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Valentine’s Day Books for Kids Coming in 2024

Spread the love of books this Valentine’s Day

Have you been looking for a new book to read with your kids? I have been searching, too! These brand new Valentine’s Day books for kids are sure to be some of your new favorites when they are released in 2024.

This Valentine’s, pick out a new book to share with your kids and add it to your home library. You’ll see that I’ve sorted these awesome Valentine’s Day books for kids by release date, age group, and more.

Keep reading to fall in love with a new book. *aww*

Where can I get these newly released Valentine’s Day books?

My 2024 Valentine’s Day book list for kids will cover my review of the book, where to find it, the date it hits the shelves, and the suggested age group.

These 5 new Valentine’s books are especially perfect for kids on Valentine’s Day, because they include themes like friendship, showing love and kindness, family, loyalty, and more. I’ve got everything you need below when you choose a book to buy, too!

Plus, look out for a bonus review at the end that’s a new addition from one of my favorite authors!

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New Valentine’s books for kids ages 2-5+

1: Like So by Ruth Forman

Like So” might become your new favorite bedtime story to read with your kids, especially around Valentine’s Day!

Release Date: Jan. 2, 2024 + taking preorders

♥My summary: Rhythmic with beautifully repeated phrases, your little ones will love catching on to the pattern and saying, “I hug you like so/ You hug me like so,” along with you as you read this beautiful story that shows a deep connection between a grandparent and grandchild.

♥Favorite features: I love the illustrations in this book! Not only did the illustrator, Raissa Figueroa, create scenes that remind me of watercolor paintings, but she truly makes the message of this book come to life with her charming and heartwarming pictures.

♥My favorite page has an illustration of the night sky filled with stars, planets, and more, but the shape of a heart stands out on top of the sky. It’s so beautiful!

Ready to read Like So?

Image of Like So book written by Ruth Forman and illustrated by Raissa Figueroa. Copyright credited to @ruthformanpoet and @simonbooks on Instagram. Posted on Planithomeschool.com's list of new Valentine's Day books for kids!
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2: A World of Love by Aimee Reid

“A World of Love” is such a sweet story that emphasizes the strong and special bond between parents and their children.

Release Date: Jan. 2, 2024 + taking preorders

♥My summary: A wonderfully illustrated lyrical story that your kids will love reading again and again. Each stanza starts with “If all the earth…”, then shares something about the Earth that the parent would protect their child from. Different animal parents and their babies are featured throughout the book, ending with a human parent and baby.

♥Favorite features: Not only do I love the bright and sweet illustrations in this book, but there’s even bonus information in the backmatter about the animals from the story. The last few pages give you some facts about parenting behavior for each of the animals mentioned.

♥Along the way, a bonus is that you’ll be learning the names of animals and their babies, such as dolphin and calf, penguin and chick, etc. Plus, the backmatter even explains father/ child relationships between emperor penguins and gorillas.

Want to read “A World of Love”?

Image of A World of Love book written by Aimee Reid and illustrated by Christopher Lyles. Copyright credited to @aimeereidbooks and @penguinrandomhouse on Instagram. Posted on Planithomeschool.com.
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New Valentine’s book for kids ages 4-8+

1: Love is My Favorite Color by Nina Laden

“Love is My Favorite Color” is the kind of book that makes my heart smile. Written by the author that brought us the “Peek a Who?” series!

Release Date: Jan. 2, 2024 + taking preorders

♥My summary: Gorgeous and unique illustrations draw you in while two siblings tell you the story of their favorite things. This rhyming story uses feelings and abstract ideas like love and friendship to tell the story of what it’s like to try their favorite things, how they bravely try out new experiences, and more.

♥Favorite features: Similar to the simple and catchy elements of “Peek a Who?”, the author has created a rhyming story that will be a favorite for any aged child.

♥Although it’s recommended for ages 4-8, the short sentences and rhyming pattern make it accessible to even younger children, while the meaningful statements and complex illustrations will be loved by older kids, too.

