We were fortunate to see many of William Steig's original illustrations at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. See more of our visit here!
Ma Ingalls from The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder has got to be one of the most patient of the literary moms!
After moving from place to place during the pioneer times and raising all those kids, you just can't help but be impressed!
Skippyjon Jones' mother- Mama Junebug Jones, has the most hilarious nicknames for her mischief-making son who's a Chihuahua-wannabe-Siamese cat!
Super fun books that are great for reading aloud!
5.Marmee from Little Women faces every day with a choice to make. She chooses to make it a positive one and supports her family, friends and neighbors with grace and kindness despite her own family's constant challenges.
Take a peek at our post about Little Women by Louisa May Alcotthere!
6. Mama from Llama, Llama Red Pajama
The Mama from Llama, Llama Red Pajama is put to the test when her little llama calls her constantly!
Bedtime is tough for little Llama and even more so for Mama!
7. Mrs. Weasley has her own brood of red-haired kids but she wholeheartedly welcomes Harry into the folds of the Weasley family! One of our favorite literary moms for sure!
8.A Chair for My Mother is such a touching story and has remained at the top of many book lists! The illustrations and story will leave a lasting impression on your heart!
9. Mrs. Mouseling handles Angelina Ballerina's many adventures and dancing challenges in stride and with the utmost in patience! Beautifully illustrated, the Angelina Ballerina books have fun stories, absolutely fabulous illustrations and are a great addition to your bookshelf!
10. Hannah Gruen has taken care of Nancy Drew since her mother passed away.
The Drews' housekeeper has not only kept the home fires under control, but has given Nancy endless love and support throughout the famous sleuth's life and numerous adventures!
11. Blueberries for Sal is another title by Robert McCloskey that delights its readers with the simplicity of the time period and humor of picking berries with a mama bear and baby bear that are big fans of the juicy fruit as well!
12. Mrs. Bennett had five daughters in a time when it was the responsibility of mothers to take care of the house, complete chores and keep track of their daughter's possible future husbands! Talk about a long to-do list!
Mrs. Bennett manages pretty well however, and maintains a lighthearted outlook on life as well as a sharp eye on the neighbors!
13. Mary Brown is a mom that didn't even think twice about opening up her home to someone in need- even if he was a marmalade-eating bear!