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.







9780375856181 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.

1590387589 I Love You More
By: Judy Cooley

At bedtime, a young girl and her father compete in saying how much they love one another.

9781933491073 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.

9781936669196 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.

0316735752 Daddy Goes to Work
By: Jabari Asim

A young girl accompanies her father to his office, helping him throughout the day.

9781877579899 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.

9780761458463 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.

9780375870071 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.

0670061344 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.

0525472959 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.

9781606845226 Get Happy
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.

0689858205 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.

1416954082 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.

9780385374217 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.


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