These Valentine’s Day books explore the delights of Valentines, sharing, cooperation and love. Valentine’s Day brings many opportunities to spread joy in the lives of the lonely and forgotten. Aldi has cheap roses and the Dollar Tree has cheap Valentine balloons for healthy inexpensive options. Let’s all make our world better on Valentine’s Day and everyday.

1) Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

by Eileen Spinelli
Book shows how a little bit of love can make a big difference even if it by accident. Kids think of clever ways to brighten someone’s day after reading this book. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

2) Snowy Valentine

by David Petersen
Endearing Valentine’s Day story has a little surprise, little suspense and lots of love. Harper Collins

3) 1 2 3 Valentine’s Day

by Jeanne Modesitt
Adorable counting book in rhyme features Mister Mouse brightening everyone’s day with two knocks on the door and a greeting of “Happy Valentine’s!” The book also has simple, step-by-step instructions for making a Valentine’s Day heart. Boyds Mills Press

4) The Valentine Bears

by Eve Bunting
Mr. and Mrs. Bear have never celebrated St. Valentine’s Day but come out of hibernation to show love this Valentine’s Day. HMH Books for Young Readers

5) The Best Thing About Valentines

by Eleanor Hudson
Sweet rhyming Valentine story spreads the spirit of giving. Turtleback Scholastic

6) The Biggest Valentine Ever

by Steven Kroll
Kids learn that cooperation, love and kindness are better than competition. Cartwheel

7) Danny’s Mystery Valentine

by Edith Kunhardt
Kids learn the joy giving Valentine’s can bring. Greenwillow

8) Big Heart!: A Valentine’s Day Tale

by Joan Holub
Valentine story of cooperation and compromise for the emerging reader to read independently. Simon Spotlight

9) Little Bear’s Valentine

by Else Holmelund Minarik
Valentine’s Day story about joy of giving, secrets and surprise. HarperFestival

10) Cool Holiday Treats: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake

by Pamela S Price
Kids learn to bake their own Valentine treats. Abdo Publishing