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Dancing with Daddy

Anitra Rowe Schulte

Elsie can't wait to go to her first father-daughter dance. She picked out the perfect dress and has been practicing swirling and swaying in her wheelchair. Elsie's heart pirouettes as she prepares for her special night. With gestures, smiles, and words from a book filled with pictures, she shares her excitement with her family. But when a winter storm comes, she wonders if she'll get the chance to spin and dance her way to a dream come true.

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Papa Brings Me the World

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw's Papa Brings Me the World is a poignant picture book that celebrates the bond between parent and child, and follows their long-distance trip around the world.

Most parents drive a car or ride a bus or train to work—but not Lulu’s papa. He navigates mountains, deserts, and oceans, each time returning home with pockets full of treasures. There’s an ancient calculator from China, a musical mbira from Zimbabwe, and a special game from Sumatra. But the best treasures are special stories Papa tells when he comes home—tales of playing peekaboo with rare birds in the Andes and befriending dragons in the Irish Sea.

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Dad Bakes

Katie Yamasaki

Dad wakes early every morning before the sun, heading off to work at the bakery. He kneads, rolls, and bakes, and as the sun rises and the world starts its day, Dad heads home to his young daughter. Together they play, read, garden, and—most importantly—they bake.

 

 

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Climb On!

Baptiste Paul

Take a hike with this father-daughter adventure that’s sure to inspire you to get outside.

When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father is hesitant —To the tippy top? It’s a great day to watch futbol (soccer). But as the two climb on, her enthusiasm is contagious. Filled with setbacks, surprises, and stunning views, this warm and humorous story highlights in vivid colors the bonding power of a shared experience. A list of creatures at the end prompts a second look for keen-eyed readers to make discoveries of their own.

 

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You Made Me a Dad

Laurenne Sala

In this touching celebration of fatherhood, the close bond between parent and child comes to life with heartwarming resonance. A warm look at the joys, fears, and responsibilities of being a dad over the years.

 

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Hair Love

Matthew A. Cherry

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy.

 

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Daddy-Sitting

Eve Coy

A special treat for Father's Day--a winsome, charmingly illustrated debut picture book of role reversal: an adorable child plays parent to her engaged and affectionate daddy.

A perfect book to share whenever a father and child read together. Appealing illustrations and a text narrated by an apple-cheeked little girl describe her day with Daddy and how she behaves like the parent during their activities--an outing to the park, housework, grocery shopping--as indulgent Daddy plays along.

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Gator Dad

Brian Lies

From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day.
 

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Adventures with My Daddies

Gareth Peter

Set off on a series of incredible adventures with a family that has two dads!

As they read bedtime stories with their little one, the pages burst into colorful life. Together, this LGBTQ+ family battles dragons, dodges deadly dinosaurs, zooms to the moon, and explores the world in a hot air balloon, before winding down to sleep in a wonderfully cozy ending.

This rhyming read aloud celebrates the power of imagination and champions the love that brings all kinds of families together.

 

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How to Surprise a Dad

Jean Reagan

So you want to surprise your dad? You're in luck! The pages of this book are full of tips on how to become a super dad surpriser, including tips for things you can make, do, or find--just for your dad.

Be sure to read up on:
- Yummy treats and presents for a dad
- What to do if he starts getting suspicious
- How to prepare for the big moment (where to hide everyone, and how to practice whispering "Surprise!")

 

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A Father's Day thank you

Janet Nolan

Harvey doesn't know what to get his father for Father's Day. It's especially hard when his older sisters and brother seem so sure that their presents are his favorites. Then Harvey remembers all of the nice things his dad helped him with that week.

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A Perfect Father's Day

Eve Bunting

"I'm taking you out for Father's Day," Susie tells Dad. "First we'll go for lunch." "Good," Dad says. "May I drive?" "Certainly," Susie says. She chooses the restaurant, and pretty soon Dad can see that she's filled this special day with treats--treats for both of them! When they get back home, Mom's final surprise (that isn't really a surprise at all) is a perfect ending for the perfect day.

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Froggy's Day with Dad

Jonathan London

It's Father's Day at last, and Froggy is so-o-o excited. "We're going to play golf!" he tells his dad. Oh no. Dad says Froggy's too little for golf. "But you're just the right size to play miniature golf!" he explains. At the fun park, Froggy discovers mini golf is fun&150especially once he figures out how to face the right way. With his beginners' luck, Froggy makes a hole in one! But his next shot hits his dad on the head&150bonk!&150and that's only the beginning. All ends well, though, when Froggy presents his dad with a special coffee mug he decorated in school: To the Best Dad I Ever Had!
 

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Father's Day

Anne Rockwell

What's the perfectgift for Dad?

In Mrs. Madoff's class, it's a book made just for him. First the kids think about their special moments with their fathers. Sam's dad is so strong, he can carry Sam on his shoulders. Eveline's dad sings to her when Maman has to work at night. Jessica writes about her father in Texas ... and her stepfather at home. And when it's time to celebrate at school, both of her fathers give Jessica the best surprise of all.

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The Best Father's Day Present Ever

Christine Loomis

Father’s Day is tomorrow, and Langley Snail is ready. This year, he finally gets an allowance, so there’ll be no more disastrous homemade presents for hisdad. All of Langley’s friends are off to the store to buy their dads the latest gadgets, but by the time he catches up, it’s closed (he is a snail, after all). Now what will he do?Luckily, the long trip home opens Langley’s eyes to what just might be the best Father’s Day present ever—something better than any gift money can buy.

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A Wild Father's Day

Sean Callahan

When the kids give Dad a card that says, "Have a wild Father's Day," Dad knows just what to do. He says, "Let's act like animals all day long!" They all hop on the bed like kangaroos, run like cheetahs at the park, and swing like monkeys at the playground. Their fun takes them through the day, until a cozy bedtime book tames down two tired kids (and their dad!).

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Let's Have a Daddy Day

Karen Kingsbury

“When you're all grown up and you look back on this day, you'll know how much I loved you 'cause we took the time to play.”A Daddy day? Why not! What better way for a child to enjoy being with Daddy—and Dad to enjoy being with his little one?These heartwarming rhymes by bestselling author Karen Kingsbury offer great ideas for children to have simple, fun times with Daddy, and to come up with ideas of their own. 

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A Tale of Two Daddies

Vanita Oelschlager

A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right. She has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child's curiosity, practical questions follow. "Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?" To which she answers: "Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast."

It becomes clear that the family bond is unburdened by any cultural discomforts. This book introduces a type of family increasingly visible in our society. Neither favoring nor condemning, this book reflects a child's practical and innocent look at the adults who nurture and love her.

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