Free Printable Valentine’s Day Book Bucks

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This year, I’m giving my kids Valentines’ Day Book Bucks instead of stuffed animals or candy.

And, I’ve made free printable book bucks you can easily download and print for your kids, too!

Gift of Book Bucks

Like most kids, my kids love to choose their own books to read. They enjoy browsing the bookstore almost as much as me. (Which is one of my favorite things EVER.)

I think book bucks are win-win: kids get to pick out their own books, and we all get a fun outing to the bookstore.


I’ve made two options for you to print– 1) $1 book bucks and 2) a book bucks certificate.

Younger kids will not only enjoy the feel of all the book bucks stacked up but it will help them connect the amount of money they have to spend to how much the book(s) cost.

Valentine's Day Book Bucks

Older kids probably will prefer the certificate. (Plus, it will save you printing and cutting time.)

Click on the images to get the downloads.

Valentine's Day gift idea for kids -- printable book bucks

Valentine's Day gift idea for kids -- printable book bucks


Since AJ’s favorite Christmas gift was her Kindle, she’s going to be shopping on Amazon to choose more Kindle books.

JJ will want to go to Tattered Cover or Barnes and Noble to pick out her books. (Happy dance!)

Where will your kids spend their book bucks?

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6 Responses

  1. Kathryn Dukes says:

    I love these! But I didn’t see them I time for Valentine’s Day. Will you be doing more for Easter/Halloween/Christmas?

  2. This is such a fun and fabulous idea, and I LOVE the printables. All 3 of my kiddos love books. They love outings. And ALL kids (in my experience) love to shop on their own. I think this awesome on many levels, and I’d even use it as a fun reward throughout the year.

  3. This is so great, as always Melissa! Thank you! Also, this makes an even better gift than the books themselves because frequently Valentine’s Day books will be marked off to 50% after the holiday, so if kids want to get one of those, they can make their book bucks go farther! And as a former teacher and PEBC person myself, I know you would like me to let you know that there’s a typo up there – “Like most kids, my kids love to choose thier own books to read.”

    1. Ruth, Thanks, you’re hired!! I always appreciate proofreading catches. 🙂

      Good point about the sales — love those! Are you here in Denver? What’s your favorite bookstore?

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