Are you looking for the perfect Father’s Day present? Give the gift of a daddy-daughter/son moment by presenting the father in your household with a book that he can share with his favorite child. Here are a few new titles that will make for a memorable Daddy-and-me story time, celebrating the special relationship fathers have with their children:
A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
A boy and his father spend a memorable day at the beach, where the simple act of drawing in the sand turns into an imaginative adventure.
Because I Am Your Daddy by Sherry North; illustrated by Marcellus Hall
A father lists the many ways he would like to express his love for his child; as a drummer in a marching band, a surfer on a board, or a Martian with a robot crew. Vintage-style illustrations make this an appealing choice.
Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fathers & Stepfathers, by Kelly Bennett; illustrated by Paul Meisel
A young girl compares the similarities and differences between the two fathers in her life, demonstrating the ways that both of them show their love for her.
Daddy Is a Cozy Hug by Rhonda Gowler Greene; illustrated by Maggie Smith
A lilting poem and colorful illustrations celebrate all of the special things dads do with their kids, all year round.
The Fathers Are Coming Home by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Stephen Savage
At the end of the day, all kinds of fathers make the journey home to tuck their young into bed. Bold linocut illustrations depict dads of all sorts, from daddy-longlegs to sailors, greeting their little ones with love.
My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
A young boy lists all of the wonderful things he admires about his father and the knowledge he imparts. Detailed illustrations depict the warm and caring relationship between a boy and his dad and the pride they feel for one another.
Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea
A young hippo and his father have fun spending the day together. Bright illustrations pop off the page, conveying the energetic antics of father and son. Fans of Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime will delight in discovering yet another winning tale by Bob Shea.