Don’t you just hate it when you’re in the middle of a good book and you have to stop reading to do something else? At least you know your story will be waiting right where you left it . . . if you can find your place again.

That’s why we need bookmarks! If you’re like me, you can never have too many because they tend to hide right when I need them the most.

So this Valentine’s Day I thought it would be fun to give you a set of bookmarks. And since it’s Valentine’s Day, they’re all about something I know we both love:  reading! Plus, I gathered a little bouquet of Valentine’s Day books I thought you would enjoy. Hope you like them!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love to Read Bookmarks

For more free Valentine’s Day printables, check out this post. Now, on to the books!

Valentine’s Day Books

Valentine’s Duh (Middle School Mayhem) by C.T. Walsh

If you’re looking for a mushy romance, this is not it. if you’re looking for a fun—and funny—story about a cute couple, you just found what you’re looking for.

Amazon description:  They say that mayhem can’t buy love, but it can break it apart. Or at least they should say that, because with Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching at Cherry Avenue Middle School, relationship trouble is brewing like a volcano about to erupt.

When Austin and Sophie set their sights on winning Cupid’s Cutest Couple Contest, a series of challenges and a secret admirer will put their relationship to the test. And they’re not the only ones with their eyes on the love prize. Of course, Randy, Austin’s chief nemesis, is down for the crown, but he’s not the only one attempting to destroy everyone’s favorite nerd and all that he holds dear.

And that’s not all. While Austin struggles to keep his relationship with Sophie afloat, he’s forced to juggle a new job forced upon him by his friends and even a few teachers: love doctor. Yeah, he won’t mess that up….Will this story end happily ever after? The only certainty in this one is mayhem and laughter.


Valentine Princess by Meg Cabot

You’d think Valentine’s Day would be awesome for a princess. But maybe not…either way, the Princess Diaries books are always fun.

Amazon description:  Valentine’s Day means flowers, chocolates, and all-out romance

That is, it usually means those things. But when you’re Princess Mia, nothing happens the way it’s supposed to. For one thing, Grandmère seems determined to prove that boy (or Michael, as he is commonly known) isn’t the right one for the crown princess of Genovia. And Mia isn’t having much luck proving otherwise, since Michael has a history of being decidedly against any kind of exploitative commercialization (Valentine’s Day, as it is commonly known).

Boris can declare his love openly to Lilly, and even Kenny comes through with a paltry Whitman’s Sampler. So why can’t Michael give in to Cupid and tell Mia he loves her—preferably with something wrapped in red or pink and accompanied by roses—in time to prove he’s Mia’s true prince?


Heart to Heart with Mallory by Laurie Friedman

Have you ever wanted to read someone’s secret diary? (C’mon, you know you have.) Now you can read Mallory’s diary! I really like the drawings; they add a lot to the story. It’s a good story, too!

Amazon description:  Valentine’s Day is approaching and everyone seems to be crazed with love―except for Mallory. She’s been invited to a Valentine’s party next door and rumor has it that her next-door neighbor’s dad is going to propose to her best friend’s mom. What will it mean if her two best friends become brother and sister? Where will she fit in?

And to make matters even more confusing, Mallory is receiving presents from a secret admirer. Who could it be? Mallory feels like everything is changing and she has lots of questions about life, love, and friendship. Since her two best friends are preoccupied, Mallory turns to her diary to find the answers.


Valentine’s Day Disaster by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton—who is a mouse, by the way—might be just a little overdramatic. That makes for a fun story, though!

Amazon description:  It was Valentine’s Day in New Mouse City, and I couldn’t wait to celebrate! I had sent valentine cards to all my friends and family members. But when I opened my mailbox on the morning of February 14th, it was empty!

Had everyone forgotten about me? Was I destined to spend Valentine’s Day alone in my mousehole, sobbing, with only my pet fish to console me? It was starting to look like a true Valentine’s Day disaster!


The Good Deed Crew and the Secret Valentine by Kendra Parks

I love the idea of doing good deeds but keeping it a secret. Don’t you?

Amazon description:  The Grace Notes Children’s Quartet, also known as The Good Deed Crew, wants to make a difference in their community of Tigothee Falls, Colorado, but they have promised to keep their good deeds a secret. Can these four bright and curious kids pull it off? Will the Good Deed Crew change the town without being caught?

You won’t be able to stop turning pages as a mysterious secret admirer emerges, a melted chocolate spill nearly keeps them from completing their mission, and chocolate hearts lead to a surprising, beautiful love story. After all, it’s Valentine’s Day.


The Whiz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders

While this book doesn’t have a Valentine’s Day theme, it does have a lot of chocolate, which is almost the same thing, right? Speaking of chocolate, have you tried my Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie? It’s pretty magical, if I do say so myself. You’ll find the recipe in my 20 Delicious Middle-Grade Books post.

Amazon description:  Welcome to the most magical house in London.

The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop’s famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily’s great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villains are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world. 

Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It’s up to them to stop the villains and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm’s way. Their family and the world depends on it.


Happy reading!