What would we do without moms?

Children's picture books about mothers and Mother's Day

Updated April 26, 2023
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Mommy's best kisses
Anastas, Margaret.
Every mother knows that the sweetest way to say "I love you" is with a kiss. This loving book shows that animals know all about a mother's love, too.
I love my mommy
Andreae, Giles 1966-
I love my mommy very much, She's great to cuddle, soft to touch. Wonderfully child-like verses about everything that makes mothers irresistible to their little ones are illustrated with bright and bold pictures in this life-affirming book. Toddler-friendly, funny, and...
There's a house inside my mommy
Andreae, Giles 1966-
A new baby is coming, and it's waiting in a very special place--in Mommy's tummy house. There the baby grows and kicks, and Mommy eats all kinds of things to feed it. Ideal for young children who are awaiting the arrival of a younger sibling. Illustrations.
A special day for mommy
Andreasen, Dan.
Close your eyes and you will get a big surprise, Mommy!Surprise!Mommy's getting breakfast in bed and a card and flowers and a whole lot more!Why?It's a special day for Mommy!
The Berenstain Bears we love our mom!
Berenstain, Jan 1923-2012
With Mother's Day only a week away, Brother and Sister Bear are looking for the perfect present for Mama. After all, Mama Bear is always there for her cubs! When Brother scrapes his knees, Mama is there with bear hugs and kisses. When Sister Bear needs help with her homework, Mama always lends a...
Mother's Day blessings
Berenstain, Mike 1951-
Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear know just what to do for Mama Bear on Mother's Day. In this newest Living Lights title, The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings, join the Bear family as they spend Mother's Day together remembering just why mothers are so special to us! Mama Bear is the best mama...
The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day surprise
Berenstain, Stan 1923-2005
Come for a visit with the Berenstain Bears in this beloved story that's perfect to teach children about the importance of thoughtfulness and family, great for a storytime read this Mother's Day! A classic First Time Book; from Stan and Jan Berenstain. It's Mother's Day, and Papa...
Clifford's happy Mother's Day
Bridwell, Norman.
Puppy Clifford helps Emily Elizabeth find just the right gifts for mother's day.
Cuddles for mommy
Brown, Ruby
Little Owl wants to cuddle with Mommy Owl, but there are many different types of cuddles. What kind will she choose? What kind of cuddle should Little Owl give Mommy Owl? Little Owl thinks about many different types of cuddles: good morning, goodbye, thank you, and good night...
My mom is excellent
Butterworth, Nick.
A young boy describes all the amazing things that his mother can do.
I love Mom with the very hungry caterpillar
Carle, Eric
Celebrate Mom's special day with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this colorful book featuring Eric Carle's joyful illustrations. Show Mom just how much she means with this colorful book from the World of Eric Carle. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he honors Mother's Day and...
Because your mommy loves you
Clements, Andrew 1949-2019
When a little boy and his mom go camping, mini-disasters abound, and there are lots of opportunities for Mom to step in and fix everything. But instead, with a loving touch, this mommy shows her child ways to do things for himself, going far to encourage her child’s...
Missing mommy
Cobb, Rebecca.
Some time ago, we said good-bye to Mommy. I am not sure where she has gone. Honest and straightforward, this touching story explores the many emotions a bereaved child may experience, from anger and guilt to sadness and bewilderment. Ultimately, Missing Mommy focuses on the...
Mommies are amazing
Costain, Meredith
In this companion to Daddies Are Awesome, mommy cats and kittens take the spotlight, celebrating moms of all kinds. Loving and thoughtful, playful and daring, cuddly and caring--mommies are amazing. This gentle rhyming text celebrates the special bond between mother and child....
My mommy hung the moon : a love story
Curtis, Jamie Lee 1958-
My mommy hung the moon. She tied it with string. My mommy's good at EVERYTHING. The ninth children's book by the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell is a celebration of unconditional love between mother and child. Mommy is the...
The cow that was the best moo-ther
Cutbill, Andy.
