Book recommendations

Celebrate Mother's Day with a book

May 08, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day – well any day really – by sharing a book! We’ve selected some wonderful stories to look for at your local library to honour and celebrate all the mums on their special day.

My Mum’s Special Secret by Sally Morgan. A super special Mother’s Day story before you even start reading because it is written and illustrated by a mother/daughter team.  Parents contribute to their child’s learning each and every day. Each page of this book explores all the things Mum Kookaburra has helped her little one to learn.

I love My Mummy by Giles Andreae. This gorgeous book is great to share with babies as they will see themselves on every page. Young children will enjoy talking about all the kisses, cuddles, baths, dinners and stories they have with their mum as they read this celebration of all things “mummy”.

Family Forest by Kim Kane. A fun and witty look at how many of us don’t just have a family tree but a family forest. A great way to explore all the many ways modern families are blended to create a forest of love.

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B Schiffer. A Mother’s Day party can be tricky when you have two dads, but not when you are as clever as Stella. A beautiful story looking at the way one family shares their “mum” jobs with everyone in the family.

Mummy and Mumma Get Married by Roz Hopkins and Natalie Winter. Most little ones love a party and to be surrounded by the people most important to them. Phoebe is no different and goes to great lengths to plan the perfect wedding for her two mums.

Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy. This may just be the story of your life! Meet the long-suffering Mrs. Large who just wants a break from her energetic family – but chaos and mayhem follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again.

I spy Mum! from Janeen Brian, the author of First 5 Forever favourite I’m a dirty dinosaur.  A little boy searches for his mum. He finds all sorts of interesting mums, a waking mum, a baking mum, a camping mum and a stamping mum but where is his Mum? He finally spies his mum, the one who loves him so.

Others to look for at your local library

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You – Nancy Tillman
Someday – Alison McGhee
The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn
How to Babysit a Grandma – Jean Reagan
Superhero Mum – Timothy Knapman