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Parental Behavior: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about parental behavior?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to parental behavior. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about parental behavior.

Our list includes board books and picture books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about parental behavior can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Bugs Don't Hug
Written by Heather L. Montgomery & illustrated by Stephen Stone
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Meet the mamas and papas of the insect world in this fresh and funny nonfiction look at how bugs are like us from popular science author and teacher Heather Montgomery. Most insects don’t take care of their young, but some do–in surprising ways. Some bugs clean up after their messy little ones, cater to their picky eaters, and yes–hug their baby bugs. A fun and clever look at parenting in the insect world, perfect for backyard scientists and their own moms and dads.

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More Than Balloons
Written by Lorna Crozier & illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

Balloons love the moon, and a tuba loves a tune, but these don’t compare to the love we have for you. Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier uses evocative rhyme, complemented by Rachelle Anne Miller’s whimsical imagery, to provide babies and toddlers with common concepts that explain just how great love is.

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Bunny Roo, I Love You
Written by Melissa Marr & illustrated by Teagan White
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

A warm and tender welcome to the world!

In a gorgeous picture book that’s playfully sweet and visually captivating, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr and talented new illustrator Teagan White celebrate the many ways parents make their new babies feel at home.

The world can seem like a big, bewildering place for new babies—fortunately, their mamas know just how to soothe and comfort them. Through enchanting scenes portraying all kinds of mama animals looking out for their little ones, the mother in this story reassures her baby, and young children everywhere, that their caretakers will always love them and keep them safe. This beautiful picture book has the feel of a classic and its heartwarming premise should make it a family favorite.

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I Heart You
Written by Meg Fleming & illustrated by Sarah Jane Wright
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

This tender, rhyming picture book is a lively celebration of love.

Little ones adore being independent and trying new things. But they also need Mom and Dad’s reassurance and snuggles. With her spare, lyrical text, debut author Meg Fleming captures the exuberance, the affection, and the tender push-and-pull of life with a child. And illustrator Sarah Jane Wright’s evocative illustrations infuse the story with generous helpings of warmth and love.

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The Best Mother
Written by C. M. Surrisi & illustrated by Diane Goode
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

After interviewing mothers at the park, the toy store, and the zoo, Maxine decides that her own mother is worth keeping.

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  • I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home - I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown in a rocket ship made of glass and stone. I will love you till the cows come home. Love knows no bounds in this lyrical, gentle lullaby, a tender tribute to the depths of family love. Filled with warm, funny art, I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home is a perfect read-aloud for curling up with your little one at the end of the day . . . or anytime you want to express just how much you love them.

  • Like the Moon Loves the Sky - A lyrical and heartwarming celebration of a mother’s love for her children by the award-winning author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. In this moving picture book, author Hena Khan shares her wishes for her children: “Inshallah you find wonder in birds as they fly. Inshallah you are loved, like the moon loves the sky.” With vibrant illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran, this charming picture book is a heartfelt and universal celebration of a parent’s unconditional love. • A reassuring bedtime read-aloud for mothers and their children. • A perfect book for sharing Muslim family traditions and for families teaching diversity and religious acceptance. • Hena Khan’s books have been widely acclaimed, winning awards and honors from the ALA, Parent’s Choice, and many others. For families who have read and loved Under My Hijab, Yo Soy Muslim, and Mommy’s Khimar. A sweet and lovely bedtime book to help let children know they are loved and precious.

  • Will You Be My Sunshine - You really are my sunshine! Even on cloudy, rainy days! Just seeing you chases the gloom away! Sharing this message with someone you love – of any age – is reassuring and comforting. A wonderful gift idea for showers, birthdays, and first libraries. An adorable little mouse family and friends are used in place of people, to be any race, gender, or age. Sturdy board pages are just right for even the littlest “readers” Be my sunshine, my rainbow, bright star, and moonbeam The message of unconditional love is revealed in colorful, engaging illustrations Soft rhyming text is easy to read aloud A keepsake for generations

  • One More Hug - A tree branch tapping on a window, a pretend sword breaking in two, the skreeeetch of a school bus door: one more hug by mom is always needed to comfort and reassure a young boy that he has the inner confidence to carry on. As time passes, and he outgrows his childhood fears, he returns the favor by giving his mother one more hug as he goes on his way. This timeless tale of unconditional love and comfort for an anxious young boy as he leaves the nest and starts his journey through life is a perfect story for mothers to share with their sons to show them that it’s okay to have fears and needs—even as they get older—and it’s okay to share those feelings with the people who love them.

