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Baby Touch: Hello Mummy (2021)

For new mums experiencing their very first Mother’s Day, this sweet board book is perfect. The bright, high contrast colours and touch-and-feel patches will engage baby’s senses. And mummy will have fun reading along and discovering all the different animal babies and their mums, from the little duckling to the friendly panda cub. A lovely one to enjoy in between naps.

Peppa Pig: My Mummy and Me (2020)

All mummies are superheroes! And Peppa Pig: My Mummy & Me is a charming dedication to magnificent mums everywhere. Join Peppa and her little brother George as they do lots of wonderful things with Mummy Pig. They race on their scooters, dress up, and then head to soft play for some family fun together! Make sure you also check out Peppa Pig: My Mummy, Peppa Pig: Mummy and Me Sticker Colouring Book, and Peppa Pig: I Love You, Mummy Pig for more oinktastic fun with Peppa and Mummy Pig.

Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur by Rhiannon Fielding & Chris Chatterton (2020)

Every type of mum experiences the struggle of getting little ones to settle down for bed. Luckily, the Ten Minutes to Bed series is here to help calm resistant sleepers and provide in-house storytellers with a fun tale to read. In Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur, Rumble the dinosaur wonders how he can be expected to go to bed? There are muddle puddles, erupting volcanoes, and a jungle to explore! But then Rumble wanders a little too far – will he spend the night lost and alone or will his mum find him in time?

Peppa Pig: My Granny (2014)

Mother’s Day is for grannies too. Peppa Pig loves her granny very much. There are many wonderful things about her; she smells lovely, she’s a brilliant babysitter and storyteller, and she’s always up for playing games. Do you know what the best thing about Peppa’s granny is though? She loves Peppa and George most of all! This adorable board book is perfect for little ones to share with the special granny in their life.

Topsy and Tim: On the Farm by Jean & Gareth Adamson (1970)

There’s nothing better than sharing a beloved story from your childhood. Everyone’s favourite twins, Topsy and Tim, help out on Mr. and Mrs Stewart’s farm for the day. They collect chicken eggs, bring a cow to be milked, and even feed a calf. Topsy and Tim: On the Farm is a classic (the twins have now been around for 60 years!) and this anniversary edition, which includes the original artwork, makes a superb gift for mother figures who are feeling nostalgic.

Ladybird Tales of Adventurous Girls (2018)

In Ladybird Tales of Adventurous Girls, it’s the girls who save the day. There’s Gretel who rescues her brother from a child-eating witch; Tamasha who outwits the horrible troll that kidnapped her; and Chandra who saves her village from starvation. This fantastic anthology of stories featuring powerful girls is perfect to share with every mum, granny, aunty, sister, and friend on Mother's Day and all year round. 

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin & Sydney Hanson (2016)

For some, one of the best gifts to receive on Mother’s Day is the ability to reclaim bedtime. Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s hit The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep promises just that! Ellen the Elephant has told her mummy she wants to go to bed. So, she sets off on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep, and along the way Ellen meets many different fantastical creatures. This tender tale has been designed to help little ones relax and drift off and give mums a much-needed break.

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