Ready to get “Love is My Favorite Color”?

Image of Love is My Favorite Color book written by Nina Laden and illustrated by Melissa Castrillon Copyright credited to @nina.laden and @simonbooks on Instagram. Posted on Planithomeschool.com's Valentine's Day books for kids!
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New Valentine’s books for kids ages 9-13+

1: Emma and the Love Spell by Meredith Ireland

Emma and the Love Spell” is a chapter book that older kids will love! It’s full of adventures with an imperfect and relatable main character.

Release Date: Jan. 23, 2024 + taking preorders

♥This book is like: Elsa from “Frozen” meets Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Plus a sprinkle of Hermione from “Harry Potter” and Isabela from “Encanto” on top.

♥My summary: This story follows a female main character named Emma who’s a Korean American with magic powers. She was adopted by white, nonmagical parents, and she has one friend, Avangeline, with whom she’s fallen in love. She struggles with dealing with her feelings, because her powers cause her feelings to affect the world around her. Flowers bloom when she’s happy, for example. Reaaal subtle for a middle schooler to navigate, right?

When her babysitter tries to help her and claims she has magic powers too, Emma doesn’t know what to do. She’s unsure with whether she should trust the babysitter or continue to figure things out on her own (with help at times from some pesky talking animals). What will Emma do after Avangeline moves across the country when her parents announce their divorce?

Want to find out what happens in “Emma and the Love Spell”?

Image of Emma and the Love Spell book written by Meredith Ireland. Copyright credited to @writermeredithireland on Instagram. Posted on Planithomeschool.com's Valentine's Day books for kids!
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2: Courtesy of Cupid by Nashae Jones

If you like the sound of a love story in the fantasy genre like “Emma and the Love Spell”, you’ll love Courtesy of Cupid!

Release Date: Jan. 2, 2024 + taking preorders

♥This book is like: The Netflix show “Never Have I Ever” (created by Mindy Kaling), with diverse characters and two competitive, intelligent main characters that are both vying for the top spot at school, with a will they, won’t they potential love story (but with less mature themes).

♥My summary: Erin is a super smart 8th grader who hopes to be elected president of the Multicultural Leadership Club at her school, but her archnemesis, Trevor Jin, is going for it, too.

As if that’s not stressful enough, after her 13th birthday Erin learns that her father is Cupid, the God of Love. The story follows Erin exploring how to follow a Cupid manual and her newfound matchmaking powers, all while navigating the super easy time of her life that is middle school. Riiight…

Will you read Courtesy of Cupid this Valentine’s Day?

Image of Courtesy of Cupid book written by Nashae Jones. Copyright credited to @nashae.jones on Instagram. Posted on Planithomeschool.com.
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Bonus! Did you know this book was coming out?

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about my bonus book review that I promised you at the beginning!

*drum roll please….🥁*

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Crayons by Drew Daywalt 😱😍

This year, there are unfortunately not enough St. Patrick’s Day books coming out for me to share a whole article about them. But when you’re done reading this year’s new Valentine’s Day books for kids, you’ll love reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Crayons”!

Release Date: Jan. 2, 2024 + taking preorders

♥My summary: If you love “The Day the Crayons Quit” and other books from the series, you’ll love “Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Crayons”! This time, Green Crayon is on vacation, so the other crayons are very worried about how they will be able to help Duncan celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Will the crayons be able to help Duncan celebrate in time in “Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Crayons”?

Image of Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Crayons book written by Drew Daywalt. Copyright credited to penguinrandomhouse.com, Drew Daywalt, and Oliver Jeffers. Posted on planithomeschool.com.
@drewdaywalt/ @oliverjeffers/ @philomelbooks

Related: Hop Into a World of Imagination With These Bunny Books!

Conclusion

Are you feeling the love for these new books yet?

Which new Valentine’s book are you most excited to read with your kids?

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