Our favorite books about love + feelings.

We have officially entered the month of love + with Valentine's Day on the horizon, we wanted to put together a list of our favorite books for the holiday. Ranging from classic stories, books about emotions + how to use them, to just showing your children, siblings, or dogs how much you care, these books will all be in rotation long after February is over.

Baby Lit Emma

Emma: A BabyLit Emotions Primer

Step into the drama-filled world of Jane Austin's Emma. Your little one will learn about the meddling Emma Woodhouse, who takes it upon herself to become the village matchmaker, creating all sorts of feelings in others. Her friend's emotions include Mr. Elton being angry, Miss Taylor becoming happy, while Jane Fairfax is tired.

In My Heart

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary + able to practice articulating + identifying their own emotions.

Romeo + Juliet: A BabyLit Counting Primer

Get swept away by Little Master Shakespeare's tale of two star-crossed lovers in Romeo & Juliet. Count friends, kisses, love letters, + roses in this charming retelling of Shakespeare's famous story of young love. Since parting from such a lovely little book will certainly bring feelings of sweet sorrow, you may find yourself re-reading 'till it be 'morrow!

Tell Me What to Dream About

This book tells the story of two sisters. One night, Little Sister asks Big Sister what she should dream about. Oh, the possibilities Big Sister presents! Living in a furry world or residing in a tree-house town! None of the options are quite what Little Sister is looking for until the two girls come up with the perfect solution together.

Brave As Can Be

Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage

This playful portrait of fear + bravery empowers young readers to confront once-scary situations. With charming illustrations + die-cuts throughout, this story is exciting to follow all the way to the end.

The Little Gift of Nothing

Mooch, the cat, desperately wants to get his friend Earl, the dog, a gift for the holidays but Earl already has everything he needs. "What do you give a guy who has everything?" Mooch wonders. Then it dawns on him: nothing! But it turns out nothing is harder to find than you'd think...

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

From brave + bold to creative + clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over + over to kids—both young + old. A great gift for any occasion, but why not for the holiday focus on our love for one another! The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving + truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.


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