Magical, Marvelous Moms!

A soft cozy chair, a reassuring hug, and love that lasts, "till the stars turn to fish in the sky, and the puffin howls at the moon," all work their magic in these favorite read-alouds that celebrate mom. Find more delightful stories to share on our Mother's Day booklist.

The Mommy Book

Whether mommies work far away or at home, cook or order pizza, they are all lots of fun and filled with love. With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of mothers. 

A Chair for My Mother

A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

In Our Mothers' House

This gem of a book illustrates how love makes a family, even if it's not a traditional one. The narrator, a black girl, describes how her two Caucasian mothers, Marmee and Meema, adopted her, her Asian brother, and her red-headed sister. 

Mommy's Khimar

A young Muslim American girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more.

Mama, Do You Love Me?

A small Inuit girl uses her imagination to test her mother's love, and finds it is everlasting and unconditional.  A beautiful combination of a rich culture and a universal theme. 

Please Pick Me Up, Mama!

A baby raccoon spends the day with its mother enjoying many different experiences, from dressing up the cat to splashing and clapping.

A Pocket Full of Kisses

Chester Raccoon is worried that his mother does not have enough love for both him and his new baby brother.

I've Loved You Since Forever

Lyrical text and illustrations of baby animals and their mothers show the love of a parent.