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.

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Guess How Much I Love You Book Poster Image
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(2004)
(1996)
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Monster & Son Book Poster Image
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
(2016)
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Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA Book Poster Image
Kid animals speak for themselves in cute, dad-centric book.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2015)
(2015)
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Dad by My Side Book Poster Image
Charming book celebrates daughter-dad relationship.
By Soosh
(2018)
(2018)
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Just Because You're Mine Book Poster Image
Fun look at a father's unconditional love great for bedtime.
By Sally Lloyd-Jones
(2012)
(2011)
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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Book Poster Image
Hilarious tale of a toddler outing gone terribly wrong.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
(2004)
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Little Cub Book Poster Image
Old Bear finds Little Cub, ends loneliness in sweet story.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2012)
(2012)
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Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too Book Poster Image
Cheery portrait of a fun day with Daddy.
By Anna Dewdney
(2014)
(2014)
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Oh, Oh, Baby Boy! Book Poster Image
Baby grows to man and dad in joyous cycle of life.
By Janine Macbeth
(2013)
(2013)
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Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad Book Poster Image
Charming, fresh take on the father-son bond.
By Liz Climo
(2015)
(2015)
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Thunder Boy Jr. Book Poster Image
Native American boy wants his own name in big-hearted story.
By Sherman Alexie
(2016)
(2016)
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Grizzly Dad Book Poster Image
Unique father-son adventure is bear-y fun for read alouds.
By Joanna Harrison
(2009)
(2009)
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Home at Last Book Poster Image
Fears faced openly when loving dads adopt older boy.
By Vera B. Williams
(2016)
(2016)
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Stella Brings the Family Book Poster Image
Girl with two dads appreciates whole family in sweet tale.
By Miriam B. Schiffer
(2015)
(2015)
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Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
Daughter's memory of her bigger-than-life, courageous dad.
By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
(2009)
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Year of the Jungle Book Poster Image
Moving yet upbeat story of girl with dad away at war.
By Suzanne Collins
(2013)
(2013)
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A Different Pond Book Poster Image
Exquisitely tender family story of Vietnamese refugees.
By Bao Phi
(2017)
(2017)
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Weekends with Max and His Dad Book Poster Image
Playful, realistic tale of adjusting to life after divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2016)
(2016)
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EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star! Book Poster Image
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
(2011)
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight Book Poster Image
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2014)
(2014)
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The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
(2012)
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Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
(2013)
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The Big Field Book Poster Image
Action-packed, emotional dad-son baseball story.
By Mike Lupica
(2008)
(2008)
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Cardboard Book Poster Image
Fantastic action-meets-existentialism graphic novel.
By Doug Tennapel
(2012)
(2012)
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The Janitor's Boy Book Poster Image
Gets to the heart of a father-son relationship.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
(2000)
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The Meaning of Maggie Book Poster Image
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
(2014)
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Ramona and Her Father Book Poster Image
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2005)
(2000)
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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
(2012)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(2003)
(1962)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
(2012)
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Hold Fast Book Poster Image
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
(2013)
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The Saturday Boy Book Poster Image
Tough but warmhearted story of boy who misses dad at war.
By David Fleming
(2013)
(2013)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
(2011)
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Saving Lucas Biggs Book Poster Image
Girl time-travels to save dad in thought-provoking story.
By Marisa de los Santos, David Teague
(2014)
(2014)
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She Is Not Invisible Book Poster Image
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
(2014)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(2010)
(1969)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(2004)
(1960)
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Tokyo Heist Book Poster Image
Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
(2012)
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The Impossible Knife of Memory Book Poster Image
Stunning story about girl living with wounded vet father.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2013)
(2014)
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