Six Books for Mums (for Kids)

Our children’s book specialist Holly Harper picks out six perfect presents for mum from kids this Mother’s Day.

It’s a hard thing to express just how much our mums mean to us – after all, how can you put into words how special your mum is? If you are at a loss for words, luckily there are lots of brilliant picture book authors to help us out.


Stuck for ideas for what to do for mum on Mother’s Day? Perhaps The Greatest Mother’s Day of All by Anne Mangan and Tamsin Ainslie will give you some clues.


Of course, not all mums will like the same things on Mother’s Day, and What Makes My Mum Happy will get you wondering exactly how your mum would like to spend her special day (though breakfast in bed is probably a good start for most!)


While our mums might like different things, there is one thing that we can agree on which is that our mum is, in fact, the best mum in the world. Why not tell her so with My Mum’s the Best!


If you’ve made mum a twelve course breakfast, there’s probably a good chance the kitchen is in a bit of a state. While the dishes are soaking, you should probably settle in for a reading of The Messy Mother’s Day by Lucie Billingsley.


If you’ve ever wanted to be a bit more like your mum, then you’ve got something in common with the little lion in David Melling’s Just Like My Mum.


Lastly, there’s one thing you can’t forget to say on Mother’s Day– cap off a perfect day with I Love My Mummy from Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd.

hollyharperpicture Holly Harper is a children’s bookseller at Readings Carlton where she organises the kids and Young Adult enews'. She also writes books for younger readers under the name H.J. Harper. Find out more about her Star League and Bureau of Mysteries series here.