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Wild Honey from the Moon
Written & illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In an epic adventure like no other, an unflappable mother will stop at nothing to find a cure for her ailing young son — even if it means traveling to the moon itself. “Where are you going?” “To the moon. A quick trip.” “But you can’t fly.” “Darling, I am your mother,” she said, and gave him one last kiss. On a cold winter’s eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is cold and his feet are hot, and there is only one thing that can cure him: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her trusty red umbrella, gives her darling son a kiss, and sets out into the unknown. Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless “night mares” to an island humming with angry bees. But each can prove no match for a mother on a mission. From the mind of the uniquely talented Kenneth Kraegel comes an utterly original ode to the limitlessness of maternal love.

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All the Things I Love about You
Written & illustrated by LeUyen Pham
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

There are oh so many things a mom loves about her young child. But most of all, she just loves him, no matter what.Bestselling author and illustrator LeUyen Pham combines her experience as a mother and her proven storytelling skills in a humorous and heartfelt love letter of a book. In All the Things I Love About You, Mama lists the reasons she loves her little boy: the way his hair sticks up in the morning, the way he says Mama (even in the middle of the night), and the way he laughs. Simply written and beautifully illustrated, All the Things I Love About You honestly speaks to the unconditional love between a mother and her child. Children and parents alike will treasure this heartwarming book and, in reading it together, appreciate the small actions that make love grow stronger every day.

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You Are Home with Me
Written by Sarah Asper-Smith & illustrated by Mitchell Watley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You, this endearing picture book introduces young children to the homes of a variety of animals. From the author and illustrator of the popular I Would Tuck You In, explore the many ways that animals create a habitat for their young in this charming picture book, filled with baby animals and their parents. A polar bear carves out a den in a snowbank to keep its cub warm. A tufted puffin digs out a burrow to shelter its young on a cliff near the sea. A lynx makes a shelter under a fallen tree to snuggle with its kitten. Young children will learn all about these animals and more, as each spread also includes a short piece of nonfiction about each creature. Lovingly illustrated and lyrically written, this is the second children’s book written and illustrated by the husband-and-wife artist and author team Mitchell Watley and Sarah Asper-Smith.

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Love Matters Most
Written by Mij Kelly & illustrated by Gerry Turley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Perfect for Valentine’s Day and a heartwarming read for the cold winter months, this cozy animal story explores the universal theme of a mother’s love for her child. When a polar bear leaves the safety and warmth of her cave to travel all over a frozen wonderland, she must be looking for something very important. Could it be delicious silver salmon? A view of the swirling winter sky? A bit of gold? Of course, she is in search of the most precious thing of all: her lost little cub. In this touching story, readers will instantly be enamored with the sweeping illustrations of winter landscapes, endearing polar bear characters, and the resonant message that a mother’s love matters most.

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I Will Love You Forever / Te Amaré Por Siempre (Bilingual)
Written & illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

From Caroline Jayne Church, the mega bestselling illustrator behind I Love You Through and Through, Good Night, I Love You, and Ten Tiny Toes comes an instant classic in the making with a new padded storybook to treasure and share over and over again. With charming illustrations and poignant rhyming text, this tender story is a heartwarming reminder of the never ending love between a parent and child. A sweet message to share with little ones to let them know that whoever they become and wherever they go, they are cherished. De la reconocida autora Caroline Jayne Church, nos llega otro libro para atesorar y compartir en familia una y otra vez. Con adorables ilustraciones y el texto rimado, esta historia es un recordatorio del amor infinito entre padres e hijos. Un mensaje cargado de dulzura para dejarles saber a los más pequeños que no importa lo que hagan o dónde estén siempre están en nuestros corazones.

