books about fathers

The role dads play in a child’s life today is a little different than it was when I was growing up. Back in the 50’s, men and women had distinct roles to play in the family. In some ways, this separation of roles was necessary. After all, we had few of the labor saving devices we have today. These days many dads play a more active part in child-rearing activities. No matter how active of a role in parenting dads play, though, they have a special relationship with their kids. These books about fathers express that special relationship.

 


Are You My Daddy? (Board book)


Guy Parker-Rees's beloved animals are back in this humorous look-and-find novelty book featuring all kinds of daddy animals and their little ones.



"Ready or not, here I come!" Walt the Walrus called to his daddy.

They were playing Hide and Seek.

Walt looked to the left and he looked to the right.

Suddenly, he spotted something bushy that looked like his daddy's mustache.



"Are you my daddy?" he asked.

"No, I'm Daddy Penguin, and these are my bushy eyebrows."





This sweet, simple story with touch-and-feels, pull-tabs, and flaps is all about little Walt the Walrus's search for his mustachioed father in the zoo. As Walt searches, he comes across a hilarious array of bearded, bushy-eyebrowed, silly-haired, and yes-even bald!-dads. When he finally finds Daddy Walrus, he only has one question left to ask: "Can we play again?"

For ages 3-5
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Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) (Paperback)


Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is going on a camping trip with his dad in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father’s Day . . . or any day!
For ages 3-7
List Price: $3.99 USD
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Dad By My Side (Hardcover)


A heartwarming celebration of the special relationship between a father and daughter from Instagram sensation Soosh.

Whether they're playing make-believe, making you smile, or warding off monsters under the bed, dads are always there when you need them. Debut picture book artist Soosh celebrates fathers with a gorgeously illustrated and moving story about the parent-child bond.

When Soosh first posted her initial series of images of a larger-than-life father and his adorable daughter on Instagram, fans from across the world immediately took notice with over 2 million views on a popular viral content website in a single week.

These illustrations now come together in a universally relatable story of familial love for parents and children to share.
Publisher recommends book for kids 4-8, but much younger children would enjoy it.
List Price: $16.99 USD
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Because I'm Your Dad (Board book)


Because I'm your dad, you can have spaghetti for breakfast, French toast for dinner, and rocky road ice cream in the bathtub.

In a text that's both playful and loving, a father expresses his hopes and dreams for a one-of-a-kind relationship with his child. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep the book universal. The book's ending, a moving tribute to the author's father, guarantees intergenerational appeal.

Because I'm your dad, I will do all of these things for you and more . . .
because that's what my dad did for me.
For ages 5-6
List Price: $7.99 USD
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I Love You Daddy (Hardcover)


"Little Bear is ready for some grown-up adventures-- at least, Daddy Bear thinks so. But they soon discover that Little Bear needs a helping hand. And who can help out better than Daddy Bear?"--P. [4] of cover.
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Me and My Dad! (Board book)


Little Bear's dad is simply the best! He wakes up his cub with a tickle on the nose and a kiss. Then the two spend a wonderful day together exploring, splashing through rain, and swimming in the river. At the end of the day, they snuggle together under the stars.
List Price: $8.99 USD
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The role dads play in a child's life today is a little different than it was when I was growing up. Back in the 50's, men and women had distinct roles to play in the family. In some ways, this separation of roles was necessary. After all, we had...