Sunday, June 15 is Father’s Day, and the Kent District Library has books and movies to help celebrate the dad in your life!
Books for Dads:
Be the Coolest Dad on the Block: All of the Tricks, Games, Puzzles and Jokes You Need to Impress Your Kids (and keep them entertained for years to come!) by Simon Rose
An all-encompassing guide to entertaining, amazing, and possibly even educating children. This book provides the perfect excuse to stand on a balloon, play with grated cheese in the microwave, and unroll an entire roll of toilet paper, all in the name of spending time with your kids.
The Barbecue! Bible by Steven Raichlen
There’s a world of grilled food out there, and Steven Raichlen seems to have wandered through all of it. Raichlen freely shares his techniques, telling you exactly how he learned and all about who taught him.
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin Brott
An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner’s pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists.
How Tough Could It Be?: The Trials and Errors of a Sportswriter Turned Stay-at-Home Dad by Austin Murphy
Murphy, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, has a way-cool gig, covering all the major sports, but he decided to take a six-month sabbatical as a stay-at-home dad while his wife pursued her career, also as a writer. The result is hardly a surprise: Murphy learns that domestic engineering is a tough job and that mixing love with discipline is even tougher.
Daddy and Me by Karen Katz
Karen Katz whips together another fun, colorful lift-the-flap adventure, in the form of a wee home-improvement project between a father and child.
You Can Observe A Lot By Watching: What I’ve Learned About Teamwork From the Yankees and Life by Yogi Berra
“The most valuable team player in sports” shows you what “teamwork” really means.
Movies for Dads:
“Father’s Day” by Ivan Reitman
Billy Crystal plays the straight man to neurotic Robin Williams when these two very different individuals join forces to find a runaway teenager.
“The Day After Tomorrow” by Roland Emmerich
A cautionary tale disguised as a disaster flick. Roland Emmerich has turned his attention to global warming-a foe so unsatisfying that you can’t even shoot it down.
Posted by: Shannon