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Hooray for Dads!

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Tad and Dad / words and pictures by David Ezra Stein.

Stein, David Ezra, author, illustrator. | Book

A growing tadpole loves his frog dad so much he never gives him a moment's peace.

Hooked / Tommy Greenwald ; illustrations by David McPhail.

Greenwald, Tom, 1962- author. | Book

A boy and his dad discover all they have in common on a fishing trip in this sweet picture book about father-son bonding.

A father's love / Hannah Holt ; illustrated by Yee Von Chan.

Holt, Hannah, author. | Book

Throughout the animal kingdom and within snug houses, fathers express love for their children in their own unique ways. Includes facts about the animals featured.

Dipnetting with dad / Willie Sellars ; illustrated by Kevin Easthope.

Sellars, Willie, 1984- author. | Book

A story about the bond between father and son, while introducing readers to a story of tradition and culture.

I love my colorful nails / Alicia Acosta, Luis Amavisca ; illustrated by Gusti ; English translation: Ben Dawlatly.

Acosta, Alicia, author. | Book

Ben loves painting his nails with lots of bright colors because it matches his cheery personality. But one day at school when some boys start calling him a 'girly girl', Ben loses his cheer and stops painting his nails. With the help of his father, Ben gets his cheerful colors back.

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

Sala, Laurenne, author. | Book

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

Side by side : a celebrations of dads / Chris Raschka.

Raschka, Christopher, author, illustrator. | Book

Chris Raschka's poetic tribute to father and child.

Night job / Karen Hesse ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

Hesse, Karen, author. | Book

What is it like to work at night, while the rest of the city is asleep? This quietly powerful story of a boy and his father is tenderly brought to life by luminous illustrations in this tribute to an enduring, everyday sort of love.

It's great being a Dad / by Dan Bar-el ; illustrated by Gina Perry.

Bar-el, Dan, author. | Book

A gang of mythical creatures is roaming around a magical land having a great time until Bigfoot gets his foot stuck in a tree trunk and Unicorn gets her horn impaled on a table and Robot's saw-arm gets rusted into position. But have no fear! Dad is there to fix things.

How I love you, Daddy / Anna Pignataro.

Pignataro, Anna, 1965- author, illustrator. | Book

Little Polar Bear chases Daddy over the snow and Little Wild Hare jumps higher than Daddy's ears... All the little animals have their own special ways of showing Daddy their love.

Daddies are awesome / Meredith Costain ; [illustrated by] Polona Lovsin.

Costain, Meredith, author. | Book

An ode to fathers and all that they do with--and for--their kids, brought to life by puppy and daddy dog illustrations.

The better tree fort / Jessica Scott Kerrin ; [illustrations by] Qin Leng.

Kerrin, Jessica Scott, author. | Book

"Let's build a tree fort," Russell says to his dad when they move into a house with a big maple tree in the backyard. His dad doesn't know much about building, but he gamely follows Russell's plan. Several trips to the lumber store later, the tree fort is done. There is no slide, balcony, or skylight like Russell imagined, but it is perfect.