Marjorie the cow proudly enters her baby, Daisy, into a farmyard beauty contest strictly for cows. But Daisy isn't quite like the other baby cows--she's small and feathery, she has a beak, and she hatched from an egg! So there's no surprise that Daisy catches the judge's eye! But she's not the...
Llama Llama home with Mama
Dewdney, Anna
Llama Llama, morning light. Feeling yucky, just not right. Down to breakfast. Tiny sneeze. Sniffle, snuffle. Tissues, please! Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama's nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy....
Llama Llama misses mama
Dewdney, Anna
Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It's Llama Llama's first day of preschool! And Llama Llama's mama makes sure he's ready. They meet the teachers. See the...
I love you, Mommy!
Evans, Edie.
The rhyming text in this delightful book thanks moms for all the fun things they do with their children. Lovingly illustrated scenes show moms and kids cheering at a ball game, exploring in a museum, and playing games at home.
My mommy
A board book featuring Peppa -- a lovable, slighty bossy little piggy!Celebrate mothers everywhere with this adorable board book brought to you by Peppa and her little brother, George! This delightful story shows the many reasons why Peppa and George love Mummy Pig, from comforting cuddles to...
My mom is trying to ruin my life
Feiffer, Kate
Everyone has only nice things to say about my mom. Everyone likes her. She looks nice. She bakes great cookies and makes me feel better when I have a bad day. But would a really nice mom do embarrassing things like kiss me in public and tell...
I love you, Mama
Gaines, Isabel.
Roo wants to make Mother’s Day extra special for Kanga. But on the big day he realizes he’s forgotten to get her a present! What will little Roo do?
My new mom & me
Galindo, Renata
A heartwarming "tail" about adoption, diversity, and acceptance - a perfect storytime read this Mother's Day! Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for very young readers and listeners. When the...
My mom is a firefighter
Grambling, Lois G.
Every little boy has a hero. Billy's happens to be his mom. Billy has two families--his mom and dad, and his firehouse "uncles," who work with his mom. Having a firehouse family is lots of fun. But Billy also knows that firefighters have an important job to do, protecting people and...
T. Rex and the Mother's Day hug
Grambling, Lois G.
It's Mother's Day and T. Rex wants to do something really special for his mama. No more boring chocolates or fern-decorated living rooms or completely wallpapered dining rooms for Mama Rex this year! This time, T. Rex has the perfect gift idea that he knows Mama Rex is going to love...
Mommy is a soft, warm kiss
Greene, Rhonda Gowler.
The best of times in every season are the ones spent with Mommy. Whether it's making sand castles during summer, sewing Halloween costumes in the fall, or splashing in puddles on a rainy spring day, the fun never stops. The bond between mother and daughter is perfectly captured in lovely, rhyming...
Mommy, I love you
Gréban, Quentin 1977-
Suzette, a young, artistic ladybug with three spots on her back, has lost her way and is trying to find her mommy. On her quest, she encounters various animals -- a colony of ants, a bumblebee, a dragonfly, a frog, and an otter. Although Suzette shows a lovely picture she drew of her mommy, no one...
Baby penguins love their mama!
Guion, Melissa
Perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day . . . or any day! When you're a mama penguin with lots (and lots) of little ones to take care of, the days can melt together in a blur. Monday: swimming lessons. Tuesday: sliding. Wednesday: waddling. And on and on. Mama loves her...
Mommy loves
Gutman, Anne.
Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can't help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.
I love you, Mommy
Harker, Jillian.
Little Bear can't wait to try out some new experiences, and he certainly can't wait to listen to Mommy Bear's advice. But when he realizes that he's taken on more than he can handle, Mommy Bear is ready to come to the rescue. Join them in I Love You, Mommy, a beautiful tale of encouragement and...
I'll love you forever
Hart, Owen
Polar Bear and Cub explore the beauty of their home in the Arctic as the seasons change. Throughout the journey, Polar Bear reassures Cub that no matter what changes occur in nature-snow falling in winter, flowers blooming in spring, air warming in summer, and leaves changing color in fall-the...
