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When my kids were little, we loved to celebrate holidays with themed crafts, themed food, and themed books. As the kids got older, we added themed movies and even T.V. show episodes. “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray, anyone? Now that my kids are young adults, I display children’s picture books as holiday decor and happily use any holiday as an excuse to make a festive snack for my husband and myself.

Enjoy this list of children’s books about Mother’s Day. You’ll love the sweet reminders about how much children care about finding a special way to let Mom know she is loved.


What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day

What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day by Martha Simpson suggests the gifts we should NOT give our moms for Mother’s Day.

The Night Before Mother’s Day

The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing is another installment in this wonderful series. Dad and the kids send Mom off with her running pals so they can prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day in style.

The Berenstain Bears We Love Our Mom

The Berenstain Bears We Love Our Mom by Jan Berenstain. Brother Bear and Sister Bear realize just how much Mama Bear does for them and are off on a quest to find a special way to thank her and show her how much they love her.

Biscuit Loves Mother’s Day

Biscuit Loves Mother’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Do your little ones love Biscuit? In this simple story, Biscuit follows along as his friend prepares special ways to celebrate Mom.

Fancy Nancy’s Marvelous Mother’s Day Brunch

Fancy Nancy’s Marvelous Mother’s Day Brunch by Jane O’Connor. Most Mother’s Day books are about kids preparing surprises for Mom. And often, things turn out just fine. But what will happen when Fancy Nancy tackles Mother’s Day brunch? This cute book has 13 “lift-the-flaps” for kids to enjoy, and the illustrations are richly detailed.

Pinkalicious: Mother’s Day Surprise

Pinkalicious: Mother’s Day Surprise by Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious manages Mother’s Day breakfast just fine, but is stymied by writer’s block when she wants to write a special poem for Mom.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day by Anne Rockwell. In this book we get to visit Mrs. Madoff’s classroom again and join the kids in creating a Mother’s Day craft as a gift for Mom.

The Mother’s Day Mice

The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting. Eve Bunting’s lyrical storytelling is perfectly matched to Jan Brett’s richly detailed illustrations in this adventure story. Three brave little mice venture out to find the perfect gifts for Mother only to find themselves thwarted by a predator.

T. Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug

T. Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug by Lois G. Grambling. T. Rex’s friends are all ready with gifts for Mother’s Day, but T. Rex wants to maintain his (ill-fated) tradition of DOING something for Mom.

Mother’s Day Surprise

Mother’s Day Surprise by Stephen Krensky. Violet is a young snake whose friends are busily making gifts for Mother’s Day. Violet wants to do the same, but with no arms, legs or teeth, how can she make a gift?


Which of these cute books will you add to your family’s collection?



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