Love Books for Little Ones

Toddlers and tykes delight in books that show moms, dads, or critters being loving. These picture books mix wonderful illustrations with genuine feeling to create engaging love-themed stories -- perfect for cozying up and reading aloud at bedtime or anytime. We've also got quite a few funny ones on the list, and books about Valentine's Day, too. For more great reads, check out Bedtime Books and Funny Books for Kids.

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Guess How Much I Love You Book Poster Image
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(2004)
(1996)
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I Love You Always and Forever Book Poster Image
Heartwarming, huggy mouse tale for tots.
By Jonathan Emmett
(2007)
(2007)
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Dear Baby,: A Love Letter to Little Ones Book Poster Image
Cute, reassuring letter to baby gives tips for life.
By Paris Rosenthal
(2020)
(2020)
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Did You Know That I Love You? Book Poster Image
Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.
By Christa Pierce
(2015)
(2014)
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Hair Love Book Poster Image
Lively, loving celebration of a dad, daughter, and her hair.
By Matthew A. Cherry
(2019)
(2019)
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Here Comes Valentine Cat Book Poster Image
Cat drops anti-dog bias in funny friendship tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2016)
(2015)
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Hug Machine Book Poster Image
Sweetly funny hugger's tale is irresistible read-aloud.
By Scott Campbell
(2014)
(2014)
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Julián at the Wedding Book Poster Image
Julián and friend find fun, magic in sweet, affirming tale.
By Jessica Love
(2020)
(2020)
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Just Because You're Mine Book Poster Image
Fun look at a father's unconditional love great for bedtime.
By Sally Lloyd-Jones
(2012)
(2011)
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Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Poster Image
Bright collage art conveys sweet message of love.
By Eric Carle
(2016)
(2015)
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Love, Splat Book Poster Image
Popular series cat courts kitten in sweet, funny story.
By Rob Scotton
(2009)
(2008)
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Valensteins Book Poster Image
Monsters learn about love in funny Valentine's Day tale.
By Ethan Long
(2018)
(2017)
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You Were Loved Before You Were Born Book Poster Image
Heart-tingling hug for kids, and new parents too.
By Eve Bunting
(2008)
(2008)
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An Awesome Book of Love! Book Poster Image
Exuberant art, fresh rhymes unabashedly celebrate love.
By Dallas Clayton
(2013)
(2012)
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Click, Clack, Moo I Love You Book Poster Image
Joyous, inclusive tale of Valentine's Day on the farm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2018)
(2017)
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Foxy in Love Book Poster Image
Girl learns meaning of Valentine's Day in funny fox tale.
By Emma Dodd
(2014)
(2013)
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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love Book Poster Image
Knitting = love in this warm and fuzzy tale of kindness.
By Michelle Edwards
(2016)
(2016)
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Henry in Love Book Poster Image
Delicate art relays sweet tale of admiration and sharing.
By Peter McCarty
(2010)
(2009)
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I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Book Poster Image
Animals go to extremes in fun book about love.
By Kathryn Cristaldi
(2019)
(2019)
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The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection Book Poster Image
Gorgeous picture book celebrates interconnectedness.
By Patrice Karst
(2020)
(2020)
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Little Blue Truck's Valentine Book Poster Image
Helpful truck spreads holiday love and gets some, too.
By Alice Schertle
(2021)
(2020)
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This Is Not a Valentine Book Poster Image
Fresh take on the holiday reflects down-to-earth friendship.
By Carter Higgins
(2018)
(2017)
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Worm Loves Worm Book Poster Image
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
(2016)
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XO, OX: A Love Story Book Poster Image
Sweet, clear-eyed look at how honesty helps love grow.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
(2017)
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A Giant Crush Book Poster Image
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2012)
(2011)
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I Am Love Book Poster Image
Charming book in popular series has a big heart.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
(2020)
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I Wish You More Book Poster Image
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
(2015)
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Love Book Poster Image
Gorgeous book about love shows family worry and pain, too.
By Matt de la Peña
(2018)
(2018)
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