If you are looking to add to your kid’s book collection this Valentine’s Day check out these eight sweet books about love and kindness. My kids love them and I know your kids will to!
As parents of young children know, toddlers can sometimes be crazy. Through everything, their parents still love them. This children's book describes the quirky struggles of parenting toddlers and demonstrates what unconditional love looks like.
What my kids love about it: They love being able to read it along with me. Obviously we are a bit biased since I wrote this book but it's repetition in wording on each page allows your child to participate in the book by reciting the last two lines with you. My kids love it.
A mother reassures her child that, no matter what the child may change into--be it rhinoceros, camel, ringtail raccoon, or giraffe--the mother will recognize the child anywhere.
What my kids love about it: They love the animal illustrations and the gentle rhythm this book has when reading. It is a wonderful choice to read before bed.
A day in the life of parent and child--full of smiles and giggles, messes and meals, boundless energy and well-earned rest. Not to mention lots of love. Here, in simple rhyming verse accompanied by colorful, playful illustrations by world-renowned artist Satomi Ichikawa, is one such day. Share it with others and treasure the memories.
What my kids love about it: They love the playful illustrations and the kindness of the words on each page. This is a snuggle up and read kind of book.
Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in Deborah Diesen's fun fish story that's sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.
What my kids love about it: They love how fun it is to read. This book has a wonderful rhythm and my kids love to read it with me by repeating the, "blub, blub, blub" lines.
If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
What my kids love about it: They love how sweet this book is. The animals and playful illustrations will be a hit with your kids too.
With adorable art, Zoe Waring's story of making the most out of your physical limitations is sure to win hearts. No Hugs for Porcupine is filled with love and friendship.
What my kids love about it: They love this story and the adorable porcupine and other animal illustrations. This is a relatively new addition to our book collection but it has quickly become a favorite.
Offers a look at the special bond between mother and child as a mother bunny provides reassurance to her little one through demonstrations of love and affection.
What my kids love about it: They love reading this book before bed. It's a soft, sweet book with cuddly animal illustrations.
Perfect for snuggling in to read together, I'll Love You Always is a beautiful rhyming promise of love from Mark Sperring brought to sweetest life by bestselling illustrator Alison Brown, and is perfect to share with anyone you'll love.
What my kids love about it: They love how the book rhymes and the cute phrases. It's been a fun book to read when we need a quick chill out time.