Valentine’s Day Stories For Little Readers


2022 is already in full swing (can you believe it?) and, love is again filling the air. That must mean that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! 

With little ones in the house, Valentine’s Day is more than just exchanging candy hearts and heartfelt paper cards with your significant other. It is a chance to reflect on how much we love our kiddos and show them how important they are to our family.

To help get you and your family into the spirit of the holiday, here are 6 festive stories you are sure to adore!

Valentine’s Day Stories for Little Readers

I Love You, Baby Shark!
John John Bajet

It is time to get moving! With this seasonal version of the popular baby shark song by illustrator John John Bajet, your little ones are sure to get up and groove. This version swaps out the familiar lyrics for festive rhymes and pairs them with new dance moves for added heartfelt fun!


Love from the Crayons
Drew Daywalt

The beloved crayons from Drew Daywalt’s bestseller, The Day The Crayons Quit, are back to delight in this festive tale! In this picture book, the crayons show readers that love comes in every color of the rainbow.

Snuggle Puppy!
Sandra Boynton

Are you ready to make some more music? When you flip through the pages of Sandra Boynton’s beloved book, Snuggle Puppy!, you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along! The bright illustrations and charming lyrics create a love song that all ages can enjoy. But be careful. Those catchy lyrics might just end up stuck in your head!


Little Blue Truck’s Valentine
Alice Schertle

Don’t mistake Alice Schertle’s Little Blue Truck as a story just for boys! In this seasonal version of the classic, Blue travels around the farm to deliver Valentine’s cards to all of his animal friends. But wait, will Blue get any cards of his own? Find out what happens next as you dive into this heartfelt title!


Harvey The Heart Had Too Many Farts
Jane Bexley

Fart humor might not be a mom favorite, but it sure does make kids roar with laughter! In this toot-along tale, Harvey the Heart can’t control his farts. But, his toots are pushing his friends away! What will poor Harvey do? Learn the answer as you giggle through this rhyming story about accepting people just the way they are.

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle

This #1 New York Times Best-Selling title is a great way to get babies and toddlers alike into the Valentine’s Day spirit. The late Eric Carle’s iconic illustrations dance across the pages of this short story while the very hungry caterpillar helps you tell your little one just how much they mean to you!


All of these titles, and MORE, are available at your local library!

Do you have any other Valentine’s Day stories that you LOVE to share with the little ones in your life? We can’t wait to hear about them when you tag @CentralMassMom on Facebook and Instagram!


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