Your Friday Five (belated!)

Northeast LibraryStaff Picks

Your Friday Five (belated!)

Mother's Day Reads

Welcome to the new Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This week are we celebrating that special lady in your life: your mama. Be it your Mom, Step-mom, Grandma, Memaw, Nana, or Auntie these reads will surely help you feel the love of these amazing women. These five reads are just skimming the surface, click here for heaps of more options. * Psst- this post is a tad belated, but hopefully you are all as forgiving as my mother*

A Chair for My MotherA Chair for My Mother 
By Vera B. Williams 
A tender tale about a young girl who saves her money to help out her mother have after a devastating fire. Best for kids in grades K-2.
One Crazy Summer
 by Rita Williams-Garcia
Eleven-year-old Delphine and her two sisters have only fuzzy memories of their poet and activist mother Cecile. In the summer of 1968, they travel to San Francisco to spend the summer with her and experience a contentious but ultimately triumphant relationship. A complex and thoughtful exploration for sisterhood and motherhood for tweens. 
Are You My Mother
Are You My Mother?
by P.D. Eastman
Follow a little bird's adventure to  find his mother. Perfect for newly independent readers in the K-2 age range. This one reminds me of my lovely mom.
LullabyLullaby (for a Black Mother): A Poem
by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Sean Qualls
An touching poem accompanied with dreamy illustration that describes the deep bond between a mother and her baby at bedtime. And yes, this book is so darling it appeared on an earlier Friday Five.
KangarooDoes a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?  
By Eric Carle
Eric Carle asks - does a kangaroo does have a mother? Why yes... "Just like me and you." The question is then repeated using a new animal--a giraffe, a swan, an elephant, etc.--12 animals in all. An engaging read out loud for toddlers and preschoolers.

- Lizzie, Children's Librarian