Last month, we dedicated our School Library to mothers. Now, it’s the fathers’ turn. Being a father is not an easy task. The cliché of the father’s only role during child-birth is to pass out cigars and then later in life to become a detached figure wearing slippers and aloofly reading the newspaper is just that—cliché. In reality, men who take on the roles of fathers and father figures are very much active in their children’s lives and help them with some of life’s most important lessons. So in honor of these men, we want to wish you, our readers, a Happy Father’s Day and present the following special selection of children’s books.
“I Love My Papi!”
by Alison Inches
Publisher: Random House
Books for Young Readers
Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” is back to celebrate Father’s Day with her papi. For little Dora, this holiday is a reminder of how much her father does for her. Although Dora loves exploring, she also loves playing soccer, and her papi is the one who taught her how to properly kick a soccer ball. And when she scores a goal, he’s right there to cheer for her. Besides soccer, Dora loves baseball, and with her dad coaching her team, she scores a run. But beyond the big games, Dora and her papi share a special bond where even something simple like him pushing her on a tire swing is more than enough.