Father's Day: Celebrate With 3 New Picture Books

How can you help your kids celebrate Father's Day?

Older children can enjoy activities that make their dad happy; hiking, fishing, playing catch or watching sports together. They may get creative and make a unique card, a cake or breakfast in bed. Many families enjoy a cook out or camping trip.

Younger children may not be able to participate in all of these activities so what better way to enjoy time together than by reading a book with dad.

Gator Dad, A Brave Bear, and Peppa Pig and the Camping Trip are three new picture books published in 2016 that explore the bonds of father and child.

Gator Dad

By Brian Lies Author and Illustrator

Come on -

Let's go!

Gator dad and his three little gators are ready to squeeze the day.

Bestselling author and illustrator Brian Lies celebrates the unique ways that dads do things with their little ones. It may be unorthodox but gator dad shows his love by making the ordinary moments of the day fun. Cooking breakfast, sniffing smelly jars in the fridge and running errands at break neck speed keep his rambunctious gators entertained. He may be silly but at the end of the day he knows how to keep his gators safe and warm and Squeezed goodnight.

Every colorful page is illustrated with humorous details that will have dads laughing out loud.

A Brave Bear

By Sean Taylor

Illustrated by Emily Hughes

It is easy to be a brave bear with your dad beside you.

The sun was hot.

The air was hot.

Even the shade was hot.

And my dad said, "I think a pair of hot bears is probably the hottest thing in the world."

But I thought up a good idea.

I said, "If we go to the river we can splash in and cool down!"

Dad said, "All right let's go then!"

But the journey to the river may not be that easy.

There's the grassy part to go across.

Then the busy part to push through.

After that, you've got to jump from rock to rock.

Baby bear is challenged to make the long hike to the river but with his dad's encouragement he does succeed.

We played around and cooled down.

And I said, "I think a pair of wet bears is probably the wettest thing in the world!"

This sweet story of a father bear and his brave cub is enhanced by Illustrator Emily Hughes. Her soft colors and enchanted illustrations are inspired by picture books from the 1960's and 70's.

Peppa Pig and the Camping Trip

Created by Neville Astley, Mark Baker and Phil Davies

Peppa Pig is a worldwide, award-winning TV sensation created by Neville Astley, Mark Baker and Phil Davies that debuted in 2004. You can watch Peppa on Nick Jr. everyday.

Peppa Pig and her brother George are very excited. They're going on vacation! Daddy Pig is bringing a surprise.

In fact, the camping trip is full of surprises.

Ride along with Peppa and her family as they discover camping in a camper van that turns into a boat. They travel to Duck Land, take a nature hike and cook their supper over a fire. But the best part of all is sleeping in dad's old tent under the stars.

Coloring poster included.

Celebrating Father's Day on June 19th or just spending an ordinary day with dad is a special time whether you are hiking, camping or just being a silly gator.