Book Suggestions for Father’s Day!

THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE by Dan Gemeinhart (Henry Holt and Co. BYR,  January 8, 2019, Ages 9-12) Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have been living on the road for five years after the death of her mother and two sisters. When she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished—the very same park where her family buried a treasured memory box—she hatches a crazy plan to travel cross-country in four days to reach home in time.

This story is a satisfying combination of a tear-jerking father-daughter race against time with suspense and humor. There is also a lot of heart while Coyote makes connections with people all over America.

The book is able to open discussions about discrimination based on wealth and presentation that will be good for middle-grade readers. There is a deft touch to the language and experience of the main character that lends itself well to the issues explored.

“Coyote’s bold, engaging voice pops off the page … Gemeinhart infuses the story with moments of lyrical writing and folksy wisdom served up with a dollop of girl power.”

Centered on the honest portrayal of father-daughter pair Rodeo and Coyote, this critically praised story is the perfect gift for kids to enjoy with their fathers this coming Father’s Day!

I really liked this story and highly recommend for middle school readers!

THE MONSTER CATCHERS by George Brewington (Henry Holt BYR, March 5, 2018, Ages 8-12)

This story is about a father-son monster hunter duo that needs to save the day..in this case, the Bay Area from an evil villain. This is a fun-to-read middle-grade fantasy story.

There is independence, excitement, and real danger for Bailey Buckleby as he sets out to save his father and beloved troll “brother” from an evil villain and save the lives of millions from rogue sea giants!

With a similar setup (a realistic world where monsters wreak havoc) and wonderful humor, this is sure to appeal to fans of Ghostbusters.

This is George Brewington’s debut in children’s fiction. His playful combination of realism and fantasy and his wonderful humor make him an exciting talent to watch!

This father-son dynamic duo makes this a perfect book for Father’s Day!

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books, information, and photos.

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