Books About Moms

From cuddly mama animals to brave military moms, the mothers in these books show the special bond they have with their children. They help their kids grow, support and guide them, play and get silly with them, and love them just the way they are. Check out our list of wonderful stories that explore and celebrate the mother-child relationship. To find more great reads, explore our Books About Families and Read-Aloud Books.

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Everything Is Mama

age 2+

Baby animals call all things Mama in cute word lesson.

By: Jimmy Fallon (2017)
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Off to See the Sea

age 2+

Charming bath time book shows the power of pretend.

By: Nikki Grimes (2021)
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The Runaway Bunny

age 2+

Sweet, imaginative story makes little ones feel secure.

By: Margaret Wise Brown (1942)
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Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

age 3+

Lovely, relatable story of toddler delaying going to sleep.

By: Nikki Grimes (2020)
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Heather Has Two Mommies

age 3+

Lively illustrations add charm to inclusion classic.

By: Lesléa Newman (2015)
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Llama Llama Mad at Mama

age 3+

Silly story, happy lesson for parents, kids alike.

By: Anna Dewdney (2007)
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Nosotros Means Us: A Bilingual Story

age 3+

A heartfelt ode to the bond between mother and child.

By: Paloma Valdivia (2021)
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Ol' Mama Squirrel

age 3+

Fierce squirrel mom keeps babies safe, keeps laughs coming.

By: David Ezra Stein (2013)
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Wait

age 3+

A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.

By: Antoinette Portis (2015)
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Construction Cat

age 4+

Mom cat leads construction crew in fun, fresh work tale.

By: Barbara Odanaka (2018)
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The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten

age 4+

Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.

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Dreamers

age 4+

Gorgeous, joyous book about immigrant mom and child.

By: Yuyi Morales (2018)
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I Sang You Down from the Stars

age 4+

Beautiful tale of Indigenous mother preparing for new baby.

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Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre

age 4+

A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.

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Me & Mama

age 4+

Warmhearted tale celebrates everyday mother-daughter love.

By: Cozbi A. Cabrera (2020)
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Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale

age 4+

Funny look at mom who gets addicted to selfies.

By: Jamie Lee Curtis (2018)
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Saturday

age 4+

Superb art, lovely story about coping with disappointment.

By: Oge Mora (2019)
One Day cover image: Asian mother left holds Asian baby center wrapped in blanket
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One Day (2023)

age 4+

A mother's beautiful poem of hope and love for her baby boy.

By: Joanna Ho (2023)
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You Are My Happy

age 4+

Comforting rundown of things to be happy about, like you.

By: Hoda Kotb (2019)
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Hero Mom

age 5+

Simple book has positive message for kids of military moms.

By: Melinda Hardin (2013)