There is no shortage of amazing picture books about mothers and grandmothers, but there is definitely always a need for more books that include mothers from different cultures and walks of life. If you’re planning a story time, display, or book list for Mother’s Day, include these books to reflect the diversity of your patron population:
(image taken from Donna Jo Napoli’s website)
With warmer days getting closer and closer, beach stories will soon be in high demand in no time. Hands and Hearts is not only a gorgeously illustrated story about a fun trip to the beach, but it also incorporates American Sign Language to tell this story of a mother and her young daughter discussing their big outing.
Where do many families celebrate Mother’s Day? At grandmother’s house, of course! Full Full of Love follows a large extended family as they enjoy a fabulous feast at grandmother’s house, which features lots of hugs and kisses in addition to the scrumptious dishes.
(image taken from Candlewick Press)
(image taken from HarperCollins Publishers)
Making cookies with mom is a treasured childhood memory for many, as is celebrated in Mama & Me. Spanish words (the English equivalent is incorporated after the Spanish word is introduced) are included in this warmly told and illustrated tale about a precious bond between a mother and her daughter.
(image taken from Scholastic)
A definite scarcity in picture book: mothers in wheelchairs or mothers that have physical disabilities. In Mama Zooms, we see a young boy who imagines that he has many adventures with his mother as they ride in her wheelchair.
What are your favorite picture books about mothers? Let us know in the comments!