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10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 13th, to be precise), so now is the time to think about what you want to give that motherly someone in your life. Here are some fresh new picks that will last longer than a bouquet!

Color Me Floral

By Kiana Underwood, photographs by Nathan Underwood

Books for Mother's Day

Learn the secrets to designing show stopping monochromatic arrangements with Color Me Floral, written by Kiana Underwood of Tulipina. In this stunning book, Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color bouquets using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures, and vibrant colors. Find it here



By Stephan Lomp

Books for Mother's Day

This colorful and reassuring picture book follows Babysaurus on an adventure as he enlists his prehistoric friends to help find his Mamasaurus. Of course, Mamasaurus has been right there all along, watching him explore. This fresh twist on a perennial theme will win the hearts of little ones and their mamas as they snuggle up to read a new favorite. Find it here


The Vintage Baker

By Jessie Sheehan, photographs by Alice Gao

Books for Mother's Day

Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this lovely cookbook. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks, or kitchenware—really, anyone who loves beautiful, quirky gifts—this is a gem. Find it here


Forever or a Day

Sarah Jacoby

Books for Mother's Day

Celebrate the time you have with the ones you love! This gorgeous picture book is a conversation between parent and child across the course of a single day—a celebration of cherished moments that is at once simple, profound, and truly beautiful. Find it here


A Note of Explanation: An Undiscovered Story from Queen Mary’s Dollhouse

By Vita Sackville-West, illustrated by Kate Baylay

Books for Mother's Day

A Note of Explanation is a previously unknown work by iconic writer Vita Sackville-West; written in 1922, it was recently rediscovered as a miniature book in Queen Mary’s dollhouse in Windsor Castle. Lovers of literature and history will rejoice in this irresistible collector’s item and one-of-a-kind literary gift. Find it here


Mommy Snuggles

By Georg Hallensleben and Anne Gutman

Books for Mother's Day

How does a mother show her love? By bringing her baby everywhere. In this touching tribute to a mother’s love, tigers, kangaroos, otters, penguins, and more keep their young close no matter where they go. Find it here


Once Upon a Chef

By Jennifer Segal, photographs by Alexandra Grablewski

Books for Mother's Day

This new cookbook from Jenn Segal of Once Upon a Chef—the popular blog that teaches her tried-and-true chef skills—is teeming with delicious, fresh, and approachable ingredients for family-friendly meals. The book shares 100 recipes that will up your kitchen game while surprising you with their ease, resulting in restaurant-quality meals minus the stress. Find it here


Legendary Ladies

By Ann Shen

Books for Mother's Day

From the beloved author and artist behind Bad Girls Throughout History comes this illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. These powerful deities are celebrated with gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Find it here


Floral One Line a Day

Art by Yao Cheng

Books for Mother's Day

This sweet new version of our bestselling One Line a Day memory book features vibrant floral watercolor artwork on its cover and within. With foil-stamped accents, gilded page edges, and a silky ribbon marker, this strikingly beautiful five-year diary brings unexpected joy and reflection to each day. Find it here


With Love, Adventure, and Wildflowers Notes

Art by Katie Daisy

Books for Mother's Day

Pen a heartfelt letter to Mom with these lush notecards from How to Be a Wildflower author and illustrator Katie Daisy. Find it here

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To all the motherly figures out there, we hope you have a wonderful, love-filled day.

Jenna Homen

Jenna Homen

Content and Community Manager at Chronicle Books. When she's logged off, she can be found painting, cooking, camping, or petting her dog Harley. You can follow her on Twitter at @jn_na.
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