Picture Books About Kisses

February 13, 2014 in Teaching by Anna

Hugs and kisses, chocolate kisses, goodnight kisses, make-my-boo-boo-better kisses, and lovey-dovey kisses…There are a lot of different kisses!

Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I thought it would be a great time to roundup a list of books about kisses! Not that we have to wait until Valentine’s Day to show affection. I mean people of all ages love to give and receive hugs and kisses all year long!

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Happy smooching! Eh…I mean reading!

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Six Picture Books About Kisses

Nancy Tafuri’s book, All Kinds of Kisses combines animal sound kisses between baby animals and their parents while children can also learn the names of various baby animals!

In Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein, Dinah sees a kiss take place and tries her best to give different dinosaur friends kisses, but she just can’t master the delicate art of it…until she meets a new dino that kisses the same way she does!

I Lost My Kisses is one of my new favorites. It’s written by Trudie Trewin and illustrated by Nick Bland. A calf named Matilda Rose has lost her kisses and she’s terribly afraid she won’t find them before her father arrives at the airport. Will the bursting and stretching feeling of her heart overpower her anxiety of having lost her kisses forever?

Another favorite of our’s in this household is How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? by Varsha Bajaj and illustrated by Ivan Bates. Not only does it involve animals, counting, and rhyming, but at the very end, your child can participate and you can oblige with night-night kisses.

The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verburg and illustrated by Henry Cole is a great book to introduce young children to the idea of being separated from their parents for any number of reasons. Mama Bear spends the day reassuring Little Bear that he’ll be okay if she’s not around, and even when she’s not around…he can feel her love through kisses in the air. Convinced they won’t be able to keep the kisses without losing them, Little Bear decides to make a kiss box to hold the kisses close in case he (or Mama Bear) needs one.

It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, by Charles M. Schulz is a combo cartoon book with text. Although I think young children might like it, I think the 6-8 year-olds might understand it a little more. Charlie Brown finds out that after the football game, it’s tradition that the queen’s escort kisses her at the school dance. He’s the escort! So, he gets so worked up about the whole ordeal that he doesn’t play well and by the next morning, he can’t even remember the game, the dance, or…his first kiss!

If you like book lists like this, you may also enjoy this list of Penguin Books!

Do you remember your first kiss?