Author: Linda Ravin Lodding
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Oskar sets out—with a single coin—to find the perfect gift for his mother. And he spots it at once: a beautiful yellow rose. But when he meets an artist, Oskar trades the rose for a paintbrush. And when he meets a conductor, he trades the paintbrush for a sheet of music. . . . The bustling streets are full of interesting people and delightful possible presents, and Oskar trades one gift for another, and another, and another! But what he finds by the end of the day is even more precious. Simple kindness is at the heart of this enchanting, gloriously-illustrated tale. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Esther Rudomin Hautzig
Publisher: Paw Prints
Sick and tired of making presents for various holidays and occasions, Sara decides that for this Mother's Day she will do something different.
Author: Nicole Lorian
After considering many possibilities, Little Rabbit inadvertehtly gives his mother a very special birthday present.
Author: Deborah Guarino
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals.
Author: Jimmy Fallon
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Everything is . . . MAMA! Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's Tonight Show host, was on a mission with his first children's book to have every baby's first word be DADA. And it worked! A lot of babies' first words were DADA. However, everything after that was MAMA. So take a lighthearted look at the world from your baby's point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities.
Author: Esther Hershenhorn
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Without a sliver of doubt, language and literacy are to be revered by book lovers both young and old. But alas, the technology age is firmly upon us all—both young and old. Nearly 85% of American adults own cell phones and most of them send and receive text messages. Communication that began as text message acronyms, OMG and LOL, for example, have become commonplace on our screens for sure, but they’ve also worked their way into our language. In fact OMG (oh my god) and LOL (laughing out loud) are formally recognized in the Oxford English Dictionary! "Txtng Mama Txtng Baby" embraces this “newfangled” form of communication, most often referred to as “txtng.” After all, everyone seems to be doing it. No matter how the message is delivered, a loving, affirming relationship between Baby and Mama should be expressed. The text messages “O U QT” (Oh you, cutie) and “I
Author: Karma Wilson, Brooke Dyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
From Mama Bird to Mama Cat, mothers of all kinds come home to their children.
Author: Melissa Guion
Publisher: Philomel Books
A mother penguin stays very busy taking care of her many babies and teaching them important lessons about such things as sliding, waddling, preening--and love.
Author: Jeanette Bradley
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley's debut picture book Love, Mama is perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother's love. When Mama leaves her young penguin Kipling, he knows she'll return home soon—yet he still can't help but miss her. After all, Pillow Mama won't read, Picture Mama won't laugh, and Snow Mama is too cold to cuddle. But then Kipling receives a special delivery from Mama, including a note that reads: My love for you stretches across the wide ocean, through day and night, from earth to sky and back again. And Kipling knows that no matter where Mama is, he is loved. Soon, Mama comes home, and Kipling ends the day where he belongs—right in her arms.
Author: Peter Kavanagh
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
A baby elephant describes how he and his mother spend their days together.
Author: Pat Brisson
When a mother and daughter are separated by a mother's incarceration, they find a special way to keep their loving relationship alive.
Author: Aimee Reid
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
From talented illustrator Laura Bryant and gifted newcomer Aimee Reid comes a charming, heartwarming story about a little elephant's love for his mama. "Mama, when I grow up, will you grow down?" What would it be like if, one day, Little Gray were the big elephant and Mama the small one? Little Gray can picture it perfectly. He'd shade her from the sun, teach her to make mud, and find pictures in the clouds with her. In fact, he would do for her exactly what she does for him.
Author: Lesléa Newman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
A young girl enumerates all the things that her mother does in inimitable fashion, from scooping her up in a hug in the morning to tucking her in at night.
Author: Selina Alko
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
A child relates how her family celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, enjoying the rich traditions of both religions.
Author: Diane Goode
Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books
Two children have some problems when they take their dog along as they search through the streets of Paris for just the right present for their mother's birthday.