Friday, May 7, 2010

Celebrating Moms in Books

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9. Whether you call her mom, mommy, mama, mother, eema, mamá, maa, maman, etc., the mother figure has appeared in books for as long as we've had books. Here are some books with mothers or mother figures for different Youth Services age groups:

Ages 0 to 3

I'll Always Love You by Paeony Lewis

I Love You, Good Night by Jon Buller

Mama's Right Here by Liza Baker

My Mom by Debbie Bailey

Ages 3 to 6

Five Minutes' Peace by Jill Murphy

If I Were Your Mother by Margaret Park Bridges

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Mommy's Hands by Kathryn Lasky

Mother, May I? by Lynn Plourde

Beginning Reader

Amelia Bedelia books by Herman Parish

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

The Berenstain Bears' New Kitten and other books by Stan Berenstain

Helping Mom by Mercer Mayer

Grades 2 through 4

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

My Mom the Pirate by Jackie French

Grades 4 through 6+

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Polo's Mother by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan


All We Know of Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Play Me by Laura Ruby

A Thief in the House of Memory by Tim Wynne-Jones

If you'd like more suggestions, please visit the Youth Services desk and ask a librarian! Happy Mother's Day.

Posted by wk. *Mom heart and birds image found at The Gift Detective.