My Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Booklist

Books make lasting gifts for any holiday! Here’s a roundup of offerings for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and spring and summer baby showers.

Board Books

I Prayed for You, by Jean Fischer. A mother bear prays for her child’s arrival, then cherishes and prays for each of her baby’s firsts—from first step to first day of school. (Nelson, 2015)

God Made Daddy Special, by Glenys Nellist. A variety of animals share what makes their daddies special. Rhyming text. (Zonderkidz, 2018)

Thank You, God, for Daddy, by Amy Parker. A little lion cub thanks God for his wonderful daddy, encouraging little readers to do the same. (Nelson, 2011)

Picture Books

God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Mama Bear shares why Little Cub is so loved—“because God gave us you.” (WaterBrook, 2000)

God Gave Us Family, by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Little Pup learns about the varieties of  families God brings together, and that each one is special. (WaterBrook, 2017)

Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know, by Melissa Krueger. Every Christian parents’ prayer for their children expressed Dr. Suess style in the perfect gift book for kids OR parents. (Good Book Company, 2020)

My Mama and Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child, by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley. 25 rhyming devotions and fun activities introduce kids to faith in an age-appropriate and understandable manner. (Tyndale, 2013)

How to Get a Daddy to Sleep, by Amy Parker. A role-reversal bedtime story that helps kids think about all the ways their fathers care for them. (Nelson, 2020)

The Wonder That Is You, by Glenys Nellist. In the style of Nancy Tillman’s On the Night You Were Born. (Zonderkidz, 2019)


Mothers in Waiting: Healing and Hope for Those with Empty Arms by Crystal Bowman and Meghan Bowman (Harvest House, 2019). Includes the personal stories of 30 different women.

Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,

– Diane

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