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Books That Celebrate Mom

On Mother's Day or any day, savor this marvelous mix of mommy-honoring read-alouds with your family.
 
The Kissing Hand
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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Picture Book: $14.36

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Mommy?
Mommy?
by 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?
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Llama Llama Home with Mama
Llama Llama Home with Mama
by Anna Dewdney Illustrated by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama wakes up with a tickly throat. He'll have to stay home and rest instead of going to school. Luckily, he has his mama to bring him medicine and read to him. But as the day wears on, Llama gets bored with being sick, and by lunchtime he's even starting to feel a little better. But, what's this?

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Picture Book: $14.39

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

In a 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.

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Picture Book: $6.29

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Board Book: $4.79

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Paperback Book And CD: $6.97

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The Runaway Bunny
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 Book: $6.99

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Mama, How Long Will You Love Me?
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, Sammy wants confirmation of his mother's love. And when she assures him she will love him always, Sammy asks, "How long is always?"

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Paperback Book: $4.99

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

Endearing pictures of a lovable toddler add humor and heart to this reassuring story, in a comforting, padded board book that's just right for cuddle time!

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Board Book: $11.99

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Board Book: $7.16

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Hush!
Hush!
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 Book: $6.99

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Mama Says
Mama Says
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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Someday
Someday
by Alison McGhee Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

This loving story expresses the range of emotions and hopes a parent has for a child as they experience their first moments on earth and go through a lifetime of hopes, dreams, and experiences.

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How Do I Love You?
How Do I Love You?
by Marion Dane Bauer Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
"How do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days..."
In this rhyming story book, a parent declares her love...as the bees love a flower, a duck loves a shower, a bird loves to sing, and a bear loves the spring.
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Board Book: $7.19

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Piglet and Mama
Piglet and Mama
by Margaret Wild Illustrated by Stephen Michael King
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When Mama Gets Home
When Mama Gets Home
by Marisabina Russo Illustrated by Marisabina Russo
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I Love You!
I Love You!
by Caroline Jayne Church Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

A snuggly cloth book with a mirror from Caroline Jayne Church!

I love my fingers.
I love my toes.
I love my eyes.
I love my nose.
I love my arms and belly, too.
But most of all, I love you.

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Board Book: $10.39

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My Mom
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
Mommy Hugs
by Anne Gutman , Georg Hallensleben
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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Mama Lion Wins the Race
Mama Lion Wins the Race
by Jon J Muth Illustrated by Jon J Muth
Start your engines: The race is on! And Mama Lion and Tigey are off — with their cool goggles and snazzy sports car!
Racing teams gather from far and wide for this madcap race. But who will take home the big trophy? Will it be the fantastic Flying Pandinis? The mischievous Knitted Monkey crew?
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Picture Book: $12.59

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Mama's Day
Mama's Day
by Linda Ashman Illustrated by Jan Ormerod
Somewhere there's a mama
lifting baby from a crib,
Snapping rompers, looping laces,
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Mama, Do You Love Me?
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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Good Night, I Love You
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!
Caroline Jayne Church and her loveable, huggable toddlers are back!
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Board Book: $7.19

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I Love You the Purplest
I Love You the Purplest
by Barbara M. Joosse Illustrated by 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.

Brothers Max and Julian each want to hold a special place in their mother's heart.

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I Love My Mommy
I Love My Mommy
by Sebastien Braun
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Mama, How Long Will You Love Me?
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, Sammy wants confirmation of his mother's love. And when she assures him she will love him always, Sammy asks, "How long is always?"

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Paperback Book: $4.99

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I Love My Mama
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
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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No, David!
No, David!
by David Shannon Illustrated by David Shannon

When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. All he hears from his mother as he breaks his mother's rules is "No, David!", "That's enough, David!", and "Settle down!"

