Saturday by Oge Mora

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

The only day of the week that Ava and her mother have to enjoy time together are Saturdays. Unfortunately things don’t always go as planned. All scheduled events were ruined one Saturday. Storytime at the library – cancelled. New hairdos – drenched. Puppet show tickets – forgotten at home. Ava is mature and consoles her mother who feels awful. The two salvage the day by spending quality time at home for the remainder of the day. Gorgeous collage illustrations show vivid scenery and sentiments.

Strong Mama by author Robin Arzon and illustrator Addy Rivera Sonda

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: January 11, 2022

The storyteller is an athletic expectant mother. She shares her love of exercise, running, meditation, dancing and eating right with her growing baby. Her family welcomes the new baby and another person’s life adventures begin. This book is inspiring for all moms. Illustrations are filled with healthy lifestyle and good feelings.

And That’s Why She’s My Mama by Tiarra Nazario

Reading Age: 7 – 8 years

Publisher: Tiarra Nazario

Publication Date: March 15, 2018

In this rhyming picture book, the reader learns why mamas are special. Whether they encompass getting ready in the morning, going off to school, accepting wins and loses, taking care of the sick, helping to make treats to name a few, mamas are there. This book depicts mothers and children with different ages, abilities, skin tones, and hair textures/colors which are realities for many families whether they are biologically related, adopted or foster families. This book is a must in libraries.

I Love Mom with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Mom cat

Age Range: 3 years – 5 years

Publisher: World of Eric Carle

Publication Date: March 14, 2017

The Very Hungry Caterpillar journeys from one mother child pair to another in this picture book. The audience learns why mom’s are loved. The words are sparse but well chosen. Only one to six words appear on two page spreads which makes this a great read for young audiences. Mr. Carle’s vivid collage designs on white background are eye-catching.