12 Children’s Books that celebrate Mothers!

Children's Books about Mothers

Every Child’s Favorite Books About Moms!

How would you like to cuddle up with your kids and read a book that celebrates mothers for being the wise and caring beings we are. (well, at least most of the time!) From mama raccoons to mama foxes, these reads show that a mom’s love comes in many shapes and forms.

On Mother’s Day or any day, enjoy this marvelous mix of mommy-honoring read-alouds with your family.

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza 

A mother for Choco

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not. Choco wishes he had a mother, but who could she be? He sets off to find her, asking all kinds of animals, but he doesn’t meet anyone who looks just like him. He doesn’t even think of asking Mrs. Bear if she’s his mother-but then she starts to do just the things a mommy might do. And when she brings him home, he meets her other children-a piglet, a hippo, and an alligator-and learns that families can come in all shapes and sizes and still fit together. Keiko Kasza’s twist on the “Are you my mother?” theme has become one of the most highly recommended stories about adoption for children.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn Illustrated by Ruth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak

The Kissing Hand

This is a story of a little raccoon doesn’t want to leave his mother or his home. His mother gives him her love and reassurance by way of a magic secret called the Kissing Hand as he ventures out into the world to attend his very first day of school.


I Love You Because You’re You by Liza Baker Illustrated by David McPhail

I love you because you are you

In this poem about a Mama Fox’s love for her cub, I Love You Because You’re You captures the many moods of all children, reassuring them of their parents’ abiding affection and approval.


Hush! by Minfong Ho Illustrated by Holly Meade


This endearing book is a Thai lullaby in which the mother asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.


Mama Says by Rob D. Walker Illustrated by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon

Mama says

In this lavishly illustrated picture book, women from all corners of the earth impart special motherly wisdom to their sons. Thi richly decorative and multicultural book is the perfect gift for mothers and sons everywhere.

Someday by Alison McGhee Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds


A mother’s love leads to a mother’s dream — every mother’s dream — for her child to live life to its fullest.   A deceptively simple, powerful ode to the potential of love and the potential in life, Someday is the book you’ll want to share with someone else…today. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation Day or Any Day – share a copy with every special person in your life.

My Mom by Anthony Browne

My mom

We first meet Mom over a cup of coffee, clad in a floral robe. The robe is ever present as her child describes her wondrous abilities and traits. The ultimate message that shines forth is: “I love my mom. And you know what? SHE LOVES ME! (And she always will.)”This story celebrates all the things mom can do! She is a fantastic cook, strongest woman, and can make anything grow in the garden. Most importantly, mom loves her child and always will.

Where Is Amma? by Nandini Nayar, Illustrator: Srividya Natarajan 

Where is Amma?

Kiran looks for his mother everywhere — in the kitchen, in the balcony and even in the unlikeliest of places! Charming watercolours make this one irresistible hide-and-seek story.

You Made Me a Mother by Laurenne Sala

You made me a mother

I felt you. You were a pea. Then a lemon. Then an eggplant… In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Mothers are only mothers because of their child! Get the sense of universal love of a mother to a child because the child made them a mother. This book gives us the understanding that from pregnancy through life, a child is loved! A picture book for expectant mothers and already-mothers everywhere, perfect as a shower gift or for Mother’s Day.

Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman

Wherever you are

You can now get Nancy Tillman’s greatest hits — On the Night You Were Born; Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; and The Crown on Your Head – all packaged together in a beautiful gift box with a bonus picture frame featuring Nancy’s signature message, “You are loved.” The pictures and words of Nancy Tillman remind children that mom will be there for them no matter what adventure life takes them on. It’s a great read for little ones with big imaginations.

The Best Mother, by C.M. Surrisi

The Best Mother

When Maxine wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, she wonders if the problem might be her mother. What if she could try out a new mom who doesn’t make her brush her teeth or comb her hair? Enlisting Mom to help her with the search, Maxine interviews various prospects to be her new mother at the park, the toy store, and the zoo. Unfortunately, these other mothers present a host of new problems and concerns. Maybe her “old mother” was the best mother of all? For every child who’s ever wondered if the grass is greener, The Best Mother affirms that there’s nothing better than your own mother’s love.

That’s Me Loving You, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Thats me loving you

A new classic in the making, That’s Me Loving You is a beautiful picture book poem of reassurance and a reminder for mother and child that they are always connected by love, no matter where they are.  Amy Krouse Rosenthal captures parents’ desire to be ever-present in this simple and touching poem offering reassurance of their love. Signs of affection can be found in the natural world around us—from a soft breeze to a shimmering star.

Read more about Mothers and how you can manage your busy mom life! You can also read these 15 Parenting Books. Check out some exciting gifts that you can buy your moms

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