Spend time with the amazing Mom in your life by reading aloud together this Mother’s Day. To get you started, Read to Them has culled a list of six titles with unforgettable Moms, Grandmas, and even some not-so-conventional maternal figures, too. Check them out below:
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña – This Newbery Award winning picture book takes place over the course of a single bus ride CJ shares with his grandmother. When CJ wonders why they don’t have a car like his friends, Nana helps him see the beauty in their city and their routine.
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech – Rosie doesn’t always get along with her best friend, Bailey, but spending an afternoon in the kitchen with Granny Torrelli never fails to bring them together. Using her recipes and her stories, Granny Torrelli reminds readers of all ages about the importance of love, life, and friendship – all while serving up a delicious bowl of soup!
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold – In this Read to Them staple, Bixby Alexander Tam struggles to see the world like the other kids around him. Bat, however, has an incredible mom who encourages his special interests and meets him at his level with no small amount of support and patience.
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot – When an emergency sends Jax and his mother scrambling, Jax finds himself in the company of Ma, who insists she isn’t Jax’s grandmother even though she took care of Jax’s mom when she was little. The one thing Ma can’t deny, though, is all the strange things happening around her. Join Jax as he and Ma embark on the dragon egg delivery of a life-time!
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown – Roz is a lone robot who washes up on a deserted island filled with hostile wildlife. It’s only when Roz adopts an orphaned gosling – and fully embraces the complexities of motherhood – that she finds herself supported by a family far bigger than she ever imagined.
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper – Melody has cerebral palsy, which means that she is unable to speak, write, or move around without the aid of a wheelchair. With the aid of her neighbor and her mother (her dad, too!), Melody is able to find her voice for the first time.
If you read any of these titles to celebrate Mother’s Day, be sure to share your photos with Read to Them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Happy reading!