I remember going into work on Valentine’s Day after we had our first child and getting asked what we had got him for Valentine’s Day. I can’t remember if if was the very first Valentine’s Day making him just six months old or the second one making him eighteen months old. Either way, my answer was “um, what?” Christmas was just under two months ago and before that was his birthday. I have to get him something for Valentine’s Day too!?
I’m not near as cynical about Valentine’s Day or other holidays as I may have once been. Our kids love holidays and look forward to festive decorations, yummy treats, fun games, and yes the occasional gift.
I remember asking my coworkers at the time what they got their kids for Valentine’s Day and most replied candy or a stuffed animal. This was our firstborn, so candy was definitely out of the question 😉 and no way was a I going to be responsible for bringing another stuffed animal into our house, so began our book tradition for Valentine’s Day.
We don’t give a book every year on Valentine’s Day and if we do, we don’t always give a Valentine’s Day themed book. However, this year we found some great Valentine’s Day chapter book options for our school aged kids.
After blowing through the all of the Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, our son is now loving the Geronimo Stilton books and I was excited to find a couple of them to give him on Valentine’s Day. I was also surprised to find several other book series he and his friends have enjoyed over the years also have a Valentine’s Day book.
Many of these Valentine’s Day chapter books are easy read books that will get even the most reluctant readers reading and loving it. They offer lots of laughs, adventure, and mystery for your grade school aged kids.
Valentine’s Day Chapter Books
In Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime, Junie B. receives a big mushy Valentine from a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day and is determined to find out who gave it to her.
In Calendar Mysteries 2: February Friend the class receives a mysterious Valentine that leads to a bunny rabbit. The kids must track down the owner when the bunny gets sick.
In A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 8: Secret Admirer the kids aren’t really into Valentine’s Day this year until they start getting clues from a secret admirer. Can they figure out who it is?
In Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker, Nikki is hoping her crush will ask her to the biggest dance of the year but as the date of the dance draws closer, she begins to have doubts.
Cam rushes to the hospital on Valentine’s Day Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery 25 as her mother is getting to have a baby, but a mystery presents itself that Cam works to solve.
My Weird School Special: Oh, Valentine, We’ve Lost Our Minds! is a funny story about the crazy weird things that happen the week of Valentine’s when a new foreign exchange student arrives at their school.
In Cupid Doesn’t Flip Hamburgers, a new cafeteria lady who makes food that is heart shaped and gives everyone buttons that makes them fall in love. The Bailey School kids come to the rescue.
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew face a Valentine’s Day rift in Valentine’s Day Secret, when Bess receives a really mean Valentine that she thinks is from George.
In this fast paced adventure of, Geronimo’s Valentine, Geronimo Stilton must solve a mystery while trying to impress his Valentine’s Day date.
Valentine’s Day Disaster is another fun adventure with Geronimo Stilton. He mails Valentines to all his friends and family only to find his mailbox empty on February 14.
In Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine, Nate the Great spies a big red paper heart taped to Sludge’s doghouse. He’s not a fan of mushy stuff and works quickly to solve the case of the mushy Valentine.
In Super-Secret Valentine (part of the Ready Freddy series),Freddy wants to make a special card just for his friend Jessie, but he’s afraid his classmates will make fun of him.
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Have your kids read any of these or do you have other suggestions? Let us know in the comments.