5 Hilariously Heartwarming Children’s Books Celebrating Love


Looking for some fun picture books to read with your kids this Valentine’s Day? Here are 5 hilariously heartwarming children’s books celebrating love. You won’t find mushy, gushy romantic love here, however your kids, (and you) are sure to laugh and smile with these picks!

two girls reading children's books celebrating love

1. “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst

Ever wondered how love can be invisible? “The Invisible String,” has the answer, and it involves an invisible string that’s better than any superhero cape. Because we often live far from family, my kids love thinking about the invisible string that connects them to loved ones who don’t live nearby.

2. “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney

Get ready for a competition of love measurements! The Nutbrown Hares play a friendly “Guess How Much I Love You” rivalry involving everything from high jumps to hilarious antics. Turns out bunnies are pretty funny in this book about love. Watch out for what your kids may come up with to tell you how much they love you!

3. “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin

Get ready for a story where love and tacos collide! Yum!  This off-the-beaten love-book path looks at the hilarious consequences of dragons indulging in their favorite spicy snack. Spoiler: dragons and hot sauce might not be the best combination!

4. “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

Has your kiddo ever felt like the odd one out? This book about love shows them that they’re not alone, and sometimes, laughter is the best remedy. Your kids will love seeing the characters navigate the funny side of embracing differences and discovering shared fun!

5. “Hug Time” by Patrick McDonnell

What’s not to love about a kitten?! This Valentine’s Day meet Jules, the kitten on a hugging spree. Imagine a world where everyone schedules a designated “Hug Time.” It’s like a global hug party! As a matter of fact, if you’re not careful, this book may inspire impromptu hugging sessions and uncontrollable giggles.

From invisible strings to taco-loving dragons, these books celebrating love will keep your little ones entertained and show the value of love in many different ways. You can find these books at your local library, independent bookstore, or online. Do you have favorite hilariously heartwarming children’s books celebrating love? Share them in the comments!


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