“Richer than I you will never be. I had a mother who read to me.” ~MOTHER’S DAY READ-ALOUDS~

“You may have tangible wealth untold;

caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.

Richer than I you will never be.

I had a mother who read to me.

-Strickland Gillian

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Little Women Painting by artist Jessie Wilcox Smith

HAPPY READING, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Ages 0-3; Picture Books

  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Mem Fox
  • Time for Bed, Mem Fox
  • Spot Loves His Mommy, Eric Hill
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Eileen Cristelow
  • Llama llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney
  • Is your Mama a Llama, Deborah Guiarino
  • Are You My Mother, P.D. Eastmann
  • Piglet and Mama, Margaret Wild
  • The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise-Brown
  • Five Minutes Peace, Jill Murphy
  • Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
  • Bim Bim Sop! Linda Sue Park
  • Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear, Nancy White Carlstrom
  • Just for You, Mercer Mayer
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Just for You, Mercer Mayer

Ages 3-6; Picture Books + early Read-Aloud *Chapter Book*

  • Blueberries for Sal, Robert Mccloskey
  • Make Way for Ducklings, Robert Mccloskey
  • Katy No Pocket, Emmy Payne and illustrated by H.A. Rey
  • Pancakes Pancakes, Eric Carle
  • Little Bear, Else Homelund Minarik
  • Mother’s Day Mice, Eve Bunting
  • *Gooseberry Park* chapter book, Cynthia Rylant
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Make Way for Ducklings, Robert Mccloskey

Ages 6-9; Picture Books + *Chapter Books*

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst
  • Three Little Kittens, Little Red Riding Hood, & Jack and the Beanstalk, Paul Galdone
  • The Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf
  • The Cap that Mother Made, Christine Westerberg
  • Patricia Polacco books: Just Plain Fancy, When Lightning Comes in a Jar, My Rotten Red-Headed Older Brother, Thank You Mr. Falker
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst
  • *Ramona and Her Mother*, Beverly Cleary
  • *Matilda*, Roald Dahl
  • *Mary Poppins series*, P.L. Travers
  • *Peter Pan*, James Matthew Barrie
  • *Nurse Matilda*, Christiana Brand
  • *Chitty Chitty Bang Bang*, Ian Flemming
  • *The Moffats*, Eleanor Estes
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The Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf

Ages 9-12; Chapter Books

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Anne of Green Gables painting Etsy link
  • Sarah Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan
  • All of a Kind Family, Sydney Taylor
  • Archer’s Quest, Linda Sue Park
  • Thank You Ma’am, Langston Hughes
  • The Railway Children, Edith Nesbit
  • Anne of Green Gables series, Lucy Maud Montgomery
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All of a Kind Family, Sydney Taylor

Ages 12 and up; Chapter Books

  • Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Little Men, Jo’s Boys
  • The Help, Kathryn Stockett

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    Little Men, Louisa May Alcott

THREE CHEERS FOR MOM! 

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Just for You, Mercer Mayer

You may also want to check out my post: MOTHER’S DAY MOVIES to watch with your kid(s) this weekend; streaming links included!

Love, ~Our Holistic Homeschool~

9 Replies to ““Richer than I you will never be. I had a mother who read to me.” ~MOTHER’S DAY READ-ALOUDS~”

    1. Oh!! That is a LOVELY board book version of the Little Golden Book “My Goodnight Book” illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. Sadly, so sadly, it is out of print but often comes available on Thriftbooks! It’s a gem for little ones. 🙂

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