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

age 2+

Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.

By: Sam McBratney (1996)
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I Love You Always and Forever

age 2+

Heartwarming, huggy mouse tale for tots.

By: Jonathan Emmett (2007)
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Dear Baby, A Love Letter to Little Ones

age 3+

Cute, reassuring letter to baby gives tips for life.

By: Paris Rosenthal (2020)
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Did You Know That I Love You?

age 3+

Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.

By: Christa Pierce (2014)
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Hair Love

age 3+

Lively, loving celebration of a dad, daughter, and her hair.

By: Matthew A. Cherry (2019)
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Here Comes Valentine Cat

age 3+

Cat drops anti-dog bias in funny friendship tale.

By: Deborah Underwood (2015)
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Hug Machine

age 3+

Sweetly funny hugger's tale is irresistible read-aloud.

By: Scott Campbell (2014)
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Julián at the Wedding

age 3+

Julián and friend find fun, magic in sweet, affirming tale.

By: Jessica Love (2020)
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Just Because You're Mine

age 3+

Fun look at a father's unconditional love great for bedtime.

By: Sally Lloyd-Jones (2011)
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Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

age 3+

Bright collage art conveys sweet message of love.

By: Eric Carle (2015)
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Love, Splat

age 3+

Popular series cat courts kitten in sweet, funny story.

By: Rob Scotton (2008)
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Valensteins

age 3+

Monsters learn about love in funny Valentine's Day tale.

By: Ethan Long (2017)
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What Is Love?

age 3+

Journey to discover meaning of love is warm and thoughtful.

By: Mac Barnett (2021)
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You Were Loved Before You Were Born

age 3+

Heart-tingling hug for kids, and new parents too.

By: Eve Bunting (2008)
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An Awesome Book of Love!

age 4+

Exuberant art, fresh rhymes unabashedly celebrate love.

By: Dallas Clayton (2012)
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Click, Clack, Moo I Love You

age 4+

Joyous, inclusive tale of Valentine's Day on the farm.

By: Doreen Cronin (2017)
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Foxy in Love

age 4+

Girl learns meaning of Valentine's Day in funny fox tale.

By: Emma Dodd (2013)
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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

age 4+

Knitting = love in this warm and fuzzy tale of kindness.

By: Michelle Edwards (2016)
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Henry in Love

age 4+

Delicate art relays sweet tale of admiration and sharing.

By: Peter McCarty (2009)
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I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home

age 4+

Animals go to extremes in fun book about love.

By: Kathryn Cristaldi (2019)
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