Thematic Reading List: National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day- July 7
In honor of National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day we are browsing through 14 books focused on father-daughter interactions and relationships. Includes picture and YA books.
|A Photo for Greta
By: Anna Alter
Greta’s father is a professional photographer who is often away from home, but when he and Greta are together they share wonderful times. Includes activities.
|I Love You More
By: Judy Cooley
At bedtime, a young girl and her father compete in saying how much they love one another.
|One Million Men and Me
By: Kelly Starling Lyons
With her Daddy, Nia travels by bus to Washington, D.C. on October 16, 1995, to march with a million black men to pray and be strengthened. Includes author’s note about the Million Man March.
|Your Red Shoes
By: John Hutton
A young girl takes many steps in her red shoes, doing all sorts of things while spending time with her father.
|Daddy Goes to Work
By: Jabari Asim
A young girl accompanies her father to his office, helping him throughout the day.
|Watch Out for the Crocodile
By: Lisa Moroni
Tora and her father set out to go camping, as Tora imagines a forest filled with all sorts of wild animals and tries to convince her father that they’re real.
|Maddie’s Monster Dad
By: Scott Gibala-Broxholm
Maddie loves it when her father plays scary games with her, but when he is too busy with work she turns into a “Maddie Scientist” and builds herself a monster dad that she thinks will be more fun.
|Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
By: Christopher Raschka
A father teaches his daughter all about bicycle riding, from selecting the right bike to trying again after a fall.
|The Green Glass Sea
By: Ellen Klages
In 1943, eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan lives with her scientist father in Los Alamos, New Mexico, as he works on a top-secret government program, and befriends an aspiring artist who is a misfit just like her.
|While You Were Out
By: Judith Irvin Kuns
Returning to school after the summer in which her best friend Tim died of cancer, eleven-year-old Penelope finds her life complicated by the fact that her father has become the school janitor.
By: Mary Amato
On her birthday, Minerva, a seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter, hears from the father she has never known and her placid life is turned upside down.
|One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
By: Sonya Sones
Fifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother’s grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born.
|Who’s Your Daddy?
By: Lynda Sandoval
With fathers who scare boys away, three girls decide to take matters into their own hands to change their dateless existence.
|The Islands at the End of the World
By: Austin Aslan
Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy.