Mothers make us who we are! This month we are paying tribute to Mothers in our book selection. I hope you enjoy these books and the wonderful stories. Each books is a nice reminder to remember all the amazing lessons Mom can give us during our lifetime. Give ALL the women in your life a great big hug on Mother's Day.
Let's celebrate everyday with MOM!!
Keep turning those pages....
Product Description Mama's Saris by Pooja Makhijani (from Amazon)
When a young girl eyes her mother's suitcase full of gorgeous silk, cotton and embroideredsaris, she decides that she, too, should wear one, even though she is too young for such clothing. When the mother finally realizes how important it is for her little girl to feel like a big girl on her seventh birthday, she dresses up her daughter in the folds of a blue sari. Feeling grown-up and very pretty, the daughter is thrilled to look just like her mother, even if only for a day. Mama's Saris captures an elegant snapshot of every girl's wish to play dress up.
Product Description In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco (from Amazon)
Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. But some of the other families don't accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meema's house is full of love. And they teach their children that different doesn't mean wrong. And no matter how many moms or dads they have, they are everything a family is meant to be.
Here is a true Polacco story of a family, living by their own rules, and the strength they gain by the love they feel.
Product Description Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore (from Amazon)
Cora loves being in the kitchen, but she always gets stuck doing the kid jobs like licking the spoon. One day, however, when her older sisters and brother head out, Cora finally gets the chance to be Mama's assistant chef. And of all the delicious Filipino dishes that dance through Cora's head, she and Mama decide to make pancit, her favorite noodle dish. With Mama's help, Cora does the grown-up jobs like shredding the chicken and soaking the noodles (perhaps Mama won't notice if she takes a nibble of chicken or sloshes a little water on the floor). Cora even gets to stir the noodles in the pot carefully-- while Mama supervises. When dinner is finally served, her siblings find out that Cora did all their grown-up tasks, and Cora waits anxiously to see what everyone thinks of her cooking. Dorina Lazo Gilmore's text delightfully captures the warmth between mother and daughter as they share a piece of their Filipino heritage. With bright and charming illustrations by Kristi Valiant, Cora's family comes alive as Cora herself becomes the family's newest little chef.
Product Description The Trouble with Mom by Babette Cole (from Amazon)
Mom, the lovable witch, does not seem to be able to get along with the other mothers due to her odd ways, such as driving her kids to school on her broom and wearing snakes in her hat, but in the end, she may be accepted when her special gifts come in handy. Reprint. SLJ. PW. "