Father's Day

Eve Bunting

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

Patricia Lakin

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

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

Bruce Degen

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

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Jane Kurtz and E. B. Lewis (illustrator)

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

Sam McBratney

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

Susi Gregg Fowler

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

Javaka Steptoe

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

Frank Asch

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

Irene Smalls

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

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

Carol Hurst and James Stevenson (illustrator)

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

Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben (illustrator)

The construction site shimmers with light and seems magically larger than life to young Alex when he accompanies his father to his night job.

Suggested for ages 2 - 5