For the Love of Books

Stop by the shop to check out our selection of great children's Valentine's Day titles! Celebrate Valentine's Day with Pete the Cat, Max and Ruby, and Strawberry Shortcake! Looking for love? Have a look through our romance section for a helping of love conquering all. We'd like to wish everyone a happy Valentine's Day!

I Love You Already! Cover Image
By Jory John, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062370952
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 22nd, 2015

From the creators of Goodnight Already , Jory John and Benji Davies, comes another standout hilarious picture book about Bear and Duck. Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. His persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll . . . with Bear. He just wants Bear to like him already. . . .


Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Love Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062430618
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 22nd, 2015

Love is in the air

Pete the Cat shares some groovy words from the heart in this fun collection of all his favorite famous quotes about living an awesome life filled with love.

This cool cat adds his heartfelt take on well-known classics, from Vincent van Gogh to Virgil to Ovid to Charles Dickens, because after all, the best advice is "Love conquers all."


The Night Before Valentine's Day Cover Image
By Natasha Wing, Heidi Petach (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448421889
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - December 28th, 2000

All the kids are getting ready for the sweetest holiday of the year Join in on all of the card-making fun, and then come along to school the next morning for a day of parties and games.


Love Is in the Air Cover Image
By Jonathan Fenske, Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780448496474
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Young Readers Group - December 27th, 2012

Mo Willems meets Dr. Seuss

This is the sweet story of a lonely balloon falling in love with a lively kite, and the adventures they share high in the air--flipping, dipping, spinning, and playing in the clouds. With bright and bold graphics, this accessible Level 2 reader, which is available in both hardcover and paperback, is one that parents and children will read over and over again.


Valentine's Day Dognapping Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Duendes del Sur (Illustrator), Duendes Del Sur (Illustrator)
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780439341134
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic - January 1st, 2002

Scooby-Doo, that lovable canine super-sleuth, has become a Scholastic star. The stories in this reading format are easy to read and fun to solve.

The Scooby-Doo Readers are a level above the Picture Clue Books. The text is easy-to-read and the art is bold and full-bleed, making these an appealing Level 2 reader.


We Love You, Strawberry Shortcake! Cover Image
By Sierra Harimann, Marci Beighley (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780448452524
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Young Readers Group - October 15th, 2009

Perfect for Valentine's Day

Since Strawberry always does such sweet things for her friends, the girls decide to celebrate Strawberry by throwing her a party and giving her special gifts. But the only thing Orange Blossom can think to give Strawberry is a great big hug. Will that be good enough?


Dear Valentine Letters [With Sticker Sheet] Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780843120882
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mad Libs - December 28th, 2006

Cupid meets Mad Libs this Valentine's Day This book includes 21 Mad Libs stories written as valentines. When you're done filling in the blanks, rip out the letter and mail it to your friends--the letter even folds into its own nifty envelope This version includes an updated cover and stickers.


Froggy's First Kiss Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780140565706
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - December 1st, 1999

Does Froggy have a girlfriend?

He can't even think straight when she's around. When Frogilina smiles at him through the monkey bars, Froggy falls smack on his head-bonk So with Valentine's Day just a week away, Froggy gets busy making an extra-special valentine. The fifth book about the irrepressible Froggy, this is sure to keep children giggling with delight.


Ladybug Girl Loves... Cover Image
By David Soman (Illustrator), Jacky Davis
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448453743
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - December 23rd, 2010

Readers from ages 3 and up will love this delightful board book It's the perfect complement to the Ladybug Girl picture books. Ladybug Girl is Lulu, a little girl who loves to dress up in her ladybug costume and use her imagination to turn every moment into an adventure.


Emma Emmets, Playground Matchmaker Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781595146618
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Razorbill - June 27th, 2013

How will Emma make her mark this school year? Will she
a) Bring love to her fellow classmates

b) Become the most popular girl in school

c) Finally meet her crush, teen singing sensation Jake LaDrake

d) ALL OF THE ABOVE


You Are My I Love You Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399243950
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 16th, 2010

The all-time classic, bestselling ode to the love shared between parent and child. Perfect for new parents, baby showers, christenings, and sharing at bedtime.

I am your parent; you are my child.
I am your quiet place; you are my wild.

I am your favorite book; you are my new lines.
I am your nightlight; you are my starshine.


The Valentine Cover Image
By Monique Felix, Monique Felix (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781568462479
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Creative Editions - November 12th, 2013

Creative Editions is proud to reissue yet another of the cleverly illustrated Mouse Books, which have charmed countless browsers over the years. Each story begins with a curious mouse that eats its way into a book and, discovering a canvas for adventure, uses its ingenuity to turn the blank sheets of paper into something more.


