20+ Picture Books for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve rounded up some beautiful picture books to add to your bedtime library.  These stories celebrate the special connection between mom and child, some are funny, some are sweet and a few just might make you cry! Do you have a favourite book about mom? Please share it in the comments below.

Our Favourite Kids Books to Read with Kids for Mother's Day

My Mom is Magical

by Hello!Lucky (Author), Sabrina Moyle (Author), Eunice Moyle (Illustrator)

A colourful boardbook young kids will love! Celebrate everything that makes moms amazing with My Mom Is Magical!, a colorful, joyful board book from the bestselling duo Hello!Lucky!, Sabrina and Eunice Moyle. 

Available in Boardbook format. Visit weblink to see the colourful inside pages.

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My Mama Is a Work of Art

by Hana Acabado (Author)

Available in Hardcover.

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Are You My Mother?

By P.D. Eastman

The must-have, heartwarming and hilarious classic perfect for a mother’s day storytime! A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. 

Available in Hardcover.

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Love Makes a Family

by Sophie Beer (Author)

This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that’s LOVE. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book.

Available in Boardbook

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My Two Cool Moms

by Ms. Kristine Ebona (Author)

Every family is unique, and different does not mean wrong. In Kendrick’s world, with his two cool moms, his house is always filled with adventures and love. ‘My Two Cool Moms’ is not just a story; it’s a celebration of all types of families! Part of a series, this book uses heartwarming storytelling to portray families with same-sex parents and foster inclusivity. 

Available in Paperback.

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by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator)

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? answers curious kids who wonder whether lions, bears, and monkeys have mothers, too. Bright collage illustrations and simple text reinforce the theme that everyone has a mother, and every mother loves her child.

Available in Hardcover and Paperback.

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All the Things I Love About You

by LeUyen Pham (Author, Illustrator)

Bestselling author and illustrator LeUyen Pham combines her experience as a mother and her proven storytelling skills in a humorous and heartfelt love letter of a book. In All the Things I Love About You, Mama lists the reasons she loves her little boy: the way his hair sticks up in the morning, the way he says “Mama” (even in the middle of the night), and the way he laughs. Simply written and beautifully illustrated, All the Things I Love About You honestly speaks to the unconditional love between a mother and her child. 

Available in Hardcover.

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I Love You Like No Otter

by Rose Rossner (Author), Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)

A USA Today bestseller! Give hedgehugs and kisses to your little squeakheart with this pun-tastic, funny baby book, the perfect Mother’s Day gift or for any occasion! There’s no better way to say “I love you” than with a sweet and heartfelt animal pun book! I Love You Like No Otter combines a warm message of love with beautifully illustrated animals families will love to read and share together. From baby shower gifts for new parents to bedtime read alouds all year long, this adorable board book is purrfect for anyone you love beary much!

Available in Hardcover and Boardbook.

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The Best Mother

by C. M. Surrisi (Author), Diane Goode (Illustrator)

For every child who’s ever wondered if the grass is greener, New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Diane Goode and C. M. Surrisi’s The Best Mother affirms that there’s nothing better than your own mother’s love.

Available in Hardcover.

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Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch (Author), Sheila McGraw (Illustrator)

Still on the best seller list 24 years after it’s first release, we challenge you to finish reading this book with dry eyes! This story pulls a few heart strings and guarantees a loving hug at the end with whoever you read it to! 

Available in Hardcover, Boarbook and Paperback.

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I Love You to the Moon and Back

by Amelia Hepworth (Author), Tim Warnes (Illustrator)

This bestselling, softly illustrated rhyming picture book is perfect for bedtime read aloud and includes a giftable “to” and “from” page making it the perfect gift for baby showers and birthdays. Big Bear and Little Bear show each other just how strong their love is every minute of the day as they play and snuggle in their forest home.

Available in Hardcover and Boardbook.

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How to Catch a Mamasaurus

by Alice Walstead (Author), Andy Elkerton (Illustrator)

The newest Mother’s Day adventure in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series―do YOU have what it takes to catch the most special creature yet?

Available in Hardcover.

