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.
“Mother’s Day” by Anne Rockwell Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN-13: 978-0060513740
Eveline has a secret—a secret that has something to do with a shiny gold button. She makes sure not to tell her mother about it at breakfast, and when she gets to school, she meets up with her friend Nicholas who has brought a button of his own. Yes, everyone in Eveline’s class has brought a button because their teacher has a very special project for her students. Soon Eveline, Nicholas and their friends are not only making handmade and heartfelt gifts but also sharing stories about how each of them are going to celebrate Mother’s Day with their mothers and grandmothers.