“We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Why not include a children’s book in your Valentine’s Day plans and purchases this year? The right book can help your child or grandchild understand more about God’s love!
Here’s a list of 15 new and classic books for kids for Valentine’s Day for you to check out. And now’s a good time—you’ll find a number of them on sale.
Good, Good Father, by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett (Tommy Nelson). For the picture book set, ages 3-8.
Saint Valentine, by Robert Sabuda (Atheneum). This one comes close to historians’ limited knowledge of the real man named Valentine. For ages 6-10.
Valentine Blessings, by Mike Berenstain (Zonderkidz).
Where Does Love Hide? by Mary Manz Simon (Tyndale Kidz). With large lift-the-flaps that uncover ways we can all give love away to others.
The “Love Letters From” series by Glynis Nellist (Zonderkidz) helps children realize that the Bible is like a love letter from God to us.
God Gave Us Love, by Lisa Tawn Bergren (WaterBrook).
A Love Letter from God, by P.K. Halliman (Ideals).
Board books for littler ones
The Story of Valentine’s Day, by Nancy J. Skarmeas (Ideals).
My Valentine for Jesus, by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton (Zonderkidz).
How Big Is Love? by Amy Parker (B&H Kids).
I Love You Just Because, by Donna Keith (Tommy Nelson).
Lots of Love, by Kim Washburn (Zonderkidz).
An “I Love You” Prayer, by Amy Parker (Tommy Nelson).
My Valentine Story, by Crystal Bowman (Zonderkidz), Kindle only.
My own Baby, Baby! (Worthy Kids/Ideals) features a high-quality mirror on the last spread so babies can see the answer to the question “Who does God love?”
Have I left out your favorite love-themed book for Valentine’s Day for kids? Let me know in the comments!