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Mother's Day books for kids

"I Love My Mommy," Various authors

(Scholastic; $7.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Three books are included in this special keepsake: "Mother, May I?" by Grace Maccarone, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; "The Most Thankful Thing," by Lisa McCourt, illustrated by Cyd Moore, and "Clifford's Happy Mother's Day" by Norman Bridwell. Photo Credit: Handout

How do you celebrate Mother's Day? Maybe it's going out to brunch with your family or enjoying breakfast in bed that your children prepared. Or maybe you take some much needed "me" time and treat yourself to a massage or manicure. Whatever you do to celebrate Mother's Day, take some time out of your busy schedule and read one of these children's books that celebrate the unconditional love between a mother and child. You can find these books at your local library or on Amazon.com.
--Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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"Happi Baby, Happi Mommy," Dena
(Random House Books for Young Readers; $6.99)
BEST FOR Ages 0 and up

Babies and mommy's do everything together, from cooking to napping, cuddling and singing.

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"Mommy Hugs," Anne Gutman
(Chronicle Books; $5.95)
BEST FOR Ages 0 and up

Celebrate the affection between mothers and children with pictures of baby animals cuddling and kissing their mothers.

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"Mommies and Babies," Simms Taback
(Blue Apple Books; $4.99)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

Read along and learn about baby animals and their mothers, from goat and its kid to sheep and its lamb.

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"'Cause I Love You," Jan Carr, Daniel Howarth (Illustrator)
(Cartwheel Books; $8.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Follow along as Mama and her cub share a busy afternoon that ends with a sweet goodnight kiss.

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"Baby Listens," Esther Wilkin
(Golden Books; $3.99)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Cute little babies explore the different sounds you hear around the house, from Mommy's keys to Daddy's razor.

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"Adorable You!," Mae Brown, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)
(Scholastic; $6.99)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

This book features a mirror on each spread and follows different animal families.

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"Utterly Lovely One," Mary Murphy
(Candlewick Press; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

This tender story features a playful song from a parent crane to her little one.

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"When the World Was Waiting for You," Gillian Shields, Anna Currey (Illustrator)
(Bloomsbury USA; $14.99)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

Read along as one bunny family gets ready for the arrival of a new little one.

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"The Night Before Mother's Day," Doug MacLeod, Judy Horacek (Illustrator)
(Andrews McMeel Publishing; $9.99)
BEST FOR Ages All

Burned breakfast, muddy footprints, leaky teacups and glittery cards -- find out what happens in this poetic tale about the night before Mother's Day.

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"The Mommy Book," Todd Parr
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; $6.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Celebrate all the moms in the world, teaching kids that even though every mom is unique, the love they have for their children is the same.

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"Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?," Anna Pignataro
(Scholastic; $4.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Mama and Sammy will always hold hands -- a tender book that reassures all children that they'll always be with their parents, no matter what.

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"Mommy Loves," Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben
(Chronicle Books; $5.95)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

Watch as mommy and daddy animals show their love to their babies.

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"The Crown on Your Head," Nancy Tillman
(Feiwel & Friends; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

This uplifting book teaches children that they are all special in their own way.

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"Gus Makes a Gift," Frank Remkiewicz

(Scholastic; $3.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

Gus wants to make his mom a special gift for Mother's Day during school, but things don't go according to plan. Find out if Gus's mom will like his gift.

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"Take Your Mama to Work Today," Amy Reichert, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

Find out what happens when Violet visits her mom's office on Take Your Child to Work Day.

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"On The Night You Were Born," Nancy Tillman
(Feiwel & Friends; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

A touching story that talks to young children about how their parents felt on the night they were born.

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"I Love My Mommy," Various authors

(Scholastic; $7.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Three books are included in this special keepsake: "Mother, May I?" by Grace Maccarone, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; "The Most Thankful Thing," by Lisa McCourt, illustrated by Cyd Moore, and "Clifford's Happy Mother's Day" by Norman Bridwell.

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"Oh No, Little Dragon!," Jim Averbeck
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers; $14.99)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Learn how one mama's kiss can fix any "oh, no!"

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"Mommy Hugs," Karen Katz
(Margaret K. McElderry Books; $12.95)
BEST For ages 1 and up

Follow along as one mommy hugs her child throughout an entire day, from breakfast to bedtime.

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"Monday is One Day," Arthur A. Levine, Julian Hector (Illustrator)
(Scholastic; $16.95)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Follow along as you count the days of the week, each one a special opportunity to spend time together, written like a love note from a working parent to a child. For example, Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day and Wednesday is halfway day. Once the weekend comes, it's time to celebrate, play and spend time together.

