Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought a list of children’s book about love was needed. Curl up with your little ones and enjoy these sweet titles that are sure to warm your heart and make them smile.
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12 Children’s Books About Love
I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse – Early in the evening two young brothers and their mama finish supper in the sturdy red cabin and set out to fish. While digging for worms, rowing the boat and pulling in fish, each brother asks his mama which one is the best at each task and, as they are being tucked into bed, which one she loves the best.
Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse – Mama, do you love me? Yes, I do Dear One. How much? In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent’s love is unconditional and everlasting. The story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place.
Love is You & Me. by Monica Sheehan – Love is me, and love is you. You see, when you smile I smile too. When you’re around, the skies are blue.
You’re Lovable to Me by Kat Yeh – in this warmhearted tale of multigenerational love, repentant bunnies apologize to their mama for the day’s shenanigans. Mama Bunny gathers her children together and reassures them that she will always love them: “No matter what your feelings are, whatever they may be . . . I’m your mama. You’re my bunnies. And you’re lovable to me.” After the young bunnies are tucked in, Mama Bunny’s papa drops by for tea and to tell her that she, too, is his bunny and infinitely lovable to him.
Love Monster by Rachel Bright – Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.
Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli – In a little town on a wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package tied up with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.
“Somebody loves you,” the note says.
“Somebody loves me,” Mr. Hatch whispers as he dusts his living room. “Somebody loves me,” Mr. Hatch whistles as he does errands in town. “Who,” Mr. Hatch wonders, “could somebody be?”
12 Children’s Books about Love
Snowy Valentine by David Peterson – Step out into a snowy Valentine’s Day with Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one.
Love Is by Diane Adams – This story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight.
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt – A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy, “But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?”
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George by N. Di Angelo – George and his friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with decorating, baking, card making, and some unexpected hilarity along the way! Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved?
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox – When the prince spies Rapunzel high in her tower, he’s convinced she is the girl of his dreams. Of course, he thinks he can save her the traditional way, but this is no traditional Rapunzel. She throws down everything but what the prince asks for–including a surprise that makes all his dreams come true.
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond – One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. She realizes that the hearts are perfect for making valentines. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to: her animal friends.