Mother’s Day is coming up soon on Sunday May 11. Here’s a list of gorgeous books for little ones to buy their mums. There’s books to read together and also some books for mum to read herself. Oh how I love some quiet reading time by myself!
My Mum Says The Strangest Things by Katrina Germein and Tom Jellett
From the team that brought you the rip-roaring bestseller My Dad Thinks He’s Funny. When Mum s busy she says she’s run off her feet. When I dawdle, Mum tells me to shake a leg. When I say, “I’m coming,” Mum says, “So is Christmas.” My mum says the STRANGEST things. RRP $24.99.
The Greatest Mother’s Day of All by Tamsin Ainslie & Anne Mangan
A delightfully funny and heartwarming take on a typical family’s celebration of Mother’s Day with presents, breakfast in bed … and all the ensuing mess, fun and good intentions gone astray that will be familiar to so many mothers. RRP $14.99.
Mummy, You’re Special to Me by Laine Mitchell & Kim Fleming
My mummy tucks me in. She tells stories just right. We make secret wishes. She kisses me goodnight. Mummy, you’re special to me. Follow Little Giraffe’s journey in this beautiful story to share with your special mummy. RRP $16.99.
My Mum’s the Best by Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley
A celebration of mums — from feathered to furry! Beautifully illustrated with delightful animals, My Mum’s the Best captures the fun-loving bond between mother and child — from big, cosy bear hugs to bathing elephants. Whether big or small, feathered or furry, mums always know how to make us feel special! RRP $16.99.
My Mum is a Super Hero by Ruby Brown & Lesley Vamos
Her mind reading powers are beyond compare. She can make objects appear out of thin air. Her forcefield protects us wherever we go. No one compares to my amazing mum, the superhero. RRP $9.95.
Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh
A fabulous standalone historical fiction of love, war and betrayal from the bestselling Fiona McIntosh. Tapestry takes us on a gripping journey from the 1970s into the England and Scotland of 1715. RRP $29.99.
The Italians at Cleat’s Corner Store by Jo Riccioni
In 1949, the arrival of an Italian family sets tongues wagging in the village of Leyton, an English farming community still recovering from the war. For seventeen-year-old Connie, however, the newcomers provide a tantalising glimpse of the wider world — a world beyond the gossip and petty concerns traded over the counter of Cleat’s Corner Store. The Italians at Cleat’s Corner Store is a heartwarming, vividly observed tale of small-town life, exploring love, prejudice and identity in the wake of World War II. RRP $29.99.
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon
Kate Fullerton, talented tea designer and now co-owner of The Tea Chest, could never have imagined that she’d be flying from Brisbane to London, risking her young family’s future, to save the business she loves from the woman who wants to shut it down.Meanwhile, Leila Morton has just lost her job; and if Elizabeth Clancy had known today was the day she would appear on the nightly news, she might at least have put on some clothes. Both need to move on.When Kate’s, Leila’s and Elizabeth’s paths cross, they throw themselves into realising Kate’s vision of the newest and most delectable tea shop in London, The Tea Chest. But with the very real possibility that The Tea Chest may fail, the three women are forced to decide what’s important to each of them. RRP $29.99.
The Little Book Of Mum’s Wisdom by Denis & Ian Baker
This book is two brothers exploration of the wisdom of their mother. Full of stories, quotes and phrases to help the reader appreciate their own mother, this book teaches us to value what is special about our mother and ourselves and helps to positively influence our own children. RRP $19.95.
Indulgent Cakes by The Australian Women’s Weekly
This stunning volume of new and inspired cake recipes -is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. There’s cakes made with orange blossom and pumpkin spice, cakes that are topped with fudge frosting or encased in meringue, cakes that are served with lashings of coconut cream or strawberry syrup – these recipes are gorgeous. To make things even easier they’ve also included a ton of helpful baking tips and hints as well as step by step photography to guarantee success. RRP $49.95.
Fashionably Worn by Leigh Ann Pow
Fashionably Worn is a divine guide to vintage shopping – how to find, what to look for and what to do with all those stylish vintage treasures that we all love to own and wear. RRP $27.99.
Anyone have any other book recommendations? Please share. I’m also on the hunt for good books to read.