In honour of Valentine’s Day I’m posting a round up of my favourite children’s books about love and Valentine’s Day as well as one for the YA and adults crowd.
No Clean Clothes by Robert Munsch. After Lacey wakes up in the morning and finds out that she has no clean clothes she has to wear the dreaded Grandma shirt to school- a t-shirt that says “Kiss me, I’m perfect” on the front. Wearing that shirt gets her lots of unexpected kisses! It’s a really cute and fun story. Robert Munch also wrote the very touching “I’ll Love You Forever” book about a mother and her son. Far more serious than his other stories, but very sweet.
You can read Henry and Valentine Surprise by Nancy Carlson online for free at We Give Books.
Some other great books for Valentine’s Day (or any other day!) are I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt, Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond and The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex. Pretty much every popular children’s book series (Franklin, Arthur, Berenstain Bears, Thomas, Dora, Curious George etc has a Valentine book in their collection so there’s something out there for every kid. There’s even a Magic School Bus book where they go inside a heart, so if you have a child who wants a book that’s a little less lovey dovey and a little more scientific check out The Magic School Bus Has a Heart.
And if you’re looking for a book for yourself check out my review of Delirium. Not a sappy romantic book but a very interesting look at love.
However you celebrate it, hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!