My Book Corner has put together a GREAT selection of picture books which are perfect for sharing during the run up to Mother’s Day. When is Mother’s Day?
UK 26th March 2017
Australia & USA 14th May 2017
I Love Mum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The infamous little caterpillar is back for 2016.
I Love My Mum by Anna Walker
Simple, relaxed and perfectly enjoyable. I love the laid back pace and enjoyment that Ollie and his mum find in the simple, everyday things they encounter. Perfect for Mother’s Day.
Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother, too? by Eric Carle
Eric Carle’s trade mark style and simplicity introduces a variety of animals and the love of their mothers in this beautiful picture book.
The Messy Mother’s Day by Lucie Billingsley
This is a jaunty book whose repeating lines, carefully placed alliteration and plenty of questions make it perfect for reading out loud.
The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point by Trina Saffioti
I love that this is a story passed down from Tina’s mother to her, and now to us… and so it continues. Beautiful. A perfect one for sharing on Mother’s Day due its beautiful focus on the mother and daughter relationship.
Mummy’s Kisses by Paula Clark
Soft, gentle and perfect for curling up with at bedtime, Mummy’s Kisses is certainly one for My Book Corner’s list of Best Mother’s Day Books. I love that this picture book contains messages of strength and encouragement through touching on everyday worries for younger children, whether it is trying a new activity or going over to make new friends.
My Mum’s The Best by Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley
A simply delightful picture book aimed perfectly at the really young listeners.
My Mum Hax X-ray Vision by Angela MacAllister
Love this picture book – how does mum know everything?! Well, it must be because she has x-ray vision?!?! Celebrating mum as a hero? We had to add this one to the list!
A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton
On the first page a little owl falls out of the tree and so begins a search for his mummy. Full of giggles and stunning illustrations A Bit Lost has been a popular one here, gaining 4* from a My Book Corner fan. Follow the link for some great colouring pages too.
The Night Before Mother’s Day by Doug MacLeod
Relax, put your feet up and have a read … and a giggle about all that makes this day so ‘special’. Know any mothers? Give them this, no lavender pot pourri, thank you!
Stolen Girl by Trina Saffioti
Our second title in this list from the wonderful Trina Saffioti. Stolen Girl takes on a much more sombre and serious tone as the nameless girl of this poignant picture book yearns for the mother she was taken away from. Stolen Girl is a sensitive and moving portrayal of the Stolen Generation.
Never Too Little to Love by Jeanne Willis
An adorable little book with many endearing qualities. It’s perfect for little hands.