This Mother's Day, treat your mum to a brand new brilliant book that she can curl up and relax with! Check out the list below for the best book gifts for Mother's Day, ranging from therapeutic colouring books and heart-warming fiction, to riveting thrillers and funny parenting guides.
Many mothers feel like they just want to storm out of the house and never look back now and again! Audrey certainly does, but she can't possibly do that. She's a single parent; her hopelessly lazy teenage son needs her, and she has heaps of responsibilities to think about. She can't possibly just leave it all behind... can she? A hilarious, addictive and poignant read, mothers will love this relatable book.
Inspired by the shocking real-life case of the Fritzl family, this story is told from the perspective of 5-year-old Jack. He and his mother are locked in a room - and they don't have the key. Young Jack struggles to understand his mother's desperate attempts to escape, or what the world beyond the walls could possibly look like. This touching story explores the extraordinary bond of love and resilience between Jack and his mother, and the desire for - and price of - freedom.
Mums can take a breath, relax and get creative with these two pocket-sized adult colouring books and a third little book filled with inspiring mindfulness quotes. Bursting with beautiful pictures, including hand-drawn designs from nature, mums will be taken to a place of tranquillity in no time. These little books are perfect for commutes or for popping in handbags for whenever mums need a moment of calm.
In this brilliant spoof of Enid Blyton's The Famous Five, Dick, Anne, Julian, George and Timmy the dog face a completely unfamiliar challenge: taking care of a baby! You'd think after all their exciting adventures, looking after a baby would be a piece of cake - but apparently not. They'll have to deal with all sorts of issues, including fear, tiredness and confusion. Why is the baby crying? Are they doing this right? Can Google tell them what's wrong now? Or is this simply an adventure too far?
This classic novel features the Ramsay family and their summer guests on the Isle of Skye, before and after the First World War. Relationships shift and transform as the children and adults on the island must live, work and play alongside each other. Based on Virginia Woolf's own childhood experiences, the book explores children's and adults' changing perceptions and desires in the period spanning the Great War.
An instant classic upon publication, this is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright and beautiful couple who dream of more than their hollow suburban lifestyle. Bored and frustrated, they decide to move to Paris, but this plan quickly starts to crumble apart, particularly when April conceives the couple's third child. This gripping page-turner will have mums hooked.
This classic parenting book has been refreshed and rejuvenated for the modern mother or mother-to-be. It takes a humorous look at the ups and downs of motherhood during the baby years, constituting an invaluable survival guide for even the most self-doubting parent! It provides a candid account of what this wonderful but often challenging time is like - and how to cope with it. Topics include pregnancy, pre-schoolers, sibling fights, fraught outings, nannies and careers.
Best read with a glass of gin, this hilariously relatable book is absolutely not a how-to guide, but a candid portrayal of the highs and lows of parenthood. With brilliant stick-figure illustrations, it shows parents how it's completely possible to love children unconditionally whilst also finding them extremely frustrating. It covers the hectic period from pregnancy to starting school.
Filled with romance, heartbreak and a sisterly bond, young Marianne and Elinor Dashwood must learn to mix sense with sensibility when it comes to finding personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. This wonderful classic will appeal to mums who love romance novels or classic fiction.
These innovative doodling books are sure to help mums keep worries at bay, however they're feeling! A moodle is a doodle that has the power to change your mood with clever drawings that guide your mind. In the Grumpy book, mums can draw a ladder leading out of a hole; in the Stressed book, they can draw themselves on a tightrope with a safety net below; and the Happy book is filled with fun, positivity and optimism. This is the perfect gift for mums to curl up with, whatever their mood.