19 Best Mother’s Day Books for Kids

Celebrate yourself (if you’re a mum), your own mum and the mother-figures in your life with your kids with these gorgeous picture books for Mother’s Day! 

Get them wrapped up and then give them to your little ones to gift – surprise! 

When is Mother’s Day 2023?

Mother’s Day 2023 is on Sunday 14 May 2023.

 Mother’s Day Books for Children

1. I Love My Mum

Ollie the zebra loves his Mum and Mum loves Ollie!

Melbourne-based author and illustrator Anna Walker perfectly captures the bond between a mother and child in simple, everyday activities, as Ollie and Mum spend a special day together. 

Anna Walker has also published ‘I Love My Grandma‘ celebrating the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. 

Buy from Amazon | Booktopia | Angus and Robertson

2. There’s Only One Mum Like You

Brave mums, playful mums, cuddly mums, quiet mums – every mum is special in her own way.

Charming, heartfelt and delightful, There’s Only One Mum Like You is a tribute to the unique magic of mums.

Buy from Amazon | Booktopia | Angus and Robertson | QBD Books

3. The Mummy Animal Book

Tasmanian author and illustrator Jennifer Cossins publishes lovely books for preschoolers. In the baby animal book you can learn all about animals and their babies.

Did you know that a mother peacock is called a peahen and a baby peacock is called a peachick?

Buy from Amazon | Booktopia | Angus and Robertson | QBD Books

4. Some Mums

Some mums are graceful, and some mums are tough. Each mum has her own way of being a mum and they are all delightful!

Another easy-to-read picture book from popular author illustrator Nick Bland.

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5. Who’s Your Real Mum?

A beautifully illustrated story, written with a light and humorous touch, that celebrates non-traditional families and captures exactly what lies at the heart of family life – love.

When Nicholas wants to know which of Elvi’s two mums is her real mum, she gives him lots of clues. Her real mum is a circus performer, and a pirate, and she even teaches spiders the art of web. But Nicholas still can’t work it out! Luckily, Elvi knows just how to explain it to her friend …

Buy from Amazon | Booktopia | Angus and Robertson

6. Little Fish and Mummy

For Mother’s Day, Lucy Cousin’s classic book ‘Hooray for Fish‘ and other Little Fish adventures becomes ‘Little Fish and Mummy‘! It’s a heart-warming story that follows Little Fish and Mummy on a rhyming adventure under the sea: swimming, blowing big bubbles and saying hello to all their fishy friends.

The board book is even in a fish shape for little hands!

Buy from Amazon | Booktopia | Angus and Robertson | QBD Books

7. The Strongest Mum

Little Bear is sure that no-one is as strong as his mum. She can carry anything: his bike, Zebra’s shopping, Elephant’s carpet and even . . . Flamingo’s piano! And of course, there’s ALWAYS room in her handbag for Little Bear’s treasures.

But even mums can get tired and need a helping hand sometimes, as Little Bear learns when Mum takes on one thing too many, with hilarious and heart-warming consequences. The Strongest Mum is a warm, funny and original story about a parent-child relationship, perfect for learning about helping each other out. 

Buy from QBD Books

8. I Love My Mum Because

I Love My Mum Because is an interactive picture book that you can personalise for your mum.

Draw, decorate, colour in, count, spot the mum, make a butterfly and then present the book to your mum for any special occasion.

Buy from Amazon | QBD Books

9. My Mum is a Magician

From the award-winning author/illustrator duo Damon Young and Peter Carnavas comes a spellbinding picture book celebrating mums everywhere.

Some mums gulp green tea, with bitter barley blends. But my mum is a magician . . . her cup of coffee never ends.

All mums are different. But what if your mum was really different? What if your mum was a magician?

Buy from Booktopia | Angus and Robertson

10. Spot Loves His Mum

Spot is a classic book character that I remember from my old childhood! 

Spot loves spending time with his mum. They do lots of fun things together all during the course of one special day. Spot loves Mum and Mum loves Spot!

There’s also Spot Loves his Grandma, a special book to share with Grandma, Nan, Granny or Nanna.

Buy from Angus and Robertson

11. My Mum is Fantastic

An exuberant celebration of extraordinary mothers everywhere, illustrated with great humour and warmth.

The mum in this book is truly fantastic. She’s a brilliant artist, she can balance on a tightrope, she can swim like a fish, do amazing stunts on a bike and she can even tame wild animals … in fact, there’s very little this astounding mum can’t do. The book ends: “It’s great to have a mum like mine. It’s fantastic!” 

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12. Bluey: My Mum is the Best by Bluey and Bingo

The perfect Mother’s Day gift for Bluey fans young and old! Bluey and Bingo love their mum and she loves them! Discover all of Chilli’s special mum skills in this touching and humorous book.

Buy from Amazon | QBD Books

13. How (Not) to Annoy Mum by Dave Hughes + Holly Ife

Follow Mum as she spends the day with her kids, and laugh along with all the hilarious things they say and do!

Buy from Amazon | QBD Books

14. The Grinny Granny Donkey by Craig Smith

This is the third hilarious title by Craig Smith and illustrated by Katz Cowley, creators of The Wonky Donkey and The Dinky Donkey. The Grinny Granny Donkey delivers a heartwarming hug and a dose of laugh-out-loud family fun in honour of grannies everywhere.

Buy from Amazon | QBD Books

15. Moonlight Mums by Laura Stitzel

A heartwarming hug of a bedtime story for every Australian family with a busy mum who will always be there to kiss them goodnight!

Buy from Amazon | QBD Books

16. How to Spot a Mum by Donna Amey Bhatt

Everyone has an idea of what a mum is, and each one does the job slightly differently. In How to Spot a Mum, we meet all different types of mum, from the Chatty Mum who’s always got a story, to the Rebel Mum who never reads the instructions. This tongue-in-cheek tribute and ‘Spotter’s Guide’ to mums is the perfect Mother’s Day gift and can be enjoyed by mothers and children alike.

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17. Wild About Mums by Philip Bunting

Explore what motherhood looks like across the animal kingdom in this laugh-out-loud book where Philip Bunting celebrates mothers with glorious illustrations and fascinating facts.

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18. A Mother is a House by Petit Aurore

Celebrating a first mothers day? This special book with contemporary illustrations offers a unique baby’s eye view of the first year, from birth to first steps.

A mother is a nest, a vehicle, a mirror… The baby sees their mother in every aspect of their day. As the pages go by, the child grows. The mother who was a refuge becomes a road, a story and a show. On the final page, the child is ready to take their first steps. Because a mother is a home that you carry inside you forever.

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19. Mum’s Elephant by Maureen Jipiyiliya Nampijinpa O’Keefe

Maureen Jipiyiliya Nampijinpa O’Keefe grew up in the remote community of Ali Curung in the NT. Her family lived a bush life. They didn’t own much but her mother had a very special ‘elephant’. It was her mother’s most prized possession and she gave it tender loving care. When her mother’s friends were around, they had real tea-parties with the elephant. Often her mother would sleep with it beside her bed.

Buy from Amazon | QBD Books

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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