Thursday, May 1, 2014

9 Mother/Daughter Picture Books

Mother's Day is just around the corner. Celebrate your relationship with your daughter (or mother!) by sharing some of these pictures books with her. (And check back next week for a list of Mother/Son books.)

  • The Block Mess Monster
    by Betsy Howie & C.B. Decker
    When Calpurnia becomes too afraid of the monster lurking in her block mess to clean up after herself, her patient and creative mother comes to the rescue. 
  • Blueberries for Sal
    by Robert McCloskey
    When Sal gets separated from her mother while blueberry picking, she encounters a mother bear whose cub begins following her mother by mistake as well. 
  • A Chair for My Mother
    by Vera B. Williams
    When they lose their home in a fire, Rosa and her family work hard to save the money needed to buy a comfortable chair for her mother to sit in.
  • Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild
    by Mem Fox & Marla Frazee
    Harriet tries not to cause too much trouble, and her mother tries not to get too upset, but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. 
  • Mama, Do You Love Me?
    by Barbara Joosse & Barbara Lavallee
    A mother reassures her young daughter of her unconditional love in this story set in the Arctic. 
  • The Quilt Story
    by Tony Johnston & Tomie dePaola
    A mother makes a quilt for her daughter, Abigail. Many years later, another girl finds the quilt and her mother mends it so that it will keep her warm as well. 
  • Take Your Mama to Work Today
    by Amy Reichert & Alexandra Boiger
    A spirited little girl named Violet makes quite an impression when she accompanies her mother to the office. 
  • Thank You, Mama
    by Kate Banks & Gabi Swiatkowska
    On her birthday, Alice receives a pet parrot who copies her when she says, "Thank you, Mama," but Alice wants the parrot to learn to thank her too. 
  • This Quiet Lady
    by Charlotte Zolotow & Anita Lobel
    Through a series of old photos, a little girl finds out what her mother was like as a child.

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