10+ Valentine’s Books Our Young Readers Love

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This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love with these kid-acclaimed books. Each of these is one of the top 10 Valentine’s books on our students’ bookshelves.

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Valentine’s Day Disaster (Geronimo Stilton, No. 23)

by Geronimo Stilton

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

It was Valentine’s Day in New Mouse City, and I couldn’t wait to celebrate! I had sent valentine cards to all my friends and family members.

But when I opened my mailbox on the morning of February 14th, it was empty! Had everyone forgotten about me? Was I destined to spend Valentine’s Day alone in my mousehole, sobbing, with only my pet fish to console me? It was starting to look like a true Valentine’s Day disaster!

 

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My Weird School Special: Oh, Valentine, We’ve Lost Our Minds!

by Dan Gutman  (Author), Jim Paillot (Illustrator)

With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, and A.J.’s class is getting a foreign exchange student! His name is Pierre, and he’s from France. But what happens when Pierre challenges A.J. to a duel (or at least a thumb war) over Andrea? One thing’s for sure: when L-O-V-E comes to Ella Mentry, it spells the weirdest Valentine’s Day story in the history of the world!

Bestselling author Dan Gutman brings his kid-friendly sense of humor to this special series of after-school, holiday-themed chapter books featuring hilarious stories and thirty-two pages of games, puzzles, and more. This is one weird Valentine’s Day special you won’t want to miss!

 

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Geronimo’s Valentine (Geronimo Stilton, No. 36)

by Geronimo Stilton 

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a cheesy mouse from time to time. What can I say? I’m a romantic! That’s why Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. This year I had a date with a very special rodent– Petunia Pretty Paws! But then I got a call from my private investigator friend Hercule Poirat. He had a mystery to solve, and he desperately needed my help. The most beloved, romantic, and famous painting in New Mouse City had been stolen! Now I had to help Hercule AND impress Petunia at the same time. Holey swiss cheese, what was a gentlemouse to do?

 

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Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool

by James Dean  (Author, Illustrator), Kimberly Dean  (Author)

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!

At first, Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool…until he realizes all the special cats there are in his life. Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool comes complete with a poster, stickers, and twelve punch-out Valentine’s Day cards.

Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for his family and friends. But what happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat?

 

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Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Juliet the Valentine Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this Rainbow Magic Special Edition is full of heart and sparkle! This book is a U.S. exclusive, written and designed specifically for our market.

This Valentine’s Day isn’t so sweet!

Where’s the love? Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the magical objects that make Valentine’s Day so special. Now sweethearts are sad, and friends and families are fighting! Even Rachel and Kirsty aren’t getting along.

When Juliet the Valentine Fairy asks the girls for help, they can’t say no. But can Rachel and Kirsty put aside their differences and bring the sparkle back to Valentine’s Day?

Find the magical treats in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save the Valentine magic!

 

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Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery

by David A. Adler  (Author), Susanna Natti (Illustrator)

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Cam is at school when she learns her mother is about to give birth. Mrs. Shelton quickly takes Cam and her best friend Eric to the hospital.There, in the waiting room, something of great value disappears. Click, click! Cam starts to unravel the mystery. Will Cam solve it before her Valentine sibling is born?
Celebrate twenty-five years of Cam Jansen with this specially designed value-plus Valentine mystery. Includes extra memory games and trivia!

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…) 

by Laura Numeroff (Author), Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.

This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for preschoolers, who will enjoy the simple introduction to the fun of Valentine’s Day.

“This title follows Mouse as he makes valentines for all of his friends,” said School Library Journal. “Each valentine is made to represent what he loves most about each of his friends, such as Pig ‘because she’s a good dancer’ and Bunny ‘because she’s the best at hide-and-seek.'”

Budding artists and crafters will love this book, perfect for pairing with Valentine’s Day activities. A surprise at the end adds to the read-aloud fun!

 

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Valentine’s Day from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures series Book 8)

by Mike Thaler  (Author), Jared Lee (Illustrator)

These fun-filled chapter books mix school, monsters, and common kid problems with hilarious results. You’ll scream with laughter!

Everyone has to make a card for Valentine’s Day. Even worse Hubie has to give it to somebody in his class. Plus, he can’t just draw whatevert he likes. It has to be a pink heart or a cupid. Yuck! He’d rather eat worms. Hubie is just not ready to be his heart into this.

 

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Valentine’s Day Secret (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #12)

by Carolyn Keene (Author), Macky Pamintuan  (Illustrator)

Bess and George are fighting – and Nancy’s caught in the middle!

It’s Valentine’s Day, but things are not all hearts and flowers for Nancy! While she and her best friends, Bess and George, are making their own stuffed animals at Farmer Fran’s Barnyard Buddies, someone slips a mean valentine into Bess’ animal’s pocket. What’s worse than a mean valentine? Bess thinks it came from George! Now the two are in their worst fight ever – and Nancy’s caught in the middle! How can she sew Bess and George’s friendship – not to mention the Clue Crew – back together?

 

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My Frozen Valentine (Batman)

by Eric Fein (Author), Gregg Schigiel  (Illustrator), Lee Loughridge (Illustrator)

It’s Valentine’s Day in GOTHAM, but not everyone is celebrating. VICTOR FRIES (aka MR. FREEZE) has never gotten over the death of his wife, Nora, and he’s not about to let anyone enjoy this painful holiday. Only BATMAN can stop the cold-hearted criminal before VICTOR refrigerates the city!

 

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Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! (A Click Clack Book)

by Doreen Cronin  (Author), Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise!

It’s Valentine’s Day and on the farm that means a Valentine’s party. Little Duck is wildly excited. She hangs balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, and hearts everywhere, and hand-makes a valentine for everyone. On top of a hill, a little fox hears the music from the party and follows Little Duck’s many decorations to the barn…but foxes are not at all welcome on farms. The chickens stop dancing. The sheep stop dancing. The pigs stop dancing. The mice hustle off to hide. Will Little Fox ruin the dance? Or, perhaps, she’s just what the party needs!

Kid reviewer Austin D. (age 4) says: This book is one of my favorites! I love the sparkly hearts and the silly animals.

Austin D.’s Mom says: This is a Valentine’s classic! Beautifully illustrated and the glitter is a nice touch. 110% recommend.

We hope this list was beneficial for you! If your student needs additional ideas for what to read, check out our suggested lists on Biblionasium.

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