Fathers' Day

Award-winning Father's Day Novels

Waiting for the Magic
How do dogs and magic save a family and a father after he abandons them? Sweet and magical!

On the Wings of Heroes
A special novel with laughter, sadness, and surprises from the homefront during World War II

Laugh with the Moon
The profoundly touching story of a mourning doctor who takes his teenage daughter on a mission trip to Africa to try to recover from his wife's death

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
A patient Chinese-American father helps his 2nd grade son through many fears in this hysterical story

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
A father with a whole new family rescues his oldest son from a bad situation and helps learns fathering skills while his four younger stepsons learn respect and compassion and Frankie Joe learns entrepreneurial skills to survive

In 1959, a caring dad allows his son with a stuttering handicap to substitute for a friend's paper route which leads him to find other mentors and beginnings to recovery.

Spy Camp
As a CIA-trained youthful agent, Ben Ripley, encounters terrorism at every turn and is aided by his surprisingly adept and bumbling grandfather.

Mountain Dog
An mountain-ranger uncle and his rescue dog step in to become dad to a young fatherless boy who has been raised with violent dog-fighting. Uniquely exciting, strong in character, this special uncle's touch helps a boy lost in darkness find the light at the top of a mountain. It gets no better than this!


Okay for Now
For older students, an art-expert mentor takes the place of Doug Swieteck's abusive father who is responsible for family dysfunction in this novel about love, loss, recovery, and survival.


Award-winning Picture Books

One Cool Friend
A scientist-daddy takes his son to an aquarium with hysterical results!

The Lucky Star
A Great Depression Picture Book in which Daddy courageously must leave to work for the CCC

Dad and Pop
A child describes her sweet daddy and her good stepfather. (divorce and remarriage)

You Can Do Anything, Daddy
Daddy is a superhero!

Daddy Mountain
This daddy stands strong while giving footholds to his growing child to climb (literally).

In Daddy's Arms
Poems celebrating African-American fathers and fathers everywhere

Someday is Not a Day of the Week
A daddy helps a little child learn about promises and the days of the week.

Building with Dad
Just one of many terrific construction books with dad

Grandfather Buffalo
A young buffalo learns from his aging grandfather, a metaphorical story

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Father God holds us all in His hands


Internet Sites

The Elephant Song

Holly Dunn's Daddy's Hands
George Strait's A Father's Love

Teachers Vision Father's Day

Nova: Animal Superdads

Daddy's Gonna Eat Your Fingers


If you think about it, Adam had more trouble than any of the rest of us buying his Father a gift for Father's Day. I mean, what do you get somebody who's Everything?

I figured out why they call our language the "Mother Tongue." Fathers never get a chance to use it when mother is around!