Celebrating Mother's Day

Anna Jarvis, Founder of Mother’s Day



Anna's mother, Ann Jarvis had founded Mothers' Day Work Clubs to improve sanitary and health conditions of both Union and Confederate soldiers by feeding, clothing and treating their wounds. After her mother died, Anna started a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday. Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May.


Celebrate your mom, grandmother, or aunt with a special book and craft.


I LOVE MY MOMMY BECAUSE / PORTER-GAYLORD, LAUREL.


As a child explains the many happy, loving things Mommy does, many different animal mothers are shown caring for their young.


MOTHER'S DAY SURPRISE / KRENSKY, STEPHEN.


After watching the other animals make Mother's Day gifts, Violet the snake tries hard to think of something nice that she can make for her mother.


I'LL BE THERE / STOTT, ANN


A young boy and his mother talk about what she did for him as a baby, what he can do for himself now, and that she will always be there when he needs her.


I LOVE MY MUM / PIPER, SOPHIE.


Baby animals tell us why they love their mums so much, and in so doing help young readers appreciate the love and care their own mums give.


I LOVE YOU, MOMMY / HARKER, JILLIAN.


Little Bear can't wait to try some new experiences, and he certainly can't wait to listen to Mommy Bear's advice. But when he realizes that he's taken on more than he can handle, Mommy Bear is ready to come to the rescue.


MY MOMMY / PARADIS, SUSAN.


A young girl celebrates how her mother, just like the animals that always seem near, expresses her love through such daily activities as eating, playing, and snuggling together.


OLIVIA COOKS UP A SURPRISE / SOLLINGER, EMILY.


Olivia decides to throw her mother a surprise birthday party, and with a little help from her father, her grandmother, and her brother she fixes a menu of red foods and gets everything ready.


I LOVE MY MOM / WALKER, ANNA.


Ollie and his mom look and talk, and giggle and walk. Ollie loves his mom. What else does he love?


ONE MORE HUG FOR MADISON / CHURCH, CAROLINE.


Madison the mouse keeps asking her patient mother for just one more thing before she goes to sleep.


A BOY HAD A MOTHER WHO BOUGHT HIM A HAT / KUSKIN, KARLA.


After a boy's mother buys him a hat, she buys him a mouse, shoes, boots, skis, mask, cello, and an elephant--none of which he is ever without.


WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME? / ROTH, CAROL.


Through rhyming text, young animals and a little boy are reassured that their mothers will still love them after a new baby--or kittens, or cub--arrives


ME AND MY MOM! / RITCHIE, ALISON.


Rhyming text describes a day of fun and adventure that a bear shares with his mother.


MY MOMMY AND ME / MACNAUGHTON, TINA.


"Little Mouse loves nothing better than to skip and run, giggle and have fun with Mommy!..."--Cover back.


MAMA'S LITTLE DUCKLING / PARKER, MARJORIE BLAIN.


One day, Dandelion Duckling decides to explore--all by himself. Will Dandelion remember what Mama Quack taught him about danger before it's too late?


MAMA, DO YOU LOVE ME? / JOOSSE, BARBARA M.


A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional


CRAFT BOOKS:


MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS / ARLENE AND HERBERT ERLBACH


A great way for kids to participate in holidays, this series of craft books includes step-by-step instructions with photos and requires inexpensive materials that can be found at home or in the classroom.


MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS / EICK, JEAN



Provides ideas for simple gifts and activities to celebrate Mother's Day.


ALL NEW CRAFTS FOR MOTHER'S DAY AND FATHER'S DAY / ROSS, KATHY


What better occasion for a hand-made gift than Mother's Day or Father's Day? The youngest children aren't able to go out and shop-but they can easily gather up materials in the house and spend some happy time creating the perfect gift for mom and/or dad. There's something here to delight every mom and dad-and the crafty givers as well!


MY VERY OWN MOTHER'S DAY : A BOOK OF COOKING AND CRAFTS / WEST, ROBIN.


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


Happy Mother's Day to All! Ms. Chetna Kukreja

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