Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day Is Sunday, June 21

Celebrate with Stories for and about Fathers

Author Jon Scieszka Shares Stories of His Dad
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jon Scieszka (which rhymes with Fresca) is the playful and cheeky author behind The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. You can read Scieszka's tribute to his dad in his essay "Playing with Dad" written for Reading Rockets in celebration of Father's Day 2009. Also, be sure to check out his video interview with Reading Rockets, in which Jon talks about his "weird" style and his concern about boys and reading.

Suggested Book Lists About Fabulous Fathers and Grandfathers
If you are looking for heartwarming stories to share with fathers, grandfathers, and the other loving men in your life, be sure to check out the annotated lists of book recommendations compiled by Reading Rockets. Find the books you would like to share this Father's Day weekend on the Fabulous Fathers list and Reading with Dads list. Both lists include beloved books that celebrate fathers and grandfathers--books that are perfect for sharing with kids through age 12.

AND...Why Not Send an E-Card?!
Download your own Father's Day e-card, which features the delightfully bold artwork of Javaka Steptoe. Steptoe is a young artist, designer, and illustrator. His debut work, In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers, earned him the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

No comments: