Valentine's Day

13 Picture Books We Love

Guest Blogger  //  Feb 7, 2020

13 Picture Books We Love

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love and what better way to do that than to share a book with the youngest readers in your home? Check out some of our favorite picture and board books, perfect for this heart-filled holiday!

I Love You, Baby Shark illustrated by John John Bajet

Sing, dance, and read along to this brand-new love-filled song, featuring Baby Shark, Mama Shark, Daddy Shark, and more underwater friends. Perfect for bedtime, Valentine's Day, or any love-filled occasion, Kids and caregivers alike will delight in this silly illustrated story, full of funny, eye-popping illustrations and a catchy tune you won't be able to stop singing.

I Love My Glam-Ma by Samantha Berger; Illustrated by Sujean Rim

A joyful celebration of grandmothers who are young at heart, adventurous, and find a bit of glamour in everything they do. Whether these glam-mas are building sandcastles, riding with dolphins, or turning blankets into reading forts and super capes, they live each day with a playful spirit — just like their grandchildren.

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

In I Need a Hug, a tiny porcupine just wants a cuddle. All of the other animals turn him away because of his prickly spikes. But finally the porcupine meets an animal who's happy to hug — a snake!

The Littlest Valentine by Brandi Dougherty; Illustrated by Michelle Todd

Emma may be the littlest in the Valentine family, but she knows that she has what it takes to help the family business get ready for the holiday. But Emma just can't seem to do things the right way like the bigger members of her family, no matter how hard she tries. Will Emma find a way to help her family on Valentine's Day, or is the littlest Valentine just too little?

You Are a Gift to Me by Sandra Magsamen

From the bestselling creator of Welcome, Little One comes the perfect gift for new parents, baby birthdays, graduations, and holidays. With rhyming text, sweet pastel illustrations, and a built-in gift tag, this board book reminds little ones just how loved they are!

Little Eva Loves by Rebecca Elliott

Meet Little Eva! She loves sharing with her friends, playing dress-up, and most of all, she loves her family and friends. Little ones will delight in Rebecca Elliott's bold, colorful artwork and sweet rhyming text as they discover all the things Little Eva loves!

Wonderful Me: I Love All of Me by Lorie Ann Grover; Illustrated by Carolina Búzio

From head to toe, there's so much to love about wild, wonderful you! With charming illustrations and a sweet, bouncy text that begs to be read aloud, this padded board book is a joyous reminder to little ones to love their whole selves, just as they are.

Baby Love by Sandra Magsamen

Little ones will love this sweet novelty book from bestselling baby and toddler brand creator, Sandra Magsamen! Explore the die-cut felt heart on the front cover, and a peek-through mylar mirror on every page that is sure to entertain and delight as your little one can imagine themselves as a bunny, an elephant, a kitty, and a puppy. A perfect book for you and your little one to discover the magic of love!

You Are My Sweetheart by Joyce Wan

This lovey-dovey board book includes Wan's iconic bold lines, glitter, and embossing on the cover as well as eye-catching spreads featuring an irresistible cast of chubby, lovable characters, such as candy hearts, a sweetie pie, a honey bun, and more. And at the end of the story you can't help but snuggle up with your own little sweetheart with "kisses and hugs" to remind them that you love them!

I Spy Little Hearts by Jean Marzolo; Photography by Walter Wick

Filled with fun photos from the original "I SPY" series, this sweet new I SPY Board Book comes with a holographic foil cover! Preschoolers can search for hearts galore, as well as other intriguing toys and trinkets! Picture clues and rhyming riddles guide the youngest readers through twelve delightful puzzles.

I Love You Because You’re You by Liza Baker; Illustrated by Cyd Moore

In a poem about a Mama Fox's love for her cub, I Love You Because You're You captures the many moods of all children, reassuring them of their parents' abiding affection and approval. 

Cozy and sensitive watercolor illustrations from David McPhail are the perfect complement to Liza Baker's rhythmic, rhyming text. This book is sure to become a family favorite and an enduring classic of the genre.

I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt; Illustrated by Cyd Moore

As a mother lovingly tucks her child into bed, the imaginative child has...just a few questions. For instance, "What if I were an alligator with big, sharp teeth that could bite your head off?"This unstoppably devoted mother will have readers laughing out loud as she replies to one question after another. Never was a parent's unconditional love so creatively tested...or so beautifully reassured!Illustrations by award-winning artist Cyd Moore perfectly capture the mood of this unique bedtime story.

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustake; Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

A rhyming story of unconditional love and adorable illustrations of a toddler and a teddy bear who declare "I love you through and through!"

Endearing pictures of a lovable toddler add humor and heart to this reassuring story, in a comforting, padded board book that's just right for cuddle time!