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Celebrate Mom with Books

May 8, 2018

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, let’s highlight some picture books that star our #1 fans – moms!

Is Mommy?  by Victoria Chang

In this picture book, children answer questions about their moms in hilarious fashion and loud, emphatic voices. Is Mommy pretty or ugly? Is Mommy nice or mean? I'm sure you can guess where this is going, but the ending is the best part. Moms are sure to love this heartwarming, if not honest, story of how children view their mothers.

Someday by Alison McGhee

You will need some tissues handy for this book of what a mother sees for her child and the future. This book tells the story of a mom with her baby who then gets older and older until that child has a child of her own. A beautiful circle of life book that warms the heart and shows how much we all love our mothers.

How to Raise a Mom by Jean Reagan

I love this series by Jean Reagan; they are very relatable to children, and adults will appreciate the humor too. This book gives step-by-step instructions for how to host the perfect Mother's Day. I think my favorite part is when the kids pile all their belongings at the door to take with them.

Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp

Babysaurus gets lost from his mama after falling off her back. He treks through the jungle asking other dinosaurs if they've seen her. His explanations of her to his friends are delightful. If you are a fan of Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, then you'll love this book. It's perfect for little ones who love dinosaurs too!

Hattie Peck by Emma Levey

On the surface, this is a beautiful story of a hen who wants to gather eggs to hatch them because she loves eggs and has never had one hatch. But, the more you read and think about it, you can tell it's an inspirational story for moms who aren’t able to have a child of their own and want to share their love with the world through adoption or being a foster family. It’s a lovely story of Hattie Peck rescuing all the eggs she finds to raise them herself - no matter what hatches out of them.

My New Mom and Me by Renata Galindo

This is a beautiful and accessible adoption story. It focuses on how the little dog feels about being in a new home with someone who doesn't look like him but loves him unconditionally. The little dog struggles with his new environment and family, but his new mom helps him through it.

Before We Met by Laura Krauss Melmed

The illustrations alone are reason enough to read the book. I melt every time I look at them. And when combined with the text of a mother anticipating the birth of her child, it creates something magical.

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Cassie is a Children's Librarian at Edmondson Pike Branch Library. She can often be found reading books and singing songs, and not just at the library! Her favorite thing to do at the moment is cuddle her baby while they read phenomenal picture books and earn Read to Rise points.


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