In this post: A round-up of our favorite Spanish children’s books about love and friendship that you can share with your kids this Valentine’s Day.

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift to say “Te amo” to your little one?

There are tons of Spanish children’s books about love and friendship that you can read along with your kids this Valentine’s Day or add to Valentine’s unit if you’re homeschooling.

front covers of Spanish children's books about love

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From simple board books to longer picture books, you’ll have no problem finding something just right for your child’s age and level.

Some of these books are entirely in Spanish, while others include both English and Spanish—a great option for beginners or bilingual families!

Whether you’re looking for sturdy board books for babies or something for an older child, we’ve found the best Spanish children’s books about love and friendship and rounded them up right here!

Spanish Baby Books About Love

Besos for Baby by Jen Arena

If you’re looking for a sweet bilingual board book for babies and toddlers, Besos for Baby is a perfect choice. It includes Spanish and English and includes some basic vocabulary with translations.

Te Amo, Bebé / I Love You, Baby by Stephan Lomp

Te Amo, Bebé / I Love You, Baby is another super popular bilingual Spanish baby book about love. It has adorable illustrations of animals that will show your little one different ways of expressing love, like hugs and snuggles. Each line of text is in both Spanish and English.

Cu-cú, te quiero by Cottage Door Press

Cu-cú, te quiero is a sturdy Spanish board book with fun peek-a-boo cut-outs and a carrying handle which is sure to be a hit with babies and toddlers! 

I Will Love You Forever / Te amaré por siempre by Caroline Jayne Church

I Will Love You Forever / Te amaré por siempre will remind your little one that even as they grow and change, you will love them forever. This bilingual book includes both Spanish and English on each page, and is perfect for babies and preschoolers.

Huggy Kissy / Abrazos y besitos by Leslie Patricelli

Huggy Kissy / Abrazos y besitos is another from Patricelli’s well-loved series that babies and preschoolers alike will love. This Spanish-English bilingual board book is full of adorable illustrations and is all about (you guessed it) hugs, kisses, and love!

Te amo, sol / Te amo, luna by Karen Pandell

Te amo, sol / Te amo, luna (I Love You, Sun / I Love You, Moon) is perfect for teaching some basic Spanish vocabulary to preschoolers and toddlers. This simple board book has plenty of repetition that will have your little one reading along with you.

Related post: Spanish Musical Books for Babies and Toddlers

board book covers for Spanish valentine's books for babies

Spanish Picture Books About Love

Te amo cuando estás enojado by Erin Winters

Te amo cuando estás enojado (I Love You When You’re Angry) is a beautiful story about unconditional love and big feelings. This one will comfort your child and remind them that it’s okay to feel sad or angry. It’s also an excellent choice for learning Spanish vocabulary for emotions!

El conejito andarín by Margaret Wise Brown

El conejito andarín is a Spanish translation of the classic children’s book The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the ever popular Goodnight Moon. In this story, a little bunny makes a game of running away from his mother, who finds him every time. It’s loaded with plenty of Spanish vocabulary words and tells the story of a parent’s unconditional love.

Pequeñas Historias: Amor y amistad by Susana Andrés Font and Julia Osuna Aguilar

Pequeñas Historias: Amor y amistad includes 10 stories of love and friendship, best for older kids and adults who are looking for some practice reading Spanish. This book of stories, folktales, and legends is originally in Spanish and includes illustrations as well.

El ladrón de estrellas by Begoña Ibarrola

El ladrón de estrellas is a sweet story of friendship and love, originally in Spanish. In this story, a boy named Jaime wants to show his friend Claudia how much he loves her by giving her the moon. This is a good one for little kids as well as older kids who are learning to read Spanish on their own.

Lover Boy / Juanito el cariñoso by Lee Merrill Byrd

Lover Boy / Juanito el cariñoso is a fun bilingual counting book about love and lots and lots of kisses! Your kids can practice counting in Spanish as they count kisses in this silly story.

Nacho and Lolita by Pam Munoz Ryan

Nacho and Lolita is a touching bilingual story that older children and adults will love. While much of the book is in English, the author includes Spanish words with translations throughout, making it a great introduction to Spanish vocabulary.

