Books for Celebrating Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks. Here are some books to share with your mother and maybe to give you some ideas.
by Brigitte Weninger, illustrated by Eve Tharlet
Davy tells his siblings that he knows what the perfect Mother’s Day present would be: five well-behaved bunnies. They aren’t totally convinced but they give his plan a try anyway. Will they be able to learn how to behave in just a few days?
by Gabrielle Emanuel, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Set in Mali, this story tells of a young child who goes through each day bound to his (her?) mother’s back as the mother goes about her day. This is a beautiful book!
by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Carolyn Bracken
You’ve got to love how Henry and his dad show Henry’s mother love on Mother’s Day—they create some wacky food for her lunch. Stuff like a Tomato Snowman and a Sweet Potato Shoe. This year’s treat is a Pineapple Sofa. Fun story!
by Angela Dominguez
The girl in the story likes to draw. Her mother likes to knit. Together they create a special project they both can share. This is not exactly a Mother’s Day book, but it’s a great mother and child book.
by Diane deGroat
Gilbert wants to do something special for his mother. But his efforts to make her breakfast don’t go well. Then, every time he tries to get near his mother, his sister is there. He keeps luring his sister away and in the end he does the very thing his mother likes best.
by Frank Remkiewicz
Gus spends his day making things for his mother. Even when things don’t go well, he stays happy. This very basic (level pre 1) book tells its story with simple words and colorful illustrations.
by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Amy Wummer
Two kids and their dad create a fun Mother’s Day celebration. Modeled after The Night Before Christmas, this book is clever and fun.
by Karen Gray Ruelle
Emily and Harry start planning for Mother’s Day two months early by planting flowers. On the big day, they make pancakes and set a beautiful tray with food and flowers. Things don’t go exactly the way they planned, but still, their mother is pleased. This is a level 2 early chapter book.
by Eleanor May, illustrated by MH Pilz
Friends Lucy and Diego help each other plan for their mothers’ Mother’s Day celebrations. Lucy suggests that Diego make his mother breakfast in bed. Diego suggests that Lucy sing her mother a special Hispanic song. Their mothers end up being more surprised than pleased but in the end, they all have a good laugh.
by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
The kids in Mrs. Madoff’s class share how they will celebrate Mother’s Day. They have lots of different ways: making beignets, hiking, giving a birdhouse present, eating out, planting a tree, playing a song on the violin, and more. The kids and their families are nicely diverse.
I hope you have a fun day with your mother!