Our top 10 favourite children’s books about love
12 February, 2018
February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate than scoop up your little ones and read about love and relationships.
With so many wonderful, heartwarming books about love for children out there, we asked our team to share their favourite children’s books, ones we’re certain will be a hit with the little ones in your life.
Here are our top 10 favourites reads about love:
That’s When I’m Happy
by Beth Shoshan
Perfect for the early reader, That’s When I’m Happy is a heartwarming story of a little bear and his family. When little bear feels sad, he thinks about all of the activities that he does with his parents that make him feel happy.
Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney
Guess How Much I Love You tells the tale of two hares, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, who share how much they love each other using larger and larger measures.
You Are All My Favourites
by Sam MacBratney
A sweet tale of a mommy and daddy bear and their three baby bears. As the baby bears question who out of the three is the best, most loved bear in the eyes of their parents, mommy and daddy bear reassure them that they have more than enough love for all of them.
Love Is Real
by Janet Lawler
Author Janet Lawler shares a heartwarming tale about unconditional love and what it looks like as readers follow three little animal families.
I Love You, Stinky Face
by Lisa Mccourt
I Love You, Stinky Face is a vividly illustrated story about the unconditional love of a mother for her son. The little boy questions what it would take for his mom not to love him, to which his mom replies that no matter how stinky, how dirty, or how ugly, she will always love him.
Frog In Love
by Max Velthuijs
Author Max Velthuijs tells the tender story of a love that knows no boundaries as a Frog falls madly in love with a duck. Too shy to confess his love, Frog paints Duck a picture, sends her flowers and jumps the high jump as demonstrations of his love.
Never Too Little To Love
by Jeanne Willis
Never Too Little To Love is a sweet story about a mouse who wants to give a mysterious person a kiss but is too little to reach them. He stacks one thing on top of the next to try and reach his love, showing just how far he would go to reach the one he loves.
Love Is You And Me
by Monica Sheehan
In Love Is You And Me, Author and Illustrator Monica Sheehan looks at the meaning of love using adorable illustrations of the friendship and love between a dog and mouse to help tell the tale. Written in rhyme, it’s the perfect book to read aloud.
I Love You For Miles And Miles
by Alison Goldberg
How big and strong is love? Author Alison Goldberg explores the depths and lengths of love as a Papa Bear tells his cub just how much he loves him. The lyrical text and metaphors of trains, planes, rigs and excavators (to name a few) make I Love You For Miles a fun, heartwarming tale.
The Kissing Hand
by Audrey Penn
The Kissing Hand is a sweet story of little Chester Raccoon that does not want to go to school. Mrs Raccoon shares a family secret, the kissing hand, to ease her son’s fears and remind him that even when they are apart, she still loves him.
Those are a few of our warm and fuzzy favourites, perfect for Valentine’s Day! Now it’s your turn! What are your favourite children’s books about love?
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