CRRL Kids: Mom and Me

The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day Surprise
The Berenstain Bears and the Mama's Day Surprise By Berenstain, Stan Book - 2004 FICTION Ber All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:As Mother's Day approaches, Papa Bear and the cubs do their best to surprise Mama with breakfast in bed and a gift, and Mama does her best not to ruin the surprise.

Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too?
Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? By Carle, Eric Book - 2000 FICTION Car Available in some locations

Annotation:"Of course they do -- just like me and you! From baby kangaroos, called joeys, to baby elephants, called calfs, every kind of animal has a mother. Inside this playful and colorful book you will see all sorts of different babies with their mothers, all with one thing in common: Their mothers love them very, very much -- just like your mother loves you! Come right in and meet the family -- the animal family, that is -- in words and pictures by Eric Carle."

Don't Forget I Love You
Don't Forget I Love You By Moss, Miriam Book - 2004

Annotation:"It’s another busy morning. Mama is hurrying to get Billy to school and make it to work on time. With Billy dawdling and fussing over his stuffed rabbit, it seems they might never get there. And when they finally do arrive at school, Mama rushes off, forgetting two really crucial things! The familiar frenzy of getting ready is warmly portrayed in this comforting tale. The affirmative ending will reassure children that no matter how busy parents are, they always remember what’s most important."

Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday By Rodgers, Mary Audiobook CD - 2007 FICTION Rod All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:"Annabel Andrews is tired of her mother telling her on what to do. She's tired of being told to do her homework, clean up her room, and be nice to her little brother, Ape Face. If she were an adult, she could do anything she wanted, like watch TV all day and eat marshmallows for breakfast. One Friday morning, Annabel's wish comes true when she wakes up and realizes she's turned into her mother! But after a major washing machine mishap, losing Ape Face, and a terrible teacher conference, Annabel starts to suspect that being an adult is not as much fun as it seems. One thing's for certain -- this is one freaky Friday she'll never forget!"

Good Grief, It's Mother's Day!
Good Grief, It's Mother's Day! By Alfonsi, Alice Book - 2004 FICTION Alf All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:When Charlie Brown reminds the gang it's Mother's Day, everyone begins searching for special ways to celebrate their moms. Snoopy types his mom a letter, Woodstock picks his mom a flower, and Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie shop for cards. But what will Charlie Brown do? Join the Peanuts gang this Mother's Day and find out!

Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day By Kroll, Steven Book - 1985 FICTION Kro Available in some locations

Annotation: One day when Mom returns home she is greeted by surprise after surprise from each of her six children and her husband.

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch
Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch The Twenty-fourth Book of Their Adventures By Rylant, Cynthia Book - 2004 FICTION Ryl Available in some locations

Annotation:Every year Henry and his dad (with help from Mudge, of course) make Henry's mother a funny lunch for Mother's Day. Shopping for their juicy, crunchy surprise is fun, and preparing it is even more fun. But sharing it with Henry's mother is the most fun of all!

I Love You, Little One
I Love You, Little One By Tafuri, Nancy Book - 1997 FICTION Taf Available in some locations

Annotation:Deep in the woods, animal mothers reassure their little ones of the many ways they are loved.

Lots of Moms
Lots of Moms By Rotner, Shelley Book - 1996 FICTION Rot Available in some locations

Annotation:Tired of the same old picture book mom in an apron? This simple, loving and honest appreciation of American motherhood describes the many different things that moms do, while lively, glowing photographs show that they come in all sorts of colors, shapes and outfits. It's an unusually realistic but still very reassuring look at mothers, showing that moms are sometimes busy, tired or even absent--but that they'll "always come back. (

Love to Mama
Love to Mama A Tribute to Mothers Book - 2001 811 Lo Available in some locations

Annotation:"Pat Mora edited and contributed to this beautiful and celebratory collection, in which thirteen poets write with joy, humor, and love about the powerful bond between mothers, grandmothers, and children. These poets represent a wide spectrum of Latino voices, from award-winning authors to a 15-year-old new talent. They write passionately about their Puerto Rican, Cuban, Venezuelan, and Mexican American backgrounds and the undeniable influence of their mothers and grandmothers."

Ma Dear's Old Green House
Ma Dear's Old Green House By Patrick, Denise Lewis Book - 2004 FICTION Pat Available in some locations

Annotation:"There, Sunday morning breakfast is an event. Hide and go seek is more than just a game. The tall pecan tree isn’t just a familiar landmark. It's a place to rest and dream. At MaDear’s old green house nurturing relatives come and go. You’re surrounded by a nourishing and caring community. And there is freedom to jump, to skip, to run and to grow. Denise Lewis Patrick’s own childhood memories of visits with her grandmother are the inspiration for this poignant story."

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present By Zolotow, Charlotte Book Plus CD - 2004 FICTION Zol Available in some locations

Annotation:"Finding a birthday present for her mother is no easy task for our heroine. Luckily, she happens upon the avuncular Mr. Rabbit, whose heart is in the right place, even if he doesn't always have the best ideas. Ultimately, his suggestions do come in handy, and between the two of them they determine the ideal birthday tribute: the gift of color." A Caldecott-Honor winner.

