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Mother's Day


Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Mother's Day? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Web of Best Books for teaching about Mother's Day.



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by Eileen Spinelli, Lydia Halverson
I Like Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet is a lighthearted picturebook about a racoon mother and son. The mother likes quiet activities, such as drying the cat on the porch, and the son loves nothing more than making lots of noise. But one day the noisy boy does his best to tiptoe and whisper all day long, because he wants nothing more than for his mother to enjoy Mother's Day just as she wants. The playful, humorous, and finely detailed color illustrations bring this charming family story to life.

by Karen Kaufman Orloff, Pete Whitehead
"I only have two arms!" Every mother has said it sometime, and every kid has heard it. But a young boy wonders: what would happen if Mom really had more.many more? She'd be Supermom, with three arms juggling, or four-armed Mom at a crosswalk, making cars stop and go. And why raise just one hand in class when you can raise. five? As kids count along right up to 20 amazing presidential arms shaking hands, holding babies, signing bills, and saluting the flag, they'll come up with some great ideas of their own. But best of all, they will remember that Mom only needs her two real arms for hugging.

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by Cynthia Rylant, Suie Stevenson
Every year Henry and his dad (with help from Mudge, of course) make Henry's mother a funny lunch for Mother's Day. Shopping for their juicy, crunchy surprise is fun, and preparing it is even more fun. But sharing it with Henry's mother is the most fun of all. Part of the Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read series.

by Deloris Jordan
Apart or together, near or far, day or night, from childhood to adulthood -- the never-ending reach and power of a mother's love touches every moment of every day, even when you least expect it. All you need to do is make sure to notice. Deloris and Roslyn M. Jordan, mother and sister of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, celebrate family in this reassuring book about the many special ways we cherish those we love.

by Peter Kavanagh
Mama elephant and her baby spend the day cavorting together in this gentle picture book. They traipse across the dry and dusty plains, splish and splash in the cool river, and play in the tall green grass. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, set against warm washes of yellows and blues, complement the soft, comforting tone of the rhyming text. The bright sunny day gives way to an azure, star-filled night, and the elephants arrive in a field of dewy grass to sleep. "Last thing at night we curl in a hug,/safe and happy, cozy and snug./And we sink into sleep and dream of new days./My mama's love surrounds me always." Pair this book with Mem Fox's for a soothing bedtime ritual. (School Library Journal)

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