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Books of Love

From first crushes to very best friends, these picture books are perfect companions to Valentine's Day.


A Book of Kisses by Dave Ross, illustrated by Laura Rader
Kisses are categorized from good-morning kisses to good-night kisses, and everything in between.

Clifford's Valentine's Day by Norman Bridwell
When Clifford is feeling sad, all of his friends find a way to show how much they care about him.

Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Froggy's crush on Frogilina is making him crazy, especially when she gives him a kiss! Learn more.

How Do I Love You? by Marion Dane Bauer
Inspired by the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, this book tells the love of a parent for her child.

I Like You by Sandol Stoddard, illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast
This whimsical, laugh-out-loud book defines true friendship and loyalty.

Love by Lowell A. Siff, illustrated by Gian Berto Vanni
Vivid illustrations help tell the tale of an orphan girl learning about love.

Love Bugs by David A. Carter
This heart-shaped book is filled with pop-up creatures . . . from kissing bugs to cupid bugs!

Love Letters by Arnold Adoff, illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Poems read like letters in this fun and affectionate tribute to love of every kind. Learn more.

Miss Spider's Wedding by David Kirk
Miss Spider is ready to find true love . . . and her friends are there to help! Learn more.

The Patient Stone: A Persian Love Story by Margaret Olivia Wolfson, illustrated by Juan Caneba Clavero
Fairy tale fans will be delighted by this retelling of a young woman on a quest for true love.

Ready, Freddy!  Super-Secret Valentine by Abby Klein
Freddie wants to make a special Valentine for his friend Jessie, but he's afraid his classmates will laugh at him.  Can he keep it a secret?

Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat
Mischievous Gilbert writes less-than-kind Valentines to his classmates and is humbled when he is discovered as the cards' real writer.

Snuggle Puppy: A Love Song by Sandra Boynton
The unconditional love between a mother and her son are the subject of this bright board book.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjorie Williams, illustrated by William Nicholson
Unconditional love turns a child's favorite stuffed toy into a real rabbit in this timeless, endearing story. Learn more.

What Is Love by Etan Boritzer, illustrated by Robbie Marantz
This colorful book offers a multicultural viewpoint of love, kindness, and understanding.

Wow!  Wow!  Wubbzy!  Mr. Valentine by Mara Conlon
When the mailman gets sick on Valentine's Day, Wubbzy, Widget, and Walden offer to deliver the cards instead.  But will they make all of the deliveries on time?

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