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Board Books for Valentine’s Day for Toddlers

Board Books for Valentine's Day for Toddlers

Valentine’s Day is just two short weeks away. Although my daughter is now a preschooler, she and I still love reading board books together. My infant son also enjoys hearing books read aloud. Here are some of our favorite board books for Valentine’s Day for toddlers (and preschoolers).

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (2009)

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (2009) written by Laura Numeroff with illustrations by Felicia Bond is a holiday book that features the recognizable characters from the If You Give… series. Young readers will enjoy following Mouse as he makes valentines for all his friends.

Cover of Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! Inside Pages of Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!

A Valentine Bouquet (2000)

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A Valentine Bouquet (2000) written by Eleanor Hudson  and illustrated by Laura Bryant tells the story of a little girl who wants to give her grandfather a bouquet of paper roses on Valentine’s Day. Readers aged 2 and older will delight in the textured glitter on each page and the sweet Valentine’s story.

Cover of A Valentine Bouquet Inside Pages of A Valentine Bouquet

Baby Snoopy’s Valentine (2003)

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Baby Snoopy’s Valentine (2003) from Charles M. Schultz is an adorable Snoopy-shaped board book that features the baby versions of the beloved characters Snoopy and Woodstock. Readers between the ages of 1 and 4 will enjoy turning the shaped pages of this book and helping Baby Snoopy search for Baby Woodstock.

Cover of Baby Snoopy's Valentine Inside Pages of Baby Snoopy's Valentine

Where Is Baby’s Valentine? (2007)

Where Is Baby’s Valentine? (2007) written and illustrated by Karen Katz is a sweet holiday book for children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old. Young readers will delight in helping Baby find her special valentine while discovering some other common sights of Valentine’s Day.

Cover of Where Is Baby's Valentine? Inside Pages of Where Is Baby's Valentine?

Elmo’s Valentine (1998)

Elmo’s Valentine (1998) illustrated by David Prebenna features the lovable characters of Sesame Street and stars Elmo who cannot decide whom should receive his beautiful valentine. Readers between the ages of 2 and 3 will love reading this interactive Valentine’s Day book, which includes a cutout valentine that moves from page to page.

Cover of Elmo's Valentine Inside Pages of Elmo's Valentine

Llama Llama I Love You (2014)

Llama Llama I Love You (2014) by Anna Dewdney introduces Llama Llama to babies and toddlers with short and simple rhyming text. Young readers will delight in reading about little llama as he shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. What could be sweeter?

Cover of Llama Llama I Love You Inside Pages of Llama Llama I Love You

What is your favorite Valentine’s Day board book for toddlers?

Image Credits

Cover of Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! © 2014 Heather Johnson
Cover of A Valentine Bouquet © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of A Valentine Bouquet © 2014 Heather Johnson
Cover of Baby Snoopy’s Valentine © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Baby Snoopy’s Valentine © 2014 Heather Johnson
Cover of Where Is Baby’s Valentine? © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Where Is Baby’s Valentine? © 2014 Heather Johnson
Cover of Elmo’s Valentine © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Elmo’s Valentine © 2014 Heather Johnson
Cover of Llama Llama I Love You © 2015 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Llama Llama I Love You © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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