ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Mother's Day Books & Cards

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Books & Cards

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Wednesday's Words, Words, Words post is dedicated to Moms! Hopefully this will be a helpful compilation of book and card ideas for Mother's Day!

Book List
A Ride on Mother's Back: A Day of Baby Carrying around the World by Emery Bernhard

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Before I Was Your Mother by Kathryn Lasky

Happy Mother's Day, Mami! by Leslie Valdes

Love You Forever by Robert Muncsh

Mother's Day by Anne Rockwell

Mother's Mother's Day by Lorna Balian

Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers

My Mom by Anthony Brown

Mommies! by Kate Spohn

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

Mommy's Best Kisses, by Margaret Anastas

Mommies Are for Counting Stars (Lift-The-Flap), by Harriet Ziefert

Tell Me a Story, Mama, by Angela Johnson

Where Is Baby's Mommy? by Karen Katz

Mother, Your the Best! (But Sister, You're a Pest!), by Diane de GroatGilbert

A Chair for My Mother, by Vera Williams

I Love You the Purplest, by Barbara M. Joosse

Jonathan and His Mommy, by Irene Smalls-Hector

The Mother's Day Mice, by Eve Bunting

What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best,by Laura Joffe NumeroffThe Cow That Was the

The Cow That Was the Best Moo-ther by Andy Cutbill

A Gift for Mama, by Esther Hautzig

Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2 , by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marci Shimoff, Carol

Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! by Barbara Park

Card Ideas:
Kaboose has a great collection of Mother's Day card making ideas!

Danielle's Place shares several ideas for making cards for mom.

Check out Apples 4 the Teacher for an extensive list of mother's day poems and rhymes you could add to your card.

TeacherVision has supplied a free printable pattern for a Mom's Day card with cute coupons.

ABC Teach has a colored printable sheet of 4 Mother's Day bookmarks.

Writing Prompts:
~What is your favorite thing to do with you Mom?
~What does it take to be a good Mother?
~What does your mom mean to you?
~What are the top 3 characteristics of a mom?
~Write about a time your mom really came through for you.
~Mom is...
~I love my mom because...
~My mom is special because...
~What makes your mom different from other moms?
~The ABC's of Mom
~123's about my mom (Ex. 1 big heart, 2 helpful hands...)


  1. some great books I'll have to see what I can find when we go to the library today!

    here is my post for mothers day books if your interested

  2. Thanks for all the ideas and great book list. We got Ma, There's Nothing to do in Here by Barbara Parks for the girls when I was pregnant with my son-they all loved it! It's such a cute book!