Happy Mother's Day!
By Toni Hill, Children's Specialist
There's so much we could say to celebrate the Moms, Grandmas, and other special women who have taught us, loved us, and laughed with us. If a picture's worth a thousand words, these picture books might come close to saying how we really feel.
A sweet and poignant read that is made all the more moving by the recent death of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who passed away from cancer this winter. It's a reminder that even those moms and grandmas who can't be beside us are loving us still.
A funny story about a very mellow grandma, this book also comes with an accompanying CD that includes both the story and some original kids' tunes written just to go along with it!
Fun and funky illustrations follow a wise grandma and her grandchild as she makes an ordinary trip across the city into an eye-opening adventure.
Not every mother-figure is a relative. In this tale, Sophia's neighbor, Mrs. Goldman, teaches a lesson about both knitting and generosity.
New places can be frightening, but with a Nana this cool to show the way, exploring the city turns out to be fun!
Yes, she might be a mom to cats instead of kiddos, but her love made lions out of 'em!
Love grows like a garden: patience and hard work are essential.
Magical and wise, Strega Nona is a classic.
Pure sweetness for the newest moms and their little ones!
It's a lot of fun for youngsters to step into Mom's shoes with this How To book, and might bring a whole new appreciation of her love and devotion.
There's an art to proper babysitting, as any grandma will tell you. In this How To book, though, the tables have been turned!