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  • A Father's Love - This heartwarming book celebrates the love that fathers and children share in the animal kingdom, while also teaching young readers about colors. Perfect for new babies, new fathers, baby shower gifts, Father’s Day gifts, and for kids who love their dads on any old day. Throughout the animal kingdom, in every part of the world, fathers love and care for their babies. This book takes readers around the globe and across the animal kingdom, showcasing the many ways fathers have of demonstrating their love. Whether it’s a penguin papa snuggling with his baby in the frosty white snow, a lion dad playing with his cub in a yellow field, or a seahorse father protecting his young inside his pouch in the deep blue ocean, we see that a father’s love comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. With beautiful art that brings all of the dads and babies, and the love between them, to vivid, colorful life, this book is a celebration of the special bond that a father shares with his children.

  • Emperor's Egg - Students who are wild about penguins and classrooms doing units on them will find The Emperor’s Egg an action-packed read. – School Library Journal Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything at all to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming in the ocean and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. This charming, oversize picture book is full of fabulous facts about nature’s most devoted dad.Back matter includes an index.

  • No Matter what - Small, a little fox, seeks reassurance that Large will always provide love, no matter what.

  • Hand in Hand - A little hand holds on tight! Celebrate the special relationship every parent has with their child in this lovely New Books for Newborns board book! Me You We, two Hand in hand Through and through In this sweet New Books for Newborns book, a parent and their child set out for a fun-filled day of adventure. Whether it’s having fun at the park, or letting your child learn something new, this sweet, rhyming board book is the perfect way to tell your little one that no matter where you are or what you’re doing, all that really matters is doing it together, hand in hand. The New Books for Newborns series is “just right” for parents to read to their babies. With short, lilting and lullaby-like texts, these board books help parents introduce reading to their children with snuggly, soothing read-alouds perfect for first story times.

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The Goose Egg
Written & illustrated by Liz Wong
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

From the author of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record pick Quackers comes the story of Henrietta the Elephant, whose life goes from calm to chaotic when a baby goose comes to stay.

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Snuggle Puppy! A Little Love Song
Written & illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A great big hug in book form, Snuggle Puppy is a year-round valentine from parent to child. It is bright, chunky, a pleasure to hold, and has a die-cut cover that reveals a glimpse of the joy inside before it’s even opened. Best of all, it’s packed, of course, with pure Boynton: her inimitable language, her inimitable illustrations, her inimitable sense of fun.

OOO, Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine. I love what you are. I love what you do. Fuzzy little Snuggle Puppy, I love you. Featuring a sweet and cuddly doggie cast and rhyming verse, Snuggle Puppy is the perfect bedtime book to read last, because of an ending that kids will want again and again: I started with OOO. . . . Now we’ll end like this: [BIG SMOOCH!]

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Daddy Honk Honk!
Written & illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

An arctic fox adopts a baby goose in this heartwarming read-aloud perfect for dads and their little ones

When Aput the fox finds an abandoned goose egg, he has no idea what’s in store for him. He doesn’t know anything about babies and he certainly doesn’t know what to do when the gosling hatches and mistakes him for its daddy. So he decides to find the gosling a home. But with each page turn, Aput learns more about caring for a baby and, with a little help from his friends, he discovers what a baby needs most is love.

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I Love You Like No Otter
Written by Rose Rossner & illustrated by Sydney Hanson
picture book
Recommend Ages: -3

Give hedgehugs and kisses to your little squeakheart with this pun-tastic book! There’s no better way to say “I love you” than with a sweet and heartfelt animal pun! I Love You Like No Otter combines a warm message of love with beautifully illustrated animals families will love to read and share together. Purrfect for anyone you love beary much!

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Pup and Bear
Written by Kate Banks & illustrated by Naoko Stoop
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-7

This deeply emotional read-aloud about a lost wolf pup who is raised by a loving polar bear is sure to resonate with families - particularly non-traditional ones.

You are not my mother, said the wolf pup. I am not your mother, said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe.

Here is a picture book that celebrates differences and promotes kindness, sure to resonate with the many fans of the beloved classic, Mama Do You Love Me? During the ice melt that follows an Arctic winter, a wolf cub finds himself spinning out to sea on a sheet of ice. He awakes lost and alone to an unfamiliar smell: a polar bear. And while the polar bear is not the wolf’s mother, she takes him on her back to her den, where she feeds him, keeps him warm, and does everything a mother would do. Time passes, the cub grows into a wolf, and soon it’s time for him to venture out into the wide world alone. Years later, the now grown wolf comes upon a tiny lost polar bear cub–and the cycle begins again. With poetic prose this beautiful picture book about the love and kindness of a stranger is sure to touch a deep chord, particularly with parents and children who have found each other in unexpected ways.

