Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and L-O-V-E is in the air! Nothing is better than Valentine’s Day at an elementary school. Young kids love to love and nothing captures that love like Valentine’s Day books!
In an attempt to channel that same love, I have searched high and low for new and amazing Valentine’s Day books that have been published within the last year or so. Here are 5 of my favorites! (As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a small amount from qualifying purchases. I cross my teacher/librarian heart that I only promote things I truly believe in and love!)
Valentine’s Day Books
How Do You Love? by Kellie Byrnes (author) and Melina Ontiveros (illustrator)
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.
The Catalogue of Hugs by Joshua David Stein (Author), Augustus Heeren Stein (Author), Elizabeth Lilly (Illustrator)
The Mystery of the Love List by Sarah Glenn Marsh (Author), Ishaa Lobo (Illustrator)
I Love You Like by Ralph Lazar (Author), Lisa Swerling (Author)
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!