With February 14th coming up, we wanted to share our favorite Valentine’s Day picture books that you and your kids will love.

The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Blessings by Mike Berenstain

Sister Bear finds out that Brother Bear has a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day! Papa Bear tells the cubs a story about another young cub that had his own secret admirer. Papa and Mama! And he reminds the cubs that all love comes from God, who is love.

God Is Love by Amy Parker

In God is Love by Amy Parker, warm and rhyming verse reassures little hearts by introducing them to the awesome characteristics of an Almighty God. No matter the day, time, season, or year, God loves each and every one of us. A perfect gift for young children ages baby to 3 for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.

Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama and all of his friends are getting ready for the special Valentine’s Day holiday. Join them as they make and decorate special cards to give and send, and see what kind of special gift Llama gets for his most special valentine—Mama!

The Story of Valentine’s Day by Nancy Skarmeas

Discover the significance of Valentine’s Day and why we celebrate it with this little board book, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Featuring colorful illustrations and a simple text, this story explains to children the history of Valentine’s Day, its origins, and traditions.

Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda

For a more in-depth look into the origins of Valentine’s Day, this book will take you back to ancient Rome where a kind physician named Valentine takes an interest in a young blind girl. Her sight is restored through his deep faith, and the holiday of Valentine’s Day begins when he sends the little girl a secret message, which she receives after Valentine is executed as a martyr. The book is illustrated with colorful mosaics modeled after early Christian art.

Snowy Valentine by David Petersen

In this heart-warming story, Jasper the bunny searches the snowy forest for a special Valentine’s gift for his wife, Lilly. He loves her so much he can’t just give her any old gift! After visiting the other neighborhood creatures to see what gifts they’re giving, Jasper tries to find his own special way to say “I love you.”

Love Is Kind by Laura Sassi

Love Is Kind is a heartwarming story about Little Owl who hopes to buy his grammy a heart-shaped box of chocolates for her birthday. Told in simple prose, this heartfelt and humorous picture book is a sweet reminder that real love isn’t found in a box – even one filled with chocolates. 

Little Critter: Just a Little Love by Mercer Mayer

In Just a Little Love, Little Critter finds love just in time for Valentine’s Day. But will his valentine love him back?

Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George by H.A. Rey

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?

We hope these book recommendations are a blessing to your homeschool this Valentine’s Day! For more book suggestions and ideas for how to incorporate picture books into your homeschool, head here.

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Kelly was homeschooled by her mom growing up, and is now a student at Lasell University in Newton, MA. She lives in Lynn, MA, and is a follower of Jesus. She also loves watching baseball with her family and spending time with her autistic brother Jordan.