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Valentines: Exploring the Joy and Trepidation of Saying I Love You

We've compiled a list of our favorite books that contain sweet messages about love and kindness. Exploring feelings of friendship, love and vulnerability is important for children of all ages, and doing it in the safety of a parent's arms makes it easier. Here is a short list of 5 of our favorites. View our full list here.

1. Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

A caterpillar uses a wide range of imagery and words to share how he feels.

2. Love You Forever

A parent's love is put to test (and passes!) as a child grows up.

3. Guess How Much I Love You

Father and son compete to share how much each loves the other.

4. Llama Llama I Love You

Little Llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with cards and hugs.

5. Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

When Gilbert writes mean Valentines for 2 classmates, feelings get hurt.

To see our full list of 12 recommendations, click here.

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