20 CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS FOR FATHER’S DAY
- I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator)
This gorgeous little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say, ‘I Love You, Dad!’
Publisher : Walker Books, Paperback : 40 pages, Reading age : 3 – 5 years
- A Perfect Father’s Day by Eve Bunting
Eve Bunting’s lyrical text makes it the perfect read for Father’s Day. A young child takes her father on a fun filled adventure for Father’s Day.
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin, Paperback : 32 pages, Reading age : 4 – 7 years
- A Wild Father’s Day by Sean Callahan
After two young children give their dad a Father’s Day card that says “Have a Wild Father’s Day” on it, the dad insists that the children act like animals for the day. The illustrations are simple and the repetition in this story is great. It will help the children predict some of the things that are going to happen next in the story.
Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover : 32 pages, Reading age : 5 – 6 years
- My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen
This story is the perfect book to show children how a father knows it all. The father in this story shares his knowledge of the world with his child while they take a walk together.
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover : 28 pages, Reading age : 3 – 6 years
- What Dads Can’t Do by Douglas Wood
This fun and amusing picture book talks about the things that dads cannot do that regular people can. Such as, they can push but cannot swing, they cannot cross the street without holding hands, and they cannot sleep late. Kids will get a kick out of the illustrations and love coming up with their own ideas of what their dad cannot do.
Publisher : Scholastic, Paperback : 32 pages, Reading age : 2 – 6 years.
- The Ten Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis
The main character in this book talks about all the fun things that his dad does that makes him special. The father reads stories, scares away the monsters, tells jokes, and teaches him right from wrong. It is the perfect book to read for Father’s Day because the children can relate to the young narrator in the story.
Publisher : Cartwheel Books, Paperback : 32 pages, Reading age : 5 – 6 years.
- When Dads Don’t Grow Up by Marjorie Blain Parker (Author), R.W. Alley (Illustrator)
Just in time for Father’s Day, this playful book follows four father-child pairs as they spend happy, silly times together, popping bubble wrap and watching cartoons and taking part in shopping cart races. These are dads who aren’t worried about looking goofy or getting their hair wet – dads who still remember what it’s like to be little. Don’t be fooled. They may look like grown-ups on the outside, But underneath they’re just like you . . . Kids!
Publisher : Dial Books Hardcover : 32 pages, Reading age : 3 – 5 years.
- Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop!: A Celebration of Dads by Dr. Seuss (Author)
Show Dad some love this Father’s Day with this gift book that features art from Dr. Seuss! Includes unrhymed lines about fatherly love and makes an ideal choice instead of a card! This small hardcover book of simple, unrhymed observations about all the things we love and appreciate about our dads makes an ideal gift for fathers (and grandfathers!) of all ages. Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop is illustrated with full-color art by Dr. Seuss from the books Hop on Pop, Horton Hatches the Egg, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and many others.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover: 32 pages, Reading age: 7 years and up.
- Mr Men: My Daddy by Roger Hargreaves (Author, Illustrator)
This very special Mr Men book is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. The Mr Men will help you show your daddy just how much he means to you. From terrific tickles and funny faces which brighten your day, to strong arms when you’re feeling tired, daddies are funny, silly, strong and cool – lots of the Mr Men rolled into one! Children can also add their own words to the story to make it a really personal gift.
Publisher : Egmont, Paperback : 32 pages, Reading age : 2 years and up.
- 30 Reasons Why I Love My Dad A Little Book About My Awesome Dad:
Fill in The Blank Book With Prompts For Kids to Fill with their Own Words, Drawings by Caroline Danescu (Author)
Are you looking for a unique, thoughtful and customizable gift for the kids to give to their Dad during his Special Day?
Look no further! -This Awesome book is waiting to be filled with you and your kids’ own words, drawings and even pictures and stickers .
This is the perfect gift to show Dad love and appreciation
These simple and sweet prompts will make filling out this book easy and fun:
♥ The first memory i have of my Dad is ________________
♥ My favourite memory of Dad is ________________
♥ My Dad makes me laugh when _____________
♥ And many more….
Publisher : Independently published, Paperback : 34 pages, Reading age : 4 years and up.
- Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko (Author)
A heart-warming father-son story about bravery and facing fears.
Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs live, and the underside of manhole covers. His dad was not afraid of anything. Nicholas wants to be as brave as his dad, but he needs help. That’s why he needs a dinosaur. After all, dinosaurs like the dark, bugs are nothing to them, and they eat manhole covers for lunch (and everything under them for dinner).
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Hardcover: 40 pages, Reading age: 5 – 8 years.
- Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad by Liz Climo (Author)
Perfect for Father’s Day or for any toddler craving independence, here is an adorable board book about a young dinosaur who wants to go on an adventure all by himself for the first time. Meet Rory the Dinosaur. He loves spending time with his dad, but today he wants to go on an adventure all on his own. Rory can’t wait to tell his dad about all the things he’s doing by himself, like crossing rivers and finding shelter from the rain. But little does Rory know, his father is never far behind.
Publisher : Little, Brown Young Readers, Board book : 22 pages, Reading age : 2 – 3 years.
- Superhero Dad by Timothy Knapman (Author), Joe Berger (Illustrator)
A humorous and heart-warming picture book written by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with artwork by World Book Day illustrator Joe Berger! Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away.
Publisher : Nosy Crow Ltd, Paperback : 32 pages, Reading age : 3 – 5 years.
- Father’s Day by Shirley Hughes (Author, Illustrator)
In this stunning gift edition, Katy and her little brother Olly tell us about their day with Dad. From the fun of waking Dad up in the morning, having a day together at the seaside or even stories with Dad at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child’s day and celebrates the special bond between a father and child.
Publisher : Walker Books, Hardcover : 32 pages, Reading age : 3 – 5 years.
- My Dad by Anthony Browne (Author)
The perfect gift for Father’s Day. He’s all right, my dad. He’s as strong as a gorilla and as happy as a hippopotamus. He’s a great dancer, a brilliant singer, he’s fantastic at football and he makes me laugh. A lot. But that’s not all that’s great about my dad . . .
Publisher : Doubleday Childrens, Board book : 24 pages, Reading age : 1 year and up.
- Peppa Pig: My Daddy and Me by Peppa Pig (Author)
Peppa and George love doing everything with their daddy. Painting pictures, visiting the playground, having picnics and playing sports together. Peppa’s daddy can do ANYTHING. Daddy Pig is king of Peppa’s world!
Publisher : Ladybird, Board book : 16 pages, Reading age : 2 – 6 years
- Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough (Author, Illustrator)
Send your spirits soaring with this powerful, positive rhyming tale. On the way to school one day, Sid is so full of happiness that he starts to fly. But no one believes him. Dogs don’t fly, they say. Poor Sid is miserable, until his dad lets him in on an amazing secret: some dogs do!
Publisher : Walker Books, Paperback : 40 pages, Reading age : 3 – 5 years.
- Daddy Fartypants by Emer Stamp and Matt Hunt
Daddy Fartypants was a very windy bear. It didn’t matter where he was. Or what he was doing…
And the worst thing? Daddy Fartypants always blames someone else. But that all changes when he meets Little Bear’s lovely (and very windy) new teacher…
Publisher : Orchard Books, Paperback : 32 pages, Reading age : 3 – 5 years
- Super Dad by Wesley Fogel (Author), Cristian Bernardini (Author)
From tiny ants to lusty lions and gigantic whales, this dreamy tale shows how Super Dads come in all shapes and sizes. Let your little ones’ imagination run wild on this journey through the animal kingdom! A heart-warming story about baby animals dreaming of their dads with superpowers. It brings together the ideas of family, dads, animals and superheroes.
Publisher : Independently published, Paperback : 24 pages, 2 – 6 years.
- Top Gear: My Dad Had One of Those by Giles Chapman (Author), Richard Porter (Author)
A book really as a gift for dad or eccentric children. Good old Dad and his good old Dad’s car. As solid and dependable as the man himself, if a little less balding, Dad’s car was almost a member of the family, whisking you to exciting days out, or just to visit boring relatives in distant parts of the country to the chant of ‘are we nearly there yet?’ Like the man behind the wheel, Dad’s car made you feel safe and secure, because it was as reassuring and sensible as he was. Maybe in an idle moment Dad dreamt of driving something rakish and fast, just like in idle moments he dreamt that your Mum was Twiggy, but the demands of family life meant soft tops, hard suspension and anything even remotely sporty were off the cards. Even anything less than four doors would have been wildly hedonistic. But although the family car may not have been the very essence of rock ‘n’ roll, Dad was proud of it.
Spanning the 1950s to the ’80s, this is a celebration of the heyday of the Dad car. From much loved family workhorses like the Ford Cortina and Vauxhall Viva to the rakish excitement and playground kudos of the Rover 3500 and Citroen CX, all the great Dad cars are here. Reflecting a time before people carriers and lifestyle off roaders, when the nearest thing to an airbag was hiding behind your fat brother, this is a celebration of simple, honest cars that were as flawed and as loveable as your Dad himself.
Publisher : BBC Books; Hardcover : 160 pages