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Whether you’re looking for books to use in speech therapy or for books to read to your own little love, here are some of my absolute favorite Valentine’s Day-themed books for babies, toddlers, and kids! Scroll down for descriptions of each book and ways I use them as a speech-language pathologist and as a mom.
The Itsy Bitsy Sweetheart by Jeffrey Burton
Instead of reading this book, I sing it to the tune of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”! Noelle adores this book and it is almost always her first choice when we pick books for the night. The story and illustrations are precious.
Pop-Up Peekaboo I Love You by DK
You can’t go wrong with a lift-the-flap book in our home! The Peekaboo series books are super sturdy with big flaps. We love the huge, detailed objects that pop up behind each one!
Where’s the Ladybug? by Ingela P Arrhenius
Yet another lift-the-flap book! The cool thing about this one has felt flaps, so kids don’t end up bending them like they can with paper flaps. While this book isn’t specifically Valentine’s Day-themed, we could call it Valentine’s-adjacent since it’s pink and features springtime creatures. 🙂
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine by Alice Schertle
You can’t go wrong with a Little Blue Truck book! In this story, Little Blue Truck travels around the farm delivering valentines to his animal friends. They surprise Little Blue with a valentine at the end! This book is great for targeting animal sounds and descriptive words.
The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing
The “Night Before” series is my favorite for getting in the holiday spirit– no matter what holiday you’re celebrating! This story follows the structure of the traditional “Night Before Christmas” story, but with a Valentine’s Day flair!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro
That crazy old lady is at it again! In this silly book, she’s swallowing items to make a very special gift for her valentine!
Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli
There’s lots to love about Leslie Patricelli’s books! As an SLP, I particularly appreciate their simple sentences and the funny, engaging illustrations. This book highlights all of the ways that your family shows you how much they love you.
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
This book has become a classic for elementary school teachers and SLPs. I’ve seen a dozen different crafts and activities on Pinterest to go along with it! The main character catches hearts and realizes that they are perfect for making valentines. Each heart is unique and special, and she sends them to her animal friends.
Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day by Alyssa Capucilli
Something about Biscuit books teleports me back to my own childhood. This simple story is great for targeting listening comprehension, answering WH questions, and story retell.
Franklin’s Valentine’s Day by Paulette Bourgeois
A lot like Biscuit, Franklin also conjures up lots of nostalgia for me! This is another simple story that is also great for targeting listening questions, answering WH questions, and story retell. It’s Valentine’s Day and Franklin realizes the valentines he made for all of his classmates are missing! He wonders if his friends won’t want to give him any cards, but Franklin learns that he has some very good friends and that he can be a good friend, too.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
This sturdy board book follows Mouse as he makes valentines for his friends representing all of the things he loves about them! It follows a simple “Mouse loves ___ because ___” pattern, which could be useful for targeting “why” questions.”
Love from the Crayons
This sweet book features all the The Crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit and explores the bright colors and subtle shades of love. As a lover of all things rainbow, this book really sparks joy for me. It’s cutesy and lovey-dovey, a lot like a long Valentine’s Day card. This probably isn’t a book I’d use in speech therapy, but I love reading it to my daughter.
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane DeGroat
Geared toward elementary-aged kids, this book follows Gilbert as he writes valentines for his classmates. He can’t find anything nice to say about some not-so-nice classmates, so he writes them some not-so-nice valentines and signs the wrong name!
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