20 Children's Books About Dads
Reading books is a wonderful experience that parents and their children can share daily, and there are quite a few cherished children's books that explore the relationship between fathers and their kiddos in particular that your little and their dad might enjoy reading together. From funny books about Dad's snoring or his love of Star Wars, to tender reads that show just how much dads care about their kids, these 20 children's books are great for reading on any day of the year, especially Father's Day.
Darth Vader and Son
"Darth Vader and Son. For a family of Star Wars fans, this book is fun and adorably drawn. My kids and husband love it. It was a great Father's Day gift last year." — Kimberly K. of Silicon Valley Mamas
"My son and my husband absolutely love Darth Vader and Son! It's the first book that my son actually sat down and read by himself. It is in graphic novel format so little boys (and grown boys) love it." — Cindy Y. of One Part Sunshine
But Star Wars bonding isn't limited to just dads and sons; the recently released Vader's Little Princess ensures that daughters get to read a fun Star Wars book with Dad, too.
Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me
"Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me by Eric Carle. We use it as a grandpa book (he's known as Papa), but it's written for a dad. It also is fun for the boys because the pages fold out." — Stephanie T. via Facebook
I Love My Daddy Because . . .
"I bought my husband I Love My Daddy Because . . . by Laurel Porter-Gaylord to read to our oldest son when he was a baby. It's a great book because it ha[s] large images of animals and their babies, and it's a board book, so it's OK if the little ones drool all over it!" — Heather E. of Heather Dish
My Daddy Snores
"A scholastic book called My Daddy Snores — my son thinks it's hilarious." — Ashley B. via Facbeook
I Love You, Daddy
"Got I Love You, Daddy for my son to give his dad on Father's Day one year and my son loves when his dad reads it to him." — Morgan S. via Facebook
Kisses For Daddy
"Kisses For Daddy." — Cecelia T. via Facebook
The Fathers Are Coming Home
"The Fathers Are Coming Home." — Jennifer O. via Facebook
Without You is a heartwarming story about a father penguin braving the rigid Antarctic winter to protect his baby until the mother returns.
Guess How Much I Love You
"Just saw my boo[k], it's Guess How Much I Love You." — Tiffany F. via Facebook
Pink Me Up
"My 4-year-old girl loves Pink Me Up. [It's] a story about a girl who is supposed to go to a Pink Day picnic with her mom but has to go with dad instead and dresses him in pink. Very cute and funny!" — Kim A. via Facebook
Give Me Back My Dad
"Give Me Back My Dad by Robert Munsch. My son thinks it's hilarious!" — Trista W. via Facebook
"My daughter absolutely loves this book called Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin."— Kimberly P. via Facebook
Danny the Champion of the World
"Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl." — Yoli J. via Facebook
"David's Father by Robert Munsch." — Donna T. via Facebook