5 Picture Books for Mother's Day and Every Day


Happy Mother's Day! Let's celebrate with some great picture books about motherhood, selected by librarian MomSpeaker Rachée Fagg. They're sweet reads not only on Mother's Day but all year round.

When my daughter The Bee was younger, there was nothing better than curling up on the couch with her and together we would read a pile of picture books that we gathered after we visited out local library. The librarian there, Ms. Elena, would always seem to have the best books on display for us to choose from and would help us find books on whatever topic that The Bee decided she needed to know about that week.

Ms. Elena always seemed up on whatever holiday was coming up, something I still struggle with as I only set up a Mother’s Day display THIS WEEK . . . fail! Here are a few picture books to share for Mother’s Day with your young readers.

Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name  

By Suzanne Williams and Andrew Schachet

​Poor Hannah! Mommy seems to call her EVERYTHING but her proper name! Has Mom forgotten that Hannah is not a little chickadee or a pumpkin? Since The Bee is called by many a name instead of her given name, this book hit home. Luckily she has been able to forgive my liberal use of nicknames, even adopting them for herself.

Bunny My Honey  

By Anita Jeram

When Bunny gets lost and can’t find his mother, he fears that Mummy and his friends may not be able to find him to take him home.

Owl Babies  

By Martin Waddell

Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone! Where could she be and will she return? With repeating text this book will be fun to share with little worriers.

Piglet and Mama  

By Margaret Wild

Piglet cannot find mama and although the other animals on the farm try to distract her, she won’t be satisfied until she finds her mama.

Sweet pictures accompany this book and this is perfect to share animal sounds! 

Because Your Mommy Loves You  

By Andrew Clements

When challenges arise during a hiking and camping trip a mother could do a lot of things herself, such as carrying her son’s heavy pack or putting up the tent, but always finds a way to lovingly teach self-reliance. This is a lovely story about a mom and her son and how she encourages him to problem-solve.

Rachée Fagg is a Delaware County, PA mom. This post was adapted from her blog, Say It Rah-shay, and inspired by the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's classic kid lit, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


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