The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever Cover Image
By Brenda A. Ferber, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780803735057
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dial Books - December 6th, 2012

Even boys will fall in love with this valentine!


Valentine's Day Fun! Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780448449814
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - December 26th, 2008

Corduroy's Valentine's Day Cover Image
By Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780670036400
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 27th, 2004

Join this classic teddy bear for a Valentine's Day celebration.

It's almost February 14th, so Corduroy and his friends decide to celebrate Valentine's Day by making their own beautiful cards. Then Corduroy walks to the mailbox and sends his letters. When he gets home, he finds a wonderful surprise--special valentines just for him


Captain Awesome Gets Crushed Cover Image
By Stan Kirby, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781442482128
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - December 3rd, 2013

Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man must battle the evil forces of pink and love in this Valentine's Day adventure.


Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062198655
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperFestival - November 26th, 2013

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes us on an awesome trip with Pete the Cat as he discovers just how special Valentine's Day can be


The Hug Book Cover Image
By Sue Fliess, Anne Kennedy (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780385379076
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Golden Books - December 23rd, 2014

Hugs are special. Hugs are free. Will you share a hug with me?
This sweet Little Golden Book features loving families and friends hugging for so many wonderful reasons There are hello hugs, good-bye hugs, Mommy hugs, Daddy hugs, and welcome-home hugs--just to name a few.


Elmo's World: Love! (Sesame Street) Cover Image
By Kara McMahon, Mary Beth Nelson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375828430
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2004

Elmo tells toddlers all about all there is to love, including family, friends, pets, and favorite things. This warm and fuzzy lift-the-flap book offers both the serious explanations and the humor that are the hallmark of the Elmo's World series on Sesame Street. A perfect read for Valentine's Day.


My Fuzzy Valentine Cover Image
By Naomi Kleinberg, Louis Womble (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375833922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 27th, 2005

It's Valentine's Day and Elmo has received an anonymous valentine. Who could have sent it? He checks with all of his friends and finds the answer right back where he started looking--at home Toddlers will love touching the fuzzy valentine on every spread


How Do Lions Say I Love You? Cover Image
By Diane Muldrow, David Walker (Illustrator)
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780375855511
Availability: Special Order
Published: Golden Books - December 8th, 2009

How do animals say -I love you-?
Bears like to say it with a kiss on the muzzle.
A mama cow says it with a lick and a nuzzle.
Sweet, simple rhymes and soft pastel illustrations show some of the unique and touching ways in which different animals show love to their little ones and each other.


Mama Loves Cover Image
By Molly Goode, Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780553538960
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 22nd, 2015

Celebrate the love between mother and child with this gentle, rhymed rhapsody


Listen to Your Heart (Barbie in Rock 'n Royals) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780553523416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2015

In Barbie(TM) in Rock 'n Royals, Barbie(TM) stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when a mix-up sends her to Camp Pop and the famous rockstar, Erika, to Camp Royalty.


Elmo Loves You (Sesame Street) Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Maggie Swanson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780385372831
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Golden Books - December 24th, 2013

In this Sesame Street Little Golden Book, Elmo tells in a rollicking, rap-like rhyme how everybody has something special to care about. And Elmo reminds his readers that, yes, "Elmo loves you " Though this humor-laced poem is a natural for Valentine's Day, toddlers will love it year-round.


Puppy Love! [With Over 50 Stickers] Cover Image
By Golden Books, Golden Books (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780307981974
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Golden Books - December 26th, 2012

Boys and girls 3-7 will fall for this full-color book featuring 32 pages of Valentine's Day activities and over 50 stickers. Love is in the air for Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies


Junie B. My Valentime: A Companion to Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime [With 30 Valentines] Cover Image
By Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780385373029
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2013

Barbara Park's #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing--and reading--for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation


A Valentine for Percy (Thomas & Friends) Cover Image
By Random House, Richard Courtney (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781101932872
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 22nd, 2015

Thomas and Percy and their engine friends celebrate Valentine's Day on the Island of Sodor This Step 2 Thomas & Friends Step into Reading paperback is just right for train-loving boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who are reading with help. And they'll love the train-themed press-out Valentines.


How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545143141
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - October 6th, 2009

Parents and children can never have enough ways to say "I love you"--and now, America's favorite dinosaurs are giving families a funny book, perfect for bedtime, storytime, anytime. Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind them that no matter what they do, they are always loved.


Baby Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442433922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - April 14th, 2015

This cozy and cuddly picture book celebrates all the most wonderful things about babies and is perfect for reading aloud to little ones.

Rosy cheeks.
Button nose.
Little fingers.
Tiny toes.
Sweet kiss.
Warm hug.
Yes, it must be baby love.