Celebrate Mother’s Day with Some Terrific Books


Celebrate Mother’s Day with Some Terrific Books

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Here are some books to help you celebrate.

 

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Mother’s Day by Ann Heinrichs, illustrated by R.W. Alley

If you are looking for a book with Mother’s Day information, you can’t go wrong with this one. With clear text and charming pictures, it covers a lot of ground, including Mother’s Day history, ways it is celebrated around the world, and the presidents and their mothers. There are poems and quotes throughout, plus a poetry section at the end.

 

Mother’s Day Crafts by Arlene and Herbert Erlbach

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift to make? This book has magnets, books, a picture frame and more.

 

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No Time for Mother’s Day by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue

Mother’s Day takes Charity by surprise. What will she give her mother? She considers and rejects several ideas and finally comes up with one she’s sure will please her mother.

 

What NOT to Give Your Mother on Mother’s Day by Martha Simpson, illustrated by Jana Christy

A boy gives advice as to what your human mother might not want for Mother’s Day. For example, Do NOT give her a bucket of big, fat worms…unless she is a bird. Funny!

 

Antonio’s Card / La Tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto González, illustrated by Cecilia Concepción Álvarez

Antonio has two women in his family: his mother and her partner. The kids in his class give him a hard time about this. Antonio creates a wonderful Mother’s Day card that includes a picture of both women but when the card is displayed at school, he avoids bringing his mother’s partner to see it. This book does a nice job showing Antonio’s conflict and how he resolves it.

 

Max and the Dumb Flower Picture by Martha Alexander, illustrated by James Rumford

Max doesn’t want to color the dumb Mother’s Day flower picture his teacher assigns. He stubbornly holds out and then creates his own picture. The rest of his class is inspired. The mothers, and his teacher, are delighted.

 

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Carolyn Bracken

Henry and his dad have a Mother’s Day tradition—each year they make a funny lunch for Henry’s mother. Like a Tomato Snowman and a Sweet Potato Shoe (love this idea!). This year they go to the grocery store and buy a pineapple and lots of other fruit. The result is definitely funny!

 

A Present for Mom by Vivian French, illustrated by Dana Kubick

All the kittens in Stanley’s family have good ideas for Mother’s Day gifts, except Stanley. He frets and frets and finally comes up with a perfect gift—a not-so-empty box of…

 

The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Jan Brett

Little Mouse has the perfect idea for a Mother’s Day gift, honeysuckle. But the only honeysuckle grows on the house where a cat lives. Little Mouse waits patiently for the cat to leave the porch but it doesn’t. No problem, Little Mouse comes up with another gift. You can’t go wrong with this author-illustrator team!

 

I Like Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Lydia Halverson

A young raccoon likes all things noisy, wild, and messy. But on Mother’s Day, he does everything his mom’s way: quiet, calm, and neat. The illustrations are lively and have lots to look at.

 

T. Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug by Lois G. Grambling, illustrated by Jack E. Davis

T. Rex wants to DO something for his mother for Mother’s Day. He has a hard time finding something that is special and his mother would actually like. Does he figure it out? Well, yes and no.

 

How will you celebrate Mother’s Day? Write it in the Comments Box!

Gail

 

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