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Valentine’s Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine’s Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!

Valentine’s Day books are perfect for this time of year! Love is blossoming, and Cupid is getting ready to strike his arrows because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Where else can you find a more heartwarming celebration than in an elementary school? The air is filled with giggles, joy, and the pure, unfiltered affection of young hearts. But wait, there’s more – imagine capturing that enchanting love through the pages of delightful Valentine’s Day books!

To make this year’s celebration extra special, I’ve scoured the literary landscape, leaving no page unturned, to discover the freshest and most enchanting Valentine’s Day books published in the last year. These aren’t just any books; they are the cream of the crop, carefully curated to fill your heart with warmth and joy. Get ready to embark on a love-filled journey with my top 5 favorites! (And yes, as an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a small token of appreciation from qualifying purchases, but I assure you, my recommendations come straight from the heart of a dedicated teacher/librarian!)

You can find these, and many others, on my Amazon storefront!

Valentine’s Day Books

How Do You Love? by Kellie Byrnes (author) and Melina Ontiveros (illustrator)

Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!

This book gives me love language vibes. It shows the actions of love, not just the feelings. Spending time together, giving gifts, gestures… these are all ways to show love and this book gives some very concrete and specific examples.

A fun activity to do with this book would be to have kids draw or write about what makes them feel loved.

This is a Terrible Love Book – Will You Help Me Fix It? by Megan West

Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!

My students and patrons love, loVE, LOVE interactive books so I knew this would be a winner as soon as I saw it! When I read interactive books like this, I have all the students do the action with me. For actions like ‘tap this page’ I choose someone who is sitting quietly to come up and tap the page.

The Catalogue of Hugs by Joshua David Stein (Author), Augustus Heeren Stein (Author), Elizabeth Lilly (Illustrator)

Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!

I love this book because of it’s fantastic content, simplicity and diversity! Each double page layout features a simple drawing of a hug type and it’s name. WHO KNEW THERE WERE SO MANY? The characters represent a diverse spectrum with everything from skin color, body type, age and ability. The last page shows an adorable ‘Family Hug’ and showcases a variety of families.

This would be a great book to read to Pre-K and Kindergarten students. When finished, you could have children name their favorite hug.

I would also include some conversation about consent. Hugs are great… but only if you like hugs! When I talk about consent with students, I make sure to say things like “Not everybody likes to be touched, but you can ask!” or “Remember to ask before you hug!”

The Mystery of the Love List by Sarah Glenn Marsh (Author), Ishaa Lobo (Illustrator)

Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!

This might be the one that I am most excited about! Mysteries are my favorite genre and my library students know this. Anytime I read them a mystery they get super excited because they know I am sharing something that is a favorite of me. In this one, Pippa discovers that SHE is on someone else’s love list and she is out to figure out who it is!

I Love You Like by Ralph Lazar (Author), Lisa Swerling (Author)

Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!

This book is adorable!

I love you like the flowers love the sun.

I love you like pizza loves cheese!

This book is a great way to introduce similes. A great activity to do after reading this book is to have children write and illustrate their own ‘I love you like…’ page to create a classroom ‘Love is…’ book.

I hope you (and your students) find a new Valentine’s Day book to love this year!

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Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!
Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!
Valentine's Day Books: Check out these 5 NEW and Lovable Valentine's Day Books for Children (and how to use them)!
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