CRRL Kids: Mom and Me
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.
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."
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."
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!"
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!
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!
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. (Amazon.com)
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."
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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?
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."