Happy Father's Day

Recommended Books for Father's Day

coverDo I Have a Daddy?: A Story About a Single-Parent Child (ages 4-8)
Written by Jeanne Warren Lindsay; illustrated Jami Moffett

Though hardly the typical "Father's Day" story, this book is an ideal guide for single mothers attempting to answer the tough question of "Do I have a daddy?" for the first time. The story at the beginning of the book is one even preschoolers can relate to. The tips that follow are geared toward single parents.

Father Bear Comes Home (ages 4-8)
Book and cassette
Written by Else Homelund Minarik; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

A classic "Little Bear" story. In this adventure, Little Bear and all his friends are on hand to greet Father Bear when he finally arrives home after a long fishing trip.

I Love My Daddy Because-- (ages 2-8)
Written by Laurel Porter-Gaylord; illustrated by Ashley Wolff

Animal babies tell how animal and human fathers alike care for their children.

Just Like Daddy (ages 2-4)
Illustrated by Frank Asch

A little bear tells of all the new and exciting things he's learning to do "just like Daddy."
My Father and Me (ages 4-8)
(A Memory Scrapbook for Kids)

Though just 32 pages, this cartoon-like book offers a wonderful way for kids and their days to share memories and spend time together. Along the way, they'll complete a family tree, dig out old family photographs, trade stories, compare likes and dislikes, share secrets, and get to know one another a little better.

coverA Perfect Father's Day (ages 4-8)
Book and cassette
Written by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

Four-year-old Susie plans the perfect Father's Day outing including all the activities she knows her dad will like the best -- like feeding the ducks and buying a red balloon.

coverWhat Daddies Do Best (ages 2-6)
Written by Laura Numeroff; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

In this book, the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie explores what life might be like if daddies spent all their time doing the things they do best -- like baking cakes and giving piggyback rides.

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