Read Every Day Challenge

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate our moms than snuggling up with a good picture book. Below are some of my favorite books about moms and women.

I hope you will share yours too! Tag whatever you’re reading to #aReadaDayMAY to enter to win our awesome giveaway from Music with Nancy!

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about – the details are in this intro post. There is still time to join a Read a Day! The two most important things to know are:

1. Read to your child every day.

2. If you’d like to enter to win this month’s prizes (you can see them at the bottom of this post) then you need to tag photos of what you’re reading to #areadadayMAY on Instagram or email them to me (erin@mystorytimecorner) if social media isn’t your thing. The more you share the more chances you have to win!!

Don’t forget to check out those prizes at the bottom of this post!

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Moms Day Picture Books

Ideas for Week #20: We Love Moms

Monday: Read a Book about Moms

You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano Love

This sweet little board book is an adorable poem about the love between a mother and her child. It makes for a wonderful gift for new moms or as a goodnight read aloud for littles.

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Tuesday: Mom or Grandma’s Choice

Let’s face it – our kiddos rule the roost on most days. At least in our house, they are usually the ones picking our goodnight stories and most of the books in between. Today it’s your choice. Not the only question is, whatever shall you choose? I’ll probably pick something from our Shirley Hughes collection

Wednesday: Read a Book with the Letter L

Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

This is a classic. Llama is looking for his mama. Full of fun animals and delightful rhymes, this is a great read aloud for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Thursday: Read a Girl Power Book


Rosie Revere Engineer + Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

I love both of these books so much. I couldn’t pick just one. They are both about awesome girls who pursue their creative, ambitious goals despite a variety of obstacles. They also have a whole lot of STEM thrown in for good measure. These are two must haves, in my opinion.

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Friday: Read a Book with the Letter M

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B Williams

A wonderful warm story about family. Real life is painted with vivid color in this Caldecott Honor Book. A little girl who lives with her mom and her grandmother. Together they slowly save their coins to buy the perfect cozy chair for their apartment.

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Saturday: Read a Book in a Restaurant or Cafe

Mother’s Day often means Sunday morning brunch or a special dinner. Take a book along with you and read while you wait. I’m hoping something tasty is in my future this week.

Sunday Author Spotlight: Laura Numeroff

The New York Times best-selling children’s book, IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, put Laura on the map. That was back in 1985 and has now gone through more than 60 printings and launched a whole series of books. That is just a small portion of Laura’s impressive catalog of picture books.

Read More on Laura’s Website

Our favorite books are her What ___ Do Best books. There is a grandparent one, aunt/uncle one, brothers/sisters one…the Mommy and Daddy one seemed perfect for this week.

What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff

Start on one side, you will read the many things that Mommies Do Best. Get the middle and you have to flip it over to read about what Daddies Do Best. It turns out that they do the same wonderful things, just in a slightly different way.

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a read a day daily reading challenge for kids and parents

May Giveaway!!

This month’s challenge is sponsored by Music With Nancy. Combining her background in both education and composing, Nancy Kopman’s goal is to create music for kids that has a purpose. I know CDs aren’t books, but for us the two so often go together. Whenever I plan a storytime I immediately start brainstorming what amazing read alouds and what fun songs I know for a topic.

What I love most about her songs is their possibilities for teaching and learning. Her songs are fun for kids to sing, but they also teach kids about body parts, counting, weather, right/left and more. To this day if you ask my kids what the names of the planets are they will launch into singing Planets, Planets by Nancy.

In short, I am SO EXCITED about this you guys! We love her songs and she is the sweetest person and here’s the really big news – Nancy has a set of all 4 of her CDs for THREE WINNERS this month! 

Cds by Music with Nancy

Giveaway Includes:

Shadow (2016)
Wonderful You (2014)
The Seasons (2013)
“I Know I’ll Grow…” (2009)

What do you need to do to enter to win one of these sets of 4 CDs?

Tag a photo to #aReadaDayMAY to enter by Thursday June 1 at midnight. Don’t forget you can tag what you’re reading as often as you’d like. Each photo is counted as an entry. Winner will be announced on Friday, June 2!

Good Luck and Happy Reading!

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