Here's a list of the fun Valentine's Day books that we read the last couple of weeks. We kind of got the library leftovers; I've discovered that the Preschool teachers around town check out all of the relevant books well in advance (like 3 weeks) of the holiday itself. If I don't remember a month ahead of time to check books out, I don't have many options!
If You'll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant - We didn't celebrate Valentine's Day last year (it's never been a big holiday for us since it used to be the week after our "dating" anniversary.). Since M had never heard of the holiday before, this was the perfect book to introduce her to the concept of writing Valentines and showing the people that you love a little extra attention.
Mousie Love by Dori Chaconas - A cute little book about the courtship of two kitchen mice. I loved how simple and sweet the story was, and how true to character the male mouse was in his nervous overcompensation!
I Love You, Sleepyhead by Claire Freedman - I wanted to make sure to include a book about the love between a mommy and her babies. This was a cute little book about various animal mommies getting their babies ready for bed.
The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting - A cute story about a bear who wakes up from hibernation a few weeks early to surprise her husband for Valentine's Day. Little does she know that there is a surprise for her as well!
Saint Valentine by Ann Tompert - A non-fiction about who Saint Valentine really was and why we celebrate Valentine's Day. This book was a little bit advanced for M, but next year or the year after it will be perfect. It is so hard to find a simple, non-fiction picture book!