Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Moms in Childrens/MG/YA Literature

May 16, 2017 children, Top Ten Tuesday, YA 23

Happy Tuesday! Today on Top Ten Tuesday, the theme is Mother’s Day so I thought I would take a look at my favorite moms (and mother figures) in Childrens, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels. I realize this is a wide range but … I’m finicky. For instance, I refuse to use the mom from Little Women because they call her “Marmee” and that annoys me hahaha! So… needless to say, I needed a wide range of moms to choose from 😛

Chrysanthemum’s Mom

Mrs. Quimby

Caroline Ingalls

Mrs. Belden

Molly Weasley

Lily Potter

Mrs. Murry

Mama Berenstain

Eula Mae Walker

Marilla Cuthbert

What about you? Who are some of your fave moms in kiddy/ya literature?

Carrie

23 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Moms in Childrens/MG/YA Literature”

  1. Carolyn Astfalk

    I also have great affection for Mama Bear in The Berenstain Bears. My oldest daughter has been reading the entire Little House series, so Ma Ingalls is also on my mind. BUT, the kids also started watching the Little House on the Prairie TV series, so I’m going to go with Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls as my favorite. (Signed, a child of the 1970s.)

    • Carrie

      you can’t get much better than Karen Grassle as Caroline!

  2. Karen Sargent

    I love the mom (and her honesty) in the children’s book “Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild” by Mem Fox. 🙂 I had fun reading that to my girls when they weren’t 18 and 20! 🙂 Sheesh!

  3. Lisa

    Everything there is to know about good character my kids learned from Mama Berenstain! And, that was BEFORE she found God, I might add! [They recently became a Christian series, but not much changed.]

    Fun list

  4. Allyson Gilmore

    Molly and Lily are the only ones I really know from this list, but it is good to know that MG/YA literature has lots of good mother role models!

    My TTT.

    • Carrie

      it could always use more though! I know, especially in YA the mothers are either missing or distant or somehow dysfunctional. It’s sad :-/

  5. Astilbe

    I picked Molly Weasley and Marilla Cuthbert as well! How cool. Lily Potter was another fabulous pick. I think she would have given Harry a wonderful childhood if she’d lived to see him grow up.

    I haven’t read Chicken Sunday yet, but it sure sounds like a good book. I’m going to be checking it out thanks to your recommendation.

    Here is my TTT.

    • Carrie

      yay! enjoy – it’s one of my faves 🙂