Children's reading lists

The best mother figures in children’s literature

It’s undeniable: mums are among the strongest beings out there. So, we’ve chosen some of our favourite mother figures from children’s books. They do everything from tucking their children in at night and putting food on the table, to outsmarting evil witches.

An image of a collection of books featuring prominent mother figures. The book covers are against a yellow background with another yellow splodge that features a zigzag pattern.

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