Still haven’t made up your mind about the perfect Mother’s day gift? Looking for something that’s thoughtful, meaningful and affordable? Below is a list of a few beautiful books that would be ideal for the Mom who loves to read. Whether it’s for your mom or for your wife on behalf of your young kids, or for a friend or sister who is a great mom, your choice is sure to meet with approval. Don’t forget to follow it up with free Mother’s Day ecards!
Books for Moms to read with very young kids
Hush – A simple and beautiful Thai lullaby created by Minfong Ho and Holly Meade, this fascinating book will bring a smile to both baby and mom, as they follow the Mom’s efforts in getting the entire world around them to hush so baby can sleep.
Cat’s Favorite Color – What color do you think baby cat likes and why? Baby and mom will have fun figuring it out in this brightly illustrated book.
My Mother’s Sari– Turn the pages of this lovely book with your kid and discover the many forms a mother’s colorful sari takes on in the eyes of her child.
Inspiring books that celebrate motherhood
LIFE with Mother – A photographic tribute with captivating images of mothers and children engaged in everyday activities as well as celebrating milestone occasions together. The book includes photographs of famous Moms such as Princess Di, Michelle Obama and others.
Promises I Made My Mother –Includes a foreword by Ray Romano and features practical advice by Hollywood agent Sam Haskell who created the ‘Mississippi Rising’ benefit for Hurricane Katrina survivors.
The Love between a Mother and Daughter is Forever : If you find yourself at a loss of words when it comes to expressing the emotions you feel as a daughter for your Mom, this book might help you out. It features poems and reflections about the extraordinary bond between mothers and daughters. Popular Blue Mountain Arts authors and other renowned poets present their selections that span every emotion mothers and daughters experience ranging from joy to pain and covering everything in between.
Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother – Poet and writer Beth Ann Fennelly’s collection of letters to her pregnant friend, expressing the joys of motherhood and her experiences with raising a young daughter.
Hobby Books for Mom – Great Picks for DIY Moms!
Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration
No matter what type of craft Mom likes and regardless of her skill level, you can’t go wrong with this book. It has detailed instructions, easy to copy templates and numerous fantastic craft ideas that any DIY mom will love to try out.
Feathering the Nest: Tracy Hutson’s Earth-Friendly Guide to Decorating Your Baby’s Room – perfect for a Mom-to-be
The author shares her passion for interior design and decoration and presents ideas for every type of baby’s room from traditional to international, all keeping the earth-friendly theme in view.