Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day
Exploring the holiday of hearts and the fun of sharing Valentines.

By Jamie McElroy
Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s day comes every year. These stories tell the sweet, funny, and endearing tales of young love and friendship. There is more to this holiday than chocolate and cards as young readers will soon discover with these heartwarming adventures. The Valentine Bears and Clifford’s Valentine’s Day have both stuck with me since childhood. Hopefully they will stay with your readers as well!
The Valentine Bears The Valentine Bears, Eve Bunting, $5.95

Clifford's Valentine's Day (Clifford 8x8) Clifford's Valentine's Day (Clifford 8x8), Norman Bridwell, $30.81

Lilly's Chocolate Heart Lilly's Chocolate Heart, Kevin Henkes, $4.74

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Peanuts) Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Peanuts), Charles M. Schulz, $5.95

Arthur's Valentine: Book & CD (Arthur Adventures (Paperback)) Arthur's Valentine: Book & CD (Arthur Adventures (Paperback)), Marc Brown, $10.99

Bloom! A Little Book About Finding Love Bloom! A Little Book About Finding Love, Maria van Lieshout, $3.93

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink, Diane deGroat, $6.99

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, $5.99

Day It Rained Hearts Day It Rained Hearts, Felicia Bond, $6.99

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...) Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...), Laura Numeroff, $5.69

Little Critter: Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter! Little Critter: Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter!, Mercer Mayer, $4.99

The Berenstain Bears' Funny Valentine The Berenstain Bears' Funny Valentine, Stan Berenstain, $4.74

The Very Special Valentine (Templar) The Very Special Valentine (Templar), Kneen, $4.96

Valentine's Day Fun! (Max and Ruby) Valentine's Day Fun! (Max and Ruby), Grosset & Dunlap, $4.99