I’m sure I’m not the only mom struggling to read a book during quarantine (other than my kids’ current favorite, How the Grinch Stole Christmas—a classic any time of the year!). In addition to my full-time job, my days are consumed by homeschooling, cleaning up an endless tornado of paper scraps and broken crayons, and fixing approximately 24,804,343 snacks. By the end of the day, all I want to do is curl up in the fetal position with a goblet of wine and the latest season of Married at First Sight queued up on Netflix, but if you’re a burnt-out parent looking for a book to help you forget—if only for a short while—that you have kids in these tough times, here are my picks. Maybe someday I’ll have child care again so I can re-read these stories myself!
Find out what additional books Simon & Schuster recommends for Mother’s Day on their Books to Give Mom gift guide!