Celebrate the people you care about with these fun-to-read valentines books. These super cute valentines book ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day on February 14th. So keep scrolling to pick your new favorite valentine books for preschool. This list of great valentines books for preschool is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students who love cute stories, beautiful illustrations, fun characters, and catchy text. The hardest part of theses heart, friendship, and sweet family stories is picking which one of these valentine’s day books for kids to read first!
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to remind your loved ones how much you care for them. It is also a fun and easy holiday to get kids involved with. This list of valentine’s day books for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartner, and grade 1 students is a great way to share your love with little ones and teach them about the powerful emotions behind this sweet holiday.Use these books for Valentines day to add to your valentines themes at school, in the classroom, or at home snuggled up on the couch.
Valentines Books for Preschool
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…) was written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. This sweet board book follows the beloved Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he creates personalized Valentines for each of his friends.
The Valentine Bears was written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Jan Brett. Mrs. and Mrs. Bear are always hibernating during the winter, so they never celebrate Valentine’s Day. But this year, Mrs. Bear decides that it’s time to surprise Mr. Bear with some sweet treats. Check out this post for fun activities to pair with the book!
Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! was written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer. Join the popular Little Critter character as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with his friends at school.
Franklin’s Valentines was written Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark. Franklin the turtle is excited to give his friends the Valentines that he made for them, but he can’t find them when he gets to school. Will he be able to salvage his Valentine’s Day?
Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! (A Click Clack Book) was written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. It’s Valentine’s Day on the farm, and Little Duck is ready to celebrate. But when a fox appears at the barn, will it ruin the party?
The Night Before Valentine’s Day was written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Heidi Petach. This spin on the classic Christmas poem follows a group of kids as they prepare for their classroom Valentine’s Day party.
Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine was written and illustrated by Rob Scotton. Join the funny cat as he prepares a special present for Valentine’s Day with the help of his friends. Kids will love lifting the flaps and finding the surprises hidden throughout the book.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine was written by Herman Parish and illustrated by Lynne Avril. This brightly colored book revisits the funny iconic character and shares a story about a childhood Valentine’s Day party at her school.
Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine was written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Andrew Joyner. This story follows a group of animal friends as they each receive special surprises from a mystery admirer and are reminded of the power of friendship. Check out this post for activities based on this story!
Llama Llama I Love You was written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. Join Llama Llama as he shares his feelings with his loved ones on Valentine’s Day. This short board book uses the same pleasant rhymes and colorful illustration style as the other Llama Llama books.
Love Monster was written and illustrated by Rachel Bright. Love Monster doesn’t fit in with the cuddly creatures in Cutesville, so he decides to find someone who will love him just the way he is.
OLIVIA and the Perfect Valentine (Olivia TV Tie-in) was written by Natalie Shaw and illustrated by Shane L. Johnson. This story follows the sweet pig as she creates special personalized Valentines for her loved ones.
Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts was written and illustrated by Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious is excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day, especially when her teacher asks them to create a special Valentine for someone else in class. Check out this post for more Valentine’s Day books featuring popular characters.
Valentines Books for Preschool
The Biggest Valentine Ever was written by Steven Kroll and illustrated by Jeni Bassett. Clayton and Desmond are two little mice who decide to work together to create a special Valentine for their teacher. But will they be able to work through their differences?
Peppa’s Valentine’s Day (Peppa Pig) was written by Courtney Carbone. Peppa is really excited when she receives a special Valentine from her friend Zoe Zebra. With help from her family, she creates her own card to give to Zoe, and learns about all of the fun things that happen on the holiday.
Plant a Kiss Board Book was written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. This beautiful story uses very simple text and adorable illustrations to show how one small act of love can blossom into something amazing.
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool was written and illustrated by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. Pete the Cat isn’t excited about Valentine’s Day, until he receives a card from his friend Callie, and decides to make some cards of his own.
Day It Rained Hearts was written and illustrated by Felicia Bond. This story follows a young girl named Cornelia Augusta as she catches hearts raining down from the sky and decides to use them to create Valentines for her animal friends.
Here Comes Valentine Cat was written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda. The grumpy cat character doesn’t like Valentine’s Day, but he may get a sweet surprise this year. The cat communicates with the narrator through pictures and symbols instead of words, making this a funny conversation to follow along with.
A Crankenstein Valentine was written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Dan Santat. When Valentine’s Day comes around, the little kid in the story turns into Crankenstein. He dislikes everything about Valentine’s Day, but can he learn to find some joy in the holiday?
