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Wednesday 29 April 2020

Book List: Mums are special

Mothers feature highly in many picture books. There are mums who are busy, and those who are strong, and mums who have extra special talents. Sometimes mums are not able to be with us, but they love us just the same. Here are some of our favourite stories celebrating mums and our special relationship with them.

My Mum is a Magician by Damon Young and illustrated by Peter Carnavas, University of Queensland Press, $24.95, 9780702259944.

A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton, Walker Books, $16.99, 9781406333831. (KBR Review)

Everything by Emma Dodd, Templar Books, $29.99, 9780763671280.

My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much! by Sean Taylor and illustrated by David Barrow, Frances Lincoln, $12.99, 9780711251953.

There's Only One Mum Like You by Jess Racklyeft, Affirm Press, $19.99, 9781925712902. (KBR Review)

Mummy Time by Judith Kerr, Harper Collins, $24.99, 9780008306809.

Mother's Day by Shirley Hughes, Walker Books, $16.99, 9781406381719.

The Strongest Mum by Nicola Kent, Pan Macmillan, $14.99, 9781509852321.

My Mum is Fantastic by Nick Butterworth, Walker Books, $20.99, 9781406312423.

I Wish My Mum Was An Octopus by Shona Revie Keenan and illustrated by Lee Burgemeestre, Ford Street Publishing, $22.95, 9781925000375.

My Mum Says the Strangest Things by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Tom Jellett, Walker Books, $16.99, 9781925126310. (KBR Review)