Top Ten Father’s Day Books 

Here are ten books to celebrate the unconditional love of dads—all featuring adorable animals. Dads, you are amazing!

Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben

Cuddles and kisses abound in this sweet book about baby animals snuggling with their dads.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram

One of the most loved picture books of all time celebrating love between a parent and child.

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, illustrated by Fred Marcellino

A classic story now celebrating 50 years. When Louis the trumpeter swan can’t make a sound, his dad gives him a real brass trumpet.

Dandy by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Charles Santoso

A very silly story about a dad who tries to destroy a dandelion while his daughter attempts to save it.

Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea

Old Bear and a little cub live all alone in the forest—until they find each other and develop a very special bond.

I Love Dad by Eric Carle

Tell dad you love him with a little help from Eric Carle.

Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Garth Williams

It’s bedtime for Frances, but she has other ideas. Read along as her parents tenderly (and patiently!) help her off to sleep.

Moominpappa’s Memoirs by Tove Jansson

I love the Moomin Valley series, and this one is all about Moominpappa and his adventures before he had a family.

Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins is a favorite. This bright, fun book has animals everywhere and shows Dad helping Ducky Duckling when he’s sad.

My Dad is Amazing! By Sabrina Moyle

Celebrate the dads who are cooler than a million popsicles. Tougher than a rhino wrestler. Sweeter than a pile of pancakes. After reading, can you think of fun ways to describe your dad?

Plus three of mine to share….

Just Because You’re Mine by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Frank Endersby

Little Red Squirrel tries to guess the reason that his daddy loves him. The answer is a heart-warming testament to a parent’s unconditional love for a child.

Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Leo Espinosa

A completely true made-up story based on Hamilton Fountain in New York City—featuring a very loving Grandpa who rolls up his trousers to splash with children in the newly restored city fountain.

The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas! by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Michael Emberley

A loving “instruction manual” for children on the nurture and care of grandparents.

Dads, you are amazing!

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One Response to “Top Ten Father’s Day Books ”

  1. S. J. Little

    “Just Because You’re Mine” is one of my all-time favorites. Such a valuable message. Definitely a good pick for Father’s Day!

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