Exciting Mother’s Day Picks for Mom & Kids from The Ivy Bookshop

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What mom doesn’t crave peace and quiet with a good book?  Give your mom a Mother’s Day treat with one of these staff picks from The Ivy Bookshop.  While you’re at it, pick up a book for the little ones, too, to keep the kiddos occupied while mom sinks into her page turner.  The book lovers at The Ivy have made it easy: just click on the the links to order your books online directly from the store. This year, you’ll be mom’s favorite!   

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty: 


Cecilia, a successful businesswoman, devoted wife and mother, finds a letter her husband wrote with dark secrets, to be opened after his death. Celilia opens the letter while her husband is still alive. Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses, our children—and, ultimately, ourselves.

The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits by Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault:


Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the domestic arts, including everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. With plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible.

French Women Don’t Get Facelifts, The Secret of Aging With Style & Attitude by Mirelle Guiliano:


For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to “the knife”-a French woman’s most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!

Overwhelmed Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte:


Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration.

After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman:


Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, returns with an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife, mistress, and daughters he left behind.



For the Kiddos:

Love You When– By Linda Kranz 



A lovely book that reminds us that the smallest things can remind us of the people that matter the most to us.


My Mommy Hung the Moon:  A Love Story By Jamie Lee Curtis and  Laura Cornell 

A story of the unconditional love that exists between mother and child.  Mommy is the best at everything!

Plant a Kiss By Amy Krause Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds 

One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.


Catching Kisses By Amy Gibson


At any given moment/someone, somewhere is blowing a kiss. And somewhere/someone/is catching it.” So begins this journey of the heart, as readers young and old follow a handful of kisses around the United States. From San Francisco to New Orleans to New York City, the text and stylized artwork celebrate all the ways kisses are shared.


Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman 

A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Board Book adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic story, perfect for babies and toddlers!

I Carry Your Heart With Me: E.E. Cummings By Mati Rose McDonough  

A mother shows her daughter the world, from season to season, from night into day, in the sweet collage artwork that accompanies the poem “I carry your heart with me” by E.E. Cummings.

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