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"Mommy Do You Love Me?," Jeanne Willis, Jan Fearnley (Illustrator)
(Candlewick; $15.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Little chick makes funny faces, chirps very loudly and splashes around in the mud. Does his mommy still love him even when he's bad? Of course she does!

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"M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)," Doreen Cronin, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

You may have heard about books that help moms take care of kids. Well, this entertaining story teaches kids the essentials for taking care of mom, from the early warning signs of mom-crankiness to when she may need another cup of coffee.

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"Meet Me at the Moon," Gianna Marino
(Viking Juvenile; $16.99) BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Little One is worried when Mama Elephant must leave to ask the skies for rain. Who will take care of Little One? Mama Elephant reassures Little One that her special songs will be played by the wind and her love can be felt in the warmth of the sun.

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"Llama Llama Misses Mama," Anna Dewdney
(Viking Juvenile; $17.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

It's Llama Llama's first day of school and he misses his Mama. Follow along while the other children in his class show him how to have fun and before he knows it Mama Llama returns to pick him up from school.

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"Hey Little Baby!," Heather Leigh, Genevieve Cote (Illustrator)
(Beach Lane Books; $14.99)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Watch as a little baby finds his hands, his toys, his voice and everything else in his cozy world. Follow along as he explores all of his unique traits.

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"Counting Kisses," Karen Katz
(Margaret K. McElderry Books; $15.99)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

How many kisses can one baby get throughout the day? Count along as Mom kisses Baby throughout an entire day!

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"My Mother Gave Me The Moon," Becky Kelly
(Andrews McMeel Publishing; $9.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Mothers give their kids the moon, the stars, her time and all the love her heart could hold. This book captures the beautiful moments between a mother and child.

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"Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes," Sujean Rim
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; $15.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Every little girl wants to be just like her mom and Birdie is no different. She loves wearing jewelry, perfume and dressing up just like her mom. But more than anything, Birdie fantasizes about wearing her mom's fancy high-heels. Follow along as Birdie spends the day in "big-girl" shoes.

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"My Grandmother Showed Me The Stars," Becky Kelly
(Andrews McMeel Publishing; $9.99)
BEST FOR Ages All

Celebrate the special bond between grandmothers and grandchildren with beautiful watercolor illustrations.

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"Because Your Mommy Loves You," Andrew Clements, R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

A little boy and his mom go camping and there are many things that happen and little boy looks to his mom to help fix everything. Instead, this mommy teaches her child to do things for himself, encouraging him that he can, with plenty of time for cuddling together after.

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"About Grandmas," Roni Schotter, Janice Nadeau (Illustrator)
(Dial Books for Young Readers; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

While no two grandmas are alike, the one thing they all have in common is the love and wisdom they have to share. Celebrate grandmas just in time for Mother's Day!

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"A Present for Mom," Vivian French, Dana Kubick (Illustrator)
(Candlewick; $5.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Everyone has a present to give to Mom for Mother's Day except Stanley. He's having a hard time finding the perfect present. Then he has an idea that will be a special gift to Mom that will last forever.

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"Whoa, Baby, Whoa!," Grace Nichols, Eleanor Taylor (Illustrator)
(Bloombury USA; $15.99)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

Baby is on the move crawling and taking his first steps. He's exploring things around the house from the kitchen to the bathroom with a warm welcome from the whole family.

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"The Kiss Box," Bonnie Verburg, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
(Scholastic; $8.99)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Mama Bear is always home with Little Bear until she has to leave. Mama Bear reminds Little Bear that she will always return, but he is sad. Little Bear suggests that they make each other a Kiss Box, filled with a hundred kisses, so that they are able to stay connected even if they're apart, whether it be an errand to the grocery store, a business trip, or the first day of school.

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"Time For a Hug," Phillis Gershator and Mim Green; David Walker (Illustrator)
(Sterling Children's Books; $9.95)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

When is it time for a hug? From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until it's time for bed, she wants a hug from Big Bunny.Whether they're baking or building, biking or hiking, Little Bunny realizes the best time for a hug is anytime.

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"The Goodnight Book for Moms and Little Ones," Alice Wong and Lena Tabori (Editors)
(Welcome Books; $17.95)
BEST FOR Ages All

The perfect book for bedtime, it features classic children's stories like "Charlotte's Web" and "James and the Giant Peach," songs and lullabies, poems, fun bedtime activities, bedtime snacks, prayers and more.

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