Living Books for Valentine's Day

Living Books for Valentine's Day

In February, many of us enjoy cutting out pink hearts and telling our families how much we love them. Our family has slowly built a collection of books we enjoy reading through this time of year to help us build on our understanding of love and it's practical applications. 


If you are searching for a way to learn as a family about Valentine's Day and to direct your children to understand what God says about love, check out our Beloved Guide which takes families on a 5 day journey studying the 4 biblical loves. 

The books shared below are used in our guide as well! 

Books about the history of Valentine's Day

The Story of Saint Valentine by Laura Wagner

Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda

Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, and Courage by Carey Wallace 

The Legend of the Valentine: An Inspirational Story of Love and Reconciliation by Katherine Grace Bond

Valentine's Day Books for Families

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven

The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting

The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Seve'

A Child's First Book About Marriage: God's Way is Always Best by Jani Ortlund

For the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polacco

Someone for Mr. Sussman by Patricia Polacco

The Ballad of Valentine by Alison Jackson

Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise

The Valentine Cat by Clyde Robert Bulla

What is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack

Cranberry Valentine by Wende Devlin

Valentine Foxes by Clyde Watson

Love Is by Diane Adams

Valentine by Carol Carrick

Mr. Goat's Valentine by Eve Bunting

The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco

This I Know: Seeing God in the World He Made by Clay Anderson

Love Is... Adaptation of the King James Bible

The Prince's Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul 





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Thank you for these recommendations! I have a good handful of these I purchased a couple years ago. I’d like to add some more to our library when able, but for now will utilize the library.


Thank you for thinking of your audience. I enjoy reading your list of books for kids. I am trying to instill the love of reading in my two grandchildren. Your selection makes it so much easier.


What a great list. Can’t wait to check some of these out at the library. Thanks!


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