A little monster goes looking for unconditional love, and so life’s rich pattern begins!
What better character for Valentine’s day than Hugless Dougless? This cuddly bear is heading straight to your heart.
Picture books for 2 – 6 year olds
Who in their right mind wouldn’t fall in love with a girl who could detect vegetable matter through a pile of mattresses?
Emily is making Valentine’s day cards, and her friend Foxy comes to help with a little magic. Very sweet little story.
Aaah! Not really about Valentine’s day, but she cheers up Mr Grumpy, so we couldn’t miss her from this list, now could we?
“Uplifting, enjoyable, joyful and charming exploration of love in its many forms.”
Just a few words of warning – dinosaur kisses look rather dangerous!
Splat the cat falls for a dear little kitten, but so does Spike. Hmm… I wonder who’ll win her heart?
Picture books for older readers
Caterpillar and tadpole fall in love and vow they will never change… heard that one before?
Short chapter books 6 – 8 year olds
Especially for our Rainbow Fairies fans on Valentine’s day.
Chocolate, fashion and fairies tailored into a heart-warming confection. If you’re hooked on Rainbow Fairies, you’ll probably love this Candy Fairies story too.
Junior novels 8 – 12 year olds
A Valentine tale tie-in from Holly Webb’s Triplets series. Note – not all triplets are romantic, and Katie is just sick of hearing about boys!
Lots of ideas for cards and other crafty things you can’t live without making, like tissue paper hearts, love birds, heart-shaped flowers and sparkly hearts garlands. Excited yet?
This isn’t actually a Valentine’s day cookbook, but the recipes are really so yummy, we couldn’t resist including it in this list.
A new collection of short stories assembled by the Children’s Laureate, from some of the best young adult writers around today. Look out for Patrick Ness, Gayle Forman and Marcus Zusak. Due out just in time for Valentine’s day.
A captivating, tear jerking romance set on a Scottish island.