¡Te quiero, abuelita! and ¡Te quiero, abuelito! by Jillian Harker

This series by Jillian Harker translated into Spanish makes a great gift for grandkids who are learning Spanish! ¡Te quiero, abuelita! and ¡Te quiero, abuelito! (I Love You, Grandma! and I Love You, Grandpa!) are equally sweet stories about the special love between grandparents and grandkids.

Mi abuela y yo by Erin Dealey

mi abuela y yo UBAM books Spanish

Mi abuela y yo tells the story of grandmas all over the world with one thing in common—they love spending time with their grandchildren! Not only is this Spanish picture book about love between grandmas and their grandkids, but it’s also a celebration of diversity.

Also available: Mi abuelo y yo

Amor de La oruga muy hambrienta by Eric Carle

Amor de La oruga muy hambrienta is the Spanish translation of Eric Carle’s Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar. With beautiful illustrations and simple text, this is an excellent Spanish book for kids of all ages!

El hilo invisible by Patrice Karst

El hilo invisible (The Invisible String) is often recommended as a book to help children cope with separation anxiety, but it’s also a story about love. It’s about the unbreakable, invisible “string”—love—that connects us even when we’re apart.

¿De qué color es un beso? by Rocio Bonilla

What color is a kiss? This is what the main character of ¿De qué color es un beso? wants to know. This is a fun and colorful book that will teach your little one about colors in Spanish and emotions.

Related post: Valentine’s Day Spanish Resources

Spanish Children’s Books About Friendship

¿Puedo unirme a tu club? by John Kelly

Puedo unirme a tu club children's book

¿Puedo unirme a tu club? (Can I Join Your Club?) is all about inclusiveness, diversity, and friendship. It’s a fun choice for preschoolers and early elementary aged kids who are just entering school and learning to be a good friend.

Hello, Friend / Hola, Amigo by Andrés Salguero

Hello, Friend / Hola, Amigo is a bilingual picture book based on the song by Grammy-winning musical group 123 Andrés. With its repetition and rhythm, you can almost hear the song even if you don’t know it. This is a fun and engaging option that will have your preschooler reading along with you.

Un amigo de veras maravilloso by Suzanne Bloom

Un amigo de veras maravilloso is the Spanish translation of A Splendid Friend, Indeed, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book that’s perfect for preschoolers. It’s the story of a bear and goose who don’t let their differences get in the way of friendship.

¿Seguimos siendo amigos? by Mireia Gombau

¿Seguimos siendo amigos? (Are we still friends?) is a great Spanish picture book for older kids, who are learning to navigate their friendships. It’s a story that teaches forgiveness and shows that having an argument doesn’t mean a friendship is over

Los Colores de la Amistad by Gaby Martínez Huesca

What is the color of friendship? This is what the main character, Karla, in Los Colores de la Amistad wants to find out! This colorful Spanish picture book about friendship is a great choice for kids who love animals, too.

I Need a Hug / Necesito un abrazo by Aaron Blabey

I Need a Hug / Necesito un abrazo is a sweet and fun bilingual Spanish picture book about kindness and friendship. It’s about a porcupine who is looking for someone to hug, but the other animals are afraid of his spikes. Another fun one for animal lovers!

El amor es / Love Is by Paola Escobar

For Christian families, El amor es / Love Is is based on 1 Corinthians 13. Beautiful illustrations bring a faith-based message of love to life in this bilingual Spanish and English edition of the book.

Related post: Best Spanish Christian Resources for Kids

Llamitas Spanish Valentine’s Day Unit

Looking for more ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day and learn Spanish with your kids? The Llamitas Spanish Holiday Bundle includes a unit on Día de San Valentín (Valentine’s Day)!

Valentines Day Spanish Unit

The Holiday Bundle includes 7 Spanish holiday units:

  • Día de San Valentín (Valentine’s Day)
  • La Pascua (Easter)
  • El Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Frida Kahlo (Hispanic Heritage Month Frida Kahlo unit)
  • Día de Brujas (Halloween)
  • Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving)
  • La Navidad (Christmas)

PLUS four bonus seasonal units for spring, summer, fall and winter!

Each unit contains printables, flashcards, authentic Spanish music playlists, book menus with recommended thematic reading, and more!

The Holiday Bundle was designed for ages 2-8, but can be enjoyed by Spanish language learners of all ages.

Seasonal Bundle