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Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day (or every day) with these picture books about moms. Keep these books handy to read stories about a mother’s love anytime!
There really is no way to put in to words how much I love my children. Many of the picture books I collected when my kids were younger tried to do just that. I loved reading books like Runaway Bunny and Guess How Much I Love You to my little ones while sharing with them just how much I loved each of them. Right up to the moon and back!
Here is a great list of books about moms that you can share with your own little ones. Maybe you’ll find some family favorites on this list. And, just maybe, you’ll find a new favorite that will tug at your heart strings and find a place on your bookshelf.
Picture Books About Moms
Guess How Much I Love You – This book is a classic! I read it to each of my three kids, and I have just begun reading it to my new grandson, as well. I look forward to the day he says, “I love you to the moon” and I can say “I love you to the moon and back.”
Runaway Bunny – A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in this imaginary game of hide-and-seek. Children will be comforted by a loving mother who finds her child every time.
Always – This sweet story reassures children that a Mommy’s love is unconditional.
Love You Forever – I have yet to read this from beginning to end without tearing up. I purchased a copy of this book for each of my kids when they were younger, and I’ve purchased one for my grandson. It’s such a lovely story of a mother’s unconditional love
Mama, Do You Love Me? – In this story, a child tests the boundaries of independence and will and learns along the way that Mama’s love is unconditional. I love the Arctic culture that is woven into the story.
Are You My Mother? – A baby bird goes in search of his mother. He meets many characters along the way, and asks each one “Are you my mother?”
The Night Before Mother’s Day – 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 from scratch, and offer a special coupon for a day at the spa, right in their own kitchen!
Just Me and My Mom – Little Critter loves spending the day with his mom. Follow their adventures as they spend the day together, and Little Critter learns to appreciate what he has.
Did I Tell You I Love You Today? – Apart or together, near or far, day or night, from childhood to adulthood — the never-ending reach and power of a mother’s love touches every moment of every day, even when you least expect it. All you need to do is make sure to notice.
The Kissing Hand – When Chester Raccoon comes to his mother seeking love and reassurance before his first day of school, she teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him all day.
Is Your Mama a Llama? – With humorous rhymes, six lovable animals help Lloyd the llama discover what kind of animal his mama is.
On the Night You Were Born – There is something so special about a book that portrays the way moms and dads feel about their children as they enter the world.
If I Could Keep You Little… – If I Could Keep You Little speaks straight to every parent’s heart, exploring the powerful feeling of wanting your child to grow up while savoring every moment.
Someday – A mother’s love leads to a mother’s dream — every mother’s dream — for her child to live life to its fullest.
Because Your Mommy Loves You – 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 independence. And there is still plenty of opportunity for snuggling under the stars.
A Chair for My Mother – After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy.
Hush!: A Thai Lullaby – A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
A Mama for Owen – The true story of the African baby hippo that was separated from his mother during the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 and then bonded with a giant tortoise is one that has endeared itself to many.
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? – Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? answers curious kids who wonder whether lions, bears, and monkeys have mothers, too.
I Love You With All My Heart – This tender story, accompanied by adorable illustrations, captures the all-encompassing quality of a parent’s love.
Mama Always Comes Home – Mama Bird and Mama Cat and even teensy-weensy Mama Mole must leave their little ones from time to time; but in the end, mamas always come home.
With so many marvelous books about moms, which one will you start with?
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