If you’re looking for a few books to read with the kiddos for Mother’s Day, here’s a few from our library that Reece and Kat love.
If I Could Keep You Little, by Marianne Richmond
I’m pretty sure I think, “Stop growing!” at least once a week. At least! This book is a nod to that sentiment. If only I could keep you little… But then we would be holding our children back from so many amazing things. A tiny reminder to let our children figure things out instead of rushing to do things for them so they can find their sense of fashion or read on their own.
A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon, by Audrey Penn, illustrated by Barbara L. Gibson
Also a great book for starting (or going back) to school. Chester Raccoon is nervous to leave Mom and go to school, but with the kissing hand he has a small piece of his Mom with him when he gets scared or lonely.
My Mom is Magical, by Sabrina Moyle, illustrated by Eunice Moyle
If you’re kids love unicorns as much as Kat does, then this is a great Mother’s Day/Unicorn blend. Bright, fun pictures and a silly story that’s an ode to loving Mom.
Dear Boy, by Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal, Illustrated by Holly Hatam
A companion book to Dear Girl which I added to my International Women’s Day book list, Dear Boy is equally sweet. A letter to sons, finding tidbits of advice in an array of situations they might find themselves in. Letting boys have the OK to pursue dreams, be friends with girls, that Yes means Yes and anything that isn’t Yes is NO.
Little Owl Lost, by Chris Haughton
Little Owl nods off then proceeds to fall out of his nest. The forest creatures help him search for his Mama. It’s really cute and also a side of silly that makes my kids laugh. “NOOO!! That BEAR isn’t his MAMA!!” The illustrations are also a little different that some of the other picture books we have, simple but unique.
The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
Whimsical adventures of what lengths the Mama bunny would go to, to find the runaway bunny. A sweet book and a classic. I added this to my Love Books list, which also has a couple more great Mother’s Day stories you can check out!