By EW Staff
Updated January 28, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

For those a bit too young for Romeo and Juliet, Valentine’s Day reads on love and friendship: MY BEST FRIEND Pat Hutchins (Greenwillow, $14, ages 3 to 6) Why wait for Valentine’s Day? At a sleep over, two chums salute each other’s best attributes and show what friends are for. B+

ARTHUR’S GREAT BIG VALENTINE Lillian Hoban (HarperTrophy, $3.50, ages 4 to 8) Two old pals who have squabbled in the past make up and exchange valentines. A

LOVING Edited by Charles Sullivan (Abrams, $29.95, ages 10 and up) To set young hearts aflutter, 104 memorable love poems by Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, and others, along with classic artwork. A-