Every Day Should Be Mother’s Day

Posted on July 13, 2018

by Amy H

There are so many wonderful books about and for moms – why limit ourselves to just once a year interest?

Books for and About Moms

Adult Fiction and Nonfiction

Class Mom : A Novel” by Laurie Gelman

Frowned upon by conservative fellow PTA members for her past as a single parent, Jen reluctantly agrees to become class mom during her youngest child’s kindergarten year, a role that is challenged by parent drama, hypersensitive allergies, and a former flame.

Also available in Pocket Audio, eBook and eAudio.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette : A Novel” by Maria Semple

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

Also available in Large Print, Audio, eBook and eAudio.

Postcards from Cookie : A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles and a Whole Lot of Mail” by Caroline Clarke

A moving memoir of Clarke’s surprise discovery of her birthmother—Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole—and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards.

Ma Speaks Up : And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back” by Marianne Leone

An actress humorously describes her life growing up around her outspoken, frequently outrageous Italian immigrant mother and the strong bonds they forged, explaining how, as a family, they struggled with outsider status.

Mommy Burnout : How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process” by Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

A prescriptive program helping moms learn to re-energize and take care of themselves just as much as they care for their families.

The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting” by Ilana Wiles

The creator of the hugely popular Mommy Shorts blog, sharing her remarkably average parenting skills, pays homage to the every-parent and suggests that they are the people having the best child-rearing experience of all.

Also available in eBook.

Hey Mom : Stories For My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too” by Louie Anderson

The actor and stand-up comedian presents a loving tribute to his late mother that shares the wisdom he gleaned from her throughout his life, his ongoing struggles with food and dysfunctional home dynamics, and how he learned to laugh at the absurdities that shaped their family.

Also available in eBook.

Becoming Grandma : The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting” by Lesley Stahl

The respected journalist describes the transformative experience of becoming a grandparent, sharing personal anecdotes while drawing on interviews with scientists, doctors, and celebrity friends to explore the evolutionary and anthropological influences of grandparenting.

Also available in Large Print, Pocket Audio and eBook.

Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic : And Other Opinions I Can’t Back Up With Facts” by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Fed up with the endless mommy fads, trends, studies, findings, and facts about how to raise children? Tiger Mom or Cool Mom? Organic or vegan? “TV is the devil” or “TV is a godsend”? Filled with sage advice, laugh-out-loud stories, sure to appeal to any and every renegade mom who’s forged her own path to childrearing.

Also available in eBook.

Chicken Soup for the Soul : For Mom, With Love : 101 Stories About Why We Love Our Mothers” compiled by Amy Newmark

Enjoy the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup’s library on the celebration of mothers and motherhood.

Children’s Picture Books

Knit Together” by Angela Dominguez

A little girl who loves to draw but cannot knit, and her mother who loves to knit but cannot draw, collaborate on a special project neither of them could have done alone.

Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins

Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation.

Also available in eBook, Read Along eBook and DVD.

Say It!” by Charlotte Zolotow ; illustrated by Charlotte Voake

It’s a golden, windy autumn day, and a mother a daughter set out walking among the swirling leaves. As they wend their way, they share little adventures — spying a kitten, seeing the trees zigzag with streaks of color, catching some floating milkweed, watching the setting sun color the clouds. Throughout their walk, the girl keeps urging her mother to “say it” with more and more persistence. What could “it” be? From a sterling picture-book team comes a quiet story that shows the many ways love is expressed in the small moments shared between parent and child.

Mama, Do You Love Me?” by Barbara M. Joosse ; illustrated by Barbara Lavallee

In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent’s love is unconditional and everlasting. The story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place.

Llama Llama Home with Mama” by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama’s mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, but when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.

Also available in eBook.

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