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Why a Son Needs a Mom

by Gregory E. Lang (Author), Susanna Leonard Hill (Author), Gail Yerrill (Illustrator)

Based on Gregory Lang’s New York Times bestselling original series! The perfect Mother’s Day gift of love or sweet keepsake to show why Mom is so special! A touching picture book for kids ages 3-7 and beyond showcasing all the ways a mother will help her child grow, this is the gift for every mom and little boy to celebrate their special bond. Featuring charming animal illustrations and heartwarming rhymes about the loving moments mothers and sons share.

Available in Hardcover.

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Why a Daughter Needs a Mom

by Gregory E. Lang (Author), Susanna Leonard Hill (Author), Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)

Based on Gregory Lang’s New York Times bestselling original series! The perfect Mother’s Day gift of love to show why Mom is so special! This picture book for kids ages 3-7 and beyond is a touching story to show a girl all the ways her mother will help her grow and to remind her of the special bond only she can have with Mom.

Available in Hardcover.

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Me & Mama

by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Author, Illustrator)

A Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Mama’s love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with little one!

Available in Hardcover.

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Just Me and My Mom

by Mercer Mayer (Author, Illustrator)

A classic Little Critter book. Little critter and his mother take a trip to the city exploring the department stores and museums.

Available in Paperback.

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What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother's Day

by Martha Seif Simpson (Author), Jana Christy (Illustrator)

A little boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom on Mother’s Day, unless she’s an animal. For example, don’t give her a rotting log unless she’s a salamander, or a bunch of flies unless she’s a spider! What would Mom like best?

Available in Hardcover and Paperback.

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My Mum Is the Best by Bluey and Bingo

Bluey and Bingo love their mum, and she loves them! Read all about it in this adorable paper-over-board picture book featuring everyone’s favorite Heelers! Based on the on the wildly successful animated series, Bluey, as seen on Disney+.

Available in Hardcover.

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A Mother for Choco

by Keiko Kasza (Author)

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not. Choco wishes he had a mother, but who could she be? He sets off to find her, asking all kinds of animals, but he doesn’t meet anyone who looks just like him. He doesn’t even think of asking Mrs. Bear if she’s his mother-but then she starts to do just the things a mommy might do. And when she brings him home, he meets her other children-a piglet, a hippo, and an alligator-and learns that families can come in all shapes and sizes and still fit together.

Available in Hardcover, Paperback and Boardbook.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day Surprise

by Stan Berenstain (Author), Jan Berenstain (Author)

Come for a visit with the Berenstain Bears in this beloved story that’s perfect to teach children about the importance of thoughtfulness and family, great for a storytime read this Mother’s Day!

Available in Paperback.

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You're Mom: A Little Book for Mothers (And the People Who Love Them)

by Liz Climo (Author)

From international bestselling author Liz Climo comes You’re Mom, a hilarious and relatable collection of original comics about motherhood. Good for a few giggles, this book is so cute!

Available in Hardcover.

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Mommy, Mama, and Me

by Jane Yolen (Author), and John Schoenherr (illustrator)

A heartwarming board books about gay parents! A great purchase for new parents and new babies alike, and the perfect gift to show your love for mommy, mama and more! Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there’s no limit to what a loving family can do together.

Available in Hardcover & Boardbook.

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Mama's Days

by Andi Diehn (Author), Ángeles Ruiz

“Some days Mama is bright like the yellow part of a rainbow. Other days, Mama is flat like the scratched surface of our kitchen table. So I tell Mama a story . . . ” A girl tells about a misunderstood dragon as a way to understand her mother’s unpredictable emotions and reveal her love for her. A very real and touching story with beautiful illustrations about the struggles for moms with mental health challenges.

Available in Hardcover and Paperback.

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You're Loved

by Liz Climo (Author, Illustrator)

Loving, uplifting, and hilariously honest, You’re Loved is a celebration of the milestones of childhood and a tribute to the parents and caregivers who are there for every win, every fall, every goodnight kiss, and every sleepless night. With her trademark sense of humor, Liz Climo (creator of the beloved comic series The Little World of Liz Climo) pairs her adorable art with pitch perfect, gentle rhymes, making this a warm welcome gift for any new addition to the family.

Available in Hardcover, Boardbook and Paperback.

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