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12 Wonderful Valentine's Day Books for Children

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My kids have always loved to go to the library and check out a big stack of books that relate to the current holiday or season. Valentine's Day of course is no exception, so here are some of our choices for great Valentine's Day kids' books, featuring a mix of new releases and some old favorites. Find them at your local Marin County library or independent bookstore; the links on each title take you to that book's listing on the Marin libraries MARINet website.

Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster who finds it hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy in Cutesville. Follow his adventures as he sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. For ages 2 and up.

Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine by Jonathan Stutzman
Valentine's Day is coming, which means showing the ones you love how much they mean to you, so Tiny has decided to make the perfect Valentine for his best friend Pointy. But as Tiny discovers, making a Valentine isn't easy. It might take a few tries—until Tiny realizes the best Valentine might have been there all along. Ages 2–4

Slug in Love by Rachel Bright
Doug the slug is looking for a hug and soon finds there is a friend for everyone. Snuggle up with lonesome Doug on his search for love in this completely charming picture book which shows that you just never know when love might come flying by... For ages 4–8

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
One winter day, the postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to lonely Mr. Hatch. "Somebody loves you," the accompanying note says. Mr. Hatch wonders, who that somebody could be, and eventually discovers who his secret admirer is, much to his surprise! For ages 3 and up.

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The very hungry caterpillar displays its love for the reader as the cherry on a cake, the apple of an eye, and the bee's knees. Perfect for that someone special any day of the year! Ages 3 to 5.

Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wilde
Of all the kids in Violet's class, only one leaves her speechless: Mira, the girl with the cheery laugh who races like the wind. If only they could adventure together! But every time Violet tries to tell Mira how she feels, Violet goes shy. As Valentine's Day approaches, Violet is determined to tell Mira just how special she is. Ages 4–8

Click, Clack, Moo I Love You by Doreen Cronin
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 from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise! Ages 4 to 8.

Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool by James Dean
Valentine's Day skeptic Pete the Cat learns how special the holiday can be with a little help from his friend Callie. For ages 4 to 8.

The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
One day it rains hearts in a most unusual downpour! Fortunately, Cornelia Augusta is there to catch them. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to. For ages 4 and up.

Snowy Valentine by David Petersen
Join Jasper the bunny as he steps out on a snowy Valentine's Day to search the forest valley for a special gift. This is debut picture-book by David Petersen, the Eisner Award–winning creator of Mouse Guard. For ages 4 to 8.

This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins
A valentine is all about sweetness and gooey love, but this book is about all the things you might give someone that are not exactly gifts, but that show that you care for them and for what they think—but is not that a kind of love? For ages 5–8.

Love from the Crayons by Drew Daywalt
In this laugh-out-loud book, yhe Crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit, explores the bright colors and subtle shades of love. Ages 5–8

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