Picture Books About Mothers

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Celebrate Mother's Day with young children by sharing one of these excellent books:

Before I Was your Mother  This is one of my favorite books about mothers and daughters. In it, a mother shares with her child all the things she liked when she was young, including playing outside with her best friend, fighting with her brother over the frosting flowers on a birthday cake, and imagining herself as a mother one day.

Mama, Do You Love Me? A mother provides the reassurance her child needs, reinforcing that even though she may become upset at times, her love is steadfast and unconditional.

I Love My Mama This gentle, day-in-the-life portrayal of a mother elephant and her calf is ideal for younger children.

Runaway Bunny A bunny learns that it is safe to begin experimenting with independence, since a mother's love stays with you no matter where you are.

On Mother's Lap This timeless classic gracefully reinforces the message that moms are a source of comfort when kids are feeling insecure.