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A Day for Dads

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Astro girl / Ken Wilson-Max.

Wilson-Max, Ken, author. | Audio Books

Wonderbook Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission.

Bathe the cat / written by Alice B. McGinty ; illustrated by David Roberts.

McGinty, Alice B., 1963- author. | Book

Picture Book Dad has posted a list of chores for the family to do before grandma comes, including bathing the cat; but the cat does not want a bath, so she mixes up the instructions, and soon the family is mowing the floor, vacuuming the lawn, mopping the baby--and the house is in chaos.

Be glad your dad... / written by Matthew Logelin and Sara Jensen ; illustrated by Jared Chapman.

Logelin, Matthew, author. | Audio Books

Wonderbook An irreverent tribute to dads based on silly things that animal dads do and human dads do not.

Dad by my side / written and illustrated by Soosh.

Soosh, author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book A child celebrates a close connection with her father, from how they play together and teach each other new things to how he protects her and always makes time for her.

Daddy / Leslie Patricelli.

Patricelli, Leslie, author, illustrator. | Book

Board Book Baby's daddy is big and strong, and his legs are so, so long. He plays horsey, he sings, he cooks, he cleans--this daddy can do anything!

Daddy-daughter day

Freelon, Pierce, | Book

Picture Book In rhyming text, a father and daughter spend a day doing all kinds of things together.

Daddy, me, and the Magic Hour / Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by Sarita Rich.

Melmed, Laura Krauss, author. | Book

Picture Book A father and son enjoy a quiet walk through their neighborhood and some fun at the park between supper and bedtime.

Daddy speaks love / written by Leah Henderson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Henderson, Leah, author. | Book

Picture Book A tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children's lives.

Eyes that speak to the stars / by Joanna Ho ; illustrated by Dung Ho.

Ho, Joanna, author. | Book

Picture Book A young Asian boy, who notices that his eyes look different from his friends', realizes that his eyes--like his father's, grandfather's, and younger brother's--rise to the skies, speak to the stars, and are visionary.

Girl dad / written by Sean Williams ; illustrated by Jay Davis.

Williams, Sean, 1967- author. | Book

Picture Book Written in upbeat rhyming verse, Girl Dad honors the strong men who raise, love, and uplift strong girls.

Hair love : a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere / Matthew A. Cherry ; illustrated by Vashti Harrison.

Cherry, Matthew A, author. | Book

Picture Book A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.

Hike / Pete Oswald.

Oswald, Pete, author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book A father and child head out on a hike, keeping a cherished family tradition alive.

I love you more than ... / written by Taye Diggs ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Diggs, Taye, author. | Book

Picture Book A father reassures his young son that although they cannot always be together, he misses his baby boy and always thinks about him.

Interrupting chicken cookies for breakfast / David Ezra Stein.

Stein, David Ezra, author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book A little red chicken wakes up hungry for one thing: cookies! Papa thinks nursery rhymes would make a better morning treat--and an excuse to rest in bed a little longer. But with little Chicken, nothing happens quite as planned.

I want my dad! / Tony Ross.

Ross, Tony, author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book When the Little Princess discovers that her dad, the King, is not as adventurous as the other dads, she decides to give some fun activities a try without him and realizes she is more like her father than she thought.

Leo loves Daddy / Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Ruth Hearson.

McQuinn, Anna, author. | Book

Board Book Leo enjoys a full day of fun and snuggles with his daddy.

Love is love / written by Michael Genhart, PhD ; illustrated by Ken Min.

Genhart, Michael, author. | Book

Picture Book Teased for having two fathers, a boy views his friend's traditional family as similar to his own and realizes he can counter the ridicule by taking pride in his fathers and the love that makes them a family.

Me and my dad / Robin Shaw.

Shaw, Robin (Robin P.), author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book There is nothing more exciting that a trip down the road with Dad. There are snapping crocodiles, stomping dinosaurs, sleeping princesses and golden treasure - but that's not even the best bit. The best bit's at the end...

My dad is amazing! / story by Sabrina Moyle ; pictures by Eunice Moyle.

