Theme: Mother and child

Night Sounds

When the moon comes up over the mountains, all the animals in the rain forest go to sleep. But, what’s that noise? And how can the animals make it stop? “Wuaaah, wuaaah, wuaaah.” The noise goes on and on. Cuddled up inside an abandoned box, someone is sobbing, and one by one, the animals try […]

Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Fiction, Picture Book, Spain » Other Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Busy-Busy Little Chick

Mama Nsoso knows her chicks need a warm new house, but each day when they set out to collect sticks and mud she is distracted by good things to eat, while Little Chick stays busy gathering the building materials himself.

Descriptors: England (UK), Fantasy, Picture Book, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Other Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Mommy’s Little Monster

Tiny Troll is very unhappy that his mother is leaving him with a babysitter while she goes to a party for grown-ups.

Descriptors: England (UK), Fantasy, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Other Themes: , » Leave a comment

Mommy! Mommy!

Follow two chicks on a search through the barnyard for their mother hen.

Descriptors: Asia, Fiction, Infant/toddler (ages 0-2), Japan, Picture Book » Other Themes: , » Leave a comment

Utterly Lovely One

A mother crane celebrates her little one’s loveliness and draws other animal species into the circle of love.

Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Europe, Fantasy, Ireland, Picture Book » Other Themes: , » Leave a comment

I Love My Mom

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Ollie celebrates all the things he loves about his mom. This sweet young book will be a hit with mothers and children of all ages.

Descriptors: Australia, Early Years (ages 2-6), Fantasy, Oceania, Picture Book » Other Themes: , » Leave a comment

Sleepy Bears

When winter comes, six sleepy bears are rhymed to sleep by Mother Bear.

Descriptors: Australia, Early Years (ages 2-6), Fantasy, Oceania, Picture Book » Other Themes: , , , , , , , » Leave a comment

Little Devils

Robert J. Blake shines a light on a little-known animal.Burnie, Winnie and Big Stanley are three Tasmanian devil pups growing up in the wild. Along with their mother, they make one happy family. Since the pups are still so small, Mum does all the hunting. But one night, Mum doesnt come home and the pups […]

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Lala Salama

A mother relates the events of a peaceful day along the banks of Lake Tanganyika to her baby, wrapped up and ready for sleep.

Descriptors: Africa, Early Years (ages 2-6), Picture Book, Rhymes/songs, Tanzania » Other Themes: , » Leave a comment

Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller

Antonio has fun visiting his grandmother but misses his mother so much that he starts to shrink, and as he travels back to the other side of the world by ship, train, and horse, he gets smaller and smaller.

Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Fantasy, Northern Ireland (UK), Picture Book » Other Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment
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