7 of the Best Children’s Books about Love that Inspire You to Write

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From rhymes to illustrations, a children’s book is an incomparable gift for kids, as it fosters a lifetime’s love for books and teaches about what matters in life—like love. Yes, through writing a children’s book about love, you have the chance to shape young lives.best children’s books about love

Take inspiration from these beautifully written and illustrated children’s books who took their chance to tell tales about love and friendship in a unique and fun way.


The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.

One of rare gems in children’s literature, The Giving Tree is a profound book that tells of an unconditional love of a tree to a boy. It’s a moving parable that shows what it means “to really love without expecting anything in return.”  With over ten million in print, this tender story is a piece woven with tender emotions and love.


love and friendshipIf Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler

If kisses were colors, you’d see every one of the bands of the rainbow that shines in the sun.

Gorgeous and poignant, this book expresses the unparalleled love of a mother for her baby, comparing them with pebbles, kisses, and raindrops. Delightful in every page, Lawler blends soft oil painting and metaphors to create a wonderful vintage-feel artwork.


loving othersHug Time by Patrick McDonnell

There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug!

Whale-hug, tiger-hug, bear-hug—all hugs you can muster, you can give the best hugs like Jules did. Hug Time is simply an adorable book that only wants you to hug. It’s one of the most beloved children’s books that talks about the importance of loving others.


famous childrens bookI Love You Because You’re You by Liza Baker

I love you any way you are. I love you because you’re you!

In this sweet and charming book, a mom’s love is like nothing else in the world. With Baker’s rhythmic rhyming text and McPhail’s watercolor illustrations, it’s a book a mother should absolutely read to their children.



loveGuess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

I love you right up to the moon—and back.

Guess How Much I Love You is a favorite bedtime story among parents. Clear and simple, this is a little book that explains a pretty big idea that is the unmeasurable love of a parent. A touching book that should be in every little one’s shelf.



lost and foundLost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Then the boy realized, the penguin wasn’t lost, he was just lonely.

It’s a lovely tale of a boy who found a lost penguin, and decided to return him home. Yet when it’s time to part, the boy realized that the penguin hadn’t been lost, but was only lonely. An unlikely story with an unlikely friendship—Lost and Found is a treasure trove of valuable lessons.


The Big Book of Love by Trace Moroney

Love is a warm, fuzzy, safe feeling.

The Big Book of love is a picture book with lots of hugs and bunnies. A colorful illustrated book perfect for kids that shows the value of showing love unto our family, friends, and anyone or anything else, including oneself.


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