Harold B. Lee Library

Read Smart: Mother’s Day Book List

May 4, 2011 in Beginning Readers 5-8, Book Lists, Teen 13+, Tween 9-12

Sometimes the best way to say I love you is with a magnificent book. Here are a couple we have discovered to be that perfect blend of tender, sweet, and fun.

My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck, HarperCollins, 2002, Ages 0-5.

Putting monsters to bed is a task that will leave you with a smile and warm-heart.

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, Random House Books for Young Readers, 1996, Ages 4-8.

A classic with delightful illustrations about a bird trying to find it’s real mother amongst a slew of other animals.

31 Uses for a Mom by Harriet Ziefert, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003, Ages 4-10.

A quick and simple but telling books about all the things a mother does. Great vocabulary builder with simple and fun pictures.

Mother Sends Her Wisdom by Louise McClenathan, William Morrow and Company, 1979, ages 4-12.

An old Russian tale about a wise mother and her daughter outsmarting a cheating moneylender.

When You Were Born by Dianna Hutts Aston, Candlewick Press, 2004, ages 5-8.

A gentle and relatable tale told by a mother in free-verse and highlighted by brightly colored, abstract illustrations.

Lauren McMullan, BYU Student, School of Education

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