In June we celebrate Father’s Day and all the gifts fathers and grandfathers bring to a family. We also celebrate LBGTQ+ Pride and community. Magination Press has books for just the occasion.
Whether you call him Papa, Daddy, Dad, Father or Grandpa, Gramps, Opa, or Abuelo, fathers and grandfathers in families play many roles. Caregiver, teacher, comforter, mentor, advisor, confidant, coach, chef, cheerleader, and protector are only a few.
Here are two books from Magination Press that celebrate fathers and grandfathers:
Papa, Daddy, & Riley by Seamus Kirst explores Riley’s experience when one of her schoolmates asks which one of her dads is her real father. It celebrates the special, unique relationships children have with each of their parents and the love that makes a family.
Read a piece Seamus Kirst wrote about why he wrote the book here.
Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music by Michael Genhart, PhD, tells the story of two musical grandfathers and a boy who uses their shared love of accordions to help them connect, even though they don’t speak the same language. It explores families’ rich cultural diversity and how, while we may be different, we all have much in common as well.
Read a piece Dr. Genhart wrote about writing the book here.
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to share a book with Dad or Grandpa?
Related Books from Magination Press
Papa, Daddy, & Riley
Riley is Papa’s princess and Daddy’s dragon. She loves her two fathers! When Riley’s classmate asks her which dad is her real one, Riley is confused. She doesn’t want to have to pick one or the other.
Families are made of love in this heartwarming story that shows there are lots of ways to be part of one.
Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music
When both grandpas, Abuelo and Opa, visit at the same time, they can’t understand each other’s language and there is a lot of silence. The grandson’s clever thinking helps find a way for everyone to share the day together as two cultures become one family.
This unique book includes a bonus fold-out and a note from the author sharing the true story of his own family.