One of the best gifts that you can give to your child on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time and attention. Spend quality time with your child on Mother’s Day by sharing a good book.
Make your book selection for Mother’s Day something special. The following books are especially meaningful and fun reads for Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day book to share with your children: Love You Forever
A wonderful, tender book to read on Mother’s Day is Love You Forever, by Robert N. Munsch and Sheila McGraw. From the time this book was released in 1995, it has been a Mother’s Day favorite. Written as a children’s book, the book speaks as powerfully to adults as it does to children. A mother’s unconditional love lasts forever. In turn, her love and nurture elicits a reciprocal love from her kids. That is the essential message of this amazing children’s book.
A book your children will love: On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman has created a stunningly beautiful book that reminisces about the blessings and rejoicing on the night of a baby’s birth. On the Night You Were Born was written for preschoolers with simple wording and vivid pictures, but the book will revive the sentimentalist in all readers. It is delightful and charming without being cliche. You and your child will enjoy this simple, but profound book.
Best Mother’s Day book to read to your children: Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Dr. Seuss has a great read for any day, but Oh, the Places You’ll Go is an especially motivating book to share with your children on Mother’s Day. It is a celebration of belief in one’s self to successfully navigate the ups and downs of life. Children of all ages have long been inspired by Seuss’s simple guide to success.
Amazing book to share with your kids: Oh Baby, My Little One
Loving and letting go is beautifully illustrated in this children’s picture book with sing-song rhyme. The quality of this book comes from the touching expressions of love between a mother bird and her child. You will want to draw your child up in your lap, regardless of his or her age, and read this book again and again. Oh Baby, My Little One, by Kathi Appelt, is reassuring to children.
Enjoy this book with your children: I like Noisy, Mother Likes Quiet: A Mother’s Day Story
Eileen Spinelli has written an endearing book especially for Mother’s Day. The theme will ring true with mom and the kids. Little Raccoon is noisy and messy. Mama likes to sit quietly on the front porch. It is going to be hard, but Little Raccoon does his best to make Mother’s Day special for his mom. Spinelli has given us a fun, fantastic story for Mother’s Day.
A pleasure to read: Baseball, Snakes, and Summer Squash: Poems about Growing Up
Enjoy the pleasure of reading poetry with your child with Donald Graves’s book Baseball, Snakes, and Summer Squash: Poems about Growing Up. The poems in this book will take you back to your own childhood as your kids relate to quirky, true tales of growing up. This book is a treasure.
Mother’s Day reading: Mama’s Saris
Written by Pooja Makhijani and colorfully illustrated by Elena Gomez, Mama’s Saris is a story that illustrates a young girl’s desire to be like her mother and grandmother. It is a reflection of every child’s desire to be more like an adult.
A book you do not want to miss: Biscuit Loves Mother’s Day
Biscuit Loves Mother’s Dayis a flap book that allows children to discover new ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. Biscuit books show up on most every holiday. This one is an entertaining romp with Biscuit to help make Mother’s Day special.
Great Mother’s Day book to share with your children: T. Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug
T. Rex is a funny, familiar character in books by Lois G. Grambling. T. Rex has a good heart and wants to demonstrate his love for his mom on Mother’s Day. He has a plan. Share in the good humored fun by enjoying T. Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug. If you haven’t met T. Rex before, it is time you did.
Another great read for you and your child on Mother’s Day: Mother’s Mother’s Day
Mother’s Mother’s Day, written by Lorna Balian, is a humorous story about a family of mothers. Hazel goes out on Mother’s Day to visit her mother, who isn’t home. She is visiting her mother, who is visiting her mother, and so on through six generations. Where is the eldest mother mouse? She meets the others running from a cat. This is an amusing story of a Mother’s Day adventure.
Take the time on Mother’s Day to treasure the time with your children. Grab a good book, like one of the ten great books for Mother’s Day listed here, and snuggle up together and read.