Mother: Treat Her Right 2016

mrtWhat's better than hearing Mr. T extol the virtues of mothers? (that would be: nothing)

fowler_my-mother-my-heartYou know who else loved their mothers? Abraham Lincoln ("All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother") and John Quincy Adams ("All that I am, my mother made me"), among others, whose pithy remarks are scattered throughout My Mother, My Heart: A Joyful Book to Color by Eleri Fowler (HarperCollins, March 2016). If the recent adult-coloring-book craze is your thing, grab a drawing implement and spend Mother's Day filling in the "pretty patterns, gorgeous florals," birds, butterflies, owls, cupcakes, stars, and other decorative items that fill the book's pages, or pass it along to a mother.

We have some exciting news to share! In the fall, The Horn Book will be launching a new parent-themed blog. You're the first to know. More details to come very soon...

While you're waiting, here are some Horn Book links and articles to celebrate Mom on her special day.

"Words for Flora’s Mother (and Other Imperfect Parents)" by Megan Dowd Lambert. From the May/June 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

chair for my motherVera B. Williams' Boston Globe-Horn Book Award speech for A Chair for My Mother. From the February 1984 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

YA Mother-Daughter Reading Recommendations. From Out of the Box.

Hooray for Grandma! From the May 2015 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

And here are some new mother- and grandmother-themed picture books, all recommended by The Horn Book Magazine:






Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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This is a great list, Elissa! Thank you!

Posted : May 12, 2016 12:23


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