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55 Children’s Books About Dads

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Father’s Day is already less than two weeks away!

If you are looking for a fun gift or card for kids to make this Father’s Day, you can check out 15 DIY Father’s Day gifts and cards that I compiled for Hands On As We Grow.

If you are looking for children’s books about dads, then keep reading! With so many options to choose from (a total of 55), I hope you are able to find at least one that fits your needs.

Many of these books are available at my library according to the online library catalog; however, I did not check them all out and preview them ahead of time like I have done in the past.

Children’s Books About Dads

Always Daddy’s Princess by Karen Kingsbury

Ask Me by Bernard Waber

Baby Dance by Ann Taylor 

Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa

Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements

Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko 

Dad By My Side by Soosh 

Dad Can do Anything by Martin Thomas 


Daddy Hug by Tim Warnes

Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri 

Daddy Hugs 1-2-3 by Karen Katz

Daddy’s Girl by Helen Foster James

Daddy is a Cozy Hug by Rhonda Gowler Greene

Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family by Mike Adamick

Days With Dad by Nari Hong

Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli 

God Made Daddy Special by Glenys Nellist 

Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin

Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli 

How to Surprise a Dad by Jean Reagan

If I Didn’t Have You by Alan Katz

I Love Dad by Joanna Walsh & Judi Abbot

I Love Dad With the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


I Love My Daddy by Giles Andreae 

I Love My Daddy Because…by Laurel Porter-Gaylord

I Love Pop!: A Celebration of Dads by Dr. Seuss

I Love You Daddy by Jilliam Harker


I Need All of It by Petra Postert 

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Just Like Daddy by Ovi Nedelcu

Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer 

Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn 

Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects by Mark Frauenfelder

Me and My Dad! by Alison Ritchie 

My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam

My Dad and Me by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

My Dad and Me by Tania Cox


My Dad is Amazing! by Sabrina Moyle

My Dad is Big and Strong, Bu/t…A Bedtime Story by Coralie Saudo 


My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen

Naptastrophe! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka 


Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney 

Night Job by Karen Hesse


Pet Dad by Elanna Allen

Shopping with Dad by Matt Harvey 

Thank You, God, for Daddy by Amy Parker 

The Berenstain Bears and the Papa’s Day Surprise by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The Night Before Father’s Day by Natasha Wing

The 10 Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis


Things To Do With Dad by Sam Zuppardi 

What Dads Can’t Do by Douglas Wood

When Dads Don’t Grow Up by Marjorie Blain Parker 

Why I Love My Daddy by Daniel Howarth

You and Me, Me and You by Miguel Tanco 

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon

What is your favorite book about a dad?

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