Hugs & Kisses: Valentine's Day Books for Kids

Seira Wilson on January 24, 2018
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ValentinesDay.jpgTime 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.



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Love from Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter's illustrations fill the pages of this charming little book with all things love.  Laughing together, snuggling in winter, enjoying the sunshine, every day is a day to celebrate what we love about each other. Ages 4 and up


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Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace

Moose is having a Valentine's Day party and everyone is excited except groundhog--if he sees his shadow it means back to bed for six more weeks and he'll miss all the fun!  Sweet and exuberantly illustrated, this is a fun picture book for the season.  Ages 3-5


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Valensteins by Ethan Long

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


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How Many Hugs? by Heather Swain

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


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How Do You Say I Love You? by Hannah Eliot

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


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This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgin

 No sugar kisses or fancy lace hearts in this one.  A boy instead gives his crush many thoughtful gifts--none of them valentines, mind you...  A unique picture book that elementary school age kids can likely relate to. Ages 4-8


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Love by Matt de la Peña

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


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Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! by Doreen Cronin

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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