Mother’s Day Picture Books

Get ready to bring out all the warm and fuzzy feelings with these adorable Mother’s Day books. Disclosure: Some links are affiliated, meaning that I…

Get ready to bring out all the warm and fuzzy feelings with these adorable Mother’s Day books.

Disclosure: Some links are affiliated, meaning that I will earn a commission if you click through the links and make a purchase.

1. LOVE IS by Diane Adams & Illustrated by Claire Keane- Help your little readers understand a mother’s love with this sweet book of a little girl who finds a baby duck and learns what it’s like to take care of a small and fragile being and discovers what love is and how it can grow to so much more than she ever imagined it could be.

2. I LOVE MOM WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle- Celebrate all types of moms including those from the animal kingdom and how they love and take care of their babies. This is an easy read and honors all the mothers who make it so easy for us to love them all.

3. YOU BE MOMMY by Karla Clark and illustrated by Zoe Persico- Sometimes mommy is tired at night and needs help too. Follow along in this adorable rhyming book as a little girl takes on her mommy’s nighttime responsibilities as she puts her mommy to sleep but may end up falling to sleep first.

4. MAMA: A WOLRD OF MOTHERS AND MOTHERHOOD by Helene Delforge and illustrated by Quentin Greban- This beautifully illustrated and evocative book celebrates mothers and motherhood all around world while highlighting different cultures and different times. This book is truly a celebration of motherhood and the beauty of all mothers.

5. WHEREVER YOU’LL BE by Ariella Prince Guttman and illustrated Genevieve Godbout- This sweet rhyming book celebrates that no matter where the child and parent are during the day, may it be at school or at work, their love is still strong and present even in different locations. It is a sweet reminder for children that while apart, the love from the parent and child remains.

6. MOTHER’S DAY by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell- Mother’s Day is not just for mothers. It’s also a day to celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and all the mothers-to-be. Follow along as Mrs. Madoff’s class as the children share how they celebrate the different motherly figures in their lives and learn how to create a special craft to celebrate these amazing women.

7. BISCUIT LOVES MOTHER’S DAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young- From the popular Biscuit Series, Biscuit and the little girl find different ways to celebrate the mom with this interactive book. Read and pull the flaps to find all the find surprises in this heartwarming book.

8. THAT’S ME LOVING YOU by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Teagan White- Going back to school can be scary and makes children feel anxious. This poetic book explores those very feelings and comforts weary hearts and shows that a parent’s love is ever present even apart.

9. HOW TO RAISE A MOM by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish- Jump straight into this NYT best-selling book to find out how two siblings raise their mom in this humorous book that will leave your young readers laughing while reading. This is also a great book to go with your lessons on procedural text with a fun spin.

10. THE BEST MOTHER by C.M Surrisi and illustrated by Diane Goode- Maxine wakes up and everything seems to be wrong and she blames it on her mom. Thinking that maybe if she finds another mom her problems may go away, she asks her mom to help her find another mom. After an exhausting search, she realizes that there’s no one like your own and she truly is, irreplaceable.

11. IN MY HEART by Mackenzie Porter and illustrated by Jenny Lovlie- Being apart from their parent, young children may be feel weary and anxious. This sweet board book reminds children that they continue to be their parent’s heart even when they are not together during the day.

12. MIGHTY MOMS by Joan Holub and illustrated by Joyce Wan- Truck moms, school bus moms, ambulance moms, are strong and mighty! They love their children and guide them to be the best that they can be. This is a sweet board book that invites the littlest readers to explore the mighty love of their mothers.

13. MAMA BUILT A LITTLE NEST by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Steve Jenkins- Mothers work hard to build the perfect nest for their children, especially birds. Follow along in this lyrical book to see how innovative, hard-working, and brilliant mother birds are as they design and engineer the best home for their babies.

14. THE NIGHT BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer- It’s the night before Mother’s Day and the kids and their father are baking a cake, making spa coupons, and finding fun ways to surprise and celebrate their mother! How will she react and what other surprises do they have up their sleeves just in time for Mother’s Day?

15. MY MUMMY IS MAGIC by Dawn Richards and illustrated by Jane Massey (Author)- Mummy is magical! She makes boo-boos disappear, dinner appears, and bathtime so fun. Read along to celebrate the magic that is mommy or mummy!

16. SOMEDAY by Alison McGhee and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (Author)-In this evocative ode to the promises of love and the future, readers will be taken on a journey of life that is inspirational and reminds us how love transforms us for the better.

17. I LOVE MY MOMMY BECAUSE by Laurel Porter Gaylord and illustrated by Ashley Wolff- There are so many ways that mommies both humans and animals love and protect their babies. This adorable board book shares different reasons why mommies are loved that are easy for our littlest readers to relate to.

18. I LOVE YOU LIKE NO OTTER by Rose Rossner and illustrated by Sydney Hanson- This heartwarming book uses animal puns to help celebrate a mother’s love through the animal kingdom. Not only are the illustrations charming, but the writing pulls on all the heartstrings.

For mother’s day activities and ideas, check out the resources below.