Mother and Child Picture Books

 Mother's Day is all about celebrating Moms. But it is also about the love.  Love that a mother has for her children, and love that children have for their mother.  So today, I am sharing with you my most beloved mother and child picture books that have absolutely nothing to do with Mother's Day; but rather, the magical loving bonds that exists between mothers and their children.  Enjoy!

I Love you Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt: The first to a series of books, I Love You Stinky Face is a book about the unconditional love a mother has for her very busy and inquisitive little boy.

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric CarleEvery kind of animal has a mother.  In this beautifully illustrated book, readers will see all sorts of different animals and learn that the one thing they all have in common, is mothers that love them.

I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy TillmanCelebrating the imagination of children, this book focuses on the surety that no matter where your child's dreams may take them, you will be there every step of the way.

My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck: This fun and quirky picture book is about a little monster who lists all the ways he knows his monster mama loves him.  As you read about brushing fangs to singing monster lullabies, this picture book will have you and your own little monster(s) laughing together as you turn each page. 

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. JoosseThis tender book is about a sensitive, young, Arctic girl who wants to know just how much her mother loves her.  Through a simple question and answer text, you and your children will read of different situations that test the existing love between the mother and daughter.  As you reach the end of the book, you will learn that no matter what happens, the little Inuit girls is deeply and unceasingly loved.

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown: In this book of pretend Hide and Go Seek, a little bunny keeps running away from his mother.  But every time he runs and hides, his mother always finds him and embraces him in love.

I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse: While out on a fishing excursion with their mother, two little boys begin to ask who is the best at doing certain things and who she loves the most.  Instead of simply saying that they are equally good and equally loved, their mother compares her love for them to her favorite colors and the things that are evoked from them.  I Love You the Purplest is must-read when you have more than one child because, like the mother in the book, love is not divided, it's multiplied. 

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman: Whether you are about to have your first, thick in the middle of raising young kids, or an empty nester, On the Night You Were Born will fill your heart with an insurmountable feeling of love as you read about the joy and reverance one polar bear mother has for her cub and the night they were born.

Love and Hugs,

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