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[Grades PK-K] Best Father's Day Books

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  • Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA

    Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordóñez

    Hardcover (Feiwel & Friends, June 9, 2015)
    #1 New York Times Bestseller!Your baby's first word will be . . ."Dada!"Right? Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work?One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.
  • The I LOVE YOU Book

    Todd Parr

    Board book (LB Kids, Dec. 17, 2013)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.I love you when you need hugs...Most of all, I love you just the way you are.Todd Parr celebrates the unconditional love between parent and child. From the heartfelt ("I love you when you need hugs") to the lighthearted ("I love you when you hide my keys") and with many moments in between that are sure to make readers smile and reminisce, this is the perfect book for families to share together to remind children how much they are loved, each and every day.This new edition of the New York Times bestselling book features sturdy board pages perfect for little hands!
  • Ten, Nine, Eight

    Molly Bang

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, March 4, 2003)
    A Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable BookA bedtime book and a counting book!“A delightful bedtime book.”—New York TimesAcclaimed author Molly Bang shares the going-to-bed countdown in a loving family. “Ten small toes all washed and warm,” begins the story, and then young readers journey toward tuck-in time, counting down along with the story’s African-American father and daughter.In the satisfying conclusion, one little sleepyhead settles in for the night. An award-winning classic, Ten, Nine, Eight has been comforting and delighting children and their parents for more than thirty years.“This beguiling picture book, with a palette of eye-filling colors, appears to arise naturally from the love binding a father and his little ‘big’ girl who turn bedtime into playtime with a rhyming game.”—Publishers Weekly
  • What Dads Can't Do

    Douglas Wood, Doug Cushman

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 1, 2000)
    There are lots of things that regular people can do but dads can't. Dads can't cross the street without holding hands. They can push, but can't swing. When dads play hide-and-seek they always get found, but they have a hard time finding you. Dads really need to be kissed good night at bedtime. It's a wonder they make it through life at all!
  • The Daddy Book

    Todd Parr

    Board book (LB Kids, May 5, 2015)
    The Daddy Book celebrates all different kinds of dads and highlights the many reasons they are so special. Whether your dad walks you to school or walks you to the bus, whether he wears suits or two different socks, whether he has a lot of hair or a little, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of daddy you have, every father is special in his own unique way. With his trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes, kids will learn that while no two dads are exactly alike, "all daddies love to hug and kiss you," and that is what is so special about them! Perfect for young children just beginning to read, The Daddy Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships.
  • Just Me and My Dad

    Mercer Mayer

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, March 2, 2001)
    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!
  • Dad By My Side


    Hardcover (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, May 8, 2018)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.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.
  • Love

    Helen O'Dare, Nicola O'Byrne

    Board book (Silver Dolphin Books, Nov. 1, 2016)
    Share this delightful book to find out what love means to a bear and his child.This delightful children's board book explores the joys of unconditional love between a parent and child. Beautifully illustrated pages and a gentle, rhyming story make this perfect for sharing at story time and creating special memories together.
  • I Love You!

    Calee M. Lee

    Paperback (Xist Publishing, March 18, 2013)
    I love you like a skipping stone...I love you like a doggy's bone... Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this rhyming book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other. Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and as a reminder to the big kids in your life.
  • Love

    Emma Dodd

    Hardcover (Nosy Crow, Dec. 13, 2016)
    "Always a hit." — Everyday FamilyJoin little rabbit and her parent as they spend a glorious sunny day together in the meadow. Little rabbit finds love everywhere, but knows that a parent's love is always the best love of all.
  • I Love Dad

    Joanna Walsh, Judi Abbot

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, April 12, 2016)
    Show Dad how much you care with this warm story of parent appreciation from the creators of The Perfect Hug and The Biggest Kiss, which School Library Journal called “a wonderful cuddle-up-and-read choice.”When the clock ticks around to a bright new day, I know today will be filled with fun things to do with dad. From his stubbly kisses to his sky-high piggyback rides to his bedtime stories, no one is quite like dad. This charming picture book is a celebration of fathers everywhere!
  • Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop!: A Celebration of Dads

