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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Stories to Celebrate Father's Day

Books about dads

This week’s storytime theme is all about dads in celebration of Father’s Day. We’ve got books by famous dads, books about dads, and even books about grandfathers. 

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Everything is Mama by Jimmy Fallon, illustrated by Miguel Ordonez

everything is mamaA lighthearted look at the world from your baby’s point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities. 

Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

please puppy, pleaseA close-up look at what happens when a couple of high-energy toddlers meet their match in an adventurous pup who has no plans of letting up.

Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell

rainbow stewIt’s a rainy summer day, but the vegetables in grandpa’s garden are just waiting to be picked. Yellow peppers, purple cabbage, red tomatoes, green courgettes, orange carrots and more.

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Thunder Boy Jr.A fun book about names celebrating the relationship between father and son.

More Books About Dads

Dad & Pop: An Ode to Fathers and Stepfathers by Kelly Bennett

Dad & PopA little girl celebrates her two fathers, who are very different except in one very important way.

Daddies Do by Lezlie Evans

Daddies DoIn rhyming text, animal children share all the things their fathers do for them.

Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri

Daddy HugsVarious young woodland animals describe, in their own unique ways, what they love most about hugs from their fathers. Includes a list of creatures hidden in the pictures for readers to find.


Saturday is Dadurday by Robin Pulver

Saturday is DadurdayFor Mimi, the best day of the week is always Saturday, the day she gets to spend with just her Dad. But when Dad’s work takes him away from Mimi one Saturday, ’Dadurday’ is ruined. Can Mimi find a way to save ’Dadurday’ and still make it special for her and her Dad?


Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn

Lola Loves StoriesLola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book each night, an activity that spurs her imagination and results in inventive play the next day.


Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora

Peekaboo MorningA toddler plays peek-a-boo throughout the day.

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