Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate yourself with a little self-care and to celebrate the role you play in your children’s lives. I am a sucker for feel-good children’s books, especially ones that teach our children a wonderful life lesson. Add Mother’s Day to that mix and you got me.
Below are a few of our favorite children’s books for Mother’s Day. Hopefully, these books will ignite conversation, connection, and a bit of laughter to your family’s day of celebration. If you’re looking for gifts for mom, definitely check out these posts:
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Children’s Books to Celebrate Mother’s Day
I love this cute mother’s story that makes light of the chaos in motherhood. Sometimes we just need five minutes of peace without any distractions or anyone for that matter.
This children’s book tells a beautiful story of compassion and the importance of showing someone you love them. A dad and his children work together in showing appreciation and gratitude on Mother’s Day.
This story was inspired by Hoda’s adoption of her daughter. It tells a poetic tale of timeless love that was always meant to be and always will be.
A little monkey can’t find his mom. Harkening back to the infamous “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman All of the animals come together to figure out what she looks like and where she is. The rhyme and the illustrations invite children into the story.
Another beautiful book by Eric Carle. The caterpillar that all kids are familiar with tags along on a journey of the special qualities in a mom.
This is a hilarious story of all the things children like to give it as gifts, but probably could have done without…
This book was one of the first children books to be written about lesbian parents. Heather is worried about what the kids at school will think when they find out she has two mommies. The story shares a beautiful lesson about how all families are different and each one is special.
A bedtime story about a happy family with a little boy who has two mommies. You read a story about a dragon who feels different and learns to appreciate that being different is really special
This is one of my favorite stories. For the perspective of the Inuit tribe, it explores the unconditional love a mother has for her child.
This book tells the story of how some moms may be from different places. They might speak another language, have an accent, different beliefs or traditions, cook unique food, and show their love in different ways. But at the end of the day, every Mom is the best and their love is special!
Someday is a sweet book that I often give as a gift to friends expecting a baby girl. This book celebrates a wonderful mother/daughter relationship.
Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You simply brings tears to my eyes every time I read it. The illustrations are beautiful and the message is comforting.
Are You My Mother? is a classic book that never gets old. The baby bird alone draws us into the story. His journey to find his mother is endearing and interesting to children as the baby seeks out a variety of animals and objects to ask: ‘Are You My Mother?’
Ladybug Girl and Her Mama made my day! I was so happy to see this book released earlier this month.
Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish! contains illustrations that are both intriguing and captivating to my family. The story of this little fish and his mom is sweet and loving. A sure favorite!
Fancy Nancy’s Marvelous Mother’s Day Brunch is nothing short of glittery and fancy! Fancy Nancy is hard not to love by boys and girls. My sons adore Fancy Nancy. Nancy goes over the too with celebrating her mother in a way that all of us appreciate and find endearing.
The Runaway Bunny is a classic book for all children for many generations. The gentle, soft illustrations are as lovely as the story about a mother who always finds her baby.
The Invisible String is a heartwarming story that helps children begin to understand the idea that even when people are not physically with us, we are together in spirit. A great read for dealing with separation anxiety but also lovely to celebrate family and friends in our lives.