Moms come in all different forms, ages, and books! And, much like mothers, there’s no shortage of different stories and experiences to explore. Take a look below at some of our favorite Mommy books for any age group! Grab the little ones, don some new character voices and take them into worlds they may not know.
Ages 0 – 3
Fire truck moms, school bus moms, ambulance moms, and more guide and teach their little truck children in this companion title to the New York Times bestselling Mighty Dads! Moms work hard and love BIG, and this adorable rhyming board book is a perfect celebration of them!
Each colorful, energetic page reveals a new type of truck and a new way that moms show their love for their kids. Rhythmic, rhyming text and sturdy board book pages make this a perfect read-aloud for any time of day.
The Mommy Book
Some mommies sing you songs.
Some mommies read you stories.
All mommies want you to be who you are!
With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of mothers. Whether mommies work far away or at home, cook or order pizza, they are all lots of fun and filled with love.
I Love My Mommy Because
This book begins with a heartwarming scene between a human parent and child, but moves on to loving care in many animal families. “She listens when I talk,” says a mewing kitten. “She tucks me in,” says a joey kangaroo. Children will love reading about how baby animals spend time with their moms, and mammas everywhere will love celebrating Mother’s Day—or any occassion!—with this adorable gift from their little ones.
Please, Baby, Please
From moments fussy to fond, Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, present a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of bringing up baby!
My Mom Is There
It’s not easy being small. Nothing is simple. Not speaking, sleeping or walking. Not counting, reading or swimming. Not even hopping, skipping, or jumping! But with mum close by there’s no need to be scared, and anything is possible.
Ages 3 – 5
Lola at the Library
Learn about the library, checking out books, and story time with Lola. Every Tuesday Lola and her mommy go to the library. Lola meets her friends there. They share books and don’t have to be quiet all the time. The nice librarian tells stories. There is a big machine that buzzes Lola’s books in and out, and she can take any books she wants home with her. Lola and her mommy always stop for a treat on the way home. No wonder Lola loves the library.
This gentle story of growing with books encourages little ones to discover the joy of reading as well as getting them ready and excited to visit the library.
The Ugly Vegetables
In this charming story about celebrating differences a Chinese-American girl wishes for a garden of bright flowers instead of one full of bumpy, ugly, vegetables. The neighbors’ gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of “black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers” that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that “these are better than flowers.” Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose.
Just Grandma and Me
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending a day at the beach with his grandma in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Celebrating the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild, this beloved story is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day . . . or any day!
Llama Llama Mother’s Day Present
Look out, world–Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney’s best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8×8, Llama Llama is determined to make Mother’s Day as special as possible for his mama. Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.
I Love You Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he honors Mother’s Day and celebrates incredible parents everywhere. With joyful illustrations and colorful creatures, this charming keepsake is a great way to show parents, grandparents, soon-to-be mothers, aunts, friends, or whomever you call “Mom” just how much you care.
Why a Daughter Needs a Mom
This new picture book is a touching story to show a child all the ways her mother will help her grow and to remind her of the special bond only she can have with Mom. Featuring charming illustrations and heartwarming rhymes about the moments mothers and daughters share, Why a Daughter Needs a Mom is the perfect story to connect mother and daughter together and wonderful keepsake for a daughter at any age.
Love You Forever
A young woman holds her newborn son
And looks at him lovingly.
Softly she sings to him:
“I’ll love you forever
I’ll like you for always
As long as I’m living
My baby you’ll be.”
So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 30 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French).
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!
With Mother’s Day only a week away, Brother and Sister Bear are looking for the perfect present for Mama. After all, Mama Bear is always there for her cubs! When Brother scrapes his knees, Mama is there with bear hugs and kisses. When Sister needs help with her homework, Mama always lends a helping paw. So what can the cubs possibly do to show their mom how much they love her?
In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong–ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they’d been looking forward to going to all week. Mom is nearing a meltdown…until her loving daughter reminds her that being together is the most important thing of all.
How To Raise A Mom
This humorous new addition to the beloved HOW TO . . . books takes readers through a playful, busy day with Mom. Written in an instructional style, two siblings suggest the best ways to raise a happy, healthy mom—from waking her up in the morning to arranging play dates, to making sure she gets enough exercise, some quiet time, and plenty of veggies! Filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas, and lots of love, How to Raise a Mom is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day—or any day!