Moyle, Sabrina, author. | Book

Board Book A joyful tribute to all the things that make dad amazing!

No pants! / Jacob Grant.

Grant, Jacob, 1984- author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book Pablo and his dad are getting ready for a cookout with the whole family. Eat breakfast. Brush teeth. Put on pants. Only Pablo has another idea: No Pants! Suddenly it's looking as if party time is a ways off after all.

Night walk / written by Sara O'Leary ; illustrated by Ellie Arscott.

O'Leary, Sara, author. | Book

Picture Book When a little girl can't sleep one night, her dad asks if she'd like to go for a walk. They tiptoe through the silent house and step out into the dark. Walking down the street, the girl can see inside the lit-up windows of apartment buildings and houses where people's lives are unfolding. She and her dad reach the still-busy shopping area, walking past restaurants and enticing store windows, then stop for a tranquil moment in the park before returning home.

Our shed : a father-daughter building story / Robert Broder ; illustrations by Carrie O'Neill.

Broder, Robert, author. | Book

Picture Book A father teaches his daughter about woodworking and she contributes imagination and fun as they build a shed together.

Papa brings me the world / Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw.

Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue, author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book Even though he brings exotic gifts home when he returns, a young girl misses her father, who travels around the world as a photojournalist.

Pet dad / Elanna Allen.

Allen, Elanna, author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book Since she isn't allowed to get a pet, Nell decides her father will do and sets out to train him to sit, fetch, and more but he only responds by barking "No!" until she finds the right reward.

Raj and the best vacation ever! / Sebastien Braun.

Braun, Sebastien, author. | Book

Picture Book Raj and his dad are going camping. They've packed everything they need, and Raj knows they are going to have an amazing time. Once they get there, however, they find they have to contend with wind, rain, and a family of very noisy bears.

Rory the dinosaur : me and my dad / Liz Climo.

Climo, Liz, author. | Audio Books

Wonderbook Rory lives with his father on an island and one day, when his father needs some quiet time, Rory decides to go on an adventure by himself for the first time, unaware that his father is following behind to help.

Seeking an aurora / written by Elizabeth Pulford ; illustrated by Anne Bannock.

Pulford, Elizabeth, 1943- author. | Book

Picture Book A father wakes his child from sleep to beckon, "Come--we're off to find an Aurora." Through the silent frost, across fields, and up hills they climb...

Somewhere in the city / J.B. Frank ; illustrated by Yu Leng.

Frank, J. B., author. | Book

Picture Book The sights and sounds of the city come alive in a magical way as Lucy waits eagerly for her father to return from work. Watching out the window, Lucy's view of dogs, baker, and buses is juxtaposed with her father's journey through crowds, trains, and finally home to tuck her in.

Tug : a log boom's journey / Scot Ritchie.

Ritchie, Scot, author, illustrator. | Book

Picture Book Follow a child and his father through their workday on a tugboat on the West Coast as they watch a log boom being made, then tow it to a mill upriver. The pair must steer clear of other ships, race against the tide and weather a storm along the way.

Weekend dad / Naseem Hrab ; pictures by Frank Viva.

Hrab, Naseem, author. | Book

Picture Book A poignant yet hopeful story about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes.

With my daddy : a book of love and family / by Jo Witek ; illustrated by Christine Roussey.

Witek, Jo, 1968- author. | Book

Picture Book A young girl describes all of the wonderful feelings she has while spending time with her father, knowing that they love one another no matter what.

You made me a dad / written by Laurenne Sala ; illustrated by Mike Malbrough.

Sala, Laurenne, author. | Book

Picture Book In this touching celebration of fatherhood, the close bond between parent and child comes to life with heartwarming resonance.

Zoe and the fawn / words by Catherine Jameson ; pictures by Julie Flett.

Jameson, Catherine, author. | Book

Picture Book Zoe and her father are delighted to come across a fawn in the forest. But the fawn is alone--where is its mother? Join Zoe on her quest for the deer, as she encounters animals and learns their Okanagan (syilx) names along the way.