picture books for mother's day

15 Perfect Picture Books for Mother’s Day

This is a round-up of 15 Perfect Picture books for Mother’s Day.

I might be biased, but Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the incredible relationships I have with my children. Even though gifts and special treatment might be planned by other members of the family, mom can still plant the seeds by sharing some of these amazing books! If everyone is reading all about how amazing Mom is, they’ll be even more motivated to make Mother’s Day extra special! 

Though a holiday dedicated to mothers is amazing, it can also bring up some painful elements for some kids. Non-traditional families may feel their differences heightened at this time, and families who have experienced challenges like chronic illness can feel an additional obstacle. That’s why, in this book roundup, I’ve included a wide range of titles to fit your family’s unique situation, and celebrate love in all its forms.

My hope is that you can discover new ways to grow closer as a family through the magic of reading. Themed book round-ups can be a great way to enforce special values with kids, as you read the same concepts through the eyes of different stories and characters. 

These books show moms in the animal kingdom (All Mommies Love Their Babies), love in families who don’t fit the “mom and dad” mold (Donuts with Dad), and books that show how putting love into the world always brings love back to you (Love Grows Love). Choose these titles for your family library, or for gifts this Mother’s Day. There are two titles dedicated to moms and kids dealing with medical complexities, disabilities, and chronic pain: GIFT FROM GOD, and Wonder Mommy! No matter your circumstances this year, you’ll find something that will bring your family joy and help you celebrate the wonderful role of moms in our world! 

You Taught Me Love

You Taught Me Love

Join mother, daughter, and a silly little frog on a heartwarming journey describing love through the eyes of a child.  ❤️

Kids will enjoy cuddling up with their parents to read this sweet story, You Taught Me Love, while exploring their own unique, special bond. The beautiful illustrations and joyful rhymes are sure to tug on your heartstrings. 

“I love you, Sweet Pea,” Mama said to her child.

“And I love you too!” The girl winked as she smiled.

“How much?” teased her mom, sensing what was in store.

A new game began about who loved who more…

There’s nothing quite like the love a mother and child share. ❤️

Nyima and the Blue Bear: A Tale of Hope and Compassion

Nyima and his Yak, Yeshe, rescue an adorable blue bear who has slid down the side of the mountain. Together, they search for clues and ask helpful animals throughout the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.

Teach children the value of compassion, and the endearing power of hope.

Includes fascinating facts about the amazing creatures of the Tibetan plateau.

Before I Was Born

Gold-award winner at the Mom’s Choice Awards!

Everything alive starts out small as can be–
including vegetables, fruit, and babies like me!

Your child is about to be a big brother or sister! But how do you explain what’s happening inside Mommy’s belly?

Before I Was Born is a children’s book for new siblings that explains how their baby brother or sister grows during pregnancy–first they’re as big as a seed, then a pear, then as large as a watermelon!

Pairing sweet illustrations with a melodic rhyme, this book is the perfect baby shower book or new sibling gift.

On My Way: A Love Letter from Your New Baby

Written to help parents introduce a new baby to its older siblings, this delightful book by Honeydrop Kids Club author and Momblogger, Stefanie Potts, is written as a letter from the new baby to the older brother or sister.

The Silver Hairbrush

The soothing strokes of the hairbrush and the healing of uplifting words create an unbreakable bond celebrating a mother’s enduring love for her child at every age. 

keepsake book, The Silver Hairbrush will warm your heart and encourage you to cherish and nurture moments that lead to lasting relationships.  

Being intentional in time spent together, even in day-to-day routine, reaps benefits for years to come.  Just begin.

Mom University

How do moms know so much? They went to Mom University, of course! Children will LOVE getting a glimpse of the “rigorous” training required to become a mom!

This story playfully captures some of the challenges of motherhood. But, in the end, you will see why all the training was so worth it! With imaginative pictures and fun rhymes, you and your child will both enjoy this one!

Rebecca Ventre is an award winning author, and this heartwarming book is an instant family favorite!

Love Grows Love (The Be Books)

The fourth book in The Be Books series… “Love Grows Love” is a simple reminder that what we extend to others, others give us in return. The world is a reflection of our actions, thoughts and beliefs. Put greatness into the world and watch as it comes back to you.

I Love You More Than All

I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ALL is a gorgeous, heartwarming book, that shows the unconditional, boundless love that parents have for their child. This heartfelt celebration, told from a mother’s view, shows her little girl, surrounded by affection from her family.

