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Board Books for Baby's First Valentine's Day

Give your children a book every Valentine's Day to help develop their love for books.
on February 12, 2015

Giving books as gifts is a great way to highlight the fact that reading is a treat. It's something so wonderful that it deserves to be wrapped up with a nice ribbon and given to somebody you love. Obviously a baby won't get that message quite so clearly, but if you start a tradition of giving your child a book every Valentine's Day, the message will become clear year after year.

Here are 10 great board books to get you and your baby off to the right start with this Valentine's Day book tradition.

The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton

Llama Llama, I Love You by Anna Dewdney

Time for Bed by Mem Fox

Counting Kisses by Karen Katz

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli

Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathman

On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

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