Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and as a new parent, you might be looking for something to surprise Mum with – from you and your bub. We have collected the most gorgeous Mother's Day-themed books that will perfectly convey how much they mean to your little family. Read on to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Whether you’re after a picture book to be enjoyed together or a great read to help Mum relax, we have something for everyone. 

My Mum is Magnificent

My Mum Is Magnificent by Roald Dahl

An absolute classic, My Mum Is Magnificent by Roald Dahl is a read-aloud, read-again rhyming book that celebrates the brilliance of Mums everywhere – ideal for parents and children to read and share together.

Wild About Mums

Wild About Mums by Philip Bunting

Good mums come in many different shapes and species. Get set to meet some of Mother Nature's most marvellous mums – from orangutans to octopuses, alligators to elephants. A fun and informational book to read and enjoy as a family. 

I've Loved You Since Forever

I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb

Not every family is made the same way. I’ve Loved You Since Forever is a celebratory and poetic testament to the timeless love felt between parent and child. This beautiful picture book is inspired by New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb’s heartwarming adoption of her baby girl, Haley Joy.

Miimi and Buwaarr Mother and Baby

Miimi and Buwaarr, Mother and Baby by Melissa Greenwood

Join Miimi (Mother) as she shares stories with her Buwaarr (baby) about the environment, language and totems; passing on the wisdom of Gumbaynggirr culture and a mother's hopes for baby's future. This picture book is part of a lyrical and heart-stirring series by Gumbaynggirr artist Melissa Greenwood, and it’s the perfect gift to not only honour the mother-baby bond, but to learn more about the Gumbaynggirr language and customs. 

My Mum is the Best

My Mum Is the Best by Bluey and Bingo

Of course no list could be complete without Bluey and everyone’s favourite Heeler family! In My Mum Is the Best, discover all of Chilli's mum skills from playing Grannies, dancing, and taking care of Bluey and Bingo. She even makes brushing their teeth and fur fun in this adorable and hilarious book. This is the perfect book to celebrate Mum on Mother's Day, or any day!

The Motherhood

The Motherhood edited by Jamila Rizvi

Australian women share what they wish they'd known about life with a newborn in this poignant and heartfelt book, the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. The Motherhood is a collection of letters from writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. No two stories are alike – but all are generous, compassionate and deeply honest. The perfect read to accompany a new mother. 

A Life's Work

A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk

A Life’s Work is Rachel Cusk’s funny, moving, brutally honest account of her early experiences of motherhood, perfect for a literary mama interested in even the not-so-great sides of motherhood. An education in babies, books, breast-feeding, toddler groups, broken nights, bad advice and never being alone, it is a landmark work, which has provoked acclaim and outrage in equal measure. 

The School for Good Mothers

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

This propulsive, witty dystopian novel explores the perils of “perfect” upper-middle-class parenting, the violence enacted upon women by the state and each other, and the boundless love a mother has for her daughter.

Reading together is important all year round. Find out more about the tricks of raising young readers here!