10 Favorite Father’s Day Books

10 Favorite Father’s Day Books

Father’s play a special role in the lives of their families. Not only do they have the ability to make everyone laugh, but they are always in the mood for adventure or a snuggle session.

With Father’s Day around the corner, there’s no better way to show Dad how much you appreciate him than with one of these amazing books!

You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala

Created by Laureene Sala, the author of You Made Me a Mother, this book is the perfect celebration of being a father and wide range of emotions (fear, excitement etc) that come with the role. This book will pull at the heartstrings and is the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Daddy is my Hero by Dawn Richards

An ode to all the superhero dad’s that not only cook and clean, but always have time to play! A perfect Father’s Day or birthday gift that will make dad’s feel special. The author has also written My Mommy is my Magic that’s also a perfect ode to superhero mamas!

Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer books always have an endearing way of simplistically portraying important childhood moments. In this story, Little Critter goes on a camping trip with his dad and together they make memories that will last a lifetime.

Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa

A playful book that features lively monster characters that young readers will fall in love with. In the book, a father uses humor to express his wishes for his child and how much he loves him. Dan Sanat’s colorful and exuberant illustrations make this a fun book for children to read over and over again.

Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz

Karen Katz has created a sweet and simple picture book that is  perfect for fathers to read with their children. She highlights the nurturing aspects of daddy’s role (burping a baby, dancing on daddy’s feet etc.) that are often overlooked. It’s the perfect present for new fathers so that they know what to expect as they transition into fatherhood.

A Perfect Father’s Day by Eve Bunting

A sweet story about a little girl who is planning the perfect Father’s Day. Eve Bunting brilliantly shows inside the mind of a 4 year old who is planning her idea of a perfect day by doing all of her favorite things!

Hero Dad by Melinda Harden

If you have a father figure who is or has been in the military, this book is must have for your book collection. In this special book, a little boy compares his father, a solider in the Army to a superhero. The books is easy to read and relatable to young children who may be facing or have faced the hardships of having a deployed parent.

When Dad’s Don’t Grow Up by Marjorie Parker

A fun-loving story about four dads who are really young at heart! Not only do these dad’s love to spend time being goofy with their children, but they aren’t worried about looking too silly!

My Dad is the Best Playground by Luciana Navarro Powell

A jubilant story that celebrates the often playful relationship dads have with their children, but also the sweet and quiet moments such a reading a book that can be just as rewarding.

I hope that one of the books on this list is a perfect addition to your book collection. As always, please follow along with my book adventures on Instagram and pin the image below to Pinterest!

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