Love is the greatest gift that we can give to our children. This charming book, follows an adorable girl, as she enjoys the magical wonders of childhood. This sweet story shows the enduring message of the importance of loving a child, and the infinite ways a parent can express it. The illustrations are incredible, and the lyrical text creates the perfect ode to parenthood.

The love of a parent is profound and unparalleled. Everyday moments and joys are captured in this book, like playing, dancing, and watching the rain. The phrase “I love you more than all” is repeated on the pages, and the beautiful illustrations enhance the story. Moms or dads will welcome the chance to convey the height and depth of their love for their kids.

Donuts With Dad

Coulson navigates an upsetting situation when a well-intended school event leads to an internal struggle.

Many children look forward to having Donuts with Dad at school, but for those children without a traditional “Dad,” it can be a distressing reminder. Thankfully Mom and EmEm are always there for Coulson.

When they arrive at Donuts with Dad, they are quite surprised to learn that non-traditional families aren’t so uncommon, and the word “Dad” represents so much more!

All Mommies Love Their Babies

All Mommies Love Their Babies is a gentle and loving rhyming picture book displaying the love mommy animals have for their babies.

 Beautiful illustrations of elephants, giraffes, chipmunks, sloths, penguins, dolphins and many others are accompanied with sweet rhymes about each mommy’s love for their baby. The end of the book has a special rhyme about a human mommy and baby with a beautifully illustrated picture frame for the reader to place a picture of mommy and child.

 A lovely book that children will want to read over and over again. For each book sold, $1.00 will be donated to Animal Rescue in New Freedom, Pennsylvania (USA) to assist them in their important work of saving homeless animals.

A Book about Mom with Words and Pictures by Me

Every page has a heartwarming, imaginative (and sometimes cheeky!) prompt—a sentence to finish or an illustration to complete—to help kids capture everything they know and love about their parent, from their favorite things to do together to what kind of pizza topping they would be. A sheet of illustrated stickers gives kids even more ways to customize the work!

Each book starts with a letter to parent from child, and then the fun begins, from:

Your favorite animal is ______.
You are terrified of ______!


I wrote a story about you. Want to read it together?


Look! I drew a picture of us on an intergalactic space adventure!

And finally:

This is us, having the greatest adventure ever. I love you, Mom!

Wonder Mommy: A Tribute to Moms with Chronic Health Conditions

Even on their worst days, every mommy is someone’s hero. In this sweet tribute to moms with chronic health conditions, Jennifer Senne reminds little readers that even when things are tough, Mommies are a WONDER!

Gift From God

Written By: Lori Butierries

All mothers dream of the best for their unborn children, but what happens when life doesn’t go to plan? In GIFT FROM GOD, an expectant mother learns that her child won’t be born as healthy as others, so she must change her plans and outlook on life. Told through the mother’s loving words, and with the help of poignant but straightforward illustrations, GIFT FROM GOD touches on the sensitive subject of raising a child with a disability through one mother’s story of embracing the unexpected and living life with her child to the fullest.

Love Lottery

Love Lottery is the perfect book for mothers who want their children to know how much they are loved and cherished.

Let your precious child know the overwhelming happiness you are experiencing every day after winning the Love Lottery with a child of your dreams. A beautiful, heartfelt book that captures the deep emotion of love, well-wishes, resilience, and gratitude between mother and child that conveys these messages in the most comforting way possible. Written from a parent’s perspective with an artistic flow of words, illustrations, and fonts, this story displays the love you and your child will share time and time again.

So grab your copy now, snuggle in close, and create those cherished moments together. An amazing gift for expecting mothers, new or experienced.

Just Between Us: Interactive Mother & Daughter Journal

This interactive follow-up to the beloved and bestselling Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter journal is packed with new ways to share and get creative together.

With sensitivity and thoughtfulness, this hands-on keepsake journal provides the space and encouragement for mother-daughter conversations. Co-written by a real-life mother-daughter team, Meredith and Sofie Jacobs, and featuring inspirational mantras, notecards, stickers, stencils, and certificates of appreciation alongside conversation-sparking prompts, this shared journal has all the essentials to cultivate shared respect and deep understanding in one of life’s most important relationships.

10 comments on “15 Perfect Picture Books for Mother’s Day

  1. These look like amazing books, I still have all my books from when I was a baby! cant wait to read them to my kids!

  2. I love reading picture books with my kids. These are such great options for Mother’s Day. I will have a hard time deciding which one to start with.

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