Fathers and Sons

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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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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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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The Night Worker

By Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben (illustrator)

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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

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Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

By Cynthia Rylant

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Mudge looks forward to the Mother's Day surprise that Henry and his father cook up for Henry's mother.

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Out Standing In My Field

By Patrick Jennings

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Although fifth-grader Ty Cutter is named after baseball great Ty Cobb, he is the worst player on the Brewer's team - which happens to be coached by his overly-competitive father. 

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Everett Anderson's Goodbye

By Lucille Clifton

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Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies. JE Fic Cli

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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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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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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