This is my first Valentine's Day as a singleton, having just gotten divorced late last year, so I think you'll find that these titles will make you laugh and giggle since I am determined to keep my spirits up during this time. Plus, there are some spectacularly clever books around this holiday, so I'm hoping you'll discover some new titles for your own collection.
If you haven't yet read Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch, go read it immediately! This has always been my go-to, and there is even a wonderful read aloud version available on Storyline Online HERE, read by none other than Hector Elizondo! It's a perfect way to share this book with your class if you can't get your hands on a copy.
The rest of these books help teach great lessons around kindness, inclusion, caring, and more, but in new, unique, and engaging ways. The characters alone (zombies, Crankenstein, Mr. Goat) are a hit with both boys and girls, and the extra onomatopoeia practice in Groggle's Monster Valentine are a fun grammar lesson just waiting to happen. I'm including a chapter book in this list, too. My kids love the Geronimo Stilton books with the cartoons, wacky fonts, and quick-paced story lines, and I love seeing them hooked into such a great series.
To extend these read alouds, be sure to see my holiday Word Work, Did You Know? Facts, Writing Prompts, QR Math activities and more in my TpT Store HERE. There are also some great technology links for Valentine's Day HERE, and be sure to check the additional links at the bottom for even more holiday-themed tech ideas!
To read more about these books, simply click on any of the covers below. Each will link you directly to its page on Amazon where you can preview the inside, read the reviews, and find similar titles.
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I hope this list gives you lots of ideas for read alouds for these diverse holidays. Here's wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day. Be sure to let me know of any additional titles in the comments below. I would love to add to this collection!