Father’s Day is almost here, which means neck ties at every major department store are flying off the shelves and orders of personalized “World’s Greatest BBQ Chef” aprons are being rushed online. Before you get too caught up in what to give dad, how about reading some books that celebrate how special dads are (silly aprons aside)?
20 Books For Father’s Day
1. The Berenstain Bears and the Papa’s Day Surprise by Stan and Jan Berenstain – I desperately wanted to live in the treehouse with the Bear family when I was a child; it just seemed so cozy! A father’s day tale with the bear family we all know and love – what happens when Papa Bear thinks celebrating Father’s Day is not worth it.
2. What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff – A sweet book illustrating all of the things Daddy’s can do from baking cakes to building snowmen.
3. Daddy Calls me Doodlebug by J.D. Lester – An adorable collection of all the silly and sweet nicknames daddies have for their babies. The animal illustrations make this book even more fun to read with your little doodlebug.
4. Kisses for Daddy by Frances Watts – Baby Bear would rather play than give Daddy Bear a goodnight kiss and go to bed. good thing Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve to help Baby Bear get ready for bed.
5. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss – Is there a more timeless, much-loved board book? I can recite it from memory. One of the first books I purchased when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter.
6. A Perfect Father’s Day by Eve Bunting – Susie executes a perfectly planned Father’s Day, especially for a Father’s Day. Filled with humor and colorful illustrations, this is a Perfect book for fathers and daughters to share together.
7. My Dad Thinks He’s Funny by Katrina Germein – This silly book details all the ways dads can be funny and make you laugh (and makes mom roll her eyes).
8. Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines – Adorable book, although I have to strongly argue this point… In our family, I make the best spaghetti (second to Grandpa of course, but Mom against Dad – I win).
9. The Night Before Father’s Day by Natasha Wing – I am a fan of Natasha Wing’s Night Before series – and this book does not disappoint. Mom and the kids formulate a plan to surprise dad on the big day.
10. Happy Father’s Day by Mercer Mayer – A storybook favorite, Little Critter, along with his sister, plan a day full of surprises for dad. This lift-the-flap book is a perfect interactive choice for story time on Father’s Day or any day!