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  • Little Whale - Come along with a mother whale and her calf as they follow the path of a gray whale migration. From Jo Weaver, award-winning author-illustrator of Little One.Together, Little Whale and Gray Whale swim under midnight skies and through coral reefs teeming with life as they migrate to the cool, rich waters of the north to feed. Gray Whale gently guides her baby along the way, keeping Little Whale safe from passing ships and dangerous predators. And at long last, the echo of a whale song calls to them through icy water, and they know…they are home.With gentle text and stunning charcoal illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Jo Weaver reveals the wonder of nature, the excitement of discovery, the pull of home, and the strength of parental love. Ideal for story time or bedtime, the book is also a wonderful complement to elementary studies on animals and oceans.

  • Under the Love Umbrella - A beautiful tale celebrating the invisible, protective, omnipresent love love between parents and children. From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring–wherever we roam in the big, wild world. No matter what challenges children may face, they can always rely on the love umbrella above them.

  • Little One - A loving nursery gift for new parents, this soothingly illustrated picture book follows a new bear cub and his mother as they discover a great big world together.Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Together they eat, swim, fish, and play as one season becomes the next. With Big Bear’s help, Little One grows more and more confident, until winter comes once more and it’s time to head home.With gentle text and stunning charcoal illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Jo Weaver reveals the wonder of nature, the first steps of independence, and the strength of parental love. Ideal for story time, bedtime, and elementary studies on animals.

  • Say What? - With an interactive text and bright, playful illustrations, explore what baby animals really mean when they make their adorable baby animal sounds. When a lion says ROAR, does he really mean MORE? When a cow says MOO, does she really mean YOU? How do we know what animals say when they say what they say with their sounds everyday? With an interactive text and bright, playful illustrations, Angela DiTerlizzi and Joey Chou explore what baby animals really mean when they make their adorable baby animal sounds.

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Gracie the Lighthouse Cat
Written by Ruth Brown
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7
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Us
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

The story of Us is one full of hugging, laughing, dancing, and most of all love. This endearing bedtime story reminds us that love shines through all the things we do each and every day and no matter the distance between us, we carry that love with us in the memories of our special moments together.

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Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World
Written by Brenda Peterson & illustrated by Wendell Minor
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Mia, her family, and friends gather in the San Juan Islands for Orca Sing, hoping that 105-year-old Granny, the oldest orca, will return with the pods she watches over. Includes facts about Granny and orcas.

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Mama Loves You So
Written by Terry Pierce & illustrated by Simone Shin
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

With lilting lullaby text and lovely illustrations, the New Books for Newborns stories are the perfect first books for new parents to share with their little ones right from the start! Start here. If only raising a child was that easy. It can be difficult in the first year to figure out what’s just right for your baby. But with this new line of books—New Books for Newborns— story time is really that simple. Designed as the first books to start reading with your baby, these just-right stories hit all the right notes with soothing texts, lovely art, and, most importantly, stories meant for sharing any time of the day. Start here. Snuggle up. It’s story time! This book celebrates a mother’s love trumping even majestic mother nature…a mama’s love is higher than a mountain and deeper than any stream.

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You Are My Happy
Written by Patricia Hegarty & illustrated by Thomas Elliott
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Celebrate love and togetherness in this enchanting book for babies from bestselling author Patricia Hegarty!Wake up, baby, it’s a brand-new day! Join along with mamma turtle and her little one as they explore their big, beautiful world. Written with Patricia Hegarty’s gentle rhyming text and the heartfelt message of love and togetherness, this rhyming board book will capture the hearts and minds of parents and toddlers. Featuring interactive die cuts for little ones to peek through and gorgeous full-color illustrations, You Are My Happy will inspire repeat reads for years to come!This I love you book is a perfect Easter basket stuffer for ages 0-3, gift for new parents, holiday stocking stuffer, first birthday gift, or bedtime read aloud for anytime of year!Why readers love You Are My Happy Perfect for babies and toddlers 0-3. Made for their little hands!Interactive die cut format and sweet baby animals makes for an engaging bedtime read aloudBeautiful, full color illustrationsA heartfelt gift for new parents or baby showersPerfect Easter gift basket stuffer, Valentine’s Day gift, or holiday stocking stuffer for baby!Wherever you are, wherever you go, Baby, I’ll alwayslove you so.

