Share some love with a book this Valentine’s Day!

Share some love with a book this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to express your love than by giving the gift of reading to the special people in your life? Explore this list of books that are sure to warm your heart.

A PLAN FOR POPS by Heather Smith & Brooke Kerrigan

A beautiful and uplifting book.” —School Library Journal

A Plan for Pops is a heartwarming picture book about a child who helps their grandfathers deal with a difficult change in abilities.

MY HEART BEATS by Rina Singh

“A heartwarming board book to enjoy time and time again.”—CM: Canadian Review of Materials

My Heart Beats is a delightful photographic board book that features the sounds of heartbeats in different languages from around the world.

YOU HOLD ME UP by Monique Gray Smith and Danielle Daniel

“Calming, positive, and serenely affirmative.”—Kirkus Reviews

You Hold Me Up is an evocative picture book intended to foster reconciliation among children while encouraging them to show each other love and support.

MORE THAN BALLOONS by Lorna Crozier and Rachelle Anne Miller

“A sweet and satisfying selection for parent/child bonding.”—School Library Journal

More Than Balloons is a sweet lyrical board book that uses playful imagery to illustrate just how great a parent’s love can be.

MY LOVE IS FOR YOU by Susan Musgrave and Marilyn Faucher

“An ode to maternal love. Excellent.”—Resource Links

My Love is for You is a beautiful board book that weaves the purity, strength and endlessness of love with simple joys of nature.

LOVE YOU MORE by Susan Musgrave & Esperança Melo

“This celebration of love and life will no doubt be enjoyed by doting new parents and their not-yet-mobile infants.”—Kirkus Reviews

Love You More is a rhyming board book illustrating the love between parent and child, set against the backdrop of one full calendar year.

MY HEART FILLS WITH HAPPINESS by Monique Gray Smith and Julie Flett

“A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and—yes—happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

My Heart Fills with Happiness is an award-winning board book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy.


“A wonderful testament to beginning and ending each day with a sense of gratitude.”—Canadian Children’s Book News

May We Have Enough to Share is a beautiful board book about gratitude by celebrated Indigenous author Richard Van Camp, complemented by photos from Tea & Bannock, a collective blog by Indigenous women photographers.

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