Some are sweet, some are cute, some are so touching that I got choked up reading them to my son.
Our best books for boys list continues to grow. These books needed to be on the list.
Our connection with our boys is so important. It touches every aspect of both of our lives.
Good, strong bonds help them grow into the men they are meant to be.
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Books for Mothers and Sons
These are perfect for moms and their boys to read together and I hope you enjoy this collection of books for mothers and sons that celebrate the unique bond between them.
I am so taken with this beautiful book. It is my favorite mother and son book.
I’m not sure if it is the whimsical illustrations, the message, or the sparkles that follow the young boy throughout the book.
Or, more likely, the combination of all of these things but Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You is one I will not soon forget.
It makes me get tears in my eyes and reminds me that my son is growing up fast and time is going quickly.
Get it. It is so good. Highly Recommended.
I Love You the Purplest is a good selection for a family with more than one boy (or more than one child.)
It tells a story of a mother and her two sons and their day out fishing.
The siblings ask her questions like “who has the most worms?” or “who’s the best rower?”
Mother’s answer is always interesting and her response to their ultimate question is marvelous.
Beautifully illustrated with a lovely storyline this is worth reading.
Mothers throughout the world give sage advice to their sons in Mama Says.
Written in English with other languages alongside, the author speaks of courage, kindness, faith, respect and more.
The images, by a Caldecott Medal winner, add depth to the story.
I Love You Because You’re You is a cute story for young ones.
A mother fox and her young cub go through all the times she loves him.
This board book is just the right length for young boys and their moms to read again and again.
It has nice a padded cover and cardstock weight pages.
A cute little rhyming poem provides the story and the watercolor illustrations nicely round out this title.
Another choice for young boys and their moms is I Love You With All My Heart.
A young polar bear sets off to find out what “I love you with all my heart” means.
He encounters different arctic animals along the way who explain how thier mothers love them.
For example, Seal’s mother loves him with all her flippers.
This title is available in hardcover, paperback, and board book.
The next selection was written by John Carter Cash based on words his mother shared with him when he was a child.
Momma Loves Her Little Son is that book.
I think boys will enjoy this as it is somewhat fantastical and at the same time quite gentle.
Written like an adventure this book takes you from mountains to the forest to the city filled with skyscrapers.
It is a story of unconditional love and a nice one at that.
For a sweet book with animals telling why they love their moms try I Love My Mom by Sophie Piper.
It is easy to think about all the ways we love our sons. But we sometimes forget about all the reasons our sons love us!
This is a wonderfully simple mother son book to remind us and to help our boys express their love for us.
This book has colorful pictures and rhyming text.
Really sweet and cute.
This book is so warm and adorable.
I Love My Mommy Because . . . shows animal mothers caring for their young.
Toddlers will enjoy that animal moms do some of the very same things that their mothers do for them.
Worth getting for young boys who like nature and animals as well as those who like to read together with mom.
I think reading together about the unique bond you share is a valuable way to bring special attention to it.
The bond between mothers and sons is a unique and special one. As I look back on my experiences with my son I am reminded of a handful of dandelions presented with a sweet, shy smile; a comic thrust before my eyes because he just had to share it with me–right then!; an “I love you” called from the other room and many more small moments that make our connection special.
Taking time out of your day to really listen to your boy and look him in the eye is a wonderful way to ensure that this bond that the two of you share remains strong.
Another lovely way to think about and talk about your bond with your boy is to read the best mother son books with him. There are some truly beautiful books available above that are just right for this.
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