This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I wanted to share with you some rad dads who have published a book recently or will publish a book soon. From writing about middle school play to a book about perseverance, these books will be family favorites. In addition, if there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Brian Lynch – Rad Dad Talking About A Middle School Superstar
Sixth Grade Superstar is a hilarious coming of age story written and illustrated by Brian Lynch. Brian wrote the Minions movie and co-wrote The Secret Life of Pets. He was in middle school, where he kissed many, many foreheads, so he definitely knows what he’s talking about. Sixth Grade Superstar takes place in the dramatic mid-ground between Judy Blume and John Hughes. This uplifting story is a moving read for kids of all ages. In addition, parents who used to be sixth graders, will enjoy it as well. This visually dynamic illustrated novel features magnetic, positive characters who come to life in over 200 eye-popping images by the author.
Malcolm Newsome – Teaching Kids About Public Speaking
Sydney learns to conquer her fear of public speaking at school, in this affectionate father-daughter story referencing inspiring role models who dealt with similar issues. Sydney wants to be a great leader when she grows up. There’s just one problem—when she tries to speak in front of the class, she gets nervous, and the words just won’t come out. Readers will cheer for Sydney as “No, I can’t” changes to “Yes, I can!” Sydney’s journey includes practice; encouragement from her loving dad; and a dose of inspiration from such luminaries as Shirley Chisholm, Carol Moseley Braun, Condoleezza Rice, and Kamala Harris.
Evan Porter – Dad Camp
A heartwarming novel about a loving dad who drags his eleven-year-old daughter to “father-daughter week” at a remote summer camp—their last chance to bond before he loses her to teenage girlhood entirely. After his daughter, Avery, was born, John gave it all up—hobbies, friends, a dream job—to be something more: a super dad. Since then, he’s spent nearly every waking second with Avery, who’s his absolute best bud. Or, at least, she was. When now eleven-year-old Avery begins transforming into an eye-rolling zombie of a preteen who dreads spending time with him, a desperate John whisks her away for a weeklong father-daughter retreat to get their relationship back on track before she starts middle school.
Jon Finkel – Writing A Book For All The MACHO Dads
Macho Man: The Life of Randy Savage is the sensational, definitive biography of the WrestleMania headlining, Spider-Man fighting, Slim Jim snapping, minor league baseball playing American original: Randy Savage. Savage, a WWE wrestling hall of famer, was an A-list celebrity who sat atop the entertainment universe for much of the ’80s and ’90s. His outfits were as flamboyant as anything worn by Liberace, Elton John, or Prince. In addition, his charisma surpassed Hulk Hogan’s and is rivaled only by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock. His millions of fans are more loyal than followers of any sports team.