Always listen to your mother
Heide, Florence Parry.
Ernest is good boy. He does what his mother asks, helps her with household chores.and never has any fun. When a new boy moves in next door, Ernest's mother encourages her son to make friends. Nice children always do. But the new neighbors seem a little bit...strange.  In fact, you might call them...
Mommy time
James-Duncan, Monique
This intimate picture book debut captures the joys--and occasional struggles--of being a stay-at-home parent. Rollicking rhyme and playful illustrations record a day in the life of two rambunctious children and their stay-at-home mother. As fun as it is being a kid, it can be...
Pinkalicious : Mother's Day surprise
Kann, Victoria
Pinkalicious plans to surprise Mommy with breakfast in bed and a special poem, but she gets a case of writer's block! Will inspiration strike in time
I love my mami!
Katschke, Judy.
Join Dora and her mami as they spend the day together!
Where is baby's mommy? : a lift-the-flap book
Katz, Karen.
Is Mommy behind the chair? Is Mommy behind the plant? Join baby as he plays hide-and-seek with Mommy. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps in this delightful interactive book are perfect for parents and children to share.
Mother's Day surprise
Krensky, Stephen.
Violet is a young snake who likes to play with the other animals in the forest. But when spring arrives, her friends get very busy making presents for Mother's Day. Violet is glad everyone's working so hard, but what can she do for her own mother? Without arms or legs or teeth, she can't make...
Just for you!
Leeson, Christine 1965-
My monster mama loves me so
Leuck, Laura
Mamasaurus
Lomp, Stephan
This colorful and reassuring picture book follows Babysaurus on an adventure as he enlists his prehistoric friends to seek his Mamasaurus. Is his Mamasaurus the fastest in the jungle? No. Is she the loudest? No. Is she the best flyer? No! Of course, Mamasaurus has been right there all along. And...
Mother, may I
Maccarone, Grace.
Mother, may I go outside? Mother, will we walk or ride? In this sweet rhyming story a mother and child take a trip to the mall, where the child asks his mother for a present: a basketball, a toy, or a pet ("A parakeet, a snake, a guppie/A guinea pig, a mouse, a puppy..."). In the end, though, all...
Just me and my mom
Mayer, Mercer 1943-
"Mercer Mayer's Little Critter"--P. [4] of cover.
A mother's love : The story of the midnight angel
Mayfield, Marilee Joy
When you are fast asleep, the angel in your family is hard at work to make your home a joyful and happy place.
Mama's kisses
McMullan, Kate
From bestselling author Kate McMullan, a sweet rhyming bedtime story celebrating mothers' love. It's bedtime in the jungle, but baby panda, elephant, orangutan, and leopard are nowhere to be found. Their mamas set out to look for their wayward little ones, calling them to bed with a...
Leo loves Mommy
McQuinn, Anna
Leo, Lola's little brother from Leo Loves Baby Time, is back in a new adventure with Mommy! Perfect for Mother's Day or every day, this sweet companion to Leo Loves Daddy and spin-off of the best-selling Lola Reads series is sure to delight. Leo and Mommy love to...
Love you forever
Munsch, Robert N. 1945-
A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since...
Mum School.
Penguin Young Readers Licenses (COR)
Play Mum School with Bluey in this fun storybook! Based on the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+ Bluey wants to play Mum School instead of taking her bath. But when Bluey's balloon kids go out of control, Bluey doesn't know what to do! Will...
Mama, how long will you love me?
Pignataro, Anna 1965-
This book reassures little ones of Mother's unconditional love.Like all young children, Oli wants confirmation of his mother's love. And when she assures him she will love him always, Oli asks, "How long is always?"As they spend their day together, Mama shows Oli how their love is as everlasting as...
In our mothers' house
Polacco, Patricia.
