Saturday, June 15, 2013

Club Read #15 Father's Day Books for Every Age Group

Picture Books
My Dad Can Do Anything (eBook) by Stephen Krensky

What can your dad do? Can he climb the highest mountain? Or swim to the bottom of the sea? In this heartwarming story about how dads are strong, brave, and all-around great, dads can do anything.

My Dad is the Best Playground (eBook) by  Luciana Navarro Powell
This joyful story celebrates dad as the most fun in the world and the best playground ever! He's the highest swing and a great climbing wall, he's a bouncing trampoline and merry as a merry-go-round. And then, when playtime is over, dad is the best for reading and snuggling with before bed.

J Fiction
Ramona and her Father by Beverly Clearly
Ramona just wants everyone to be happy. If only her father would smile and joke again, her mother would look less worried, her sister would be cheerful, and Picky-picky would eat his cat-food. But Ramona's father has lost his job, and nobody in the Quimby household is in a very good mood.

YA Fiction
Recovering Dad by Libby Sternberg
It's Bianca Balducci's junior year in high school, and she's got more than enough on her plate—impending SAT scores, college admissions, and the mixed signals of sort-of-boyfriend Doug. But when she finds out her mother, widowed as long as Bianca can remember, plans to marry Officer Steve Paluchek, a longtime family friend, things get even worse very, very quickly—because Paluchek, according to Bianca's private-eye sister Connie, is the man responsible for the death of their police officer father.

Adult Fiction
My Father Like a River by Ron Rash
Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena and The Cove, has been called "a gorgeous writer" (Richard Price) with a "reputation for writerly miracles" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times), and is been heralded as "one of our very finest novelists" (Richard Russo).Now comes an exclusive eSingle featuring a never-before-published short story that shows the lyrical and masterful RonRash at his very best. My Father Like a River transcends the haunting landscape of Rash's native south and explores the complex, powerful relationship between father and family, and the authentic sense of loss one experiences while unemployed--all told in vivid, potent prose.
Also includes Ron's short story "The Trusty", which was originally published in The New Yorker.

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