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: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - December 22nd, 2015

From the award-winning creators of Goodnight Already!, Come Home Already!, and All Right Already!

Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. But 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
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Published: HarperCollins - December 22nd, 2015

Spread the love, Pete style! Pete the Cat shares some groovy words from the heart in this fun collection of all his favorite famous quotes about self-love, pursuing your passions (or doing what makes you happy), and friendship.


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

It's the sweetest holiday of the year! Celebrate love and Valentine's Day with card-making, tasty treats, and more in this installment of Natasha Wing's best-selling series.

Join in on all of the colorful fun, and then come along to school the next morning for a day of parties and games!


Love Is in the Air (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) Cover Image
By Jonathan Fenske, Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448496474
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Young Readers - 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!


Scooby-Doo Reader #10: Valentine's Day Dognapping (Level 2): Vanishing Valentines (level 2) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Duendes Del Sur (Illustrator), Duendes Del Sur (Illustrator)
$3.99
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ISBN: 9780439341134
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - 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.


Dear Valentine Letters Mad Libs: Stationery to Fill Out and Send! Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780843120882
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Published: Mad Libs - December 28th, 2006

Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and a great gift or activity for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny Valentine's Day cards (complete with stickers and nifty envelopes for mailing).


Froggy's First Kiss Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140565706
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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
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448453743
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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
$12.99
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ISBN: 9781595146618
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: board book Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399243950
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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.


Mouse Book: The Valentine Cover Image
By Monique Felix, Monique Felix (Illustrator)
$12.99
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ISBN: 9781568462479
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)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780803735057
Published: Dial Books - December 6th, 2012

Even boys will fall in love with this valentine!


Corduroy's Valentine's Day Cover Image
By Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780670036400
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 29th, 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
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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.

It’s February in Sunnyview, and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. When Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man start to receive valentines in their cubbies, they know they must step up the watch for all things evil.


Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062198655
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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 (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
By Sue Fliess, Anne Kennedy (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780385379076
Availability: Special Order
Published: Golden Books - December 23rd, 2014

This sweet Little Golden Book explores all of the different kinds of hugs! 
From Mommy hugs, Daddy hugs, hello hugs, and welcome home hugs, this charming story features loving families and friends hugging for all kinds of wonderful reasons!

Hugs are special. Hugs are free. Will you share a hug with me?


Elmo's World: Love! (Sesame Street) (Sesame Street(R) Elmos World(TM)) Cover Image
By Kara McMahon, Mary Beth Nelson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375828430
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2004

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Elmo in this lovey-dovey filled lift-the-flap board book!


My Fuzzy Valentine (Sesame Street) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375833922
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 27th, 2005

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Elmo and his friends in this super sweet board book with fuzzy, touchable pages!


Mama Loves (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Molly Goode, Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780553538960
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 22nd, 2015

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


Elmo Loves You (Sesame Street) (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Maggie Swanson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780385372831
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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.


Junie B. My Valentime (Junie B. Jones) Cover Image
By Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780385373029
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2013

“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.”—Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
 


A Valentine for Percy (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Random House, Richard Courtney (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781101932872
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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)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545143141
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - October 6th, 2009

With more than 7 million copies sold, everybody's favorite bestselling dinosaurs are back to say: "I love you," in a VERY big way!

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.


Baby Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442433922
Availability: Special Order
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.

Anyone who has ever delighted in a baby’s bright smile or darling