Marmee, Meema and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house they cook dinner together, they laugh together and they dance together. But some of the other families don't accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two mums and no dad? But...
I love my mommy because--
Porter-Gaylord, Laurel.
As a child explains the many happy, loving things Mommy does, many different animal mothers are shown caring for their young.
How to raise a mom
Reagan, Jean 1965-
Celebrate the bond between moms and children with this humorous New York Times-bestseller that invites the kids to do the hard work of raising their mom...if just for a day! This humorous new addition to the beloved HOW TO . . . books takes readers through a playful, busy...
Mother's Day
Rockwell, Anne F.
Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class knows just how to celebrate Mother's Day. Jessica and her mom go hiking together. Sam helps pick out a new kitchen table. Sarah and her dad take Grandma to her favorite restaurant. And when a surprise visitor comes to class, the kids learn how to make a handmade...
Mommy, pick me up
Soledad
Mommy, Pick Me Up is about a little boy who calls for help from his mom whenever he needs anything--help finding his pajamas, assistance on the potty, or just a snuggle. Then he finally calls for his dad. Whatever could he want? This is sure to inspire giggles from both parents and kids, as they...
Ladybug Girl and her mama
Soman, David.
Ladybug Girl stars in this concept board book about spending time with Mama. The short, simple text and sturdy format make this book perfect for sharing with the toddler in your life. Ladybug Girl loves her mama, and can't wait to spend the day with her. They plant flowers in the...
The best mother
Surrisi, Cynthia
For every child who's ever wondered if the grass is greener, New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Diane Goode and C. M. Surrisi's The Best Mother affirms that there's nothing better than your own mother's love.   ...
Me & you : a mother-daughter album
Thiesing, Lisa.
A mother explains how much her daughter is like she was as a little girl.
I udderly love you!
Toms, Kate.
Kiss kiss
Wild, Margaret 1948-
One day when Baby Hippo woke up, he was in such a rush to go and play that he forgot to give his mama a kiss... As Baby Hippo wanders through the jungle, he hears "Kiss, kiss!" from all the other animal parents and babies. Finally he realizes what it is he forgot to do.... This adorable,...
Piglet and Mama
Wild, Margaret 1948-
Speaking to every child who has ever been lost, this warmly illustrated book tells the story of young Piglet, who has lost her mama. All of the other mothers in the barnyard offer to help, but little Piglet is determined to find her mama. Ideal for Mother's Day. Full color.
The night before Mother's Day
Wing, Natasha
It's Mother's Day! Celebrate moms everywhere with spa treatments, tasty treats, and more in this installment of Natasha Wing's best-selling series. It's the night before Mother's Day, and Dad and the kids are determined to show Mom just how much they love her. They whip up a cake...
I love ewe : an ode to animal moms
Zenz, Aaron.
From geese to kangaroos to humans, every mom and dad is known by his or her own special name. Bouncing texts full of fun wordplay and adorable illustrations feature animal parents of every shape and size, and encourage little readers to express big love. Go ahead and hug a bull! Don't be afraid...
31 uses for a mom
Ziefert, Harriet
Moms are great at so many things! Mom is the one you go to if you need a knee patched or an elbow bandaged, if you want to hear the best story or eat the best cookies. Telling time is her forte, and surely her resume includes titles like Party Planner, Doctor, Pitcher, Catcher, and Chauffeur....
Mommies are for counting stars
Ziefert, Harriet
A mommy is a special person. She knows just how to kiss a boo-boo to make it feel better and how to do hair-dos. When you need an audience for your puppet show, a mommy will always watch. Lift the flaps and see all the ways a mommy is wonderful. This celebration of mothers is ideal for Mother's Day...
Hey Irma! : it's Mother's day
Ziefert, Harriet.
Hank and Irma are back in another funny and original portrayal of a boy and his not-so-ordinary dog. Hank doesn't know what to get his mom for Mother's Day. One of his friends suggests a pony, another recommends a butterfly, but no one comes up with anything he thinks his mom will enjoy. Finally,...

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