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Mother's Day Book Recommendations

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We've got a staff of voracious readers with excellent taste in books, so we tasked them with giving us recommendations on wonderful reads for Mother's Day. Check 'em out!


Check out what our staff recommends for Mother's Day gifts!


Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

by Lucy Knisley

Recommended by Katie, Teen Librarian
A funny, touching, and heartwarming memoir about the author’s journey to motherhood… with facts and history about medicine and midwifery interspersed throughout.

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio:
How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less

by Terry Ryan

Recommended by Angelica, Administration
The author writes with great reverence for her mother, emphasizing the special bond that exists between a mother and child. She also emphasizes her mother’s determination and creativity as she exhausted all resources in order to take care of her family in the 1950s.

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

by Anne Lamott

Recommended by Katie, Teen Librarian
You can’t go wrong with any writing by Lamott. She captures life – the good and the bad; the easy times and hard times.

Yes Day!

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Recommended by Anne, Head of Youth Services
A little boy gets everything he asks for on Yes Day, a special day that only comes once a year. By the creators of The OK Book.

The Last Lecture

by Randy Pausch

Recommended by Angelica, Administration
He wrote it for his children after he found out he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and would die while they were still young. He wrote it as a guide for “how to live your life” because he knew he wouldn’t be around to guide them himself.


by Alison McGhee

Recommended by Katie, Teen Librarian
A beautifully illustrated picture book with a simple touching story that captures a mother’s love and hope and dreams she has for her child.