Whether you're a teacher, a mother, a father a grandparent this list can help you with all things Mother's Day! We've provided you with a list of 30 Mother's Day books that will teach about mothers from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and places. While maintaining a reoccurring theme of unconditional love. This list is provided specifically to give you ideas and spread what it really means to be a mother.
1. Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
A fun story focused on the bond between a baby and their mother! Follow this baby bird on his quest from first hatching out of the egg to meeting strangers all in search of his mother.
2. Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You By Nancy Tillman
A book that was written to portray true love between mother and daughter. This gentle story filled with absolutely beautiful illustrations will take you and your child on a journey and remind you that your love will always continue to grow.
3. I Love You, Stinky Face By Lisa McCourt
Age: 0 - 5
A bedtime story filled with just about as much love as one can get. This story follows a mother constantly reassuring her little one that she will love him endlessly, no matter what.
4. Mommy, Mama, and Me By Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson
A thoughtful book kids and families will fall in love with. This book is great for families who are trying to help kids understand all of the different types of families in our world. Instilling the main goal of all families, love.
5. Spot Loves His Mommy By Eric Hill
A heartwarming book that showcases all of the different activities mommies are capable of and are always balancing. It shows appreciation and love for a mommy and child's bond.
6. I Love You So... By Marianne Richmond
A beautiful book that is perfect for a mother's day read. I Love You So... transforms the reader into a world where love is really unconditional. Reminding us that unconditional love is the most important part of our family dynamics.
7. Love You Forever By Robert Munsch
Age: 4 - 8
Love You Forever is a monumental story that will be a super important addition to your book basket. Following a young boy and his mother's bond, all the way up through his adulthood makes a special connection.
8. Ma! There's Nothing To Do Here By Barbara Park
A book perfect for eager siblings awaiting a new baby! Nine months is a long time, this sweet story will help your little ones understand a bit more about what's actually going on in mom's belly.
9. Mommy Hugs By Karen Katz
Mommy hugs is a nice book for kids to cuddle up and read about hugs, kisses snuggles, and all things that moms are great at!
10. A Tale of Two Mommies By Vanita Oelschlager
Take a look into a "non-traditional" family. This fun book will take you on the many adventures of a young boy and his two moms. You'll quickly realize that this boy is in an extremely nurturing environment and is loved!
11. Someday By Alison McGhee
A classic tear-jerking picture book that shows the absolute unconditional love of a mother and child relationship. It also embraces the circle of life and reminds us to cherish our loved ones.
12. How To Raise a Mom By Jean Raegan and Lee Wildish
A perfect gift for mother's day, this cute book switches the normal parenting roles. Allowing the kids to show what the best ways to Raise a Mom is. Your children will laugh as you read this entire book collection.
13. How To Babysit A Grandma By Jean Raegan and Lee Wildish
Part of the same collection at #12, How to Babysit A Grandma follows grandchildren babysitting their grandma. An engaging intergenerational story that will undoubtedly make your entire family laugh.
14. What Do You Love? By Jonathan London
What Do You Love is a beautiful story that follows a mama and her puppy on their daily adventures. Animal mothers are engaging and relatable, your children will love this story!
15. The Berenstein Bears: We Love Our Mom! By Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain
Moms are very special people in our lives. Follow this adventure with the Berenstain Bears trying to find the perfect gift to encapsulate all their love for Mama Bear.
16. The Night Before Mother's Day By: Natasha Wing
A book filled with fun ideas to get your house ready for mother's day. The ideas in this bright book will have your kids excited to decorate!
17. Did I Tell You I Love You Today? By Deloris Jordan & Roslyn M. Jordan
One of those sweet books that should definitely be on all family book lists. A thoughtful book kids will be able to relate to and love to read with their moms.
18. Mama Built a Little Nest By: Jennifer Ward
An artistic book, not only focusing on the love of a mom but also building a love for birds!
19. Hero Mom By Melinda Hardin and Bryan Langdo
If you're a military mom, you're a superhero mom. This is sure to become a favorite book in your military household.
20. Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? By Eric Carle
A classic mom book filled with an endless amount of animal moms showing love and connection with their babies!
21. Mama Elizabeti By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Age: 4 & up
A book that is filled with diversity and will teach about different cultures and the strong bonds of a mom and their families.
22. My Fairy Stepmother By Marni Prince & Jason Prince
A magical picture book that will take children on an adventure with their stepmothers. The perfect story to help build trust and bond with your stepchildren!
23. And That's Why She's My Mama By Tiarra Nazario
A gentle reminder that mamas come in all shapes and sizes. They are special and love you unconditionally, no matter how they became your mama.
24. Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lullaby By Patricia Maclachlan
A magical picture book that explores an African family's life and an African mother's love and nurture for her baby.
25. Mama, Do You Love Me? By Barbara M. Joosse & Barbara Lavallee
A book about children's independence and an extraordinary mother who will go above and beyond to express her love.
26. I Love You Mommy By Jillian Harker
Sometimes baby animals take on a little more than they can handle, I Love You Mommy takes us on an adventure to see just how much Mommy can help.
27. My Mom By Anthony Browne
A book that easily portrays everything moms do and stand for throughout their children's entire lives.
28. Mama Outside, Mama Inside By Dianna Hutts Aston
A beautifully written story about two new mothers and the ways they care for their new babies. Along with some help from dad.
29. A Mama for Owen By Marion Dane Bauer
A wonderful story that enlightens the beauty aside from a birth mother. After a tsunami shakes Owen's world he finds love and friendship and possibly a new mama.
30. Poems in the Attic By Nikki Grimes & Elizabeth Zunon
A book about that is sure to have your kiddos asking lots of questions. Follow a young girl who delves into a box of her mother's poems and learns so many intriguing things about her mother.