May 2, 2010

Mommies Read!

As Mother's Day approaches, I want to mention a few books that are gift worthy for mommies of all ages. You may want to enclose a hankie with them though!

On the Night You Were Born
On the Night You Were Born is a book that will touch the heart of a new mommy.  A baby is such a special gift and hard to put into words, but the art and verse of this book put it to song. Nancy Tillman writes,
"On the night you were born
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered,
'Life will never be the same.'"

I Love You More

How much does a mother love her children? I Love You More , by Laura Duksta,is a flip book that, just like love, never ends.  It was my choice for a Mother's Day gift to my daughter her first Mother's Day.

The Runaway BunnyRunaway Bunny celebrates its 60th anniversary, but its message is ageless. A mother's love goes with you wherever you may go.  Margaret Wise Brown speaks the language that children understand.  She is one of my very favorite authors. 

That brings me to one other note of interest to readers.  A previously unpublished book by Margaret Wise Brown has just been released.  I am eagerly awaiting its arrival.  Just like The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight, Moon, I believe The Fathers are Coming Home will join their ranks as classics.  I will be giving one copy away when the blog reaches 100 followers.  Perhaps that will be in time for Father's Day!

To all the mommies out there, Happy Mother's Day!



  1. I love sweet books!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I really appreciate your comment, especially coming from a teacher.

  2. I'll have to look for those. I'm always looking for new bedtime stories. Thanks for sharing!

    Found you through SITS

  3. Glad I've found you -- I'm a book fiend, and I can't wait until my children are old enough to buy me books for Mother's Day. Greetings from Italy via SITS Saturday Sharefest.

  4. On the Night you were born looks awesome. I haven't heard of it before. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are staying dry today!

  5. These are some nice books. Thanks for sharing.