Show Your Love with a Love of Reading This Valentine’s Day

“When reading, we don’t fall in love with the characters appearance.  We fall in love with their words, their thoughts, their hearts.  We fall in love with their souls”. 

This Valentine’s Day, help your children fall in love with reading by sharing with them stories written just for the occasion.  Here are a few great reads for to help spread messages about kindness and love and help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your children:

Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

This story is a sweet reminder that hugs and kisses truly make the world go ’round and that we all need love, even when we’re grouchy. It also speaks about making the world kinder, one friend at a time.

Love Matters Most by Mij Kelly

A heartwarming read exploring the universal theme of a mother’s love for her child.

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

A story that teaches children that sharing with their friends is the sweetest treat of all

What the World Needs Now Is Love by Burt Bacharach and Hal David

The lyrics of the famed song accompanied by beautiful illustrations are a reminder of the importance of love and a call to make the world a better place.

Love by Matt de la Peña

A book that celebrates the many ways that love can be found in many areas of lives–in music, in nature, in the people around us.

Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian

A delightful picture book that is a celebration of love, with a message about equality, in all its splendid forms.

This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins

This book is a celebration of every relationship, from parent to child, sibling to sibling, partner to partner, crush to crush.

Love Is by Diane Adams

A tender story that speaks to the exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.

Bagel in Love by Natasha Wing

A sentimental story with important messages about self-confidence and encouragement.

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love by Kimberly and James Dean

Everyone’s favourite cool cat shares groovy words from the heart in this fun collection of famous quotes about living an awesome life filled with love.