Picture Books About Love

Updated February 12, 2023
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You're loved
Climo, Liz
From international bestselling author Liz Climo comes You're Loved, a funny and heartfelt picture book about new babies and the joys of growing up. You're brand new, and you're perfect You're demanding, but you're worth it. Loving,...
Sometimes love
Moore, Katrina
A tender, poetic picture book about a military family experiencing happiness, heartache, and learning to grow through change "Changes come and changes go. Love through changes makes love grow." When her mother is deployed overseas, a young girl is temporarily...
Amy Wu and the warm welcome
Zhang, Kat
Amy Wu does her best to make her new classmate feel welcome in this warmhearted and playfully illustrated follow-up picture book to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon. Amy's class has a new student from China! Amy tries hard to make Lin...
With lots of love
Torres Sanchez, Jenny
A beautiful, lyrical story about a girl who moves from her home in Central America to the United States, and everything she leaves behind and longs for-especially her Abuela-as she makes a new life. Rocio has grown up in Central America, but now she and her family are moving to...
Little Owl's Love
Srinivasan, Divya.
The star of Little Owl's Night returns to find love in his beloved nighttime forest. "What do I love?" Little Owl thought. There were so many things. . . Gliding along on a quiet night, Little Owl looks for the things that make him happy-...
Daddy speaks love
Henderson, Leah
A moving tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children's lives. What does a daddy do? From day one, this daddy speaks love to his little one. And along with that love, his words and actions speak many other things, too- like truth, joy, comfort, and pride....
Cozy in love
Brett, Jan
This lovable companion to Jan Brett's instant New York Times bestselling winter classic, Cozy, shows that kindness and cleverness can capture a heart. After losing a test of strength to another musk ox in his herd, Cozy is convinced he'll never impress his...
Love is for roaring
Kerr, Mike (Art instructor)
Hugs and kisses and lovey-dovey stuff isn't for all of us! A not-too-sweet story about a fierce and grumpy lion who maybe does know what he loves after all. Today the fierce, fearsome Lion is supposed to show his love. But that makes him grumpy. "What do you...
Oceans of love
Lawler, Janet
A beautiful watercolor celebration of the love between ocean mamas and their babies, big and small. From whales and dolphins, to hermit crabs and jellyfish, the ocean is filled with many different creatures. Join them on this imaginary undersea journey as ocean mamas care for...
I love you because I love you
Van, Muon
Author Muợn Thị Văn and Stonewall Book Award-winning artist Jessica Love detail all the big and small reasons why we love the people we do within a call-and-response picture book that features families across the spectrum. "I love you because you tell the best stories...
Dear reader : a love letter to libraries
Rose, Tiffany
A young Black girl pens a love letter to libraries and books, powerfully expressing the need to see herself represented in stories. From the author that brought you M Is for Melanin. "A rousing call to action for more racially diverse children's literature." -...
I love you forever and a day
Hepworth, Amelia
From the Author-Illustrator duo of the best-selling I Love You to the Moon and Back, this sweet, uplifting story will show a little one just how strong your love is throughout the day and night. If I could imagine a day just for you, the sun would...
Still This Love Goes On
Sainte-Marie, Buffy
Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022! NAMED A BEST PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR: Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, and Chicago Public Library ...
Love birds
Yolen, Jane
From Jane Yolen, the author of the Caldecott Award-winning book Owl Moon, comes a friendship story about a bird-loving boy who meets a bird-loving girl in the picture book Love Birds, featuring illustrations by Anna Wilson.   Jon loved to listen to...
Together: a First Conversation about Love
Madison, Megan
A beginner's exploration of love, relationships, and families - the latest in the FIRST CONVERSATIONS board book series, which offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way. Developed by experts in...
How We Say I Love You
Chen, Nicole.
In this heartwarming picture book, an Asian American girl shares how her family expresses their love for one another through actions rather than words. How do you tell your family that you love them? For Hana, love is all around her: Mom stirs love into a steaming pot of xifan....
I love you little, I love you lots
Wood, Douglas
I Love You Little, I Love You Lots is an affirmation of love -- big and small, anytime and anywhere. I love you here I love you there I'd love you almost anywhere Over the hills Across the sea Wherever there's...
Love Made Me More
Colleen Rowan Kosinski
An unexpectedly heartfelt tale of a friendship between a boy and an origami crane that continues throughout the boy's life. When a boy's grandmother shows him how to fold an origami crane, the boy and crane become instant friends. They sail around the room and play, but the crane...
My moms love me
Membrino, Anna
Cuddle up and celebrate love in this picture book that shines a spotlight on LGBTQ+ moms! "A hug from Mommy, warm and tight. A squeeze from Mama feels just right. This is how my mommies say, 'We love you, baby, night and day!"' Two...
I love my body because
Anand, Shelly
All Are Welcome meets Bodies Are Cool in this picture book that shows us what makes every body special. Everybody has a body and every body is good. Your body takes you where you want to go. Your body is your first home. And your body is different from everyone else...

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