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The Best Picture Books About Love

This collection of the best picture books about love is perfect to share with young readers as we approach Valentine’s Day. These books explore the concept of love and our delightful selection of illustrated stories fosters love and warmth, creating cherished moments for your little ones. Explore the magic of love through vibrant pages and charming tales with these kids books all about love and family. These books are perfect for children aged 0-6 but are great to share with older children too!

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Let’s All Say Yes!

Written by Nia Roberts
2-5
A bright and engaging picture book that champions diversity and celebrates love in all its shapes and sizes. Sometimes a block might love a spot . . . and sometimes a spot might love another spot . . . and sometimes a block or a spot doesn't want to be…
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I Love You More

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Brave Union
2-5
A heartfelt celebration of parental love and the beauty of nature. How much does Mum love her little Rae? More than seal pups and penguins love their icy home, more than dolphins love the boundless sea or lions love to race and roar, more even than all the stars, the…
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Peekaboo Love

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, a funny rhyming text and surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish and interactive board book for babies and toddlers! With a total of 10 smooth mechanisms to push, pull or turn on every spread this beautiful book is packed full of fun! From Camilla Reid and…
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Love You Always

Written by Frances Stickley Illustrated by Migy Blanco
2-5
Heartfelt and touching story about the enduring love between a parent and child. As little hedgehog Hoglet and his mummy walk home through the autumn leaves, Hoglet is puzzled and full of questions. Everything is changing around him - would his mummy love him more if HE changed too? Will…
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Love

Written by Emma Dodd
0-2
A heartwarming animal story with the 'ahh' factor from Emma Dodd Join little rabbit and his mummy as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a mummy's love is always the best love of all. Featuring a tenderly-told rhyming…
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Love Always Everywhere

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Sarah Massini
0-2
A joyful, inspirational book that celebrates love in its many forms. Whether quiet, loud, shy or proud, the lyrical yet simple text champions love for a faithful pet, a best friend or simply your most favourite person in the WHOLE world. Heart-warming and tender, with charming artwork from Sarah Massini,…
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I Love You, Little One

Illustrated by Holly Surplice
0-2
A heart-warming bedtime picture book all about the love between a parent and child. One guinea pig mummy loves her little one so much more than she can say. As they spend a fun-filled day together - painting, reading, baking and sharing a very special picnic - she finds lots…
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Because I Love You

0-2
It's bedtime for Little Bear, but as his mummy settles him in bed, he wonders if he's had enough love that day. So Mummy Bear takes Little Bear on a journey, reminding him of everything they've done during the day and, most of all, the love they've shared.
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Everything Possible

Written by Fred Small Illustrated by Alison Brown
2-5
A joyful and inclusive lullaby about love, acceptance and following your heart . . . Strong and bold, or quiet and kind, every child is unique and their future filled with possibilities. Based on Fred Small's iconic folk song that became an anthem for generations, and marking its 40th anniversary,…
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When I Became Your Mummy

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming book celebrating the special bond between mothers and their children, featuring flurries of rose gold foil on every page! When I became your mummy, and you cuddled close to me, I knew right from that moment just how strong our love would be. A beautiful, reassuring picture book…
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I Remember

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Raquel Catalina
2-5
A poignant story full of love and gentle humour to help young children understand dementia. George's granny is quite forgetful. Sometimes, she can't even remember George's name. But George doesn't mind. Together they play in the garden, dance, and share chocolate biscuits. Granny might not always remember the little things,…
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I’ll Be There

Written by Karl Newson Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A heart-warming celebration of parental love that follows baby animals as they explore the world. In this calming, rhyming picture book, a little polar bear wobbles on ices floes, a tiny tiger cub learns to roar, and an owl chick faces a fear of the dark. Who will be there…
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Happy

Written by Emma Dodd
0-2
A heart-melting animal story from Emma Dodd. Little owl loves playing games, trying new things and singing, but what makes little owl happiest of all? Why, when he cuddles close with his mummy and whispers, "I love you". Featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations. Exploring the loving relationship…
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When I Became Your Daddy

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming book celebrating the special bond between father and child, featuring flurries of silver foil on every page! When I became your daddy, you made my world complete. I didn't know the little things in life could be so sweet. A beautiful, reassuring picture book about the unconditional love…
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My Big Fantastic Family

Written by Adam Guillain & Charlotte Guillain Illustrated by Ali Pye
2-5
A funny and moving story about how a little girl copes with change after her parents separate. When Dad says that he's moving out, Lily-May feels all upside-down inside. But now Dad comes on Sundays, and they ride their bikes really fast and make secret dens together. Lily-May plays more…
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Together

Written by Emma Dodd
0-2
A heart-melting animal story from Emma Dodd. This little sea otter loves spending time with his mummy - learning new things, playing together, or even just holding hands. In fact, every day this little sea otter spends with his mummy is special, just because they are together. Featuring a tenderly-told…
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Out of Nowhere

2-5
A feel-good picture book about friendship and change, from the bestselling author of The Suitcase, translated into over 20 languages. Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing…
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National Trust: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Year of Celebrations

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Rebecca Jones
2-5
Get creative with this amazing colouring book from the bestselling National Trust Colouring Cards and Envelopes series, full of beautifully-designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour. The 24 gorgeous designs include New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Christmas, and more and are perfect for all ages to decorate…
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National Trust: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Special Occasions

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
Get creative with this amazingly innovative colouring book, full of beautifully designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour. The 24 gorgeous designs include birthdays, New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Christmas, and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends. Take inspiration from…
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When I Became Your Sister

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming picture book about the love between siblings, featuring shimmering gold foil on every page! Whether they're adventuring in the forest, sharing berries, or wishing on shooting stars, there's nothing this little raccoon cub loves more than spending time with their big sister. With a gentle rhyming text by…
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