I absolutely LOVE giving books as gifts! And I’m always looking for new seasonal books to add to my collection. Here are some of the best picture books to buy for Valentine’s Day this year. 😄
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The Best Picture Books to Buy for Valentine’s Day:
I picked the best picture books to buy for Valentine’s day based off of new/fresh ideas, oldies but goodies, and some awe-dorable covers. Children (and parents) are going to love reading them!
Fresh Ideas that are Fantastic-
Here are 2 brand-new picture books that just came out and are all about love! Including one by the infamous Eric Carle and his lovable caterpillar. 💕
Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Sealed with a Kiss by Beth Ferry
Monsters for Valentine’s Day-
I always love monster picture books and also their movies–Hotel Transylvania is fantastic. Here are some monsterly magnificent picture books to add to your collection for Valentine’s day!
A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Valenstines by Ethan Long
Groggle’s Monster Valentine by Diana Murray
All About the Valentine’s Card-
One of the best parts about being a kid around Valentine’s Day is making your Valentine box and bringing everyone a card. I was always a store-bought card and candy kind of girl, but I also appreciate a handmade card for any occasion!
Ollie’s Valentine by Olivier Dunrea
The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber
Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine by Rob Scotton
Mr. Goat’s Valentine by Eve Bunting
Ones Filled with Lots of Love-
Obviously, Valentine’s day is filled with love so should our books. These are some of the best picture books to buy for Valentine’s Day that have all the feels tucked inside. 😍
Hedgehug by Dan Pinto
Love is Kind by Laura Sassi
Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson
For the Extra Little Ones-
If you have really little ones at home, then this section is perfect for them. They’re even more durable and have the fun lift-the-flap feature that kids love!
Click, Clack, Moo: I Love You by Doreen Cronin
How Many do I Love You? by Cheri Love-Byrd
Babies Love Valentine’s by Holly Berry-Byrd
Oldies but Goodies-
I’m a sucker for the classics. Books like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly were always so fun to read growing up. And now, you can read their Valentine version.
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane DeGroat
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George by N. Di Angelo
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro
For every holiday, it seemed, I would get a coloring or activity book of some sort. If you’re like my parents, then these are some of my favorites. (They’re great for not so little kids any more too!)
Be sure to snag one (or more) of the best picture books to buy for Valentine’s Day this year! Your child will love you for it. And you’ll get just as much enjoyment out of reading them, too.
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