Valentine Book List and Free Download

I have been blessed with children who love to read.

There are times, however, when I have had to provide a little "inspiration" for them to read.  

(Remember - I'm not an advocate of actually TEACHING kids to read.)

When my kids were younger holidays were a great time for us to pull out a basket of holiday-themed books. In fact, we still have our holiday books and love looking back on them now that my kids are older. 

This list of Valentine books (and accompanying bookworm printable) will make Valentine's Day more memorable and fun in your home.


Valentine's Day "I Love Being a Bookworm" Printable & Booklist

Favorite Valentine Books

These books are favorites from when my kids were little, and also some new ones I've found and enjoy sharing with kids I teach now.

I know you'll find some that will be loved in your house for years to come, too!


The Ballad of Valentine (Picture Puffin Books) by Alison Jackson (2006-12-28)Froggy's First KissSaint ValentineThe Story of Saint ValentinePete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is CoolHappy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...)Love from The Very Hungry CaterpillarLlama Llama I Love YouThe Biggest Valentine EverMy Fuzzy Valentine (Sesame Street)Happy Valentine's Day, Curious GeorgeCat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: Hurray! It's Valentine's Day!Day It Rained HeartsThe Little Engine That Could's Valentine's Day SurpriseThe Valentine BearsThe Berenstain Bears' Valentine Blessings (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)The Berenstain Bears' Valentine PartyCorduroy's Valentine's DayA Kiss for Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)Little Bear's Valentine (Maurice Sendak's Little Bear)How Do Lions Say I Love You? (Little Golden Book)

I Love Being a Bookworm Printable

These "I Love Being a Bookworm" printables are the perfect treat for Februrary to inspire reading.   

The free download includes a boy and girl label. 

I Love Being a Bookworm Free Printable
I Love Being a Bookworm Free Printable


Print them, attach them to a bag of gummy worms, and send your children to a quiet place for reading time.    {I always made this reading time a surprise.  My kids don't ever get gummy candy, so this was a real treat!}


Download the "I Love Being a Bookworm" Printables

I hope you enjoy this season of love and joy with your sweet children! 

Favorite Valentine Books and Free Bookworm Printable

Harry Potter Activities (Notebooking Download & More)

I have JK Rowling to thank for my daughter's love of reading.  No matter your thoughts about the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling has inspired a GENERATION of children to read.  

When we made the decision to ditch the ideal of public school, the very first thing my then 8 year daughter did was READ. She read the entire Harry Potter series within the first two weeks of homeschool. It was a glorious time of deschooling and wonder in our home.  

I decided to take her love of Harry Potter and turn it into a little more... read on to see what we did and to download free notebooking pages at the end of the post.

Notebooking and Harry Potter - a free download

Expanding on Harry Potter

As she read the books, we also listened to the soundtrack (It's one of my favorites). 

The next thing she wanted to do was learn how play some Harry Potter music on the piano. I found an Easy Piano Harry Potter book and ordered it for her. 

She learned it within a few days. 

JK Rowling Biographies

We decided to learn a little more about the author:

Vocabulary Building

We also found a wonderful Harry Potter vocabulary book!  You can learn over 3,000 words from all seven of the Harry Potter books.

For more ideas and information about JK Rowling and teaching with Harry Potter you can visit my Harry Potter Activities Pinterest board.  

Harry and Friends Notebooking Pages

Whenever we approach a new study in our homeschool, I like to see if there are notebooking pages available.   I had a hard time finding specific Harry Potter pages that fit our needs, so we created our own.

Harry & Friends Notebooking Pages were created specifically for my children.  I never wanted to immerse myself in the world of Harry Potter.   I had tried to read the first book when it first came out, and I have to admit I DID NOT LIKE IT.  

I am so very glad, however, that my daughter picked them up. The sense of imagination, suspense, drama, and overall fantasy captivated me as I saw them through her eyes.  I'm so happy to share in this world with my children now.

Please enjoy these in your homeschool.  They include copywork, alphabetizing, grammar exercises, drawing, and more.  


Download Harry & Friends Notebooking

Do you have Harry Potter fans in your house?

You might also like:

Immersing Ourselves in the Chronicles of Narnia

The Hobbit: A Unit Study

Harry Potter Books & Resources

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition ScriptHarry Potter: Collectible Quidditch SetThe Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards (Unofficial Cookbook)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original ScreenplayHarry Potter Coloring BookHarry Potter Playing CardsThe Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook: 101 Comebacks For The Slytherin In Your LifeHarry Potter Time Turner Metal Fashion NecklaceThe Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition (Harry Potter)Harry Potter Gryffindor Hardcover Ruled Journal (Insights Journals)Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film CollectionThe Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder: Learn the 3,000 Hardest Words from All Seven Books and Enjoy the Series MoreThe Complete Harry Potter Film Music CollectionWho is J.K. Rowling?Conversations with J. K. RowlingHarry Potter -- Sheet Music from the Complete Film Series: Easy Piano