12 Sweet Children’s Book Quotes About Motherhood

by the Brightly Editors

To celebrate Mother’s Day we’ve  rounded up some inspiring and heartfelt quotes about moms from a few of our favorite children’s books. From Harry Potter to Little Women, these loving lines capture just a few of the many reasons we celebrate mothers and all they do for their families.


2. “My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”
– Wonder, R.J. Palacio

3. “The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlet here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only mothers utter.”
– Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

4. “If you were a brown bear … I would snuggle next to you all winter long.”
– I Would Tuck You In, Sarah Asper-Smith


6. “I sat on a stool at the kitchen counter and ate my mother’s sweet treats. She knew how to suspend fruit in Jell-O. I thought it was magic.”
– Before I Was Your Mother, Kathryn Lasky

7. “‘Mama, do you love me?’
‘Yes I do, Dear One.’
‘How much?’
‘I love you more than the raven loves his treasure, more than the dog loves his tail, more than the whale loves his spout.’
‘How long?’
‘I’ll love you until the umiak flies into the darkness, till the stars turn to fish in the sky, and the puffin howls at the moon.”
– Mama, Do You Love Me?, Barbara M. Joosse

8. “What would a mom do if she couldn’t fuss over you and make you clean your room? And what would you do without her fussing and making you do it? Everyone needs a mom.”
– The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen ChboskyOlivia-Quote1

10. “If you run away, I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
– The Runaway Rabbit, Margaret Wise Brown

11. “Little Llama, don’t you know,
Mama Llama loves you so?
Mama Llama’s always near,
even if she’s not right here.”
– Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney

12. “My mom, she was really beautiful. My dad used to say she could make trees bloom just by looking at them.”
– I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson

13. “I don’t think our house is perfect, but we still love it.”
– Fairy Mom and Me, Sophie Kinsella