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Children’s Valentine’s Day Books

Here are some favorite Valentine's Day books to add to your child's library.

Studies prove that the most important thing adults can do in preparing children for success in school and becoming successful readers is to read aloud with them from the early years.
Studies prove that the most important thing adults can do in preparing children for success in school and becoming successful readers is to read aloud with them from the early years.
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Children’s Valentine’s Day Books to add to your family's library.
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Clifford's First Valentine's Day by Norman Bridwell

Clifford is helping Emily Elizabeth make a special Valentine for her grandma. When it comes time to mail it, Clifford gives readers a behind-the-scenes tour of the Post Office!

Fun Valentine's Day Activities for the Whole Family by Jacinta Carey and Evelyn Trimborn

Activities for the whole family to enjoy together. Decorations,cards, arts and crafts with a Valentine’s Day theme, this is a guide packed full of ideas.

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...) by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

This is a gift, for very young children. It is not too long and draws small children’s attention.

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.

This Valentine’s Day book is from the Nate the Great detective series for beginning readers. Nate the Great starts out with finding out who gave his dog a Valentine, and then he helps his friend Annie find her missing Valentine.

Olive, My Love by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold

Olive’s friend, Dexter the winged dog, flies by singing of love and drops a giant heart by her door. Olive thinks this must be a mistake and tries to return the heart to Dexter's home at the top of a cliff, only to find out, that the heart is a Valentine's Day gift for her.

Scooby-Doo: A Very Scary Valentine's Day Scholastic Reader Level 2: by Mariah Balaban

As the gang is getting ready celebrate Valentine's Day at the big school dance. Fred, Velma, and Daphne disappear, Scooby and Shaggy worry zombies are to blame!

Snowy Valentine by David Petersen

Snowy Valentine is a sweet picture book for ages 3-6. Jasper Bunny loves his wife Lilly so much that he wants to get her a very special Valentine's Day gift, however, he doesn't know what to get her.

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli

A picture book with a message about loving kindness and caring for others. Mr. Hatch is thrilled he to receive a mysterious Valentine's Day treat and it makes him much more outgoing and friendly.

Love, Splat, by Rob Scotten's

In Love, Splat, Splat has a crush on a Kitten, a pretty fluffy white kitten who is in his class.

Queen of Hearts by Mary Engelbreit

Beautifully illustrated picture book about Ann Estelle who loves to make things. She spends hours creating her Valentine's Day box but forgets to make Valentine's Day cards to give to her classmates.

Too Many Valentines by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Mike Gordon.

The story centers on class preparations for Valentine's Day and Neil, who says, "I get too many Valentines. I do not want any more."

Valentine's Day by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell

See if you can find them all the 200 hearts in this book. For Valentine's Day everyone in Mrs. Madoff's class is making valentines to send to a friend who has moved to Japan.

For many more family fun reading ideas see: Learning at home is a new parent resource, filled with ideas to help children become the best they can be. This book can be purchased through, to boost reading, math, writing, science and more. Daily fun activities that make subjects become more than pencil and paper, moving into the authentic way of everyday life

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Links for more family fun ideas:

· Encouraging art at home

· Making your own family game is a perfect winter activity

· Apps links and books to help with homework

· 2014 Family Winter Fun

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