Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, so I started researching books to give to my own mama. In the process, I stumbled upon so, so many cute books for children to give to their moms as gifts. As a kid, I would have loved to give my mom a Mother’s Day themed book that I could read to her. Heck, I still might read her a children’s book and I’m 27, ya’ll. Who doesn’t love story time?!
Here’s my top 5 picks:
What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day
Martha Simpson (Author), Jana Christy (Illustrator)
A list-based book that tells the story of a child giving his mother Mother’s Day gifts better suited for animals.
Easy-to-read for the beginning readers, but this book may be a little childish for kids over 6.
4. Mother’s Day Surprise
Stephen Krensky (Author), Kathi Ember (Illustrator)
Violet the snake is stumped! Her forest friends are all making gifts for their mothers for Mother’s Day. But Violet doesn’t have any arms or legs or teeth! What’s a snake to do?!
Reptilian-loving kids will love this story. We all know those kids! But they may point out that snakes do have teeth (or fangs) and Violet’s teeth are showing on almost every page. A small flaw in an otherwise cute story.
3. The Night Before Mother’s Day
Natasha Wing (Author), Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
One in the many and well-liked “Night Before” series, this book shows dad and the girls setting up a spa day and making a cake for mom.
What mom doesn’t want a spa day?! ‘Nuff said.
2. Little Critter: Happy Mother’s Day!
Mercer Mayer (Author, Illustrator)
Mercer Mayer books are true classics. And this book is no different. This time, Little Critter has a special surprise in store for Mom. This interactive book encourages kids to lift the flaps of the pages to see what Little Critter has created for his mom. Fun for kids that need that tactile stimulation!
1. We Love our Mom!
Jan Berenstain (Author, Illustrator), Mike Berenstain (Author, Illustrator)
And for my number one choice, my sentimentality won out. I have such fond memories of my mom reading my sister and I Berenstain Bears stories when we were small. She even had a special voice for each bear!
In this recent addition to the Berenstain Bears collection, Brother and Sister look for a way to show their mom they care.
My mom is definitely getting this one for mother’s day. Maybe with a spa gift certificate as a bookmark?!
What are you giving your mom on Mother’s Day?