Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday to share in the classroom! I’ve collected some unique books for you to read aloud. These books aren’t about Valentine’s Day, but more about showing love for those around you. Here is a collection of Valentine’s Day read alouds to share with your students.
Valentine’s Day Read Alouds
Love by Matt de la Pena
This picture book is full of amazing imagery and themes that will spark discussion and connection. Long’s gorgeous illustrations pair with de la Peña’s message to create a special read. The diversity in the pages will allow many children to see themselves within this book.
Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty
A book that takes stereotypical ideals about beauty and gives them a unique twist. The gorgeous illustrations show beautiful girls doing science experiments, digging in the dirt and playing football. A wonderful book about the importance of loving yourself for who you are rather than what you look like.
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
This is one of my absolute favorite books. A young boy takes his elephant to the Pet Club, but they are sad to find out that elephants aren’t allowed. They decide to create their own Pet Club where everyone is welcome. A powerful book that reminds us that loved ones come in all shapes and sizes.
Grab the Strictly No Elephants read aloud lesson plan here.
I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
This beautiful book of wishes perfectly captures what we all desire for our loved ones. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for laughter and peace, for friendship and strength. The simple text and illustrations come together to delight all students.
After reading I Wish You More, have your students come up with their own wishes. Grab the FREE class book template here!
In My Heart by Jo Witek
Our hearts can feel so many feelings! And sometimes young kids have trouble dealing with that. In My Heart is a wonderful book to help students talk about their feelings in a concrete way.
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