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Picture Book Month: Fathers

14 Nov

14If you’re looking for a different story about fathers, then this is it! I loved this adorable story of love told by a father to his child about the significant events in his life that led him to get the tattoos he has. The child asks about in a familiar way and the reader understands that this is a popular bedtime routine for the family. This is truly a sweet book and depicts a character in children’s literature you don’t often see – a person with tattoos. So hurry and pick up this story for the tattooed dad you’re close with – it’d be the perfect gift for him and his family!
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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Great Middle Grade Dads (or at least they try really hard)

13 Jun

father's day

After my Mother’s Day post, I didn’t feel it was right to neglect the dads – so here’s a post just for them. On a related side note – I had a really difficult time finding high-quality dads in middle grade fiction. More often than not, 2-parent households don’t have strong parents or the family has a single mom household, albeit often a very strong single mom.

Every once in a while, you’ll find a single dad household, but more often as a widower or divorced parent, not from having mom walk out on the family. You’ll notice that some of my choices aren’t even dads – they’re grandfathers or other stand-in father figures – but ones that I couldn’t leave off my list. If you’ve got any really strong and sensitive dads in middle grade fiction, please let me know! Bonus points to you for a diverse novel as well! Continue reading

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