7 Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner now! When winter can feel like it’s gone on a bit too long, Valentine’s Day can bring about fun and a sense of community. To celebrate, we’ve come up with a list of our book recommendations your students can read in class or in their own time.


1. Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Take yourself on a journey with the Very Hungry Caterpillar who’s back for a celebration of love and the many ways you can show someone how much you care!


2. Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney

Follow the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare as they try and show how much they love each other. However, they find that love is not an easy thing to show.


3. Love Is You & Me.

Monica Sheehan

This cute book helps us to think about how love, even if it is between a parent and child or even a dog and mouse, is the loveliest gift ever.


4. Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch

Eileen Spinelli

See how the lonely Mr. Hatch receives a mysterious package that says, “Somebody loves you”. He wonders who it could be from and after some time, finds out who his secret admirer is… which is the biggest surprise he's ever had!


5. Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine

Marjorie Sharmat

Join Nate, who hates mushy stuff, as he discovers a big red paper heart taped to his dog, Sludge’s, house. Who’s Sludge’s secret valentine? Solve the case with Nate…


6. Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Diane de Groat

Gilbert has fifteen blank Valentine’s cards he’s waiting to write poems on for his friends at school. How will Gilbert write a poem for the girl who laughed at his glasses though, or the boy who twisted his nose? See what happens!


7. Love Monster

Rachel Bright

A witty tale, Love Monster features the only monster in Cutesville, and is all to do with how, sometimes, when you don't expect it, love can find you…


Happy Valentine’s Day!