Valentines Day Worksheets
Looking for more way to make learning fun during February? Kids will LOVE these Valentine’s Day themed, educational activities. Plus, all of these are free printables.
- These Valentine’s day worksheets allow preschoolers to practice math and literacy with super cute printables that are NO PREP!
- Color by Letter to decorate these cookies with these fun Valentine Worksheets for Preschool
- Make your own Alphabet Book from A to Z with these Valentine’s Day Worksheets to color, read, and learn
- ABC Hole Punching for Valentines Day – preschoolers will have fun working on letter recognition as they use a hole punch with this free printable for February.
- Alpahbet Valentines – kids will have fun preparing Valentines with this fun activity that works on beginning sounds, tracing letters, and matching uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Rhyming Valentines cut and paste printables – these heart workshets are a fun way for kids to practice identifying rhyming words
- Valentines Day Math Clip Cards – practice counting numbers 11-20 with these cute, low prep clip cards
- Our kids favorite tradition! Print out these Valentines Day Printables and leave love notes for each other to read on February 14th!
- Pencil Valentine Printable – super cute free printable “looking sharp” Valentine for kids
- Sneak in some fun writing practice with these Febraury Writing Prompts Calendar
- Practice spelling with this fun, engaging and FREE Printable Valentine’s Day Spelling Activity
- Valentines Day I Spy Printable – this is a fun valentiens day activity that also works on counting and visual discrimination at the same time
- Practice sounding out and spelling short i words with this Heart themed spelling mats.
- Valentine’s Day ABC Hole PunchingActivity – kids will strengthen hand muscles while working on letter recognition
- Valentine sight word coloring pages – kids will have fun reading and gaining fluency with key sight words while revealing these mystery pictures
- A-Z Valentine’s Day Worksheets is fun for kids to practice making capital letters using conversation hearts!
- Practice forming simple words with this Kindergarten Valentines Day CVC word mats
- Make practicing preschool sight words fun with this Chocolate Box Valentine Activities for Preschoolers
- Count to 20 with these cute Valentine Math Clip Cards
- Practice counting to 10 with this Valentine Math Puzzles for pre-k
- Valentines Day Color by Number – students will reveal hidden pictures as they color by number and work on number recognition
- Free Valentine’s Day Tracing Worksheets for Preschoolers – kids will have fun working on hand muscles as they trace these common February items in these tracing worksheets.
- February Color by Number – work on number recognition as students reveal mystery pictures as they color.
- Count and Trace Valentines Day Worksheets with conversation hearts
- FUN, Self-checing Multiplication Valentine Math Activity for Kids
- Work on fractions, percent, and measurement with these Valentine Math Worksheets
- Color by Hundreds Chart Happy valentine’s day mouse activities
- Handy Valentines Day themed Odd and Even Numbers Worksheets
- Valentines Day Number Book – kids will have fun practicing counting with conversation hears as they make a free printable book.
- Kids will have fun practicing addition and subtraction with this clever,Valentine’s day math craft.
- Help kids work on symmetry for kids with these Valentine’s Day Worksheets
- Free Valentine’s day math worksheets – kindergartners will have fun practicing numbers to 100 while they reveal hidden images with these Valentines Day coloring pages
- Use snap cubes with this free printable Valentine Math activity for kindergarten and first graders
- Fun Lock and Key Color Matching Game for toddlers and preschoolers
- Work on making common shapes with these super cute Chocolate Shape Playdough Mats
- Add some Valentines Day Science with this super cool and EASY Dancing Hearts Experiment
- Try these FUN Valentine Science Experiments for kids of all ages
- Salt crystal hearts Science Experiment perfect for February
- Plus don’t miss these fun Valentines Books to cuddle up and read this February
- Heart Fish Craft for Valentines Day – kids will have fun cutting and pasting lots of hearts to make this adorable fish craft
- Fingerprint Hearth Tree Valentines Day Craft is super cute and such a precious keepsake craft
- Bear treat cup Valentines Day Craft is cute and practical too
- Red Hot Valentines Slime is so pretty and fun to play with!
- Try this EASY Chocolate playdough recipe to make your creations look like valentines day candy!
- Beautiful Valentines Art Projects – Matisse Style heart craft for kids
- Cactus valentine craft – this is such a fun cut and paste Valentines Day Craft for kids
- 30 February Crafts for Kids – so many fun, clever crafts to fill the whole month of February
- Don’t miss these fun February activities for kids