10 of the BEST Books About Mums for Mother’s Day

10 of the BEST Books About Mums for Mother’s Day

Family reading a book together in bed with Mum

Struggling for ideas of what the kids can give Mum on Mother’s Day? Here are our 10 favourite books that celebrate mothers that kids can read together with their Mums this Mother’s Day.

My Mum is Magnificent

by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake

The perfect gift for your MAGNIFICENT mum this Mother’s Day! A read-aloud, read-again rhyming board book that celebrates the brilliance of Mums everywhere – ideal for parents and toddlers to read and share together.

Find a copy here

I Love Mum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Mum . . . you lift me up . . . and hold me close . . . even when I’m snappy . . . that’s why I love you, Mum! Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell your mum how much you care. This delightful little book features Eric Carle’s bright and distinctive artwork of animal mums and babies – from giraffes and crocodiles to bears and penguins – with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one.

An ideal gift for Mother’s Day, or any day you want to say . . . I love you, Mum!

Buy it here.

Pinkalicious: Mother's Day Surprise

by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious plans to surprise Mommy with breakfast in bed and a special poem-until she gets a case of writer’s block! Will inspiration strike in time? #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a sweet Mother’s Day story that’s perfect for mothers and kids to read together! This storybook also includes a fold-out activity poster and two special picture frames that you can customize with Mother’s Day-themed stickers!

Buy it here.

Peter Rabbit I Love You Mummy

by Beatrix Potter

Tell Mummy ‘I Love You‘ this Mother’s Day with this heart-warming book from our favourite furry friend, Peter Rabbit. With a little help from Peter Rabbit himself, this book includes beautiful rhyme, contemporary design and gorgeous illustrations which capture the charm of Beatrix Potter’s drawings.

Peter Rabbit I Love You Mummy children’s book which will appeal to Beatrix Potter fans old and new – making it the perfect gift to tell a loved one how much they mean to you!

Buy it here.

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

by Eric Carle

Do animals have mothers too? Of course they do – just like me and you! Meet the little joey whose Kangaroo mother carries him in her pouch, and the cygnet who rides on the back of the mother swan, just two members of Eric Carle’s animal family.

Animal babies with their caring and affectionate mothers come to life in Carle’s vibrant collage. The playful question and answer text invites children and adults to read aloud together. At the back of the book there is a special page listing the correct, but sometimes surprising names of animal babies, their parents and groups.

Buy it here.

Are you My Mother

by P.D. Eastman

This must-have classic about a baby bird in search of his mother is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child. 

Buy it here.

My Mum Tracy Beaker

by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt

A heart-warming tale of unconventional families and unconditional love; the perfect read for Jacqueline Wilson fans, young and old(er).

Meet Tracy’s daughter, Jess in this heart-warming tale of unconventional families and unconditional love. Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. They do everything together. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers! Tracy has made the perfect home for Jess, leaving The Dumping Ground far behind her. Yes, it’s tiny, a bit mouldy and the Duke Estate is a bit scary. But it’s their happy home.

Until Sean Godfrey, Tracy’s rich boyfriend, whisks them away to a whirlwind life of fast cars and celebrity stardom.

Buy it here.

Mummy Fairy and Me book

Mummy Fairy and Me

by Sophie Kinsella and illustrated by Marta Kissi

The perfect book to read together with your little one!

My mummy looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she’s not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say ‘Marshmallow’ . . . and POOF! She’s Mummy Fairy.

Ella’s family have a big secret . . . her mummy is a fairy! She can do amazing spells with her computawand to make delicious cupcakes, create the perfect birthday party and cause chaos at the supermarket. But sometimes the spells go a bit wrong and that’s when Ella comes to the rescue!

Ages: 5 to 7 year olds

Buy it here.

For the World's Best Mum

Summersdale Publishers

You can read this book after your tween or teen has filled it out for you on Mother’s Day!

Celebrate everything you love about you mother with this little book, filled with hand-picked quotes and thoughtful words to show her just how incredible she is. It’s the perfect keepsake to remind her that she really is the world s best mum.

Find a copy here.

Hello, Mum

by Polly Dunbar

This one is for Mum to read by herself on Mother’s Day. Fantastically funny, wise and charming motherhood sketches from award-winning illustrator Polly Dunbar. ‘Go away, I’m busy writing about the beauty of motherhood.’ Polly Dunbar is an award-winning illustrator who usually draws for children rather than adults, but when she had her own sons, she started recording the beautiful and maddening moments of parenthood with a doodle. Hello, Mum is her visual diary of the magical highs and absurd lows that many parents will recognise – from the shock and awe of the baby days to the delight (and terror) of the toddler years and the mayhem of sibling rivalry.

Dunbar’s fantastically funny, wise and enchanting drawings capture this precious and fleeting time with heart-touching perfection.

Buy it here.

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