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Dad School

Dad School by Rebecca Van Slyke

(Childrens Fiction) - In this adorable kid's-eye view of what would happen if Dad went to school, a little boy imagines a place where all dads learn their amazing skills, like giving piggyback rides and making giant sandwiches for lunch. With warm, silly illustrations and a fun role-reversal story in which dads act like kids, young readers will love imagining what would happen if their own dads went to Dad School.
Gator Dad

Gator Dad by Brian Lies

(Childrens Fiction) - From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day. Presented by New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies ( Bats at the Beach ), this heartwarming story demonstrates a series of very special ways children can connect with their fathers and should appeal to parents and little readers everywhere.
Father's Day

Father's Day by Anne Rockwell

(Childrens Fiction) - What's the perfectgift for Dad? In Mrs. Madoff's class, it's a book made just for him. First the kids think about their special moments with their fathers. Sam's dad is so strong, he can carry Sam on his shoulders. Eveline's dad sings to her when Maman has to work at night. Jessica writes about her father in Texas ... and her stepfather at home. And when it's time to celebrate at school, both of her fathers give Jessica the best surprise of all. Here is a new Mrs. Madoff book for families to cherish on Father's Day and every day of the year.
My Dad

My Dad by Anthony Browne

(Childrens Fiction) - In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his father. Among the traits praised are his enormous talent for singing, his near-professional wrestling skills, his extreme bravery in the face of danger (he's not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf!), and his ability to -- quite literally, in Anthony Browne's world -- eat like a horse. All of the pictures feature the lovable pater in his signature plaid bathrobe, adding a further comfy layer to a book whose ultimate message is "I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will.)".
The Night Before Father's Day

The Night Before Father's Day by Natasha Wing

(Childrens Fiction) - It's the night before Father's Day, and Mom and the kids have a plan to surprise Dad with a special gift. When Dad goes for a bike ride, everyone gets to work. Dad wakes up the next day to find his garage newly organized and his car sparkly clean. So, of course, he celebrates by taking everyone for a spin!