The Mommy Book
The Mommy Book By Morris, Ann Book - 1996 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:"Mommies take good care of their babies, both before they are born and when they are tiny. And whether mommies work in fields or offices, they are there when their children need them, with loving talk, hugs, and smiles."

Mommy's Hands
Mommy's Hands By Lasky, Kathryn Book - 2002 FICTION Las Available in some locations

Annotation:"To a small child, a mother's hands are almost magical. Mommy's hands can draw and bake, comfort and cuddle, point out the stars in the night sky and plant a beautiful garden. This charming book, told from the point of view of three different young children, is sure to bring smiles of joy and recognition to both moms and their little ones."

The Most Thankful Thing
The Most Thankful Thing By McCourt, Lisa Book - 2004 FICTION McC Available in some locations

Annotation:"When a little girl asks her mom what her 'most thankful thing ever' is, Mom turns the question into a fun trip down memory lane. Turning the pages of Mom's photo album, they discover many wonderful moments in Mom's life, from summer camp to winning a trophy in a soccer tournament, from singing onstage to her wedding day. But one event in Mom's whole life is the very best ever -- the birth of her precious little girl."

Mother's Day
Mother's Day By Gore, Willma Willis Book - 1993 394.26 Go Available in some locations

Annotation:Part of the Best Holiday Books series.

The Mother's Day Mice
The Mother's Day Mice By Bunting, Eve Book - 1986 FICTION Bun Available in some locations

Annotation: It's Mother's Day and the three mouse brothers, Biggest, Middle, and Little, have only a short time to get their presents.

The Mother's Day Sandwich
The Mother's Day Sandwich By Wynot, Jillian Book - 1990 FICTION Wy Available in some locations

Annotation: Ivy and Hackett's plan to give their mother a Mother's Day breakfast in bed almost turns to disaster until Mother finds a way to save the day.

Mother's Mother's Day
Mother's Mother's Day By Balian, Lorna Book - 1982 FICTION Bal Available in some locations

Annotation:Hazel and her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother all go to see each other on this special day. But where is great-great-great grandmother?

My Mama Had A Dancing Heart
My Mama Had A Dancing Heart By Gray, Libba Moore Book Plus CD - 2001 FICTION G77m Available in some locations

Annotation:A ballet dancer recalls how she and her mother would welcome each season with a dance outdoors.

My Mom
My Mom By Browne, Anthony Book - 2005 FICTION Bro Available in some locations

Annotation:A child describes the many wonderful things about "my mom," who can make anything grow, roar like a lion, and be as comfy as an armchair.

My Very Own Mother's Day
My Very Own Mother's Day A Book of Cooking and Crafts By West, Robin Book - 1996 394.26 We Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides suggestions for celebrating Mother's Day through recipes and instructions for various crafts.

A Present for Mom
A Present for Mom By French, Vivian Book - 2002 FICTION Fre Available in some locations

Annotation:Stanley has trouble deciding what to give his mother for Mother's Day.

Ramona and Her Mother
Ramona and Her Mother By Cleary, Beverly Audiobook CD - 1989 FICTION Cle Available in some locations

Annotation:Being seven and a half is not easy! Ramona's at that awkward, in-between age-too little to stay home alone after school when her mother is at work, but too big to enjoy playing with pesty Willa Jean at her sitter's house. These days, all Ramona really wants is to twitch her nose and be her mother's little rabbit like she once was. Can't she be her mother's little girl forever?

Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me
Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me By Best, Cari Book - 1995

Annotation:After taking the train downtown, Lizzie spends the day at the public library, helping her mother who is a children's librarian.

A Ride on Mother's Back
A Ride on Mother's Back A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World By Bernhard, Emery Book - 1996 FICTION Ber Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the ways in which people from a variety of cultures carry their young ones, and describes what children see and learn as they are carried.

The Runaway Bunny
The Runaway Bunny By Brown, Margaret Wise Book - 2005 FICTION Bro Available in some locations

Annotation:A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him.

Things to Make for Mother's Day
Things to Make for Mother's Day By Gilpin, Rebecca Book - 2004 745.594 Gi Available in some locations

Annotation:"Packed full of ideas of things to make and things to eat, the easy step-by-step projects provide numerous ideas - from cards and packaging to cakes and sweets and should provide children with hours of fun, while making presents for mothers, sisters, aunties and grandmothers."

What Did Mommy Do Before You?
What Did Mommy Do Before You? By Levine, Abby Book - 1988 FICTION Le All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Shows how Mommy was once small and dependent until she grew bigger and eventually became an adult.

What Mommies Do Best
What Mommies Do Best By Numeroff, Laura Joffe Book - 2003?

Annotation:Animal mothers share a variety of activities with their children, from making a snowman and baking a birthday cake to reading a bedtime story and giving a good-night kiss.

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