5 New Picture Books that Celebrate Dads and Grandads

 

Its Great Being A Dad

It's Great Being A Dad  by Dan Bar-el and Illustrated by Gina Perry 

Pre-K - 2nd Grade

 Dad to the Rescue.  When a unicorn, Bigfoot, a robot, Loch Ness and a princess ballerina doctor get into some serious trouble dad knows just what to do.  But who will save Dad? 

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Little Fox

My Little Fox  by Rick Chrustowski 

Pre-K - 1st Grade

While this picture book does not specifically identify Fox as a dad parent, Fox is an exemplar loving and protective parent and therefore this charming and comforting book is a perfect celebration of parenthood just right for Father's Day.  Curl up and read it together at bedtime

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jabari jumps

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Pre-K-1st Grade

Jabari is ready to jump off the diving board- or is he?  With a little encouragment from dad and some real bravery Jabari conquers his fears to find out that he is a "great jumper".  This book is a perfect jumping off point to discuss overcoming anxious moments with support, patience and love.

 

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ladybug girlLadybug Girl's Day Out With Grandpa by David Soman and Jacky Davis

 

Pre-K-2nd Grade

Ladybug Girl visits the Natural History Museum with Grandpa.  What a treat!  Pair this book with an actual visit to the museum and double the fun!

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papasaurusPapasaurus by Stephan Lomp

Pre-K - 1st Grade

Papasaurus and babysaurus play hide-and-seek in this classic retelling of the tale of a child in search of their parent.  Babysuarus gets help along the way and all ends well.  Just as babysaurus wants to play again, so will your little readers want to read the story again.   

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