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, May 7, 2019)
    Say thank you to Dad with this perfect-for-Father's-Day gift book that features art from Dr. Seuss! Includes unrhymed lines about fatherly love and makes an ideal choice instead of a card!Show Dad some love on Father's Day--or ANY day--with this small hardcover book of simple, unrhymed observations about all the things we love and appreciate about our dads. 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. Who really needs aftershave or soap-on-a-rope? Shower Pop with love instead!
  • Spot Loves His Daddy

    Eric Hill

    Board book (Warne, March 17, 2005)
    Whether playing ball in the park, feeding the ducks, or reading bedtime stories, Spot and his Daddy are great buddies. Perfect for Father's Day, as well as all year long, this happy and heartwarming book is great for sharing.
  • I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Hardcover (World of Eric Carle, Feb. 27, 2018)
    Show Dad how much you care with this little message of love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar!Celebrate Dad's special day by saying "I Love You"--with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call "Dad" how much you appreciate him. It's the perfect gift for Father's Day, Dad's birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care.
  • Daddy Is My Hero

    Dawn Richards, Jane Massey

    Hardcover (B.E.S., May 1, 2014)
    At first glance, the daddy in this book seems to be quite average. He cooks, cleans, and plays games with his young son. Like most dads, he doesn't always win and he isn't always right, but in the imaginative eyes of the little boy narrating this sweet story, his daddy is a hero in every way. From capturing and locking up outlaws, to battling greedy dragons, and putting monsters to sleep with a wizard's spell, there's no end to the amazing feats of strength and ingenuity that his father can do! With clever rhyming text and adorably detailed illustration, Daddy Is My Hero is a fitting tribute to every child's first real-life superman...their dad.
  • My Daddy


    Board book (Scholastic Inc., April 24, 2018)
    Learn everything Peppa Pig loves about Daddy Pig in this adorable board book.Just in time for Father's Day, read all the things Peppa loves about Daddy Pig. From cuddling up for bedtime stories to playing in the sand at the beach, Peppa and George love spending time with Daddy Pig no matter where they are!
  • My Daddy and I

    P.K. Hallinan

    Board book (WorthyKids, Sept. 1, 2002)
    In only about 200 words, author P.K. Hallinan expresses the loving relationship between child and father. With rhyming verse and colorful illustrations, the book is sure to become a storytime favorite.
  • Hero Dad

    Melinda Hardin, Bryan Langdo

    Hardcover (Two Lions, Nov. 1, 2010)
    A boy compares his father, a U.S. soldier, to a superhero.
  • I Love You to the Moon and Back

    Amelia Hepworth, Tim Warnes

    Board book (Tiger Tales, March 3, 2015)
    The sun rises, and a bear and cub begin their day together. They splash in the water, climb mountains, and watch the shimmering sky. They show their love by touching noses, playing chase, and of course, hugging. A sweet, gentle rhyme, perfect for sharing with a special little one!
  • My Dad Loves Me!

    Marianne Richmond

    Board book (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, April 2, 2019)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.My dad plays with me.My dad naps with meMy dad protects meFeaturing adorable illustrations from Marianne Richmond, My Dad Loves Me! illustrates all the ways dad shows his love to his children! Kids can relive their best times with Dad every day!A great Father's Day gift, birthday gift, or just a way to show love to dad any day!
  • My Dad Is the Best Playground

    Luciana Navarro Powell

    Board book (Robin Corey Books, May 8, 2012)
    This joyful story celebrates Dad as the funnest person in the world and the best playground ever! He's the highest swing and a great climbing wall, he's a bouncing trampoline and merry as a merry-go-round. And then, when playtime is over, Dad is the best for reading and snuggling with before bed. Luciana Navarro Powell's spirited writing is perfectly paired with her colorful, energetic, and very humorous artwork. Dads and their kids will love reading and rereading this glorious celebration of fathers.
  • Pet Dad

