Picture books for Mothers’ Day

We’ve chosen stories about some of our favourite mothers and grandmothers either to read and enjoy or to give as presents on Mothers Day. We’d love to hear who your favourite picture book mothers and grandmothers are too!

My Mummy and Me is a beautiful board book to share with babies and toddlers. The little mouse loves his / her mummy and describes all the things that s/he likes doing with her and how much s/he loves her.

My Mummy and Me - Story Snug

I empathise much more with Mrs Large now that I am a parent! In All in One Piece she is getting ready for a rare night out with her husband. Granny is babysitting but her four children constantly interrupt her preparations. We hope that she had a great night out without them!

All in One Piece - Story Snug

Mummy comes to Silver and Sparkle’s rescue when it snows in Little Deer Lost. She helps them to find their way home and is perfect to cuddle up to when night falls.

Little Deer Lost - Story Snug

We always read Hello! Is that Grandma? when we visit grandparents, it’s part of the tradition of going to visit. As well as Grandma we are introduced to Mum (who is reprimanded for not behaving properly at the table!).

Hello! Is That Grandma? - Story Snug

We especially like the last surprise in Wee Granny’s Magic BagWee Granny is ready for anything, her bag is full of surprises, some big and some small and she can always be relied upon to help when needed.

Wee Granny's Magic Bag - Story Snug

We are big fans of the Katie Morag stories and were very happy when author Lorraine chose Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers as one of her favourite picture books. Granny Island and Granny Mainland are chalk and cheese but one helps the other out when she has a problem in this lovely story.

Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers - Story Snug

We love Primrose‘s Grandmama who is called to the palace to stop Primrose misbehaving. She is such a fantastic grandmother, she solves the problem of Primrose’s unprincesslike behaviour in a highly amusing way that suits everybody.

Primrose - Story Snug

I love Spindle’s grandmother in The Best Jumper. She reminds me of my own grandmother who was always knitting! Spindle’s grandmother comes up with a lovely solution when Spindle grows out of his favourite jumper but can’t bear to part with it!

The Best Jumper - Story Snug

A day trip to the seaside becomes much more exciting when Gran starts to misbehave in The Trouble with Gran. We have the ebook version as well as the picture book. It’s great to watch author / illustrator Babette Cole reading her own story.

The Trouble with Gran - Story Snug

Will you be giving your mum a book for Mothers’ Day? Do you have a favourite picture book mother or grandmother? We’d love to hear your favourites in the comments 🙂

18 thoughts on “Picture books for Mothers’ Day

  1. Great selection! There’s surely a book for everyone on your list. I’d like to read The Best Jumper.

    All the best.

    David Chuka visiting on the Kidlit Blog Hop Tour

  2. Wow, what a great list of books, I love borrowing books from the children’s library, have to see if they have them in our library. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for the fun list! I agree with Sally above that Wee Granny’s Magic bag would be my first choice. Sure my toddlers would love guessing the surprises!

  4. Catherine, as always this is an awesome list 🙂 Can’t wait to pick out some of these at the library!
    Thanks for sharing these on Kid Lit Blog Hop this week!
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  5. Fab selection! We like quite a few of these, especially The Best Jumper. 🙂

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