With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is front and center. Before kids came along, Valentine’s Day was all about romantic dinners and grand gestures. Ahhh, remember those days (and nights!)? After, is a different story all together.
But even though the days of candlelight might be gone, for a while anyway, anyone with children knows that our understanding of the different types of love deepens exponentially. It is amazing to think about the various ways we love our parents, babies, spouses and friends.
With that in mind, here are some book suggestions that will make you feel all ooey gooey inside and, of course, filled with love!
books about love for kids
I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman is a gorgeously illustrated book about the enduring love between a parent and child. “If early one morning, you put on your socks and declare, “For today, I’m a little red fox!” I’d say, “My, my…that is quite a disguise!” But I’d know it was you by the gleam in your eyes.” With colored-saturated pictures of animals running, resting, and playing, this book is a feast for the eyes and the soul.
For a rollicking rhyme, pick up Did You Know That I Love You? by Christa Pierce. With questions on each page asking if you can feel love in kisses and hugs this book is a great excuse for a tickle and a touch affirming that no matter how big our children grow, we will always love them.
Love between friends is a wonderful thing and the book, Love Always Everywhere by Sarah Massini shows all the ways we love our best buddies. With two words to a page and joyful illustrations, the book celebrates this wonderful emotion.
The feelings between a child and their lovie is a very special thing as any parent quickly realizes when your child has mistakenly misplaced their object of affection. Whether a bear or a doll, a lovie eases life’s ups and downs and provides comfort and security. You Know What I Love? by Lorena Siminovich celebrates this special relationship.
On Valentine’s Day we revel in love, so stop by The Ivy Bookshop and pick up a book for a special person in your life and gather up those hearts and hugs.