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Valentine's Day Picture Books

The love you show your children this Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all hearts, flowers, and chocolate. This year, we are doubling down on these feel-good books about love.


Milk and Juice: A Recycling Romance

by Meredith Crandall Brown

Once upon a time, in a refrigerator not too far away, a jug of milk and a bottle of Juice fell in love. All was bliss until Juice was taken away from its one true love and . . . recycled.


In this charmingly clever story, Meredith Crandall Brown shows us the importance of chasing after your dreams and never giving up. Brown also includes informative back matter that explains the steps of recycling in clear, simple terms that all readers will understand, paired with cute illustrations!


Love Was Inside

by Andrew Joyner

This book, inspired by kids who found ways to stay connected to the people they love during the pandemic, is about what an imaginative, curious, and loving little girl did when her world was turned inside out.

Here is a picture book that will help young children remember, process, and resolve their feelings during the pandemic. Includes prompt to help readers make their inside storybook.



Oceans of Love Hardcover

by Janet Lawler, The ocean is filled with many different creatures, from whales and dolphins to hermit crabs and jellyfish. Join them on this imaginary undersea journey as ocean mamas care for their babies, each in their own special way! Because one thing is universal: there's no other love like that between mamas and their little ones.

With bright and beautiful watercolor illustrations comes this tender and heartwarming celebration of all the different mamas and babies you can find, especially those that live under the sea.



Robot in Love

by T. L. McBeth

T. L. McBeth's Robot in Love spins a funny and heartwarming story of love―perfect for sharing at Valentine's!

T. L. McBeth's Robot in Love spins a funny and heartwarming story of love―perfect for sharing at Valentine's! When a shiny, beautiful stranger catches Robot's eye, he knows she's the one. He thinks about her all the time. He even makes her a gift. But will he be able to keep his circuits from overheating and work up the courage to talk to her






Love, Z

by Jessie Sima


When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed "Love, Beatrice," they decide to find out what "love" means. Unable to get an answer from the other robots, they leave to embark on an adventure that will lead them to Beatrice—and back home again, where love was hiding all along.







Happy Valentine's Day, Sweet Babboo (Peanuts)

by Charles M. Schulz


Certain of Linus's mutual love for her, Sally looks forward to receiving a Valentine's Day card, but when her mailbox is empty on the awaited day, big brother Charlie Brown reluctantly steps in to help.






Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Love

by James Dean


Spread the love, Pete style! Pete the Cat shares some groovy words from the heart in this fun collection of all his favorite famous quotes about self-love, pursuing your passions (or doing what makes you happy), and friendship.



If You'll Be My Valentine

by Cynthia Rylant

Fumi Kosaka (Illustrator)


If You'll Be My Valentine sweetly celebrates the true meaning of Valentine's Day.

Charming prose and captivatingly sweet art create a lovely table of loving wishes from one little boy to all his family members.





A Giant Crush

by Gennifer Choldenko


As Valentine's Day gets closer, Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret. His chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch, and he can't hide his red face when the huge Valentine he made for her lands on her desk. Cooper thinks Jackson should talk to her, but Jackson's afraid she doesn't like him. Carter Corey always makes fun of how big he is - what if Cami thinks he's a giant, too? Luckily, Cami is not afraid to tell Carter that if she had a boyfriend, he'd be totally giant.


Mr. Goat's Valentine

by Eve Bunting


After reading in the newspaper that it's Valentine's Day, Mr. Goat sets out in search of exceptional gifts for his first love. But just what would a goat choose as the perfect gifts to show how he feels? Readers will be in for a surprise at Mr. Goat's nontraditional selections. From acclaimed children's author Eve Bunting comes a sweet holiday tale sure to warm hearts on Valentine's Day and every day of the year.


Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! (A Click Clack Book)

by Doreen Cronin

Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)


Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine's Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series.







Love from The Very

Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle


Celebrate love with the #1 New York Times Best-Selling title! Ring in Valentine's Day—and love—with The Very Hungry Caterpillar! This charming, sweet title is the perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine's Day—or any day of the year.










10 Valentine Friends

by Janet Schulman

Linda Davick (Illustrator)

It's Valentine's Day, and the 10 little neighbors in this book are busy making Valentines for their closest friends.

With its fun counting element, bouncy text, and adorable illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for young lovebugs.











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