To be a mother is to be a teacher. Now, that is not to say that just because someone is a mother she is automatically qualified to teach in a classroom, but often mothers are among the first people to teach children their earliest lessons like their first words and right and wrong. So in honor of mothers everywhere, we at OutlooK-12 are dedicated this month’s School Library to children’s books about mothers. We also want to wish you, our readers, a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers in your lives.
“Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise”
by Kay Thompson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 978-1416978893
Precious and precocious little Eloise is back with another fun-filled story. Spring has sprung at Eloise’s home at the tippy-top of the Plaza Hotel, and she knows that means three things: sunshine, flowers and mothers. Yes, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Eloise tells Nanny that they have to go shopping right away, so they can find a gift for her mother. Nothing, however, is ever simple when it comes to Eloise and that includes a “simple” shopping trip. With her dog Weenie by her side and her signature pink bow tied firmly in her blond hair, there’s no stopping Eloise from find her mom the perfect gift.