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Paperback Book: $5.99

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Picture Book: $12.59

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If Mom Had Three Arms
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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Are You My Mother?
Are You My Mother?
by P. D. Eastman Illustrated by P. D. Eastman

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

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Jonathan and His Mommy
Jonathan and His Mommy
by Irene Smalls Illustrated by Michael Hays
Step out with Jonathan and his mother as they go on a wonderful walk through the streets and parks of their city. And this is no ordinary walk!
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Hanging Out with Mom
Hanging Out with Mom
by Sonia W. Black Illustrated by George Ford

A young boy and his working mother share an evening in the park: chasing kite tails, feeding ducks, and climbing the jungle gym.

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You're My Little Bunny
You're My Little Bunny
by Claire Freedman Illustrated by Gavin Scott
Little Bunny has a busy day ahead!

Little Bunny is a cute and curious ball of fluff!
Come along on a day packed full of small discoveries and big wonder.

This rhyming story, paired with gentle illustrations, will enchant little ones everywhere.
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Board Book: $7.19

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I Love You, Stinky Face
I Love You, Stinky Face
by Lisa McCourt Illustrated by Cyd Moore

As a mother lovingly tucks her child into bed, the imaginative child has...just a few questions. For instance, "What if I were an alligator with big, sharp teeth that could bite your head off?"

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Paperback Book And CD: $6.97

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Just Me and My Mom
Just Me and My Mom
by Mercer Mayer Illustrated by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter and his mother take a trip to the city, exploring the department stores and museums.

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The Night Before Mother's Day
The Night Before Mother's Day
by Natasha Wing Illustrated by Amy Wummer

It's the night before Mother's Day, and Dad and the kids are determined to show Mom just how much they love her. They whip up a cake from scratch and offer a special coupon for a day at the spa, right in their own kitchen!

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Clifford's Happy Mother's Day
Clifford's Happy Mother's Day
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Mother's Day is coming, and Emily Elizabeth is gathering together some surprises for her mom: candy, flowers, and a card she'll make herself. Uh-oh! Clifford accidentally knocks over the ink and tracks pawprints over the card and Emily's sweater!

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We're Making Breakfast for Mother
We're Making Breakfast for Mother
by Shirley Neitzel Illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker

It's Mother's Day, and two children are preparing a breakfast feast for their unsuspecting mother, to be served in bed, of course. Nothing comes out quite as intended, so it's Mother to the rescue in this extraordinary rebus book.

Praise for We're Making Breakfast for Mother

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T. Rex and the Mother's Day Hug
T. Rex and the Mother's Day Hug
by Lois G. Grambling Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
Like many children, this little tyrannosaurus wants to show his mother just how much he cares on her special day. He doesn't want to just give her something he's bought at a store — but something that she'll always treasure. What could that be?
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I Love You, Too
I Love You, Too
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

"Once there was a little brown puppy who loved his mama very much. So he got the the best present he could find-a big, beautiful bone...."

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Board Book: $6.39

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Are You My Mommy?
Are You My Mommy?
by Joyce Wan Illustrated by Joyce Wan
The creator of You Are My Cupcake returns with a cuddly story all about baby animals and their mommies!

Join an adorable little bunny on the search for Mommy all around the farm yard.
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Board Book: $5.59

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Is Your Mama a Llama?
Is Your Mama a Llama?
by Deborah Guarino Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Lloyd the llama is looking for his mama. "Is your mama a llama?" he asks a bat, a swan, a cow, a seal, and a kangaroo.

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Paperback Book And CD: $6.99

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Paperback Book: $6.99

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Paperback Book: $6.99

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I Will Love You
I Will Love You
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli Illustrated by Lisa Anchin
In the very first moment, when you came to be,
I looked at you, and you looked at me.
I whispered these words as I held you near,
for all time, for all space, for the world to hear
I will love you."
Capucilli's text is lyrical, touching, and makes for a great read-aloud, while illustrator Lisa Anchin brin
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Hardcover Book: $12.59

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