Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Books for Mother's Day

A few years back I put together a children's Mother's Day program. Part of the preparation was preparing a bibliography of books that would be good to put out to accompany the program. I still have the list and have transferred it to my category archive listing on Mother's Day books. The following are a few books I have received as gifts or recently checked out and really enjoyed, but are not on the list. So, if you are looking for a special gift for your Mom or just something fun to share with your young one(s) take a look at the list. It is in alpha order by author's last name. There are a few Early Readers, Spanish Language, and I think maybe one or two books regarding adoption included in the list. Also, if you do not find anything of interest here there is always the option of searching under the topic of Children's Mother's Day books at one of the online bookstores or your local library.

I Love my Mommy Because....by Laurel Porter-Gaylord

Summary: As a child explains the many happy, loving things Mommy does, many different animal mothers are shown caring for their young.
Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz
Summary: A loving mother counts the hugs she gives her baby throughout the day.
Mommy Hugs by Anne Gutman
Summary: Features a variety of animals that celebrate the affection between mothers and children.
I Love You Because You're You by Lisa Baker (previously reviewed here)
Summary: Describes, in rhyming text and illustrations, a mother's love for her child no matter how he feels or what he does.
I Love My Mommy by Sebastien Braun
Summary: Attentive animal mothers engage in a variety of activities with their children.
Mama's Wild Child/Papa's Wild Child by Dianna Hutts Aston
Summary: Read about some mamas of the animal world -- then flip the book over and meet some papas. Seal mamas cuddle their pups, swan papas piggyback their cygnets, and mama and papa ostriches take turns babysitting. Little wild ones will delight in discovering that human families and animal ones are not so different after all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without mothers nothing could or would happen on so many levels. Moms make the world go around. Love and joy abound in mother hood.

10:34 PM  

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