Celebrate Father's Day with Picture Books!

By Monica C. RSS Wed, June 12, 2019

Are you looking for ideas on fun things to do for Father's Day? 

How about cuddling with the perfect picture book? We have loads of wonderful picture books celebrating the bonds between fathers and children.

And to get you started, here are three brand new picture books:

Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads by Chris Raschka
King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, this is a heartfelt and playful ode to the father-child relationship, by two-time Caldecott-medal-winning author Chris Raschka.






Hair Love written by Matthew A. Cherry; illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her—and her hair—happy. Tender and empowering, this book is an ode to loving your natural hair—and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.


My Papi Has a Motorcycle written by Isabel Quintero; illustrated by Zeke Pena
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.

Visit your local neighborhood library to find these books and more!

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