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  • Peter Rabbit, I Love You - Say “I love you” with this rhyming board book with a peekaboo mirror! This lovely book features classic Beatrix Potter characters, including Peter Rabbit, accompanied by sweet rhyming text. Celebrating all the lovable and adorable things little ones do, and ending with a mirror surprise, this book is perfect for reading with the little bunny you love the most.

  • Love Makes a Family - This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that’s LOVE. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what’s most important in each family’s life is the love the family members share.

  • Mom and Me, Me and Mom - The joy of being a mom is palpable in this touching tribute to parenthood. Whimsical illustrations capture the poignant moments that make motherhood so special: pinning up a daughter’s hair, getting messy during playtime, reading quietly side by side, and, above all, cherishing precious moments together. Bright pops of Pantone coral infuse each spread, and a cloth spine adds an irresistible specialness. At once a treasured Mother’s Day gift and a year-round “I love you,” this book will delight parents and children in a celebration of a supremely meaningful relationship. This lovely testament to the inimitable mother/daughter bond goes straight to the heart.

  • Ol' Mama Squirrel - Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein’s lively tale is a fantastic read-aloud, and feisty Mama Squirrel will have fierce mamas everywhere applauding! Ol’ Mama Squirrel has raised lots of babies, and she knows just how to protect them. Whenever trouble comes nosing around, she springs into action with a determined “Chook, chook, chook!” and scares trouble away. Her bravery is put to the test, however, when a really big threat wanders into town and onto her tree. But no matter what, Mama’s not about to back down!

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Wild About Dads
Written by Diana Murray & illustrated by Amber Alvarez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

See lions snuggle on the savanna and groundhogs play on the prairie in Diana Murray’s Wild About Dads, a heartwarming picture book that celebrates dads of all kinds―featuring illustrations by Amber Alvarez!

Dads can help you reach up high,
and help to keep you warm and dry.
Dads are strong, dads are brave,
but sometimes dads could use a shave.

Everyone loves dads―humans, lions, frogs, prairie dogs, and even pelicans! See all these animals snuggle their little ones in this sweet, rhyming picture book that celebrates fatherhood in its many forms.

Perfect for Father’s Day and showing dads how much they mean to you every day of the year.

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Little Hippo
Written by Julie Abery & illustrated by Suzie Mason
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Little Hippo grazes on African plains, falling behind his herd, when a flock of oxpecker birds won’t leave him alone. Mama helps him and all becomes right again. A sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love, told with short rhyming lines and warm illustrations.

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Mommy Hugs
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Animal and human mothers hug in different ways, but they all show love.

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I Love You, Mommy
Written & illustrated by Beatrix Potter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A wonderful new Peter Rabbit book with a heart-warming rhyme that celebrates moms everywhere. This heart-warming book is the perfect way to tell Mom “I love you” on Mother’s Day–or on any other day of the year! With a little help from Peter Rabbit himself, a beautiful rhyme, contemporary design and gorgeous illustrations capture the charm of Beatrix Potter’s drawings, ensuring the book will appeal to Beatrix Potter fans old and new.

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I Love You All Ways
Written by Marianne Richmond & illustrated by Dubravka Kolanovic
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

A USA Today Bestseller!Share your love with the whole family with this heartwarming story from bestselling author, Marianne Richmond. Perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts or your family library, and anytime you want to spread love and joy. From the author of Be Brave Little One and If I Could Keep You Little comes I Love You All Ways, an adorable exploration of how love surrounds us, no matter what we do or where we go. From morning to night – through the happy, playful, and mischievous moments – I Love You All Ways is a sweet celebration of the never-ending love for a child.In case you ever wonder, in the busy of our days, exactly how you’re loved by me, I think you’ll be amazed.

