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Books That Celebrate Mom

On Mother's Day or any day, savor this marvelous mix of mommy-honoring read-alouds.
 
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When Mama Gets Home
by Marisabina Russo Illustrated by Marisabina Russo
Mama is almost home from work! But first the young narrator and her sister and brother have a lot to do. They will set the table and peel the vegetables and get things ready. And when Mama does get home, they have so much to tell her about their day. But because she is Mama, she has time for each one of them.
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Someday
by Alison McGhee Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

What every mother (and parent) wishes for her child is a chance to live life at its fullest. McGhee and Reynolds have taken this idea and turned it into a poignant yet simple and pure picture book that will touch readers of all ages.

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The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd

A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $6.99

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Piglet and Mama
by Margaret Wild Illustrated by Stephen Michael King
Oiiiiiink! Piglet has lost Mama! All the other mothers on the farm- Duck, Horse, Dog, and Sheep- offer Piglet a hug or games to play until her mother returns. But Piglet wants her Mama!
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On Mother's Lap
by Ann Herbert Scott Illustrated by Glo Coalson

Scott's well-loved story sensitively captures the cozy warmth of a universal childhood experience, portrayed in an Eskimo setting. Michael loves cuddling in the rocking chair with his mother and his favorite toys.

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My Monster Mama Loves Me So
by Laura Leuck Illustrated by Mark Buehner

"She tucks me tightly into bed,
then asks me id my spider's fed
and hangs my favorite bat above me.
That's how I know my mama loves me!"

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My Mom
by Anthony Browne Illustrated by Anthony Browne

Following up on his bestseller My Dad, the inimitable Anthony Browne returns to celebrate the every-mom. In this paean to motherhood, we first meet Mom over a cup of coffee, clad in a floral robe.

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Mommy Hugs
by Anne Gutman , Georg Hallensleben , Chronicle Books

What could be sweeter than adorable baby animals snuggling with their mommies? This simple board book with warm illustrations feature a variety of animals and celebrate the affection between mothers and children. Cuddles and kisses will surely abound when reading this aloud!

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Mommy?
by Maurice Sendak , Arthur Yorinks Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

In this amazing book, the legendary Maurice Sendak re-invents himself yet again with his first ever pop-up book! A little boy is looking for his mommy. In each incredible page-spread he encounters a variety of familiar monsters. Is the boy scared? Of course not! Does he find his mommy at the end? Of course!

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Hardcover Pop-up Books : $17.47

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Mama's Day
by Linda Ashman Illustrated by Jan Ormerod

Somewhere there's a mama
lifting baby from a crib,
Snapping rompers, looping laces,
Brushing crumbs from baby's bib.

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Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons
by Rob D. Walker Illustrated by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon

In this elegant expression of wisdom and love, mothers around the world share life's simplest yet important lessons with their sons. With paintings by the Dillons, these moments of sharing are profound, engrossing, and a tender display of hope and trust, strength and support.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $11.89

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Mama, How Long Will You Love Me?
by Anna Pignataro Illustrated by Anna Pignataro
This book reassures little ones of Mother's unconditional love.

Like all young children, Oli wants confirmation of his mother's love. And when she assures him she will love him always, Oli asks, "How long is always?"

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Paperback Picturebooks : $4.99

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Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee

This tender story about a sensitive little girl who lives in the Arctic focuses on her attempts to learn just how much her mother loves her.

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

Here is the story of a little raccoon who confronts the first day of school and needs reassurance. Mother Raccoon finds an unforgettable way of communicating the message that everyone most needs to hear.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $14.36

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I Love You the Purplest
by Barbara M. Joosse Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee , Mary Whyte

This warm story of a mother's undying love for her two sons helps budding readers understand the complexities of sibling rivalry and the depth of a parent's love for their children.

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I Love My Mommy Because . . .
by Laurel Porter-Gaylord Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

"I love my mommy because she gives me great big hugs. "

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I Love My Mommy
by Sebastien Braun
Sometimes mommies are funny and playful. Other times they are warm and comforting. And mommies "always" know when to laugh, where to play, and how to love. Through simple, moving text and endearing illustrations, Sebastien Braun captures the spirit of motherhood in a celebration for every mother and child.
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I Love My Mama
by Peter Kavanagh Illustrated by Jane Chapman

This sweet rhyme follows Mama and Baby elephant as they take a walk together through the savannah. Every moment of Mama and Baby's day is filled with fun and caring as shown in playful and soothing illustrations. Perfect for Mother's Day. Full color.

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I Love It When You Smile
by Sam McBratney Illustrated by Charles Fuge

When Little Roo wakes up, he just feels grumpy. His mother tries everything she can to make him feel better, but nothing she does makes any difference. So how will a deep, wide, and muddy-at-the-bottom hole make Little Roo smile?

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If Mom Had Three Arms
by Karen Kaufman Orloff Illustrated by Pete Whitehead

"I only have two arms!" Every mother has said it sometime, and every kid has heard it. But a young boy wonders: what would happen if Mom really had "more . . . many more?" Children looking at this inventive and amusingly illustrated picture book will happily join in the fantasy.

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Hush!: A Thai Lullaby
by Minfong Ho Illustrated by Holly Meade

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

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Paperback Picturebooks : $6.99

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

Beautiful illustrations show that animal babies, like human children, have mothers who love them! Eric Carle's gorgeous collage illustrations and playful text encourage children to learn about animal mothers and their babies.

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Are You My Mother?
by P. D. Eastman

When Baby Bird hatches from his egg, his mother is off looking for food. What's a bird to do?

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I Love You Through and Through
by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

I love your hair and eyes, Your giggles and cries... A toddler and his teddy bear illustrate a young child's happy side, sad side, silly side, mad side, and more! Babies and toddlers will feel loved all over when they hear this declaration of adoration and affection!

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Board Picturebooks : $6.26

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Board Books : $10.49

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Good Night, I Love You
by Caroline Jayne Church Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

New from the Bestselling Illustrator of I Love You Through and Through!

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Board Picturebooks : $7.19

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