Here are some books to celebrate the unconditional love of mothers—all featuring adorable animals! Thank you, mums! (And grand mums and all the other beautiful mother figures in our lives.)
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
A must-read classic from one of my all-time favourite children’s writers.
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Mrs. Mallard makes sure her eight ducklings arrive safely at their new home.
My Mother is Mine by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Peter Elwell
A variety of animals share why their mother is special.
If Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler, illustrated by Alison Jay
A book to celebrate the immeasurable love of a parent, with gorgeous illustrations by Alison Jay (who illustrated Song of the Stars).
I Love Mom by Eric Carle
The joyful and bold illustrations you’ve come to love from Eric Carle in a book all about the love for a mom.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson
A tender tale of owl babies missing their mother—and celebrating when she returns.
I Love You, Too! by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
A host of adorable animals find gifts for their mamas.
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
A multiple award-winning book about a mom wrangling her little one at bedtime.
Little Fish and Mommy by Lucy Cousins
A special adventure under the sea between a mommy fish and her little one.
Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr, illustrated by Teagan White
A beautiful book celebrating the many ways parents help new babies feel loved.
And as a bonus, a few of mine that celebrate the unconditional love of mothers and mother figures:
Little One, We Knew You’d Come by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Eve Tharlet
A beautiful story about the hope and anticipation of a new baby.
The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Micahel Emberley
A heart-warming “instruction manual” for children on how to look after and love their grandparents.
His Royal Highness, King Baby by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by David Roberts
Adjusting to life with a new baby can be hard. This hilarious story will help.
How to Be a Baby…by Me, the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Sue Heap
Hilarious guide to the behavior of babies by an expert older sibling.