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Celebrate Dads and Grandpas: Picture Books

4:44 PM, Jun. 14, 2013  |  Comments
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The clever hippo dad in Bob Shea's "Oh, Daddy!" has found a way to insert joy into even the most mundane tasks. How does he achieve this, while at the same time encouraging good behavior in Little Hippo? Daddy Hippo pretends to be hopelessly befuddled by even the simplest tasks, from putting underwear on his head when dressing to trying to enter the car via the window. Daddy's antics set off the refrain "Oh, Daddy!" followed by a tutorial from his young son. Bright, retro-style illustrations highlight this comical story of a charismatic yet responsible dad. Toddlers and preschoolers will be delighted to be in-the-know along with Little Hippo, as they point out the "right" way to get things done.

"Enemy Pie" by Derek Munson

The narrator of this story, a boy of 7 or 8, needs his dad's help in dealing with an "enemy." A new kid, Jeremy Ross, has moved in next door and never invites him over and is a bad sport during baseball games. Luckily, our main character's trustworthy dad has a top-secret recipe for "enemy pie." Unfortunately, part of the recipe involves spending the entire day with the enemy before inviting him over for a slice. The narrator realizes, after spending the day with Jeremy, that his enemy is actually not that bad. What's inside Dad's enemy pie? The surprising answer proves that the dad in this book is both wise and cool. Kindergartners-3rd graders are the ideal audience for this easy-going character education tale.

"Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein

Papa chicken attempts to read some bedtime stories to his exuberant daughter, but she is the interrupting type. Little Chicken knows the endings to all the fairytales and she doesn't care for them, so she likes to warn her favorite characters of the dangers ahead. Perfect for children who like to insert themselves into their favorite stories, and the patient storytellers who love them.

"Mitchell's License" by Hallie Durand

Four-year-old Mitchell has found a human race car in his dad. While Mitchell steers his "car" by sitting on dad's shoulders and tugging dad's hair, dad gamely makes race car noises for an authentic experience. As this exuberant play session continues, Mitchell is consistently ecstatic while dad gets more and more bedraggled. When Mitchell demands a stop at the "gas station," actually the cookie jar, his car morphs back into a bedtime enforcing dad. A great look at creative play and a must for young transportation buffs, this picture book celebrates the dedicated and spirited type of dad.

"The Apple Pie that Papa Baked" by Lauren Thompson

"Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?" By Julie Middleton

"Catch that Baby!" by Nancy Coffelt*

"Creak! Said the Bed" by Phyllis Root*

"Daddy Hugs 123" by Karen Katz*

"Every Friday" by Dan Yaccarino

"Faster, Faster!" by Leslie Patricelli*

"Go-Go Gorillas" by Julie Durango

"The Grandpa Book" by Todd Parr

"Grandpa Green" by Lane Smith

"Grandpa's Overalls" by Tony Crunk

"Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene?" by Norma Fox Mazer*

"The Hello, Goodbye Window" by Norman Juster

"How to Babysit a Grandpa" by Jean Reagan

"The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories" by David LaRochelle

"I Love My Pirate Papa" by Laura Leuck

"Jitterbug Jam" by Barbara Jean Hicks

"La Luna" by Kiki Thorpe

"Kevin and His Dad" by Irene Smalls

"Knuffle Bunny" (series) by Mo Willems

"Lola Loves Stories" by Anna McQuinn*

"The Matchbox Diary" by Paul Fleischman

"Mister Seahorse" by Eric Carle

"More More More" Said the Baby by Vera Williams*

"My Dad" by Anthony Brown

"My Daddy" is a Giant by Carl Norac

"My Father Knows the Name of Things" by Jane Yolen

"My Pop Pop and Me" by Irene Smalls*

"My Side of the Car" by Kate Feiffer

"Oh, Daddy!" by Bob Shea*

"Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me" by Eric Carle

"Peter's Chair" by Ezra Jack Keats

"Pirates Don't Change Diapers" by Melinda Long

"Play Ball, Jackie!" by Stephen Krensky

"This is the Van that Dad Cleaned" by Lisa Ernst Campbell

"The Top Job" by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

"When I am Old with You" by Angela Johnson

"William's Doll" by Charlotte Zolotow

"Zachary's Ball" by Ned Tavares

"Zoomer" by Ned Young

* = Geared for toddlers

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