Great books for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is coming up on June 16th! Need an idea for a present? Here are great books that fathers will enjoy reading with their children.

animaldads

This whimsical and intriguing picture book explores the different roles of fatherhood in the animal kingdom. Readers will learn about various animal dads and their many different parenting skills.

becauseyourdaddy

 

A day spent with a young child at the beach is filled with many minor dramas—a lost shoe, a ball that floats too far out into the water, a drippy ice-cream cone. These can be frustrating events for both child and parent, but the daddy in this book finds a way to fix each problem, lovingly and patiently.

buildingbig

Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction.

daddymakesthebest

Not only does Corey’s father make the best spaghetti, but he also dresses up as Bathman and acts like a silly dog with pajama legs for ears.

lovemypirate

This lyrical picture book is brimming with delightful pirate antics and just the right dose of father and son love.

mydaddyisagiant

For this little boy, having a daddy is like having his own personal giant. His daddy is so tall the clouds can rest on his shoulders. His sneezes are as powerful as hurricanes. And there’s no safer place to be than in a giant’s strong arms. The imaginative text expresses a toddler’s love and admiration for his father, and the bright, bold illustrations capture the gentle humor.

perfectfathers

“I’m taking you out for Father’s Day,” Susie tells Dad. “First we’ll go for lunch.” “Good,” Dad says. “May I drive?” “Certainly,” Susie says. She chooses the restaurant, and pretty soon Dad can see that she’s filled this special day with treats–treats for both of them!

popsbridge

A picture book about the building of the Golden Gate bridge, told from the point of view of a boy whose father is on the crew.

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