HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal hasn’t had the best luck trying to explain the concept of Valentine’s Day to her 5-year-old son. “All he really cares about is the candy,” she told us. But the idea of love is a little easier. “Kids are fascinated by and drawn to stories about romantic love -- even though they don’t fully understand the concept yet. My son is still convinced we’ll get married when he grows up.” To that end, Corneal has rounded up some of her new favorite children's books for Valentine’s Day this year. If you’re looking to explain why the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, or that you can’t always choose who you love, or how love can triumph even in the face of impossible odds, you’ll find the perfect story here.