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Keyword: fathers and sons

Town Is by the Sea

Schwartz, Joanne (Author)
Smith, Sydney (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2017. 52 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Coal, community, country life, family life, fathers and sons, first-person narration, historical fiction, mining, occupations, point of view, traditions
 
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

Riggs, Ransom (Author)
Jean, Cassandra (Illustrator)
Yen Press 2013. 272 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Abilities, acceptance, alternate history, fantasy, fathers and sons, friendship, grandfathers, identity, loss, orphans, supernatural, World War II
 
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A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

Matson, Stacey (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2014. 266 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alberta, bullying, empathy, fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, identity, loss, multimodal, school life, self-esteem, transition to high school, writing
 
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Son of the Mob

Korman, Gordon (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2004. 266 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Crime, dysfunctional families, family life, fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, humour, school life
 
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Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall

Yerxa, Leo (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Allegories, autumn, environment, fathers and sons, figurative language, forests, free verse, illustrations (collage), nature, point of view, pourquoi tales, seasons, snow, winter
 
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On the Shoulder of a Giant: An Inuit Folktale

Christopher, Neil (Author)
Nelson, Jim (Illustrator)
Inhabit Media 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adoption, Arctic, fathers and sons, giants, Inuit, mistaken identity, point of view, tundra
 
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Dan Versus Nature

Calame, Don (Author)
Candlewick Press 2016. 378 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, humour, identity, nature, stepfamilies, summer camps, survival, wilderness
 
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Every Single Night

Demers, Dominique (Author)
Debon, Nicolas (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2006. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bedtime, fathers and sons, imagination, routines, sleep, storytelling
 
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Peck, Peck, Peck

Cousins, Lucy (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birds, fathers and sons, humour, learning new skills, stories in rhyme, woodpeckers
 
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The Bear’s Sea Escape

Chaud, Benjamin (Author/Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2014. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bears, fathers and sons, hibernation, humour, mischief, seek-and-find book, travel
 
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The Crossover

Alexander, Kwame (Author)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014. 238 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Basketball, diversity, family life, fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, free verse, health, hip-hop, loss, novels in verse, sound poetry, twins
 
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Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto

Luper, Eric (Author)
HarperCollins 2010. 298 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Family life, fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, identity, male protagonist, mutuality, podcasts, self-esteem, stereotypes, summer
 
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Stitches: A Memoir

Small, David (Author/Illustrator)
McClelland & Stewart 2010. 336 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Abuse, childhood, Detroit (Michigan), dysfunctional families, fathers and sons, memoir, resilience, survival, voice
 
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Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)

Negley, Keith (Author/Illustrator)
Nobrow Press 2015. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Emotions, fathers and sons, feelings, gender roles, self-expression, stereotypes
 
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Night Sky Dragons

Peet, Mal (Author)
Graham, Elspeth (Author)
Benson, Patrick (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2014. 56 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, ancient history, Asia, fathers and sons, ingenuity, intergenerational relationships, kites
 
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Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me

Beaty, Daniel (Author)
Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fathers and sons, hope, illustrations (watercolours), loss, prisons, resilience, separation, single-parent families
 
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The Lost Christmas Gift

Beckham, Andrew (Author/Illustrator)
Princeton Architectural Press 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, family history, fathers and sons, illustrations (photographs), magic, memories, mythological creatures, story within a story, translucent pages
 
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Boy of the Deeps

Wallace, Ian (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2005. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Child labour, coal, fathers and sons, mining, Nova Scotia, work
 
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The Bear’s Song

Chaud, Benjamin (Author/Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2013. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, bears, bees, city life, fathers and sons, mischief, seek-and-find book
 
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Just Kidding

Ludwig, Trudy (Author)
Gustavson, Adam (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2006. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, fathers and sons, friendship, moving (household), school life, self-esteem, teasing
 
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50 Below Zero

Munsch, Robert (Author)
Martchenko, Michael (Illustrator)
Annick Press 1986. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dreams, fathers and sons, humour, night, recurrent patterns, sleep
 
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Farther

Baker-Smith, Grahame (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Ambitions, dreams, fathers and sons, flight, independence, interesting illustrations
 
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Fly Away Home

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Airports, birds, fathers and sons, first-person narration, freedom, homelessness, hope, poverty, shelter, symbolism
 
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