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  • Mother's Love: The Story of the Midnight Angel - It’s impossible for children to understand how much their mothers love them…But this delightful rhyming book can at least help a child begin to appreciate how much their mother does for them, and how they can show their appreciation.Written by acclaimed author Marilee Joy Mayfield, A Mother’s Love helps reassure children that the creaks and whispers they hear in the night aren’t monsters-they’re the sounds of mother making everything in the home happy, safe, and warm.As an added bonus, after the sweet story of the ways a mother expresses her love, there are bonus worksheets that allow children to express their unique love for their own mother, and to brainstorm ways to help her out.The perfect bedtime read for sweet dreams, this charming book will surely become a family favorite.Here, at Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream, we believe that children’s books are more than just stories - they’re vessels of inspiration, education, and imagination. Every book we publish is carefully selected to teach kids valuable lessons that will last a lifetime.From the publisher who brought to you “Fiona Flamingo”, “Right Now, I Am Fine”, “Zen Pig”, “The Snowman’s Song”, “Bug Soup”, and “The Super Tiny Ghost”, “A Mother’s Love” is a welcome addition to our incredible collection of best-selling children’s books!

  • Because You Are My Baby - I’ll teach you everything I know, and guide you as you learn and grow, because you are my baby. A mama coyote sings moon songs through the night just as a mama human cuddles her baby and lays her down to sleep. This precious story illustrates that the love a mother feels for her child is not unlike the affection animal mothers in the desert show their offspring. Beautifully written text is lovingly complemented by Sylvia Long’s wonderful illustrations, making this an important book for parents and children to share together.

  • All I Want for Christmas Is Ewe - Wrap your little one in love with this sweet Christmas board book during the most punderful time of the year!Wish your little sugarplum a beary Merry Christmas and jingle all the way with this heartwarming story for babies and toddlers! Combining beautiful illustrations, charming animal puns, and the evergreen message of love, All I Want for Christmas is Ewe is a moovelous way to celebrate the season and share your love for each otter.For fans of I Love You Like No Otter, this cute holiday treat is the best book gift for kids and animal lovers ages 0-3–made just for their little hands! The perfect addition to any Christmas gift for kids, holiday stocking stuffer, baby shower gift, or festive read aloud.More charming stories from Punderland, the perfect gift for any occasionI Love You Like No OtterI Love You More, BabysaurSomebunny Loves YouDonut Give UpHappy Meow-loween, Little Pumpkinand more!

  • Trunk to Trunklet - A graphically gorgeous book about how different animals live and the lively, loving relationships they have with their babies.

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Little Tiger
Written by Julie Abery & illustrated by Suzie Mason
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Little Tiger goes on an adventure in the jungle, but mama is always close by her cub. Short rhyming lines in this illustrated board book tell a sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love.

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Little Poet William Shakespeare: I Love You
Written by Kate Coombs & illustrated by Carme Lemniscates
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introduce clever babies to classic poets with Gibbs Smith’s new Little Poet series. “I do love nothing in the world so well as you.” Little Poet William Shakespeare: I Love You pairs loving lines from The Bard’s famous plays and sonnets with engaging illustrations by Carme Lemniscates, letting parents, grandparents, and other readers tell toddlers how loved they are in Shakespeare’s own words. Kate Coombs has written several books for children, including the award winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue and most recently Goodnight Mr. Darcy. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate makes her home in Utah. Carme Lemniscates is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer of children’s books. In 2010 she founded Lemniscates Studio in her home city of Barcelona, Spain, to create her own children’s book projects, which she both writes and illustrates. Carmen also illustrated best-selling author Jennifer Adams’ I Am a Warrior Goddess.

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How Animals Care for Their Young
Written by Pavla Hanackova & illustrated by Linh Dao
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Penguin parents are different from kangaroo moms and dart frog dads. Readers are able to compare and contrast the parenting styles of these and many other animals thanks to this look at life in the animal kingdom. Important facts about life cycles and the relationships between adult animals and their young are presented in informative but concise blocks of text that hold the interest of reluctant readers. These accessible sections are paired with adorable illustrations to aid in the development of reading comprehension. Each set of illustrations creates a charming visual story of an animal family.

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Bears and Their Cubs
Written by Linda Tagliaferro
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Text and photographs describe the lives of bear cubs from birth to early maturity.

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Little Panda
Written by Julie Abery & illustrated by Suzie Mason
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Little Panda goes on an adventure in the jungle, but mama is always close by her cub. Short rhyming lines in this illustrated board book tell a sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love.

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