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.

 


 

That's Me Loving You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101932384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 27th, 2016

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.


The Napping House Cover Image
By Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780152567088
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Harcourt Children's Books - May 4th, 2009

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!


Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

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.


A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love Cover Image
By Michelle Edwards, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553497106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 11th, 2016

Not every mother-figure is a relative.  In this tale, Sophia's neighbor, Mrs. Goldman, teaches a lesson about both knitting and generosity.


Nana in the City Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544104433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - September 2nd, 2014

New places can be frightening, but with a Nana this cool to show the way, exploring the city turns out to be fun!


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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats Cover Image
By Alicia Potter, Birgitta Sif (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385753340
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2015

Yes, she might be a mom to cats instead of kiddos, but her love made lions out of 'em!


Bloom: An Ode to Spring Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Mary Lundquist (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374302504
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - March 7th, 2017

Love grows like a garden: patience and hard work are essential.


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The Magical World of Strega Nona: A Treasury Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), Tomie dePaola
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399173455
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 27th, 2015

Magical and wise, Strega Nona is a classic.


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Bunny Roo, I Love You Cover Image
By Melissa Marr, Teagan White (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399546471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 10th, 2017

Pure sweetness for the newest moms and their little ones!


How to Raise a Mom Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553538298
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

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.


How to Babysit a Grandma Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385753845
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 25th, 2014

There's an art to proper babysitting, as any grandma will tell you.  In this How To book, though, the tables have been turned!