Reading children’s books about dads is a wonderful way to celebrate the fathers in our lives! Discover these heartwarming picture books all about dad.
My eldest was six months old when my husband celebrated his first Father’s Day. I bought Guess How Much I Love You—a book about how much a dad loves his son—and planted my son’s chubby right hand onto the inside front cover. With a marker, I traced his hand print on the book and wrote, “Happy Father’s Day!”
Beyond Father’s Day, these selections celebrate the amazing guys in our lives. These men who aren’t babysitters, but co-parents and partners. Men whom we hope our sons will grow up to emulate.
These books highlight the special relationship between father and child. They’re great to read leading up to and around Father’s Day and other holidays. And I also read them to my eldest when he had what we called “mama-itis,” and preferred me over his dad. Most of all, they’re fun books that help reiterate and explore the meaning of having a father.
Take a look at my favorite children’s books about dads:
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