Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wanted: Excellent Father-Daughter Books

I'm hoping to compile a list of a dozen or so children's books that celebrate a daughter's relationship with her Dad. I'm looking for fiction picture books as well as novels. Any suggestions?


Karen said...

It's not specifically about father/daughters but Guess How Much I Love You is a great father (from one word in the book) /child book.
Its also my favorite picture book. :)
"I love you to the moon and back" :D Whats not to like?
Good luck tho, I think there is a shortage of father/daughter books compared to mother/daughter or mother/son or father/son or even grandparents/child books. Perhaps you can take care of that shortage (hint, hint, hint)
Oh, wait there was a movie awhile ago with Pierce Brosnan that was based (I believe) on a book - most movies are now. Can't remember the name now. But it was a grownup movie/book.

MotherReader said...

I love Don't Let Go! by Jeanne Willis. It's about a father teaching his daughter to ride a bike, with a definite tinge of sadness about watching her grow up and ride away. Lovely.

Elaine Magliaro said...


Here are two books that come immediately to my mind:

Beverly Cleary's RAMONA AND HER FATHER and Joanne Ryder's picture book MY FATHER'S HANDS.

Sherry said...


Father Bear Comes Home by Else Holmelund Minarik
Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
The Summer Night by Charlotte Zolotow
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Sherry said...

I guess Father Bear isn't really a father/daughter book, is it?