines brightly in our everyday lives, from the twinkle of a star, someone singing a song, or the feeling of warm grass in summer. Wherever we go, love is with us. Ages 4-8
It's Valentine's Day on the farm and everyone is having fun at the party in the barn, when a lonely fox shows up. At first no one wants to greet him, but little duck has a valentine for everyone, and the newcomer has brought one as well. A sweet Valentine's Day story that demonstrates the benefits of inclusion. And dancing the hustle. Ages 4-8
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