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18 Picture Books in Spanish to Teach Your Kids About El Amor

Inside: 15 adorable Valentine’s Day picture books in Spanish for kids to learn about el amor.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start learning the language of love through some good, old-fashioned children’s literature, starting with these 15 Valentine’s Day picture books in Spanish.

Even better, how about learning about love, side-by-side with your child in a romance language, Spanish.

Don’t disregard this post if you—mom, dad, or caretaker, do not speak Spanish. I am not a native speaker of Spanish myself, however, I know the many benefits that being bilingual can have on a child linguistically, culturally, and socially. That is why I have made it my purpose to teach my son, Lennox, Spanish first.

One of the ways I reinforce Spanish speaking in our home is through reading. I am always shopping around to find the newest and best children’s books in Spanish.

Click here to find out creative ways to read to your bilingual child.

That’s why today, I am bringing you a list of 15 adorable Valentine’s Day books in Spanish to teach your kids about el amor.

Some of these books are bilingual, and great for beginners, some are a little more complex. Regardless, they all talk about the concept of love through friendship, family, feelings, and actions, and they will make great additions to your child’s library.

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Share the gift of love with our curated selection of 18 Picture Books in Spanish about love for children! From heartwarming tales to enchanting stories, these books celebrate the universal language of love. Explore the collection and spread the joy today! #SpanishBooks #ChildrensBooks #Love

15 Valentine’s Day Picture Books in Spanish

1. Besos for Baby

By: Jen Arena

(0-3 years old)

The perfect introduction to Spanish for your babies, and a great Valentine’s Day gift. Learn beginning vocabulary through besos for baby.

2. Amor de la oruga muy hambrienta

By: Eric Carle

(3-5 years old)

Learn about love, in Spanish with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Related: 30 + Spanish Picture Books To Teach Kids About Emotions

3. Abrazos y besitos

By: Leslie Patricelli

(0-3 years old)

A bilingual book great for infants and toddlers, great for vocabulary of basic love words.

Related post: How to Say Happy Valentine’s Day in Spanish + Activities in Spanish for Kids

4. Adivina cuanto te quiero

by: Sam McBratney

(5-6 years old)

A beautiful story of a father’s love for his child. The perfect gift for a child from daddy.

5. Siempre, Siempre te querré

By: Hoda Kotb

(5-8 years old)

A beautiful and poetic history about the unconditional love of a mother for her son.

6. Cuando me siento querido

By: Trace Moroney

(3-5 years old)

A beautiful book to understand feelings and how to express them.

7. Me gusta cuando…

By: Mary Murphy

(0-3 years old)

The perfect bilingual book with a penguin protagonist that talks about his likes. The phrase Me gusta cuando is a great phrase for toddlers to learn and the perfect introduction for future complexities with phrases with gustar.

8. Te amo, sol. Te amo, luna

By: Karen Pandell

(1-3 years old)

The perfect resource to start teaching your toddler Spanish. With it’s vibrant images, and easy-to-learn words, it depicts a beautiful message about the beauty that surrounds us.

9. Quiero a mi mamá porqué…

By: Laurel Porter Gaylord

(1-3 years old)

The perfect gift from a child to their mama.

A beautiful, bilingual book about a child’s love for his mama. Watch as your child’s eyes light up at the different baby animals and how they spend time with their mamas.

Related: Free Mother’s Day Activities in Spanish for Preschoolers

10. Quiero a mi papá porque…

By: Laurel Porter Gaylord

(1-3 years old)

The perfect gift from a child to their father.

A beautiful, bilingual book about a child’s love for his father. Your child will love seeing the baby animals and how they spend time with their dads.

Related: 17 Father’s Day Picture Books in Spanish

11. La chistera enamorada

By: Serpil y Peter Prange

(4+ years old)

Felix, the top hat, is crazily in love with Julia, the wedding veil. Little does he know that Julia is also in love with him.

Valentine's Day Picture Books in Spanish

12. Te quiero (casi siempre)

By: Anna Llenas

(3-5 years old)

Although these two bugs have very distinct personalities, they learn to love each other very much. A beautiful story about friendship, and love, and the importance of expressing ones feelings.

13. Abrázame

By: Simona Ciaola

(3-5 years old)

The beautiful story of a cactus who wants to be loved, and just wants a hug.

14. Siempre te querré

By: Robert Munsch

(5-8 years old)

This was one of my childhood favorites and now I read it quite often to Lennox in Spanish. It is about the unconditional love of a mother for her son over the years, until she reaches old age and there is a switch of roles. A beautiful story that will move you to tears as you read it to your little one.

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15. Mi Amor

By: Astrid Desbordes & Pauline Martin

(3+ years old)

With it’s clear language, and simple images, this book explains the unconditional love between mothers and children.

Dad, this is the perfect gift to get for a mama, from her sweetie pies.

16. El amor es cosa de monstruos

By: Xavier Gallego Moya

Monsters come in many different sizes, shapes and colors, but each of them have a heart full of a love. An adorable story about differences and belonging. This is the perfect book for explaining the complexity and true beauty of love.

17. El cuento de Oso Cariñoso y la tarjeta del día de San Valentín

By: TC LiFonti & Charles “Peanut” Tillman

This cuddly bear wants to give a card to his friend asking her to be his girlfriend, but when the time comes to give her a card, he gets too nervous to tell her how he feels.

An adorable story to help explain those little butterflies of emotion that surge in our bellies when we get nervous.

18. Siembra un beso

By: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

An enchanting book that will teach your child about the power of love and generosity, and how small acts of kindness can go a very long way.

I hope you enjoyed this list of adorable Valentine’s Day books. Drop me a comment below letting me know which book you think your child will love! Don’t forget to get your Free Valentine’s Day activities here.

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Valentine's Day Picture Books in Spanish

Susan Bernardo

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

I’d love to send you a sample copy of my book Besos de sol, abrazos de luna! It would fit perfectly on your wonderful list - and it’s also very helpful for kids coping with separation or loss.


Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Great list! Me encanta y estoy muy ansiosa de leerle estos libros a mi hija.

Lorena Ruprecht

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Gracias Caroline,

Espero que tu y tu hija hayan disfrutado de esta lista de libros en español para el Día de los Enamorados!