Father's Day

A Perfect Father's Day

By Eve Bunting

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When four-year-old Susie treats her father to a series of special activities for Father's Day, they just happen to be all of her own favorite things.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Dad and Me in the Morning

By Patricia Lakin

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A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach.

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Daddy is a Doodlebug

By Bruce Degen

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A young doodlebug describes how he and his father are alike and the things they enjoy doing together.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Faraway Home

By Jane Kurtz and E. B. Lewis (illustrator)

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Desta's father, who needs to return briefly to his Ethiopian homeland, describes what it was like for him to grow up there.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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Guess How Much I Love You

By Sam McBratney

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During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more. JE Fic McB

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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I'll See You When the Moon is Full

By Susi Gregg Fowler

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Abe will miss his father when he takes off on a business trip but is reassured of his return in two weeks, when the crescent moon becomes full.

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers

By Javaka Steptoe

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A collection of poems celebrating African American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others. for illustration.

Suggested for ages 6 - 11

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Just like Daddy

By Frank Asch

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A very young bear describes all the activities he does during the day that are just like his daddy's. JE Fic Asc

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Kevin and His Dad

By Irene Smalls

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Kevin feels excitement, pride, pleasure, and love as he spends an entire day working and playing with his father.

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Rocks In His Head

By Carol Hurst and James Stevenson (illustrator)

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An affectionate look at the author’s father, whose love of rocks persisted throughout his life, leading him eventually to a janitorial job at his favorite place, the science museum.

Suggested for ages 5 - 9

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