Book Bites: Great Dad Reads 2022

Brought to you by Valerie Kohler, Blue Willow Bookshop

Daddy Speaks Love by Leah Henderson (Nancy Paulsen Books)

From day one, this daddy speaks love to his little one as well as truth, joy, comfort, and pride, making sure that days are full of fun adventures, giggles, and hugs.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie McKesy (Harper One)

This new “classic” graduation gift offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times with the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse.

First Class Fatherhood by Alec Lace (Harper Horizon)

The host of the popular parenting podcast First-Class Fatherhood, shares collected wisdom on topics from finances and discipline to faith, service, and self-care.

Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri (Little, Brown Books for Kids)

Various young woodland animals describe what they love most about hugs from their fathers. Includes creatures hidden in the pictures for readers to find.

My Hero by Brian Biggs (Dial Books)

Abigail is tired of her dad not believing in her true superhero powers…until she finally gets the chance to show him what she can do by saving him from a supervillain.

Rafa Counts on Papa by Joe Cepeda

(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Rafa and his papá love to count and measure together. But there’s one thing Rafa can’t count or measure because it is infinite: the love that he and his papá share.

Blur by Minh Le (Random House Books for Young Readers)

From when The Blur takes her first steps, she is always on the move and darting into danger! All too soon, she zips through the days and zooms over the years. A great graduation gift.

Directions by Hallie Bateman (Workman Publishing)

Sometimes we need a little direction in life, a little encouragement and affirmation that will send us sailing into the day with confidence .

Your Turn by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Holt-McDougal)

The author of How To Raise an Adult is back with a powerful and persuasive book for everyone who struggles to be a grown-up in these challenging times.

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