Ten Sweet, Sappy, and Fun Picture Books for Mother's Day

What do you want for Mother's Day? I am about to graduate my first child from high school. At this point, I would love a little more time as my gift for Mother's Day. Time to hold babies. Time to change diapers. Time to tie shoes. Time to teach little people how to read.

Since time won't roll back or slow down, I'll just enjoy the time we do have. I'll hug my kids tight and spend some time playing board games and getting silly with the little girls; baking cookies with my child who loves to bake, going on walks with kids and the dog, and playing games with my teenagers at the arcade.

Mother's Day picture books

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In fond remembrance of the days when my people were all small, I'm sharing ten picture books that are sometimes sweet, sometimes sappy, and sometimes fun for Mother's Day.

Haven't we all longed for a few minutes peace and quiet after a hectic day with the kids? Mrs. Large wants the same thing. Unfortunately chaos seems to follow her.

Mother's Day picture books

What NOT to Get Your Mom on Mother's Day by Martha Self Simpson

Want to give the kids some ideas for what to get you for Mother's Day? A little boy gives some good advice in this book.

Mother's Day picture books

Little Critter: Happy Mother's Day by Mercer Mayer

The Little Critter books have always been favorites of mine. Little Critter is a sweet critter that often ends up in some interesting situations. In this story, Little Critter has a special surprise for Mother's Day. Kids can follow along as he plans his surprise, lifting the flaps in this book.

Mother's Day picture books

Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer

This is another of my very favorite Little Critter books that celebrates moms and their special times with their kids.

Mother's Day picture books

I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Don't you love Eric Carle's sweet books and colorful illustrations? In this book the hungry caterpillar honors mom on her special day.

Mother's Day picture books

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle

This is another great book with Eric Carle's bright illustrations. It talks about the mothers of various animals and celebrates their love for their babies just as human moms love and care for theirs.

Mother's Day picture books

I Love My Mommy Because by Laurel Porter Gaylord

Mommies and kids alike will love this sweet picture book filled with adorable animal pictures as well as reminders of the special things that mommies do for their children.

Mother's Day picture books

What Mommies Do Best by Laura Numeroff

This super cute book by the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie talks about what mommies do specially- and it has adorable porcupines!

Mother's Day picture books

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Jossee

Have your children ever asked the question, "Would you love me if...?" In this sweet story, a little Eskimo girl is asking her Mama this question and being assured of a mother's love.

Mother's Day picture books

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

No list of Mother's Day picture books would be complete without this one. I can't read it without crying, so my children like to laugh at me. It's a book that becomes more and more meaningful to me as my kids get older because the mother in the story explains how she'll love her little boy through all his stages of life.

I confess that I sometimes go into my son's room at night and look at his tall, sixteen-year-old self stretched across his bed, his work clothes hanging up on the rack, his car keys and wallet on his desk, and I think about this book. I'll love them all forever...no matter how old they are.

Mother's Day picture books

Mother's Day picture books

Do you have any favorite books you like to gather the kids around to read for Mother's Day?

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1 comment

  1. These all sound so cute! I get so sappy now when I read stories like these since having my daughter. Thanks for linking up to Friday Frivolity! Xx


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