In honor of Mother's Day this coming Sunday, I thought I'd share a list of some of my favorite books about mothers. Some of these are your traditional "Mommy and me" stories that I posted last year around this time, but others I simply find to be particularly touching as a mother. Hint, hint, dads... these make great gifts from your little one!
Do you have a favorite mothering book that should be on this list? Please share in the comments. Thanks!
Someday by Alison McGhee: A beautiful story that makes me cry every single time I read it. In fact, I got teary just re-reading my post about it. This is a must read for any mother, especially if she has a daughter. Love, love, love this book.
I Love My Mommy Because by Laurel Porter-Gaylord: Both of my children love this book and have for quite some time. Ashley's Wolff's illustrations of animal mothers caring for their young are gorgeous, and the board book version is perfect for even the littlest of readers. A great gift for baby to give to mom this Mother's Day.
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman: I'm not sure which is more of a tear-jerker for me: this, or Someday. If there is a mom out there who can read this without crying, I'll be impressed! This gorgeous book always reminds me of how I felt the very first time I held my newborn children in my arms. Beautiful and touching in every way.
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza: An adorable story about motherly love, diversity, and acceptance, this book delivers the important message that the only thing children and their parents need to have in common to be a family is love.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn: This is a great book to read with your children before they head off to school for the first time, but its reminder that our love will always be with them wherever they go makes it perfect for Mother's Day or any time of year.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney: This is probably not your typical Mother's Day book, but it might make a cute gift for the mom who finds herself routinely wanting to say, "Please stop all this llama drama and be patient for your mama!"