Fathers in Books for Children

Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
AndraeI Love My Daddy
A father and child enjoy special time together playing on the swings, singing and dancing, having snacks, and cuddling. (32 pp.)
JE Andrae
BluemleMy Father, the Dog
A young girl suspects that her father is really a dog because he performs such acts as fetching the newspaper and chasing balls. (25 pp.)
JE Bluemle
BrowneMy Dad
A child describes the many wonderful things about "my dad," who can jump over the moon, swim like a fish, and be as warm as toast. (26 pp.)
JE Browne
BuntingA Perfect Father's Day
Four-year-old Susie treats her father to some special activities for Father's Day, but they just happen to be all of her own favorite things. (32 pp.)
JE Bunting
While Flora visits the zoo with her father, not only does she look at the animals but some of them turn to look at her. (32 pp.)
JE Fox
HarperPink Me Up
When Mama is too sick to go to the Pink Girls Pink-nic with Violet, Daddy offers to take her place but, first, he needs to "pink-up" his clothes. (32 pp.)
JE Harper
HinesDaddy Makes the Best Spaghetti
Not only does Corey's father make the best spaghetti, but he also dresses up as Bathman and acts like a barking dog. (32 pp.)
JE Hines
JohnsonDaddy Calls Me Man
Inspired by his family experiences and his father's paintings, a young boy creates four poems. (30 pp.)
JE Johnson
KeaneDaddy Adventure Day
Daddy Adventure Days are always special, and this one, featuring a boy's first visit to a baseball stadium, is no exception. (32 pp.)
JE Keane
MayerJust Me and My Dad
Father and son go camping, but who is taking care of whom? (24 pp.)
JE Mayer
NorthBecause I Am Your Daddy
In illustrations and verse, lists some of the many ways a father, whether pilot or baseball player, could show his love for his child. (32 pp.)
JE North
PatricelliFaster! Faster!
A father and daughter spend a day at the park where daddy becomes an array of fast moving animals on which his daughter rides, from a dog to a cheetah. (30 pp.)
JE Patricelli
RexYou Can Do Anything Daddy
After receiving assurances that his father would save him from increasingly dangerous and scary pirates, a boy reassures his father in return. (32 pp.)
JE Ritchie
SpinelliWhen Papa Comes Home Tonight
A father and child enjoy a range of activities together before bedtime. (24 pp.)
JE Spinelli
VestergaardDriving Daddy
Baby rides on Daddy's shoulders while Mommy provides the play-by-play. Way up high, Baby can see everything! (20 pp.)
JE Vestergaard
YolenMy Father Knows the Name of Things
Rhyming text depicts a father sharing with his child such things as seven words that all mean blue and the name of every kind of cloud. (32 pp.)
JE Yolen

Easy Readers (JE ER)

Author Title Call Number
MinarikFather Bear Comes Home
Little Bear goes fishing, has the hiccups, looks for a mermaid, and welcomes Father Bear home. (62 pp.)
JE ER Minarik
PatersonMarvin One Too Many
When Marvin refuses to go back to his new school because he is the only one in his class who cannot read, his father decides to help him learn by reading with him. (48 pp.)
JE ER Paterson

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

Author Title Call Number
MossThe Dad of the Dad of the Dad of Your Dad
Story poems present adventures of fathers and their sons and daughters over the centuries from the beginning of time, into the future. (88 pp.)
J811 MO
RossAll New Crafts for Mother's Day and Father's Day
Learn how to make crafts for these special days. (48 pp.)
J745.5 RO
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