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AT-HOME DADS / WORKING MOMS BOOKLIST



Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Bailey, Debbie My Dad
Talk-About-Books feature a simple text and engaging photographs intended to encourage discussion and the development of literacy.
1991 J BOARDBK BAILE
Andreae, Giles I Love My Daddy
A father and child enjoy special time together playing on the swings, singing and dancing, having snacks, and cuddling.
2011 JE ANDREA
Appelt, Kathi Oh My Baby, Little One
A mother explains to her child all the ways her love remains even while she's away.
2000 JE APPEL
Banks, Kate Mama's Coming Home
Papa prepares dinner and the boys set the table as they, the dog, and the cat eagerly await Mama's return home after work.
2003 JE BANKS
Bassede, Francine A Day with the Bellyflops
On the first day she tries to work in her new office set up in the old toolshed, Mrs. Bellyflop is continually interrupted by the antics of her three children.
1998 JE BASSE
Best, Cari Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me
After taking the train downtown, Lizzie spends the day at the public library, helping her mother who is a children's librarian.
1995 JE BEST
Boyd, Lizi I Love Daddy
In this colorful Super Sturdy Picture Book, Lizi Boyd illustrates a fun day with Daddy, flying a kite, resting in a hammock, and making a berry pie. An ideal book for every father to share with his child.
2004 JE BOYD
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin Only My Dad and Me
This double flap book shows how a child and his father can always find something to celebrate, whether they spend a day, a season, or a lifetime building memories. Full color.
2003 JE CAPUC
Carle. Eric Mister Seahorse
Carle is it again with astonishingly beautiful collage illustrations and a story that introduces the very young to the wonders of aquatic life and some very special daddies. A "hide-and-seek" feature with acetate overlays adds a colorful surprise. Ideal for Father's Day. Full color.
2004 JE CARLE
Collard, Sneed B. Animal Dads
Illustrations and simple text describe how the males of different species help take care of their young.
1997 J591.56 COLLA
Doyle, Charlotte Where's Bunny's Mommy?
While Bunny is at day care making a painting, climbing, and eating lunch, his mother goes to work where she writes, has lunch with a friend, and finally comes to get Bunny when the day is over.
1995 JE DOYLE
Ericsson, Jennifer A. Home to Me, Home to You
Chronicles a day in the life of a mother and daughter separated by the mother's business trip.
2005 JE ERICS
Glassman, Peter My Working Mom
Everyone knows that it isn't always easy having a working mom, but this girl's mom has a job that keeps her whole family jumping! After all, when your mom is always flying off to meetings or mixing strange potions in her laboratory, life can be both trying and exciting.
1994 JE GLASS
Grambling, Lois G. Daddy Will Be There
Describes what a young girl does each day, confident because she knows her father is there if she needs him.
1998 JE GRAMB
Gray, Kes My Mum Goes to Work
A cheerful, comforting picture book that will strike a chord in any home with a working parent.
2006 JE GRAY
Hines, Anna Grossnickle Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti
Not only does Corey's father make the best spaghetti, but he also dresses up as "Bathman" and acts like a silly dog with pajama legs for ears.
1986 JE
Jacobs, Breena Daddy's Girl
Illuminating the special relationship between fathers and daughters, this rhyming storybook contains colorful illustrations that capture the intimate moments of a day in the life of a father and daughter.
2005 JE JACOB
Kubler, Annie Man's Work!
In this simple book without words, Dad and his little boy work on chores around the house, including dusting, scrubbing the floor, and cleaning the bathtub.
1999 J BOARDBK MANS
Levin, Abby Daddies Give You Horsey Rides
Daddies know everything, can do anything, and are there for their children. Levine's joyful ode to the wonder of daddies will win the hearts of all, and Bendall-Brunello's dear and funny animals will delight everyone in the family. Full color.
2004 JE LEVIN
Lobel, Gillian Too Small For Honey Cake
Little Fox is the center of Daddy's world--that is until Baby Fox is born. Equal parts tender and hilarious, this irresistible story is certain to resonate with any child who has needed to make room in his family--and in his heart--for a new sibling. Full color.
2006 JE LOBEL
Lyon, George Ella Mama is a Miner
A mother describes her job working as a miner.
1994 JE LYON
Mazer, Norma Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene?
Emily decides to play hide and seek when her father calls her for lunch.
2007 JE MAZER
Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer Mom Works Too!
Mom Works Too describes typical children's reactions to working mothers. Children often feel lonely and deprived of their mom's love and attention when mothers pursue careers and add to the family income.
2008 JE MOORE
Moss, Miriam Don't Forget I Love You
After spending too much time playing with his favorite toy, Billy and his mother are very late for nursery school and his mother forgets some crucial things as she rushes to work.
2004 JE MOSS
Parr, Todd The Daddy Book
Parr celebrates fathers with his trademark colorful, bold artwork in this book that shows all the varieties that fathers come in.
2002 JE PARR
Ritchie, Alison Me and My Dad!
Rhyming text describes a day of fun and adventure that a bear shares with his father.
2007 JE RITCH
Russo, Marisabina When Mama Gets Home
As she helps her older sister and brother get dinner started, a young girl looks forward to spending time with her mother when she gets home from work.
1998 JE RUSSO
Shalev, Meir & Yossi Abolafia My Father Always Embarrasses Me
Mortimer finds that everything his father does embarrasses him until the day he enters a baking contest in Mortimer's class.
1990 JE SHALE
Spinelli, Eileen. When Mama Comes Home Tonight
In rhyming text, Spinelli celebrates the nighttime rituals shared between a mother and child--from dancing down the hall to playing a game of pattycake to reading a favorite story in a cozy rocking chair. Jane Dyer's heart-warming illustrations overflow with tenderness and evoke the magic of the everyday. Full color.
1998 JE
Watson, Pauline Days With Daddy
A young child spends more time with Daddy when Mother returns to work.
1977 JE
Wilson, Karma Mama Always Comes Home
From Mama Bird to Mama Cat, mothers of all kinds come home to their children.
2005 JE WILSO

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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