    Elanna Allen

    Hardcover (Dial Books, May 1, 2018)
    Plum wants the perfect pet, but instead realizes she has the perfect dad in this charming and hilarious picture book that's great for father's day.Plum wants a pet. Plum's dad wants NO pets. So Plum, who never takes no for an answer, gets the only pet she can: a pet dad. Dad is a great pet--he loves playtime, tummy rubs, and scratches behind the ears. But every time Plum tries to get him to sit, or fetch, or chase, dad barks NO. Plum doesn't take no for an answer. How will she train her perfect pet (without getting a time-out)?Hilariously relatable and with ultra-cute art, Pet Dad is perfect for kids who love or want pets--or who already have the perfect parents to make up for it.
  • With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family

    Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, April 24, 2018)
    A little girl honors her dad and all the fun they have together in this sweet companion to In My Heart. Our spunky heroine loves spending time with her dad. They ride bikes and swim in the pool! They can imagine exciting adventures, or just lounge around on a hot day. Being with her dad makes her feel safe and comforted, strong and powerful. She can confront the neighbor’s dog and get thrown up in the air! And when she gets too scared, or too angry, nothing calms her down better than a big hug from dad. This addition to the bestselling Growing Hearts series will make an appealing gift for Father’s Day.
  • I Love My Daddy Board Book

    Sebastien Braun

    Board book (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2, 2017)
    Show your love for dads on Father's Day and every day with I Love My Daddy! Perfect for cuddling and sharing.Sometimes daddies are loud and playful. Other times they are quiet and compassionate. And they are always loving. Appealing text and charming illustrations follow a day in the life of a bear and his bear cub in this celebration of the bond between father and child."Perfect for little hands and bedtime stories, your tiniest readers and favorite dad will adore this papa bear and his cub." (Brightly)Sebastien Braun’s celebrated I Love My Daddy is now in board book format—perfect for toddlers in strollers and highchairs!
  • Things to Do with Dad

    Sam Zuppardi

    Hardcover (Candlewick, April 11, 2017)
    Can a young boy figure out how to turn an obstacle into an opportunity in this nearly wordless picture book?A morning of fun with Dad takes a turn for the boring when a long to-do list interferes. At first content to let Dad cross things off his list, the boy in the story soon realizes that the whole day will be spent on chores — unless he can come up with a solution. In his singularly expressive, kid-friendly style, author-illustrator Sam Zuppardi crafts a colorful celebration of the fun that can be had with just a little imagination — and a trusty green crayon.
  • My Dad Is Amazing!


    Board book (Abrams Appleseed, April 3, 2018)
    A joyful tribute to dads from the bestselling creators of Hello!Lucky! Is your dad cooler than a million popsicles? Tougher than a rhino wrestler? Cuddlier than a ton of bunnies? Celebrate all the things that make Dad amazing with this joyful board book! Also available: My Mom is Magical!
  • My Dad and Me

    Adam Hargreaves

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, March 12, 2019)
    Tell your dad how much you love him in this sweet and fun book with the characters from Mr. Men Little Miss, perfect for Father's Day!From reading you books in silly voices to carrying you when you're tired, dads are Funny, Happy, Strong, and Cool--lots of the Mr. Men rolled into one! This book featuring the Mr. Men characters will help you show your dad just how special he is to you.The perfect book for Father's Day, a new dad, a father's birthday--or for anytime you want to say I love you. Readers can also add their own words about their dads at the end of the book to make it a special, personalized gift.
  • Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad

    Mercer Mayer

    Paperback (HarperCollins, April 26, 2011)
    Honor dad on Father's Day or any day with this funny and touching story about Little Critter pitching in to "help" his dad.Mercer Mayer’s classic and beloved character, Little Critter, spends the whole day with his dad in this My First I Can Read book.From getting rid of a beehive to working in the yard and going to the store, Little Critter wants to be the world’s best helper. Things might not always go as planned, but that doesn't stop Little Critter from trying his hardest!Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with young children..
  • I Love You, Daddy


    Hardcover (Igloo Books, March 1, 2016)
    No father could fail to be touched by this adorable, heart-warming book. It gently and lovingly affirms the unbreakable bond between a father and his child. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Daddy is always there to play, protect, and comfort. Enter a world of strength and tenderness in this timeless book to keep and cherish.
  • I Love You, Daddy

