The Best Books For Father’s Day

Let’s celebrate the wonderful fathers in our lives! Here is a list of titles that would make perfect additions to any Father’s Day Gift.

Picture Book
  • YOU BE DADDY by Karla Clark; illustrated by Steph Lew: A tired daddy lets his son have a turn being the parent in the adorable companion book to Karla Clark’s popular picture book You Be Mommy!

  • THE ONE AND ONLY SPARKELLA by Channing Tatum; illustrated by Kim Barnes: In this debut picture book from leading actor, producer, and director Channing Tatum, a unique little girl has trouble fitting in at her new school, so her dad steps in to show her the importance to stay true to herself. Ella is a precocious little girl who just loves to sparkle and glitter. Her journey toward self-love and self-confidence in the face of adversity can be appreciated by readers of all ages.

  • I LOVE YOU MORE THAN by Taye Diggs; illustrated by Shane EvansThis is the third picture book collaboration by longtime friends Diggs and Evans, who continue to promote their picture books as well as literacy and art endeavors, causes, and organizations.

  • WILD ABOUT DADS by Diana Murray; illustrated by Amber Alvarez: Everyone loves dads—humans, lions, frogs, prairie dogs, and even pelicans! See all these dads snuggle their little ones in this pitch-perfect picture book about appreciating papas of all kinds. Wild About Dads is a celebration of dads of every kind! It’s heartwarming and just the right amount of sweet.

  • THREE SQUEEZES by Jason Pratt; illustrated by Chris Sheban: A tender, rhythmic picture book text that is an ode to the love between father and child, no matter how old the child (or parent) is.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT WRESTLEFEST by J.F. Fox: A new bedtime picture book inspired by WWE professional wrestling that will wear the kids out before you put them to bed–kids and their dads will love chanting “Let’s get ready to Wrestle!” every Friday night.
  • PAPA BRINGS ME THE WORLD by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw: A poignant picture book that celebrates the bond between father and daughter and follows their long-distance trip around the world.
The perfect books to read with dads
  • STINGERS by Randy Wayne White: The trio of brave friends who make up Shark, Inc—Luke, Maribel, and Sabina—dive back into an adventure in this follow-up to bestselling author Randy Wayne White’s Fins.

Looking to gift your dad a book…look no further!
  • DRAGON HOOPS by Gene Luen Yang: In his latest graphic novel, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life and his family. His role as a father plays a major role in his life and is beautifully captured in this story.
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