Saturday, May 30, 2015

Count Down to Father's Day: Book Recommendations and a FREEBIE

Hi All.
It's Amber from School is a Happy Place.  Although I'm on summer break, I know many of you will still be in school for a few more weeks and are thinking about what to do for Father's Day.  In preparation for Father's Day, I'd love to share some favorite dad themed read alouds.  A few of these books may already be in your library and others may be new titles that you will want to check out.

Here's a rundown of what these Dad books are about...


Because I'm Your Dad is by Ahmet Zappa.  The adorable illustrations in this book tell about the fun relationship between the dad and his little monster.

My Dad Thinks He's Funny by Katrina Germein is a creatively illustrated book that plays up the so-bad-they're-funny jokes that many dads love to share with their kids.

A Perfect Father's Day by Eve Bunting follows Susie as she makes her dad feel special on Father's Day.

How to Surprise a Dad is a delightful book by Jean Reagan (the author of How to Babysit a Grandpa).  This book is full of tips of how to surprise a dad.  In the end the kids are able to surprise dad with a birthday party.

Daddy Sat on a Duck (The Daddy Series) is by Scott Cohn.  This book is a great read aloud for students that enjoy potty humor.  Know any kids like that? ;)

Liz Rosenberg's Tyrannosaurus Dad tells the story of what it might be like to have a t rex as a dad and eventually as a hero.

Vader's Little Princess and Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, are humorous accounts of Darth Vader's parenting trials and tribulations.  

Maria Catherine's book Time Together:  Me and Dad is a beautifully illustration book about small moments that children and dads spend together.

Jan and Mike Berenstain's The Berenstain Bears:  We Love Our Dad! is one of many Berenstain Bears books that feature lovable Papa Bear.  In this book, the cubs pour all their energy into spoiling Papa.

Norman Bridwell's Clifford's Day with Dad, Clifford spends a day in the country play, digging, and fetching with his dad.  

Guess How Much I Love You is by Sam McBratney.  This sweet story is about a bunny dad and son expressing how much they truly love each other.

Saturday is Dadurday, by Robin Pulver, is about a young girl spending QT with her dad after baby twins arrive in her family.

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems is one of my very favorite books.  The relationship between Trixie and her daddy is so adorable and true-to-life.

Did you have any idea there were so many great books about dads?  I'd love to know if you have any favorite read alouds that shine the spotlight on dads and their relationships with their children.

If you would like to have your students make their own books for Father's Day, check out my Father's Day mini booklet, My Rad Dad.
Students complete sentences and add their own illustrations to these simple booklets.  They usually turn out super cute.
Click on the picture below for your own FREE copy.

Happy early Father's Day!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by.

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