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I Love My Daddy
by Sebastien Braun
Sometimes daddies are loud and playful. Other times they are quiet and compassionate. And they are always loving. Sebastien Braun's appealing text and charming illustrations follow a day in the life of a bear and his bear cub in this celebration of the bond between father and child.


The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
by Neil Gaiman
What if you wanted your best friend's two goldfish so much that you'd swap anything for them? Even your father. What if your mother came home and found out what you'd done? This hilarious adventure was chosen as one of Newsweek magazine's Best Children's Books of the Year. Includes an afterword by the author on the origins of this unique and wonderfully funny story.

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My Father the Dog
by Elizabeth Bluemle
Dad pretends to be human, but the kids know otherwise. Between first-thing-in-the morning scratching, fetching the paper, snacking, lying around for hours, and even the occasional pit stop behind a tree, the evidence is clear. But so are their father's steadfast love and loyalty. Aren't those the best things about dads and dogs alike? Elizabeth Bluemle's amusing, affectionate text and Randy Cecil's delightful illustrations create the ultimate tribute to proud papas everywhere -- an irresistible story that readers will beg for again and again.

Ramona and Her Father
by Beverly Cleary
Ramona just wants everyone to be happy. If only her father would smile and joke again, her mother would look less worried, her sister would be cheerful, and Picky-picky would eat his cat-food. But Ramona's father has lost his job, and nobody in the Quimby household is in a very good mood. Ramona tries to cheer up the family as only Ramona can, but her best efforts only make things worse. Newbery Honor book. Part of the Ramona series.


A Perfect Father's Day
by Eve Bunting
"I'm taking you out for Father's Day," Susie tells Dad. She chooses the restaurant, and pretty soon Dad can see that she's filled this special day with treats -- treats for both of them. When they get back home, Mom's final surprise (that isn't really a surprise at all) is a perfect ending for the perfect day.




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