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Our Favorite Children’s Books For Valentine’s Day

Written by Anica Vujanic


Posted on January 17 2021

Valentine’s Day is not only for those who are romantically involved with or attracted to each other but also for any of us to share love and be kind to one another. Tadpole staff has picked their top Valentine’s Day children books which are good read-alouds and provide positive reinforcement. Here’s a quick look at each of them.

1. Dr. Seuss's Lovey Things

A board book featuring Thing One and Thing Two – from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat – that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and every day! Written in super-simple rhyme, this sweet, sturdy board book starring Thing One and Thing Two is about the things Things love – among them sharing, caring, smiling, hugging, and blowing kisses!

A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, or any time of year, this is an ideal way to introduce the very youngest children to the magic of Dr. Seuss!

2. Big Mouth Pets Valentines

Not a book but these Big Mouth Pets Valentines are way too fun not to mention! Send them along to all of your Valentines and watch as they open the envelope. Their adorable animal card will pop open into a cute puppet with a sweet message!

3. A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn

Return to the world of the magical bestsellers - Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True with the first original Uni board book! A perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any unicorn lover!

In this all-new board book based on the New York Times bestselling Uni the Unicorn, everyone’s favorite unicorn is hoping to receive a valentine from someone very special…YOU! Uni fans will be delighted to return to the magical land of unicorns for this special Valentine’s Day treat.

4. Love from the Crayons

Ring in Valentine’s Day - and love - with the New York Times Best-Selling Crayons! This charming title featuring everyone’s favorite coloring crew is the perfect gift for your Valentine or any day of the year.

Love is yellow and orange. Because love is sunny and warm. Love is purple. Because it’s okay to love outside the lines. This special gift book, featuring all the The Crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit, explores the bright colors and subtle shades of love. This is a must-have for fans of The Crayons, and the perfect gift for that special someone.



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