Dad is fat
The popular comedian and actor shares his misadventures as an unlikely father of five, presenting full-length accounts of the experiences referenced in his popular tweets, from his formative years in a large Irish-Catholic family, to his middle-of-the-night diaper-changing foibles, to his struggles to lull tyrannical tots to sleep. Simultaneous.
The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers
A collection of short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons includes the tales of a boy who seeks to understand the wishes of his father's ghost, a boy who makes surprising discoveries while camping with the eccentric grandfather he just met and a boy who asks provocative questions when interviewing a prospective stepdad.
Rookie dad : fun and easy exercises and games for dads and babies in their first year
An entertaining activity handbook presents a collection of seventy-five safe, easy-to-follow exercises designed to help busy fathers bond with their new babies, promote developmental skills and motor coordination, enhance learning, and have fun in the process. Original.
There when he needs you : how to be an available, involved, and emotionally connected father to your son
A celebrity psychologist and author of <IT>Treating the Unmanageable Adolescent <RO>counsels today's busy fathers on how to manage everyday issues related to parenting sons, in a step-by-step reference complemented by case stories. 40,000 first printing.
My girlfriend's pregnant! : a teen's guide to becoming a dad
<p>For teens faced with an unplanned pregnancy, the news can be devastating. Typically, most attention is focused on the needs of the mother, but teenage fathers also face a future filled with fear, doubt, and guilt.<i>My Girlfriend's Pregnant!</i> provides much-needed information and support for teens suddenly thrust in the role of father.</p><p>Based on interviews with teenage dads, social workers, and medical professionals, this book explores:</p><ul><li>What it's like to discover that your girlfriend is pregnant </li><li>What to expect during pregnancy and childbirth </li><li>The experience of parenthood--both positive and negative </li><li>How involved the role of a teen dad can be </li><li>How parenthood can affect young relationships </li><li>The stress of being a teen dad </li><li>The impact of abortion and adoption on young fathers. </li></ul><p></p><p>With an extensive list of further readings and resources to help with issues ranging from child support to bonding with your child, this book illustrates to young dads that they are not alone and that there are positive ways of dealing with the difficult choices that lie ahead. </p>
The reading promise my father and the books we shared
When Alice Ozma was in fourth grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundredth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their reading ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak," including such diverse works as Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and Shakespeare's plays. Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college. This book is a series of vignettes about her relationship with her father and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her.
Daddy needs a drink : an irreverent look at parenting from a dad who truly loves his kids-- even when they're driving him nuts
A hilarious compilation of essays takes an irreverent look at the art of parenting from a father's point of view, chronicling the realities of sleep and cocktail deprivation, children's bizarre obsessions, and other unique challenges and joys of parenthood. 30,000 first printing.
88 great daddy-daughter dates : fun, easy & creative ways to build memories together
Presents over eighty suggestions for outings and activities for fathers and daughters to spend quality time together, including bird watching, bowling, and scavenger hunts, and provides daily prayers accompanying each activity.
Fortunately, the milk
When a father runs out to buy milk for his children's breakfast cereal, the last thing he expects is to be abducted by aliens, and he soon finds himself transported through time and space on an extraordinary adventure, where the fate of the universe depends on him and the milk--but will his children believe his wild story? By a Newbery Medal-winning author.
Dad's book of awesome science experiments : from boiling ice and exploding soap to erupting volcanoes and launching rockets, 30 inventive experiments to excite the whole family!
Presents step-by-step instructions for thirty at-home science experiments, including such projects as creating soap clouds, demonstrating acid rain, inflating a balloon with rotting fruit, and creating a rainbow with stacked fluids.
Moon over Manifest
Jumping off a train in Kansas to learn more about her father’s exciting past, Abilene Tucker is initially disappointed by the run-down Depression town she encounters before finding a hidden box of mementos and letters that mention a spy who played an important role in the town’s secret history.
Daddy, stop talking! : and other things my kids want but won't be getting
The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king and bestselling author, ripping parenthood a new one, uses his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale to show adults what they must do if they don't want to have to support their kids forever. 150,000 first printing.
Is daddy coming back in a minute? : explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand
Alex and his father are on a boys-only weekend when his father has a heart attack. Alex finds someone to call the ambulance, but his father dies on the way to hospital. His mother comes to get him and explains why his daddy can't come back.
My daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A poignant account of the author's brief years shared with his civil rights leader father offers insight into their special bond, their separation during Dr. King's imprisonment and the author's 5-year-old witness to the famous "I Have a Dream" speech. 75,000 first printing.