Top 10 Scholastic Books for Father's Day

New York, NY — June 7, 2011 — Scholastic Inc., the global children’s education and media company, celebrates Father’s Day with a list of the top 10 Scholastic books about the loving relationship that kids and their dads share – sure to delight any dad. Reading together is a great way to build long lasting memories and strengthens the bond between parents and children.

"Fathers enjoy spending quality time with their kids and sharing a good book is a great way to do that," said Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic. "Reading is an opportunity to develop and celebrate the father/child relationship and build a lifetime love of reading together. These popular titles might even inspire a dad and a child to write their own story this Father’s Day!"

Suggested titles include:

  • Just the Two of Us by Janet Bingham; Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
    Musician, actor, and father Will Smith tells a moving tale of fatherhood with heartfelt lyrics and vibrant paintings that capture the beauty and intensity of a father’s love. (Ages 6+, $6.99)
  • Klutz Build-a-Book: Why I Love My Dad by Sherri Haab
    This kit contains everything a kid needs to create a one-of-a-kind book just for dad to share, show off, and cherish. (Ages 6+, $12.95)
  • Testing The Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
    This story is a stunning metaphor for how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Sharon Robinson honors her father’s memory with warm graceful storytelling. (Ages 9+, $16.99)
  • Family Huddle by Peyton, Eli, and Archie Manning; Illustrated by Jim Madsen
    Readers will follow NFL superstars Peyton, Eli and Archie Manning, as they pile into the family car for a road trip to visit their grandparents. (Ages: 4+, $11.98)
  • Clifford's Day With Dad by Norman Bridwell
    When Clifford visits his dad in the country, they spend a fun day fetching, digging and playing together! (Ages 3+, $2.79)
  • 10 Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis; Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
    A child describes the many things that make dad wonderful. He gives hugs, teaches right from wrong, reads bedtime stories over and over, and even scares monsters away. (Ages: 3+, $3.99)
  • You Are My Sunshine by Jimmy Davis; Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
    With an uplifting chorus, this book tells a perfect story about the love shared between a parent and child. Made with a foil cover, this board book is perfect for Father's Day! (Ages 3+, $6.99)
  • Monday is One Day by Arthur A. Levine; Illustrated by Julian Hector
    This book is a love note from a working parent to a child. Counting down to the weekend, each day offers a special opportunity for families to enjoy being together. (Ages 3-5, $16.95)
  • The Dads' Book: For the Dad Who's Best at Everything by Michael Heatley
    Forget socks and coffee mugs - this Father’s Day, get the dad in your life something he can really use! Full of humor and practical advice, The Dads' Book has everything a man needs to know about fatherhood. (Ages 12+, $9.99)
  • The Grandpas' Book: For the Grandpa Who's Best At Everything by Alison Maloney
    A lighthearted celebration of the joys of being a grandfather, this book is full of amusing anecdotes, practical tips, and fun activities. (Ages 13+, $7.99)


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