20 Mother’s Day Books for Kids

Discuss books from this broad selection to honor all mothers—stepmothers, grandma, siblings, fathers, and adoptive households who take responsibility for children! Please tell us about your best-loved Mother’s Day books for children in the remarks section!

  1. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman (PreK-1)

This lovely and straightforward story about a fledgling bird’s quest for home is a heart-warming read-aloud.

  1. My Mother is Mine by Marion Dane Bauer (PreK-1)

Poetry encourages people to think about how unique their best-cherished guardians are. It’s a great way to get started making Mother’s Day cards.

  1. Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (PreK-1)

We adore books that represent Muslim children’s daily life. This tale is about a girl who enjoys playing costume with her mother’s hijabs.

  1. No, David! by David Shannon (PreK-1)

David’s mom is even more appealing because he never sees her face. She teaches us that compassion triumphs over misconduct, including nose-picking, vase-smashing, and pants-less activity.

  1. Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (PreK-1)

Whenever you remember your grandma, do you imagine special pieces of accessories, cosmetics, or sweets? This stylish grandmother carries her necessities and a unique present for her grandchild in her clutch.

  1. The Best Mother by C.M. Surrisi (PreK-2)

A plotline for anybody who has dreamed about choosing a unique kind of mother—one that pesters less often and replies okay more—only to be reassured that no mom is similar to the ones they have.

  1. The Story I’ll Tell by Nancy Tupper Ling (PreK-2)

A small child asks his mom to explain how he ended up living with them; she tells him a lovely nighttime tale that ends with his overseas guardianship narrative.

  1. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (PreK-2)

This classic novel provides a good chance to discuss family ties and how adoptive families’ affection is unique.

  1. How To Raise a Mom by Jean Reagan (K-2)

Children will have a blast thinking about what it might be like to be in command of their mothers! It’s easy to see where the youngsters in this narrative learned everything they knew, from preparing provisions for a trip to calmly standing in lengthy queues.

  1. Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer (K-2)

Stella is unsure who to bring to the Mother’s Day event in her class when her tutor mentions it. She’s got two wonderful fathers but no mother. She comes up with the ideal option after much deliberation.

  1. Mama Elizabeti by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (K-2)

Mama has a newborn baby, and Elizabeti is responsible for her two-year-old brother. This narrative praises the delicacy (as well as the difficulty) of elder siblings looking after young siblings.

  1. My Mom Has X-Ray Vision by Angela McAllister (K-2)

This entertaining story lends a reference to mom’s abilities for any kid who’s ever questioned how Mother just “knew” what they were on about.

  1. My Fairy Stepmother by Marni Prince (PreK-3)

Young students will enjoy this story of a girl whose stepmother helps her overcome her fear of the dark. Older students can compare its themes to fairy-tale portrayals of “wicked stepmothers.”

  1. Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer (K-3)

Olivia is concerned that she will be transferred after overhearing her mom on the cellphone criticizing her conduct. Meanwhile, her mom has planned a spectacular trip with her trademark wit and charisma.

  1. Antonio’s Card/La tarejeta de Antonio by Rigoberto Gonzalez (K-3)

Antonio adores his mother’s companion, Leslie, but is unsure how to deal with his classmates’ mockery of her looks. His mom’s wise counsel and a gift from Leslie encourage him to pursue his feelings.

  1. Sunday Shopping by Sally Derby (K-3)

Evie and Grandma have a particular Sunday night ritual of going on a fictitious purchasing trip using tabloid advertisements. Evie is cared for by Grandma while her mom is deployed, which is a situation for several kids.

  1. A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams (K-4)

The mother in this narrative, like so many others, strives tirelessly to support her household. Annually, it’s worth reflecting on the multi-generational affection amongst the ladies in this household.

  1. Mama the Alien/Mama la Extraterrestre by Rene Colato Lainez (1-4)

Sofia questions if her mom has a slimy, greenish mystery when she discovers her mother’s permanent alien identification in her handbag. When Mama announces that she will now become a US resident, everything makes sense.

  1. The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin (1-4)

Grace hopes her mother’s lawn is as lovely as the rest of the neighborhood’s. Her perspective shifts as her mom blend their “ugly” fruit into her delectable authentic Chinese cuisine.

  1. In Our Mother’s House by Patricia Polacco (1-5)

Marmee and Meema’s home is bustling with children, mayhem, and affection. Patricia Polacco encourages the audience to consider various aspects of what constitutes a family.

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