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  • Writer's pictureDiana A

In the spirit of Valentine's Day! 5 children's books that express love in different ways.

There are different kinds of love in this world, and we often teach our kids that. But how often do we explain to them that there are various ways to express love?

Herest of my favorite children's books that scream "love" in very different ways.

Love is wishing only the very best for them

I Wish You Happiness by Michael Wong

When you love someone, you wish only the best for them! All parents want only the very best for their children, and this book has all the beautiful wishes for an abundant life.

This timeless, award-winning classic is filled with inspirational wishes to empower children to be the best they can be! The illustrations are just stunning. I wish I could frame them and put them on my walls!

Love is being taken care of

Mother's Love by Diana Aleksandrova

When you love someone, you take care of them. Nature is beautiful, and we can learn a lot just by observing it.

Ten different animals show us how they love and take care of their babies in Mother's Love. From building a nest to carrying their baby on their backs for years, each mom has her unique way of caring for her young. The animal moms tell us about the various sides of motherhood, including joy, resilience, and sacrifice, in this lyrical celebration of the unconditional bond every mother has with her child.

The watercolor illustrations convey the message of love and care with such tenderness and sweetness. They will be perfect for nursery decoration.

Love is doing the right thing even when it hurts

Love is by Diane Adams

This is probably my favorite "love" book. Learning to let go! What parent can't relate to that? This lovely book teaches kids the concept and the many sides of pure love.

Love is is the story of a little girl and a duckling, who both grow to understand what it means to care for each other as they learn that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding on. A little girl finds a duckling who has wandered away from the park onto the city streets and takes it home to care for it. The baby duck requires constant attention—early morning feedings, bathing, and tidying—until the time comes to say goodbye. When her pet has grown too big for the bath, the girl takes the full-grown duck back to the pond. Afterward, she misses it and wonders if it remembers her. One day, the duck comes back—with six ducklings of her own.

Love is being cherished

Love Lottery by Leigha Huggins

"Winning the lottery" is an expression that doesn't need much explaining. Love Lottery is such a beautiful sentiment that describes the feeling of receiving the long waited ultimate gift – your child. Nothing is more cherished than the child you dreamed of for so long.

Let your precious child know the overwhelming happiness you are experiencing every day after winning the Love Lottery with a child of your dreams. A beautiful, heartfelt book that captures the deep emotion of love, well-wishes, resilience, and gratitude between mother and child that conveys these messages in the most comforting way possible.

Love is having high hopes for them

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

The possibilities ahead of us are endless, and all parents have high hopes for their children's future.

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things parents think of when looking at their children. With beautiful, lush illustrations and a stunning gatefold that opens at the end, this is a book that families will love reading over and over.

What is your favorite children's "love" book, and how does it express love?


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