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Saturday 3 May 2014

KBR Recommends: Mother's Day Books

Mummy You're Special to Me by Laine Mitchell and Kim Fleming, Scholastic, $16.99 RRP, 9781742839813
My mummy tucks me in. She tells stories just right. We make secret wishes. She kisses me goodnight. Mummy, you're special to me. Follow Little Giraffe's journey in this beautiful story to share with your special mummy.

How I Love You by Anna Pignataro, Scholastic, $16.99 RRP, 9781742838182
Far in the bush, Little Koala hugged Mummy very tightly and said, 'This is how I love you, Mummy.' Little Red Dingo nuzzled Mummy's nose, and Little Sooty Owl nestled beneath Mummy's feathery wings. All the animals have their own special way of showing their love. Simple text and delightful illustrations combine for the perfect bedtime read with Mum.

The Cuddliest Hug by Meredith Costain and Cee Biscoe, Scholastic, $14.99 RRP, 9781742760896
Little baby Kanga is lost and can't find his mother to give him his special sleepy-time cuddle. All his bushland friends try to help him with their own cuddles, but nothing is quite right … where could Mamma be? Rhyming text and charming illustrations will delight the very young.

What Makes My Mum Happy by Tania Cox and Lorette Broekstra, Allen & Unwin, $12.99 RRP, 9781742378374
This tender and expressive Mother's Day (or any day) book is about the warm relationship between mother and child, presented in joyful pictures filled with love. Written in rhyming verse, a different child each time shows their love to mum in a way that moves her to tears. But three magic words and a kiss is really all she needs.

Jam for Nana by Deborah Kelly and Lisa Stewart, Random House, $19.99 RRP, 9780857980014
When her Nana reminisces about the days when she made 'real jam' to spread onto her pancakes, a young girl suggests that they make some apricot jam, filled with love and sunshine, together. This gorgeous picture book is a heartwarming story celebrating the bond between a young girl and her grandmother.