Updated: May 16
Father's Day is a special day for celebrating dads and all that they do. To make it even more special, why not spend some time reading together? Children's Father's Day books are a great way to honor Dad and create memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some of our favorite Father's Day books that will delight your little ones and bring a smile to Dad's face.
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Books for Father's Day:
by Martin Thomas
This Father's Day, celebrate the special bond between fathers and children with Dad Can Do Anything by Martin Thomas. In this heartwarming story, Little Elephant wants to do everything on his own but soon discovers that some things are just out of reach. No matter how hard he tries, the hook to hang his coat, the shelf to get his toys, or the pedals of a bike are all too high for him. But with Dad close by anything is possible and nothing is out of reach.
by Susan Quinn
From baking cookies and gardening to playing make-believe and watching the sunset, this book reveals all the simple yet wonderful things a child loves to do with their dad. With lyrical rhyming text and gentle illustrations, My Dad is a perfect Father’s Day read aloud that creates a special reading experience between a child and their father.
Dad By My Side is an excellent choice for Father's Day books for little kids. It celebrates the relationship between fathers and their children in a way that is both meaningful and fun, making it a great choice for any family looking to add a special touch to their Father's Day celebration.
by Dr. Seuss
Fathers everywhere will be delighted to receive Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop!: A Celebration of Dads this Father's Day. This delightful book is filled with unrhymed lines about fatherly love and makes an ideal choice instead of a card! Featuring illustrations that children will adore, this book is sure to be a hit with little ones who are looking for the perfect Father's Day read aloud. A great addition to any collection of Father's Day books for little kids, I Love Pop! is a wonderful way to celebrate dads everywhere.
by Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, has created a book perfect for dads on Father's Day, or any day of the year. His book, "Dada" is an adorable board book with playful rhymes that will get your baby giggling and talking in no time.
by Pete Oswald
Take to the trails this Father's Day and celebrate the bond between a father and child with Pete Oswald's stunning wordless adventure, Hike. Follow along as the duo explore the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play their part in preserving the forest. With detailed illustrations and texture-rich panoramas, the story allows readers to pause and take in the subtle wonders of the landscape. Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure or books to read with your little ones this Father's Day, Hike is the perfect Father's Day read aloud that celebrates the powerful bond between fathers and their children.
by Jane Bexley
Father's Day books for little kids don't come much funnier than Dad and Me Setting Farts Free. Written in rhyming verse and featuring colorful illustrations, this book is sure to bring a smile to any dad's face. Follow the adventures of a little bear who wants to be just like his dad. It's an amusing look at the silly, lighthearted side of fatherhood that is sure to be a hit on Father's Day.
by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been an all-time classic children’s book for decades, and now you can share it with your dad! I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a fun and thoughtful way to show Dad how much he means to you this Father's Day. Whether it's for a new dad or a dad who has been around for years, this book is sure to put a smile on his face and make him feel loved.
by Zack Bush
Filled with tender moments that tie a father and his new child together, Made for Me captures the special bond between a dad and his child as they grow and explore together. Available in hardcover, board book, and Spanish language formats, this book is ideal for dads - a sweet way to show your love this Father's Day.
by Natasha Wing
This endearing story about a family's special Father's Day surprise is sure to bring a smile to Dad's face. Through creative collaboration, Mom and the kids come together to make Dad feel special and appreciated. The Night Before Father's Day is an excellent reminder of the importance of spending quality time with your family. It's a touching story of love, appreciation, and gratitude that will stay with readers for years to come.