đź’— 26+ Valentine’s Day Books for Kids | Pete the Cat, Llama Llama, Mickey + more favorite characters

This is a repost of a list of Valentine’s books I made a few years ago.  I’ve updated it here with a few more books!

26 34 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids | Pete the Cat, Llama Llama, Mickey + more favorite characters


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here’s a list of Valentine’s Day books for kids. You might want to add one or two of these to your home library. A lot of these books feature characters your kids are probably already familiar with. We love when our favorite characters like Curious George, Pete the Cat, Mickey & Friends, Llama Llama, Splat the Cat or Thomas are in special holiday books!

Valentine’s Day Jokes for Kids: A Valentine’s Day Book for Children – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these clean, family-friendly jokes! 

Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown! (Peanuts) Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Valentine’s Day in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read

The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Blessings 

Day It Rained Hearts – One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to.

God Gave Us Love – As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others… even the seemingly unlovable.

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink – When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day

Fisher-Price Little People: Valentine’s Day Is Here! (Lift-the-Flap)

Snowy Valentine – Step out into a snowy Valentine’s Day with Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose!

It’s Valentine’s Day (I Can Read Book 3) – These fourteen silly, sweet poems by nationally bestselling author Jack Prelutsky are perfect for Valentine’s Day. This Level 4 I Can Read title is ideal for readers who are ready for wordplay, exciting themes, and fun vocabulary words!

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar – You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter.” Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special gift book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place. Perfect for that someone special any day of the year!

The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Blessings (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) – The Country Cousins hockey team has been practicing every day for the big game against their rivals, the Beartown Bullies. But when Brother receives a Valentine in the mail from a secret “Sweetie Bear” he doesn’t know what do. Will the Valentine keep him from playing his best at the hockey game or will he learn an important lesson about love?

Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart – Almost everything about Valentine’s Day is fancy . . . especially with Fancy Nancy!

The Story of Valentine’s Day – n only 200 words, author Skarmeas tells the story of how Valentine’s Day came into being. In simple words that every child can understand, here is the story of the kindly Valentine who cared for the children of Rome, who prayed for a miracle for a blind child, and who is remembered each February 14.

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool – Pete the Cat thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool . . . until he realizes how many special cats there are in his life!

Llama Llama I Love You – With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.

My Valentine for Jesus – This Valentine holiday book for young children will help parents of children ages 2-5 share the meaning of love. The rhyming text and delightful illustrations tell the story of a child’s love for his family—and his special love for Jesus.

The Biggest Valentine Ever

My Fuzzy Valentine (Elmo Board Book)

Elmo’s World: Love! (Sesame Street) (Sesame Street(R) Elmos World(TM))

Elmo’s Valentine (Sesame Street) (A Chunky Book(R))

Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day – This beloved Clifford book, now in board book format with foil!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George – 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?

OLIVIA and the Perfect Valentine – Olivia has lots of love—and even more imagination—to share in this Valentine’s Day story.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…) – Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.

Thomas in Town: Valentine’s Day in Vicarstown (Thomas & Friends) – Vicarstown is a big town with a big station and all the local children who love Thomas have arranged a Valentine’s Day party for all the engines. Percy is very excited, but when a big blizzard hits Sodor, will they still have the party?

Where Is Baby’s Valentine?: A Lift-the-Flap Book – Baby made a valentine for Mommy. Where could it be? Is it behind the lamp? No, those are pretty, sparkly flowers! It’s a shiny, glittering delight as you lift the sturdy flaps to help Baby find her very special valentine.

Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine – It’s Valentine’s Day, and Splat wants to give a secret present to someone special. His classmates all decide to help, and make the best Valentine ever! Lift the flaps throughout the story to discover hidden holiday surprises.

Love, Splat (Splat the Cat) – From bestselling author Rob Scotton. It’s Valentine’s Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes her even more than fish sticks and ice cream.

Doc McStuffins My Huggy Valentine – Valentine’s Day is Lambie’s favorite holiday! She has worked hard decorating the clinic and planning activities for the party, and she can’t wait to share it with Doc. But when Doc gets Val, a stuffed heart toy, as a Valentine’s Day gift, Lambie is afraid that she has been replaced in Doc’s heart. This sweet storybook teaches kids about love and friendship, and comes with sparkly holiday stickers for even more Valentine’s Day fun with Doc and the gang!

Minnie Be My Sparkly Valentine – Join Minnie and friends for the sparkliest Valentine’s Day party ever! Millie and Melody want to have a Valentine’s Day party at Minnie’s Bow-tique, but things quickly turn into a sparkly mess!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s Valentine

Disney® Mickey Mouse Valentine’s Day Board Books (Boxed Set of 2 Chunky Mini Board Books)

Disney Baby I Love You This Much!  From “flowers love to bloom” to “rain loves to fall,” Baby will be enchanted by the simple text and beautiful images in this delightful illustrated board book.