    Jilliam Harker, Parragon Books, Kristina Stephenson

    Hardcover (Parragon Books, Oct. 2, 2018)
    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? Read along in this fun and playful story, I Love You, Daddy, written by Jillian Harker and beautifully illustrated by Kristina Stephenson. I Love You Daddy celebrates the bond between children and their father with this wonderful story and beautifully illustrated book Hardcover picture book perfect for special reading time together. This charming story is perfect for your storytime rotation! Vibrant illustrations and easy-to-read text make this a perfect story for young readers to practice reading aloud as they get older Great gift for births, showers, Father's Day, birthdays, or any special day to celebrate father's all year long! The "I Love You" series from Parragon is a wonderful collection of books. Look for all titles available including Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa to share in the experience
  • Biscuit Loves Father's Day

    Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories, Mary O'Keefe Young

    Paperback (HarperFestival, April 13, 2004)
    Let's celebrate Father's Day, Biscuit!Father's Day is a great time to show Dad how much we love him. Unfold the big flaps and join Biscuit for fun times with Dad -- exploring, playing, and sharing.
  • I Love My Daddy

    Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

    Board book (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 22, 2014)
    With verses and bright pictures designed to inspire smiles, this book from a toddler's point of view captures the love between father and child. Joyful and sweet, it is sure to be enjoyed many times over.
  • I Love You, Grandpa

    Jilliam Harker, Parragon Books, Kristina Stephenson

    Hardcover (Parragon Books, Oct. 2, 2018)
    Little Bear is getting older, and that means he is ready for new adventures. It's not easy trying new things, but Grandpa Bear is here to help. This heartwarming picture book will help show little ones that it's okay to be afraid and that sometimes, love is all you need to be brave. Join Little Bear and Grandpa Bear in the wonderful adventure in I Love You Grandpa, written by Jillian Harker and Illustrated by Daniel Howarth. I Love You, Grandpa celebrates the bond between children and their grandfathers with this wonderful story and beautifully illustrated book Hardcover picture book perfect for special reading time together. This charming story is perfect for your storytime rotation! Grandfathers will love reading it with their grandchildren again and again Vibrant illustrations and easy-to-read text make this a perfect story for young readers to practice reading aloud as they get older Great gift to celebrate the birth of a grandchild, Father's Day, birthdays, or a special "thank you" and "I love you" for grandpas all year long! The "I Love You" series from Parragon is a wonderful collection of books. Look for all titles available including Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa to share in the experience
  • Daddy Calls Me Man

    Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Sept. 1, 2000)
    "This story...consists of four short verses about the happy home life of a young African-American boy. Family love and the shared stories and symbols that connect the generations are pervasive themes." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • Daddy's Mini-Me

    Arnold Henry, Tracy Blaine, Melinda R. Cordell, Ted M. Sandiford

    Hardcover (Piton Books, Dec. 18, 2018)
    For all the proud fathers who continue to be present in their children's lives. Daddy's Mini-Me is a children's book about the proud moments of a father as he cheers on the early developmental stages of his baby. It is a much needed storybook with relatable and admirable illustrations that sends out a powerful message of the importance of a father's presence in their children's lives. Inside the book, you will also find a pledge that needs to be signed by the father, agreeing to always be a role model for his children. It's the perfect gift for expecting, new and proud fathers with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Daddy's Mini-Me is a "little" reminder of the significance of presence over presents. A book that will be cherished for years to come. Attention parents: only hardcover copies will be autographed by the author with a handwritten message that states, "Enjoy every moment together." Kindle and paperback versions will not be autographed.
  • Ask Me

    Bernard Waber, Suzy Lee

    Hardcover (HMH Books for Young Readers, July 14, 2015)
    Ask me what I like?What do you like?A father and daughter walk through their neighborhood, brimming with questions as they explore their world. With so many things to enjoy, and so many ways to ask—and talk—about them, it's a snapshot of an ordinary day in a world that's anything but. This story is a heartwarming and inviting picture book with a tenderly written story by Bernard Waber and glorious illustrations by Suzy Lee.