Mothers and Sons

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

"Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.”

Will Schwalbe comes from a family where everyone is always reading—and sharing their opinions about—a book. So asking his mother, “What are you reading?” was a fairly commonplace sort of question. Except that it was posed in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and his mother, Mary Anne, was about to start chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer. During Mary Anne’s treatments and while she is convalescing at home, Will finds that discussing books strengthens the connection between them and allows them to safely explore such sensitive topics as regret, dying, and faith. His book, The End of Your Life Book Club, is both an amazing tribute to his mother and to the books they both cherished.

Mother, Mother, I Want Another!

By Maria Polushkin Robbins

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Mrs. Mouse is anxious to get her son to sleep and goes off to find what she thinks he wants. Just as Mrs. Mouse kisses baby mouse goodnight, he cries, "Mother, Mother, I want another!" Suggested for ages 4-7.
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Close Your Eyes

By Kate Banks

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"Dark is just the other side of light. It's what comes before dreams."
Mother tiger soothes her cub who doesn't want to go to sleep. A good choice to share with young ones in the tradition of The Runaway Bunny.

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Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

By Cynthia Rylant

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Mudge looks forward to the Mother's Day surprise that Henry and his father cook up for Henry's mother.

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Don't You Feel Well, Sam?

By Amy Hest

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When Sam has a cough, Mrs. Bear tends to him all through the cold night. JE Fic Hes

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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On Mother's Lap

By Anne Herbert Scott

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A small Eskimo boy discovers that Mother's lap is a very special place with room for everyone. JE Fic Sco

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

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Harry's Mom

By Barbara Ann Porte

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Even though Harry's mother died when he was one, he still has loving family members who can tell him how brave and wonderful she was. JBR Por

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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