5 Valentine’s Read-Alouds You’ll Love

Our librarian has pulled five of her favorites Valentine’s read-alouds. You’ll feel like you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow
5 picture books selected by Novel Effect's staff librarian that you'll swoon over.

It’s time for candy hearts and handcrafted cards! Here at Novel Effect, we’re big fans of this season of love. From family bonds to enduring friendships, to first blushes of a crush, we’ve got a story for you. Our librarian has pulled five of her favorites Valentine’s read-alouds she’s sure you’ll fall for. Select any of these swoony titles for your next Valentine’s read aloud and you’ll feel like you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow.

5 Valentine's Read-Alouds

This poor monster lives in a land full of fluffy things. People love puppies and kittens, but not weird googly-eyed monsters. He looks high and low in hopes that he might find affection. Will this poor monster ever find someone to love?

Frogilina has her eye on Froggy. Every day at lunch she has a special treat ready for him. She’s always look at him, giggling. And Froggy seems to be on the same page — until it’s time for the class to make valentines!

Everyone and everything can get a hug from the Hug Machine. From the smallest to the tallest, spiky to seaworthy, the Hug Machine is open for business. Fueled by pizza, this marvelous contraption is always ready to give a comforting squeeze.

This is not a valentine. Those come with flowers and smell like grannies. Everybody knows when you open valentines, cooties come out. And besides, we had to make these in class.

Robert Munch’s classic ode to the love between parents and their children has captured generations of hearts. Whether you’re reading as an adult or child, the verses are sure to inspire a swell of emotions.

Find more Valentine’s Day titles here. And remember to spread the storytime love with the Novel Effect app! 

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About the Author

Danielle Fritz stands in front of a bookcase smiling at the camera

Before becoming Novel Effect’s Librarian and Curator, Danielle Fritz was a public librarian. While working in the children’s section, she frequently facilitated storytime and other activities for budding readers.

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