With Valentine’s Day and the theme of love on everyone’s mind during February, I thought I’d share 10 of our favourite children’s books about love and relationships!
A Hug For You, Margaret Anastas
This lovely book for preschoolers is a joy to snuggle up and read with your little ones. It talks about hugs for all occasions with gentle rhymes and beautiful pictures.
Up on Daddy’s Shoulders, Matt Berry
A charming book commenting on all the things that can be done up on Daddy’s shoulders and that special bond kids long to have with their fathers.
I Love You, Mommy, Jillian Harker
Little Bear realizes how much he loves Mommy and how much she loves him as she teaches him about life.
I Love You the Purplest, Mary Whyte
For any mother of more than one boy you know how competitive brothers can be with each other. This wonderful story shows Mama’s great wisdom as she affirms each of her sons without feeding their competition. One of my favourites!
In Jesse’s Shoes, Beverly Lewis
This is a story of a young girl learning to appreciate her brother who has special needs. It is thoughtful and a powerful story that will challenge all of us to love well.
The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn
Chester Raccoon is nervous about going to school and being away from his mother all day. Mother provides just the reassurance he needs to be confident in her love for him and to face a new adventure.
A Pocket Full of Kisses, Audrey Penn
A beautiful sequel to The Kissing Hand, this story helps Chester realize that Mother has enough love for both him and his new baby brother.
God Gave Us You, Lisa Tawn Bergren
Little Cub has questions about where she came from and whether she was wanted. Mama has lots of reassurance for her in this lovely story.
You Are Special, Max Lucado
A touching allegory about the Wemmicks, (a race of wooden people) and their obsession with giving each other stars and dots to show one another’s value. And how one Wemmick tries to understand why they don’t seem to stick to his friend. This story teaches us about God’s love for us.
You Are Mine, Max Lucado
Another tale of the Wemmicks, and another lesson in God’s love for us.
Why not spend a little time this month snuggled up on the couch reading about love and relationships with your kids this month. It’s a great investment of time! What are your favourite books to read with your children?