Sunday, May 12, 2013

Five Diverse Picture Books for Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! Here are five diverse books that celebrate mothers and mother love.

Mother's Day
written by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
Mother's Day
A wonderful book (especially for a classroom read aloud) about students in a very diverse class sharing the kind things they plan to do for their mothers for Mother's Day. The story includes instructions on making a flower with a button, paper and pipe cleaner.

Hush!: A Thai Lullaby
written by Minfong Ho, illustrated by Holly Meade
Hush! A Thai Lullaby
A Thai mother tells all the noisy creatures in and around her house to quiet down while her son sleeps. Winner of the Caldecott Honor.

On Mother's Lap
written by Ann Herbert Scott, illustrated by Glo Coalson
On Mother's Lap
A sweet story of an Inuit-Yupik mother rocking her son, Michael--and his various possessions--on her lap. When Baby awakens, she must shows Michael that there is room on mother's lap. (Also available in bilingual Spanish/English board book)

Mama's Day
written by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Jan Ormerod
Mama's Day
A lovely diverse celebration of mothers and all the ways they show their love through caring for their little ones.

Mama, Do You Love Me?
written by Barbara M. Joose, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee
Mama, Do You Love Me? Board Book
A young Inuit girl asks how much her mother loves her and tests the boundaries of her that love. Includes a note about the the Inuit people and glossary of terms. (Also available in board book)

Do you have a favorite diverse book that celebrates mothers? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!


  1. We used to have Hush, but a little person destroyed it. We need to find it again, as it was such a sweet book.

    1. Haha, I can relate from a teacher standpoint. Too bad they don't have that one in board book, but it's definitely worth buying twice!