Mothers are so special and without our mothers we would not be the people we are today. In honor of our mothers and all the mothers that are reading this we have created a list of books all about mom. This list is not all the great books that are out there, just books that we enjoyed. We hope you will share these books with your own children or even read them with your mom.
Books About Mom
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
Featured Books about Mom
Waiting Out the Storm by Joann Early Macken
In Waiting Out the Storm a mother and daughter are on a walk when a storm moves in. The story is told through a conversation the two have as the little girl learns about the wind, thunder, and animals. The story is very poetic and the illustrations feel warm and whimsical.
Everlasting Embrace by Gabrielle Emanuel
Everlasting Embrace is a beautiful story of a child in West Africa who rides on her mother’s back. Throughout her day the child moves with her, close by in an embrace of love. I love this story and how it is told from the child’s point of view.
Where’s My Mom? by Julia Donaldson
A young monkey ask a butterfly “Where’s My Mom?”. The butterfly leads the monkey to different animals that fix the description of the monkey’s mother. In the end we learn that the butterfly does not look the same as their children, so he does not realize that monkey and his mom look the same. This is a great book to use as you talk about how children look like their mother. We shared this fun animal sorting activity to go along with this book.
Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do by Marianne Richmond
Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do is a look at the adventures of moms as they work hard to take care of their children. Throughout the book we read about mothers that run after busses in their PJ’s and take care of their sick little ones. For mothers and kids this is a fun reminder of all the things a mom will do.
The Mommy Book by Todd Parr
The Mommy Book is a bright and colorful book that looks at all the ways mommies are different. I love the simple illustrations and all the shapes and sizes moms come in.
I Believe in You by Marianne Richmond
I Believe in You is a sweet reminder to children old and young that your mother will always be there to support you. The illustrations show all the ways mothers help and believe in us.
Mother’s Day Surprise by Stephen Krensky
Violet wants a special Mother’s Day Surprise for her mom but can’t think of anything to give. As Mother’s Day gets closer Violet sees unique and special gifts all her friends are making. I like the lesson this story teaches that a gift is extra special when it comes from your heart.
Bearcub and Mama by Sharon Jennings
In Bearcub and Mama, Bearcub learns from his mom how to climb, fish, and explore. When Bearcub goes out on his own and is separated from his mom, Bearcub remembers the lessons his mom taught him and he is soon back with his mom.
Mommy’s Little Monster by Dawn McNiff
Tiny Troll loves his mommy and doesn’t want her to go to the party without him. This is a sweet story that includes lots of yucky monster things, like mudmilk. If your little one has a hard time when you leave, this might be a good book for them. This book is also listed on our monster book list.
Mars Needs Moms! By Berkeley Breathed
Mars Needs Moms is a silly and sweet story of Milo, a little boy that doesn’t understand why moms are so special. When Milo’s mom is taken by aliens he begins to understand why moms are so special. I love this story, as a mom and daughter it is a reminder that moms do what they do to protect and care for their kids and most of all because they love them.
Me and My Mom! By Alison Ritchie
Me and My Mom is a heartwarming story of a cub who loves her mother and wants to be just like her. The story is told in short rhyming poems that describe all the things the cub and mother bear do together. The text and illustrations make this a great book for little ones.
My Mother is Mine by Marion Dane Bauer
Animal moms and their babies are featured in My Mother is Mine. Each page shows a mother animal and her baby and short description like “My mother is strong”. I like the simple ways the mothers are described and the dreamy look of the illustrations.
A Mom for Umande by Maria Faulconer
A Mom for Umande is a remarkable story of a baby gorilla, Umande, whose birth mother would not take care of him. He was first taken care of by devoted zoo keepers and then moved to the Columbus Zoo where he met Lulu. This is a true story and shows that moms can come from many different places.
Just Like Mama by Leslea Newman
Just Like Mama follows a mother and daughter throughout the day as the little girl describes all the things that her mom does for her. The story reminds us that moms are so special because they spend time with us and love us.
I Love My Mom by Anna Walker
In I Love My Mom, Ollie loves his mom and all the fun they have together. This simple story and illustrations are fun and whimsical. Little ones will enjoy the colorful illustrations and might be inspired to get up and get moving with their mom.
Bedtime For Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Bedtime for Mommy is a silly book that switches the bedtime roles around. A little girl is getting her mommy ready for bed and the mom does many of the things that kids do to stall bedtime. This is a fun story to read with little ones, Little Bit smiled as we read it because the mother did many of the things that she does at bedtime.
Which books about mothers are special to you?