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Valentine Books for Preschoolers

Written by Debbie Brown | January 10, 2023

Valentine’s Day for preschoolers is all about hearts, candy and big hugs from Mommy and Daddy. So make a batch of heart shaped cookies and curl up on the couch together with some of these sweet Valentine books for preschoolers that help teach friendship, kindness and thoughtfulness.

Valentine's Day Book for Preschoolers

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Valentine Books for Preschoolers

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for teaching preschoolers about friendship and thinking about others. These books are sure to get your preschooler excited about making their own Valentine’s and spark their imagination to find creative ways to let their friends and family know how special they think they are.

The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting

The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting

The Valentine Bears is a classic that has delighted preschoolers since the 80s. This is a cute story about a bear couple who are usually still hibernating on Valentine’s Day. But this year Mrs. Bear set her alarm for February 14th to surprise Mr. Bear with some sweet Valentine’s Day surprises, but Mrs. Bear isn’t the only one with surprises.

The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

This is a story about a day it rained hearts. When it did, Cornelia Augusta collected them and then used them to make special Valentines for her animal friends. This a great book to read to your preschooler and then let them make special Valentines for their friends and family.

Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean

In this book, Pete the Cat starts out thinking Valentine’s Day isn’t very cool but then his friend Callie helps him to see how wonderful it is to make everyone a Valentine’s Day card. This book includes a Valentine’s Day poster, stickers and even Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day cards children can send to their friends.

Groundhug Day nu Anne Marie Pace

Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace 

Groundhug Day is a cute story that combines Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day into one story. This story is a great lesson about friends caring for each other. Moose is planning a big Valentine’s Day party with all his wood-lawn friends, including Groundhog. Everyone is concerned Groundhog will see his shadow and not come to the party but even with all their planning can they stop him in time?

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine by Alice Schertle

Little Blue spends the day delivering Valentines to all his farm animal friends. At the end of the day they have a surprise for him too.

Jesus Loves Me (Veggie Tales)

Jesus Loves Me is based on the classic song preschoolers love to sing. This book comes with a button children can push to sing the song over and over while looking at their favorite Veggie Tale characters. This book is wonderfully illustrated and presents plenty of opportunities to point out ways to be thoughtful and caring.

Clifford’s Valentines by Norman Birdwell

In Clifford’s Valentines, Clifford finds a creative way to wish his friends a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

In Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! Mouse is busy making Valentines for all his friends when suddenly there is a surprise knock at the door.

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Hi! I’m Debbie Brown. I created Tothood 101 because I’m passionate about sharing preschool activity ideas, and resources that I’ve gleaned from my 20+ years of experience teaching preschoolers at home and in the classroom. My goal is to encourage, guide, and help inspire you to make learning SUPER FUN for your preschooler at home! Check out the ABOUT page to learn more.


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