Today I am going to be sharing some of our favourite love themed picture books. I love switching up the books we read and picking a theme. We have lots of children’s books and visit the library regularly so it’s easy to do. These particular books are perfect for sharing with your children for valentine’s day and also mother’s day.
Disclosure – Where I can I have linked to the books on Amazon for you, these are affiliate links which just means if you buy through them I get a small commission, this does not affect the price you pay.
Dog in boots, Paula Metcalf
We were recently sent this book to review and we love it. My kids love lift the flap book anyway and this one is just perfect. Philip the dachshund falls in love with Penelope, the dog next door. The only problem is that Penelope is tall. Philip sets about trying to make himself tall with hilarious consequences. Fortunately, he soon learns how important it is just to be yourself. A really funny book that children will love that also teaches them an important lesson.
Guess how much I love you, Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram
Of course, I had to include the classic, Guess how much I love you. My eldest has loved this book for some time now. In this gorgeous book, Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are trying to describe just how much they love each other. They soon realise measuring love is not that easy. Who hasn’t told their child they love them to the moon and back?
Love is my favourite thing, Emma Chichester Clark
This book is all about Plum and all her favourite things, catching sticks, her family and love which is her absolute favourite thing. However, trouble loves Plum. She just can’t help herself from doing some mischievous things. This is a lovely story about unconditional love and shows children that even when they get told off by their family, they are still loved.
Romeo and Juliet, Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver, A BabyLit book
This is a beautiful counting board book based on Shakespeare’s’ Romeo and Juliet. It’s brightly coloured and full of cute illustrations that my girls love. This book is just one of a series of board books that introduce the classics to young children.
Buy now from Amazon – Romeo and Juliet.
Ella, The little ladybird with a big heart, Alex Smith
My 4 year old loves this book which is based on Cinderella. Ella’s sisters Belladonna and Ivy are invited to the Grand Bug Ball in Paris but Ella only gets to carry their bags to Paris. Of course, she ends up at the ball and charms Pierre (the party host) but when she disappears at midnight, Pierre is determined to find the owner of the sparkly glasses she left behind. A great story for any child but especially those who enjoy Cinderella.
Buy now from Amazon – The little ladybird with a big heart Ella
I love you, Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
We love Giles Andreae books. This one is not our absolute favourite (that would be Giraffes can’t dance) but it’s a lovely book to read around valentine’s day nether the less. The illustrations are super cute and colourful. A lovely rhyming story celebrating all the things children love.
Love Monster & the perfect present, Rachel Bright
We love the colourful illustrations in this book. The story is a lovely one that teaches children that presents don’t need to cost the earth to mean the world. When love monster cannot afford the “perfect” present for his favourite monster on present day, he decides to make the perfect present instead. I love to encourage my children to make homemade gifts (like this slow cooker fudge) so this book is perfect for us.
Big book of love, Catherine and Lawrence Anholt
Another great rhyming story about all the things that children love. We love the brightly coloured and detailed illustrations which give us plenty to talk about on each page. Perfect for preschool and primary school children.
Because I love you, David Bedford, Rebecca Harry
A beautiful story that teaches children all the ways parents show their love for them by looking after them and spending time with them. At bedtime, Little bear wonders if he has had enough love that day so his mum reminds him of everything they have done that day and the love they have shared. A lovely book to share at bedtime.
Disclosure – We were kindly sent Dog in boots to review. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own. All the other books mentioned are either library books or from our own collection.
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