6 Heartwarming Books that Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day for Young Readers

 6 Heartwarming Books that Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day for Young Readers

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to share stories that warm the heart and celebrate the essence of love. At Lake Forrest Prep, we love encouraging reading inside and outside of the classroom! If you’re looking for delightful reads for the younger readers in your life, here are six charming books that capture the spirit of love and friendship.

1. “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney

This classic picture book is a tender tale of the boundless love between a parent and child. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare engage in a heartwarming game of one-upmanship as they try to express the magnitude of their love for each other. The beautiful illustrations and sweet sentiments make it a perfect choice for bedtime or anytime snuggling.

2. “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch

A touching story that spans the generations, “Love You Forever” follows a mother’s unwavering love for her son from infancy to adulthood. The refrain “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be” has become a timeless expression of parental love. This heartfelt book is sure to resonate with both children and their caregivers.

3. “The Day It Rained Hearts” by Felicia Bond

In this whimsical tale, young Cornelia Augusta catches hearts that fall from the sky and uses them to create unique valentines for her friends. The story celebrates creativity, friendship, and the idea that love can be found in the most unexpected places. The charming illustrations bring Cornelia’s heart-filled adventure to life.

4. “Love from the Crayons” by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

For fans of “The Day the Crayons Quit,” this book features the beloved crayon characters expressing their feelings of love in a variety of colorful ways. Each crayon has a unique message, making it a playful and imaginative exploration of love that will captivate young readers’ attention.

5. “Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool” by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

Join Pete the Cat as he discovers the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. In this lighthearted and groovy story, Pete learns that it’s not just about receiving cards and treats but also about spreading kindness and love to others. With its catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, this book is a festive addition to any Valentine’s Day reading list.

6. “Love Monster” by Rachel Bright

In a world full of cute and cuddly creatures, Love Monster stands out as a bit different. If your kid loves “Where the Wild Things Are,” this book might be for them! This heartwarming story follows Love Monster’s quest to find someone who will appreciate and love him just the way he is. The message of acceptance and self-love is beautifully conveyed through the endearing character of Love Monster.

This Valentine’s Day, share the joy of reading and the magic of love with these enchanting books that are sure to create lasting memories for the young readers in your life. Happy reading and happy Valentine’s Day!