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These Mother's Day-themed books are the perfect way to show kids how important mom is in their lives.
 
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Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch
Series: Henry and Mudge, Book #24
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Carolyn Bracken

This year Henry and Mudge are out to make the best Mother's Day lunch ever. It has to be juicy, crunchy, and perfect for family sharing. When they select a gorgeous golden pineapple, the menu is shaping up to be anything but dull. Dad is helping them carve something almost too pretty to eat.

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Coming Apart
Series: Main Street, Book #9
by Ann M. Martin

When Nikki's father left her family, she thought all the trouble would be over. But now he's coming back one last time, and Nikki isn't sure what's going to happen. Luckily, she has good friends like Flora, Ruby, and Olivia to stand behind her.

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Me and My Mom
by Alison Ritchie Illustrated by Alison Edgson

Rhyming text describes a day of fun and adventure that a bear shares with his mother.

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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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Kristy and Mr. Mom
by Ann M. Martin

Worrying about her stepfather after a heart attack forces him to quit his job for a less stressful lifestyle, Kristy wonders if Nanny's departure, an outbreak of the flu, and the arrival of Karen and Andrew will disturb the peace.

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I Like Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet
by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Lydia Halverson
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Between Mom and Jo
by Julie Anne Peters
Nick is the luckiest boy around - he has two mothers. This poignant, funny, contemporary story deals with the now-familiar situation of two married women raising a child together. Nick deals with prejudice at school, cruel taunts from class members, and ul
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The Year Mom Won the Pennant
by Matt Christopher , Foster Caddell , Matthew F. Christopher
The boys are all hesitant when one boy's mother is the only parent who volunteers to coach their Little League team, but there is quite a surprise in store for them.
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Clementine and the Family Meeting
Series: Clementine, Book #5
by Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Marla Frazee

Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The "Family Meeting!" sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been too mean to her little brother? Too sloppy? Eating too much junk food?

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Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me!
Series: Hank Zipzer, Book #13
by Henry Winkler , Lin Oliver Illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson

One afternoon, Hank overhears his mom and Frankie's mom talking about having a baby. It must be Frankie's mom that they're talking about. Frankie will go crazy when he hears about this. Hank worries about how to break the news to his best friend, until he finds out that it's his own mother who is pregnant.

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Ten Kids, No Pets
by Ann M. Martin

There are ten siblings in the Rosso family. Ten individuals with ten different ways of looking at things. But they all have one thing in common: Each of them wants a pet. The only problem is that their mom does not: "No pets," she has always said.

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Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club, Book #24
by Ann M. Martin

Mother's Day is coming up and the Baby-sitters have the same problem they do every year: What do they get their mothers? Kristy, especially, wants to do something nice for her mom. Mrs. Brewer has been acting kind of strange and secretive lately, and Kristy's worried about her...

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Sunshine Home
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Diane deGroat

Sunshine Home may be sunny, but it is not a home. Not Grandma's home, anyway. As much as Timmie's mom and dad try to act as if everything is normal, and as cheery as Grandma tries to be when they visit her, Timmie can see that they are all miserable.

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My Mother the Mayor, Maybe
by Pat Kibbe Illustrated by Dan Capozzi
B.J. is 10 when her mom decides to run for mayor. B.J. sets out to do all she can to help her win, but in politics, not everything goes as planned.
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Busy Like You Can't Believe
Series: Lucy Rose
by Katy Kelly Illustrated by Adam Rex
I'm Lucy Rose, and here's the thing about 4th: that grade is busy like you can't believe! Especially if you are a person who is already PLENTY busy on account of having RESPONSIBILITIES and I am that kind exactly.
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The Great Mom Swap
Tired of the nagging of their mothers, Lorna Markham and Scotti Wheeler, best friends and next-door neighbors, come up with a scheme to exchange moms.
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Mom's Best Friend
Text and photos describe how a blind mother adjusts to getting a new dog guide.
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