As many moms know, there are some children’s books that are hard to read without getting a little choked up. Touching illustrations and storylines that speak to the unspeakable love a mom poses for her kids can leave you looking for your hanky mid-tuck-in time, especially around Mother’s Day. So fair warning, keep some Kleenex handy if you read any of these 17 children’s books celebrating moms.
Each is sweeter than the next. These books bring the world of motherhood to readers from around the globe and showcase the universality of a mother’s special bond with her children. Some of the books use simple language, ideal for the littlest listeners, while others get more poetic. Some are silly, some are extremely heartfelt, but all of them are great choices to pull off the bookshelf as you sit down for some quality holiday time with your crew.
And when in doubt on what to choose, pick a few. Because the four greatest words in the English language (out of the mouths of babes) are “can we read another?” So settle in for a cozy afternoon of storytime this Mother’s Day.
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Whether it’s Mother’s Day or just another Tuesday, these books are worth adding to your child’s library or picking up from the library and sharing with one another.