What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to round up our Top Ten Best Books for Marvellous Mums! What stories would you add to the list?

  • Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (Macmillan)

I’ve lost my mum!”  “Hush, little monkey, don’t you cry, I’ll help you find her,”  said Butterfly. But somehow Butterfly keeps getting it wrong. Will Monkey ever find his mum? We love this funny, rhyming story from award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A great story for snuggling up and reading aloud together.

  • The Somethingosaur by Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto (HarperCollins)

An adorable little creature hatches from an egg and goes searching for his mother among the dinosaurs in this energetic, fun-filled picture book by Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto. The adorable Somethingosaur searches for his mum among the dinosaurs but she's nowhere to be found. But is the Somethingosaur really a dinosaur… or something even more exciting? And will he ever find his family and home? A warm, funny and jaunty rhyming text ,full of adventure, that's great to read aloud.

  • My Mum Says the Silliest Things by Katrina Germein and Tom Jellett (Walker Books)

 When Mum's busy she says she's run off her feet. When I dawdle, Mum tells me to shake a leg. When I say, "I'm coming," Mum says, "So is Christmas." My mum says the silliest things! This funny tribute to Mums got us talking about our favourite idiosyncrasies and made us smile all the way through. A brilliant gift for Mother’s Day.

  • Mum’s The Word by Timothy Knapman and Jamie Littler (Hodder Children’s Books)

A funny rhyming tale with adorable illustrations showing the importance of a mother's love. When a little dog tries to find the word that feels like a cuddle and is as warm as a goodnight kiss, he discovers that the word is... "Mum! Forget the flowers, this is the perfect way to say 'I love you' on Mother's Day.

  • My Mum by Anthony Browne (Random House)

Mums are really strong, have limitless potential (to be film stars, astronauts etc), can work amazing magic (making you happy when you're sad), not to mention the fact that they're fantastic jugglers and fabulous cooks. But most importantly, Mums are really nice, they make you laugh and they love you. We are big fans of Anthony Browne here at Seven Stories and this is a beautifully illustrated, colourful  tribute to Mum (and Mums everywhere) by the former Children’s Laureate.

  • I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd (Orchard Books)

"I love my mummy very much, She's great to cuddle, soft to touch!" Told with humour and charm, this is a book to be loved and shared time and again. From the bestselling and award-winning writer Giles Andreae and acclaimed illustrator Emma Dodd.

  • My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh by Nick Sharratt (Walker Books)

Mum is crazy about spots – spotty clothes, spotty wallpaper, spotty games like dominoes; Dad loves stripes – stripy suits and stripy ties, stripy humbug sweets. No wonder they make their son laugh – mind you, they think that he's funny in his grey patternless clothes. When they go to the safari park, Mum goes wild about the big cats, while Dad enthuses over the zebras. Packed with glorious patterns of stripes and spots, this book also contains a clue on each spread as to the nature of the little boy's obsession – from a pink elephant toothbrush-holder in the bathroom to a bun in the cafe!

  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson (Walker Books)

Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait. Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does, and dance and flap with joy to welcome her home. This stunning picture book for young readers combines thoughtful language with beautiful illustrations to create a book that will stay with you throughout your life.

  • Dino Mummy by Mark Sperring and Sam Lloyd (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

It's not easy being a Dino-Mummy - especially when you have two roaring little dinos to take care of. But somehow Dino-Mummy makes everything look so easy . . . Do you know a secret? I'm sure you dino-do! It's something rather special about a certain 'you know who'! From the moment that you wake up, she's a sing-song superstar, Singing out "Good morning!" with a dino "Tra la la!" Great for reading aloud, singing and stomping with your little dinosaurs!

  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and ten little toes – to play with, to tickle, to wave. And each child is very, very special to its parents… With Mem Fox's gently rhyming text illustrated by Helen Oxenbury Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes will fast become the essential book for baby playtime and the perfect gift for a new mum.

The Seven Stories Bookshop and Online Store are packed with brilliant gift ideas to show your mum how much you care this year. Pick up an exclusive print, a signed book or a stunning piece of jewellery – we have something to fit every budget.