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The top 10 Valentine's Day children's books is presented by the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes literacy for at-risk children in the greater New York area, and includes page-turners like "Olive You!: And Other Valentine Knock-Knock Jokes You'll A-Door" and "Guess How Much I Love You."

From silly to sentimental, the Brooke Jackman Foundation selects the top 10 books for children with a theme that's fit for Valentine's Day.

"Tailoring a child's reading to the big events that are already occuring in their lives is one of the most effective and fun ways to increase their enthusiasm about literacy," says Erin Jackman, Top 10 Valentine's Day Books: Guess How Much I Love Youdirector of the Brooke Jackman Foundation. "For Valentine's Day, tap into children's eagerness to swap heart-shaped cards with their classmates by introducing them to a book based on the holiday."

The top 10 Valentine's Day books for kids:

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak
Top 10 Valentine's Day Books: How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen

Porcupining A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler

Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie B Friedman

Where’s My Valentine? (Yo Gabba Gabba! Series) by Tina Gallo
Top 10 Valentine's Day Books: Porcupining A Prickly Love Story
A Giant Crush by Gennifer Choldenko

The Ballad of Valentine by Alison Jackson

Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat

Olive You!: And Other Valentine Knock-Knock Jokes You'll A-Door by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg

Since its inception in 2001, the Brooke Jackman Foundation has donated more than 100,000 books to children and has established four libraries throughout the city, as well as numerous after-school and family literacy programs.

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