February is the perfect month to promote love and friendship, and it’s chock full of history and other holidays. Find out my favorite February books that are perfect for kindergarten through third grade.
This curated list of books focuses on topics relevant to happenings in February. There is a range of levels so you can meet the needs of all your students.
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- Love Monster and the Last Chocolate teaches children about sharing in a cute, meaniful way. The box of chocolates looks so delicious that the Love Monster doesn’t want to share but sharing with his friends is the nice thing to do.
- The Day It Rained Hearts is a cute story about a little girl that makes Valentine’s out of the hearts that rained from the sky.
- The Biggest Valentine Ever is a companion story to The Biggest Pumpkin Ever and it is just as good! The two little mice want to make one big card for their teacher but things don’t go as planned.
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose is another silly old lady story! I love the rhymes and silliness and so do my students!
- Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Valentine’s Day: With Love, Cards and Candy is a nonfiction book that gives kids information about Valentine’s Day and its beginnings.
5 February Books For Valentine’s Day
- Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool will be a favorite in your classroom! Young children love Pete the Cat and chill demeanor. Pete didn’t realize how special his friends were until he starts making cards for his cat friends.
- Love Is My Favorite Thing is a cute story for young children about the love of a pooch and her favorite things. The dog may make mistakes but her family still loves her.
- Llama Llama Be My Valentine! shares how to show the people you love just how important they are. Llama Llama makes cards and learns how to write, “I love you.”
- Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine is so fun to share with students. See how Amelia Bedelia enjoys her first Valentine’s day at school. She is so excited and ready for a fun day!
- The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Blessings is a cute story about Brother Bear finding out he has a secret admirer! Brother Bear is so embarressed and doesn’t know how to handle it. Papa Bear steps in and saves the day.
5 February Books About Groundhog Day
- Groundhog Day tells about the holiday and what happens on this holiday. Talk about taking a poll and casting votes for if spring will come or if winter will stay.
- The Night Before Groundhog Day is a cute story about the anticipation of waiting to see if the groundhog will see his shadow or not. I love the rhymes in this book and the fun illustrations.
- Groundhog Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) is a nonfiction title that tells about this holiday. It shares facts for young students. The book features real-life photographs that will engage your students!
- Grumpy Groundhog is a silly story about the groundhog not wanting to get out of bed. He is too sleepy and is a grump! Your students will giggle as they listen to this story!
- Groundhog Gets a Say is about groundhog wanting to show people more about his talents. Written by the Junie B. Jones author, this book will be a favorite in your room.
5 February Books About President’s Day
- If I Ran For President is a story about a little boy learning what it would be like to run for president. I like this story for the information it shares in a kid-friendly format. This would be great to use as a resource for a class election.
- The Night Before Election Day is written and formatted like the other night before stories and shows what it is like to wait for election results. There are big decisions to be made in everyone’s household.
- Presidents’ Day is a story about a class celebrating Presidents’ Day with a play. All the class had important parts to make the play perfect and it was so much fun!
- P is for President tells about how important of a job being president is and how much work it takes. The book also shares about past presidents.
- Celebrating President’s Day: What Is a President? shares about the role of a president and the meaning of the holiday.
Do you have any great books to read in February? Please share your favorites in the comments below!