Father’s Day is tomorrow, so here’s a great book list to celebrate dads of all types we hope you enjoy before, after, or in between your plans for the day.
Sure, it probably could have been up earlier in the week, but as we were taught by dad growing up, “haste makes waste” and “better to do it once and do it right than to have to do it over and over again.” So we hope this collection of great stories to share gets it right, and that you enjoy reading them with all the dads in your life–tomorrow and all the days forward.
In Daddy’s Arms I am Tall by Javaka Steptoe
Poems, stories, and incredible illustrations dominate this collection of the importance of fathers and father figures in African-American culture.
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
We all know a father like this one–poor pop does not liked to be hopped on, but here he is some fifty years later, still suffering so that a new generation can learn to read.
Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements with illustrations by R.W. Alley
Dripping ice cream come? Lost shoe? Ball floating adrift and out to sea? These are all-consuming, life changing problems and one would need a superhero to prevent these disasters… Good thing for the little girl in this book that Dad is right there to save the day, time and time again.
Knuffle Bunny & Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems
What dad can’t relate to these situations? All appears to be well, and suddenly, without warning, crisis erupts. Fortunately, Trixie’s dad is there, and frazzled and tired as he may be, he’s ready to save the day.
Night Driving by John Coy with illustrations by Peter McCarty
Great pencil drawings and simple text will revive your own feelings of nostalgia for childhood memories as you follow a young boy and his father on an overnight drive during their camping trip.
My Dad Thinks He’s Funny by Katrina Germein; illustrated by Tom Jellett
Man, do we know THIS guy.