Father’s Day Storytime at Handley Regional Library

Father's Day Title Card

Happy Father’s Day!  We’re celebrating fathers in our storytimes this week.  Here are a few of the stories, poems, and songs that we’ll be sharing this week, so you can keep singing, playing, reading, and laughing with your little ones at home.

Books to Share:  

Book Jacket for: Hush, little baby : a folk song with picturesHush, little baby : a folk song with pictures by Marla Frazee. – JE Frazee

  • In an old lullaby a baby is promised an assortment of presents from its adoring parent.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Baseball, football, Daddy, and me
Baseball, football, Daddy, and me by David Friend ; pictures by Rick Brown. – JE Friend

  • A little boy and his father enjoy a full assortment of sporting events together.

 

 

Book Jacket for: The best father of all

The Best Father of All by Peter Horn – JE Horn

  • A turtle father and son play a guessing game about what kind of father does certain things for his children, such as chirping encouragement as they learn to fly, or organizing a croaking concert.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Daddy Adventure Day

Daddy Adventure Day by Dave Keane – JE Keane

  • Daddy Adventure Days are always special, and this one, featuring a boy’s first visit to a baseball stadium, is no exception.

 

 

Book Jacket for: My daddy is a giantMy daddy is a giant by Carl Norac ; illustrated by Ingrid Godon. JE Norac

  • A little boy’s father seems so large to him that he needs a ladder to cuddle him and birds nest in his father’s hair.

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: Because I am your daddy

Because I Am Your Daddy by Sherry North – JE North

  • In illustrations and verse, lists some of the many ways a father, whether pilot or baseball player, could show his love for his child.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Faster! Faster!

Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli – JE Patricelli

  • A father and daughter spend a day at the park where daddy becomes an array of fast moving animals on which his daughter rides, from a dog and a rabbit to a horse and a cheetah.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Hush, little babyHush, little baby by Brian Pinkney.

  • An illustrated version of the traditional folk song in which a father promises the world to his restless baby daughter.

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: My daddy and me

My Daddy and Me by Jerry Spinelli – JE Spinelli

  • A young boy describes the things he likes to do with his father, including making music, baking cookies, and fixing things.

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: In daddy's arms I am tall : African Americans celebrating fathersIn daddy’s arms I am tall : African Americans celebrating fathers by various African American poets ; illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. – J CD/BOOK Steptoe and J 811.008 In

  • A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others.

 

Book Jacket for: Daddy hugsDaddy hugs by Nancy Tafuri – JE Tafuri

  • Various young woodland animals describe, in their own unique ways, what they love most about hugs from their fathers. Includes a list of creatures hidden in the pictures for readers to find.

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share

Hush Little Baby

Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turns to brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat.
And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart.
And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town!

Daddy’s Lap

Here is the little boy/girl ready for his nap
(hold up 1 finger)
Lay him down on his daddy’s lap
(lay finger in other palm)
Cover him up so he won’t peep
(close hand over fingers)
Rock him til he’s fast asleep
(rock hands)

My Daddy Works with One Hammer

My daddy works with one hammer,
and now he works with two!
(pound two fists on ground)

My daddy works with one hammer,
one hammer, one hammer,
(pound one fist on ground)

My daddy works with two hammers,
two hammers, two hammers,
(pound two fists on ground)

My daddy works with two hammers,
and now he works with three!
 (pound two fists and stomp one foot)

My daddy works with three hammers,
three hammers, three hammers,
(pound two fists and stomp one foot)

My daddy works with three hammers,
and now he works with four!
(pound two fists and stomp both feet)

My daddy works with four hammers,
four hammers, four hammers,
(pound two fists and stomp both feet)

My daddy works with four hammers,
and now he needs a nap!
(collapse onto ground)

Big Kisses and Hugs for Daddy (sung to: “Ten Little Indians”)

1 big, 2 big, 3 big kisses,
4 big, 5 big, 6 big kisses,
7 big, 8 big, 9 big kisses,
10 big kisses for Daddy!

Repeat with “hugs”

What’s your favorite book about fathers?

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.

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