Books About Dads

From the bear who adopts a lonely cub in the picture book Little Cub to the mistreated sharecropper in the Newbery-winning Sounder, there are plenty of exceptional dads in books. Check out our list of wonderful stories that explore and celebrate the father-child relationship. To find more great reads, explore our Books About Families and 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12.

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Guess How Much I Love You

age 2+

Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.

By: Sam McBratney (1996)
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I Love You Always and Forever

age 2+

Heartwarming, huggy mouse tale for tots.

By: Jonathan Emmett (2007)
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Monster & Son

age 2+

Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.

By: David LaRochelle (2016)
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Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA

age 2+

Kid animals speak for themselves in cute, dad-centric book.

By: Jimmy Fallon (2015)
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Dad by My Side

age 3+

Charming book celebrates daughter-dad relationship.

By: Soosh (2018)
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Hair Love

age 3+

Lively, loving celebration of a dad, daughter, and her hair.

By: Matthew A. Cherry (2019)
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Hush, Little Bunny

age 3+

Papa bunny protects his little one in sweet spring tale.

By: David Ezra Stein (2019)
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Just Because You're Mine

age 3+

Fun look at a father's unconditional love great for bedtime.

By: Sally Lloyd-Jones (2011)
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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

age 3+

Hilarious tale of a toddler outing gone terribly wrong.

By: Mo Willems (2004)
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Little Cub

age 3+

Old Bear finds Little Cub, ends loneliness in sweet story.

By: Olivier Dunrea (2012)
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Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too

age 3+

Cheery portrait of a fun day with Daddy.

By: Anna Dewdney (2014)
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Oh, Oh, Baby Boy!

age 3+

Baby grows to man and dad in joyous cycle of life.

By: Janine Macbeth (2013)
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Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad

age 3+

Charming, fresh take on the father-son bond.

By: Liz Climo (2015)
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Daddy & Dada

age 4+

Lovely picture book shows many ways families are made.

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Hair Twins

age 4+

Warm story of family connection and Sikh hair traditions.

By: Raakhee Mirchandani (2021)
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My Papi Has a Motorcycle

age 4+

A thrilling ride celebrates love and Latinx culture.

By: Isabel Quintero (2019)
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Strollercoaster

age 4+

Dad gives daughter exciting ride in fresh pre-nap tale.

By: Matt Ringler, Elaine Bay (2021)
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Thunder Boy Jr.

age 4+

Native American boy wants his own name in big-hearted story.

By: Sherman Alexie (2016)
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Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter

age 4+

Poetic call to be proud of your heritage in a diverse world.

By: Mark Gonzales (2017)
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You Made Me a Dad

age 4+

Sweet story honors emotions and experiences of fatherhood.

By: Laurenne Sala (2019)
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