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. Featuring colorful illustrations and a simple text, this story explains to children the history of Valentine’s Day, its origins, and traditions.

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean

Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool—until he remembers how many special friends he has. He works hard to make cards for everybody, but when he realizes that he forgot to make one for a very important cat, what will he do?

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?

Really Woolly: I Love You, Little One by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

I Love You, Little One has the timeless appeal of love-themed books, focusing on the love of both God and family. Children will find comfort and security in the short poems that reassure them that they are loved and safe.

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.