The Best Children’s Books About Dad

by | Mar 17, 2023

Dad’s serve such a amazing role in the lives of our children. Dad’s and dad like figures are instrumental in our children’s lives.

They serve in a very important purpose and it is wonderful for kids to realize that.

Our Favorite Children’s Books About Dad

There are many books about dad’s and father figures out there. These are my favorite!

The Best Picture Books About Dad

Picture books are great for young kids and early readers. The pictures help to paint a scene of what the book is talking about.

Daddy and Me

It’s time for an adventure in the wild…with Daddy! Read along and play with your baby or toddler through this story of a very busy day in the jungle.

Wiggle the cute lion plush puppet to engage and interest your little boy or girl. Bright artwork and sweet rhyming text make this finger puppet book a favorite for daddy to ready with their daughter or son.

Because I’m Your Dad

Perfect for Father’s Day and all year round, here is the breakout book celebrating all the silliness and sweetness that a dad can share with a child, illustrated by bestselling and award-winning artist Dan Santat!

You Are My I Love You

The all-time classic, a bestselling ode to the love shared between parent and child. Perfect for new parents, baby showers, christenings, and sharing at bedtime.

A Day With Dad

Inspired by fond childhood memories, the storyline of this children’s picture book is exciting and purposefully heart-searching.

Here is a story that portrays positive interactions between father and son in outdoor adventures. It is Dad and Son against the world.

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The Best Board Books About Dad

Board books are great for little ones that are not ready for more delicate books yet. Board books are durable and these are adorable!

Your Baby’s First Words Will Be Dada

Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies’ first word is “Dada!” But how does it work?

One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC’s The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.

My Dad Loves Me!

If you’re looking for books similar to Daddy and Me or I Love My Daddy, look no further! Featuring adorable illustrations from Marianne Richmond, My Dad Loves Me! illustrates all the ways dad shows his love to his little ones!

Celebrating all the daddy hugs, kisses, and special moments, kids can relive their best times with Dad every day with this sweet testament to dad in a special board book.

Daddy and Me

Little Bear and Daddy Bear share a special day together exploring the woods in this heartwarming story that captures the special bond shared between a father and child.

Beautiful illustrations paired with lively, rhyming text will keep little ones entertained and engaged while following along to this sweet woodland story.

Join Little Bear as she plays, explores, and learns with her daddy while sharing lots of hugs and support along the way! A cute and cozy sturdy board book perfect for story time or bedtime with Dad!

Made for Me

From a child’s first uttered “Dada” to his or her first unsteady steps, nothing can adequately convey the joy and awe of watching the birth and growth of a new child.

Now releasing as a board book filled with adorable illustrations and the refrain, “You are the one made just for me,” Made for Me is a winning presentation of tender moments that tie a father and his new child together—forever.

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The Best Heart-Warming Books About Dad

Dads are so special and these books will warm your heart and your little one’s heart too!

Dad Can Do Anything

It’s not easy being small. Especially not for Little Elephant who isn’t tall enough to reach things, like the hook to hang a coat, a shelf to get toys, or the pedals of a bike. Kitchen counters, the shower, and a light switch are all too high. But with dad close by anything is possible and nothing is out of reach.

My Father and I

Dads are more than parents, they can be friends too! They can spend quality time with you, play sports like tennis or catch, or simply be a role model.

Fathers are there for their boys and girls no matter what, by teaching them lessons about hard work, responsibility, and growing up. There’s no true friend like a dad!

When I Caught You

When I Caught You is a sweet story that teaches readers that sometimes it’s not about how many fish you catch, but the memories you made along the way.

The Best Funny Books About Dad

Dads can be so silly, and your children will love these books!

My Very Punny Dad

My Very Punny Dad is a heartfelt story for parents with an appreciation of puns and kids who are starting to understand all the silly ways in which language can be used. While a young girl goes about her day, her father wants to keep the laughs coming with his constant “dad jokes.”

But just like snacking on cheese, can there be too much of a gouda thing? Humor through rhythm and rhyme from author Ryan Milligan, combined with wonderful illustrations by Justin Castaneda make for a reading experience that will bring a smile to everyone’s face – and perhaps some eye rolls as well.

My Dad Loves to Toot

A hilarious story where dad’s farts sometimes do more harm than good.

Dad & Me: Setting Farts Free

Does your dad fart? Of course, he does! This silly rhyming story will have you bursting with laughter as the little bear tries to be just like his dad in every way, including his amazing toot power.

This book is appropriate for ALL AGES who don’t mind silly toot humor (that is not overly gross). Words used include toot, fart, gas, rump, booty, and bum.

The Best Books About A Father’s Love

A father’s love is so special and there is truly nothing like it. These books will melt your heart and remind children about a father’s love.

I Love You to the Moon and Back

Show a child just how strong your love is every minute of the day! Features a “To” and “From” personalization page, making this sweet offering an ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, and new parents. 

I Love You Like No Otter

There’s no better way to say “I love you” than with a sweet and heartfelt animal pun book! I Love You Like No Otter combines a warm message of love with beautifully illustrated animals families will love to read and share together.

I Will Be There

This is a brilliant book about fatherhood. The author has beautifully depicted the feelings of a father for his child and his emotions about each stage of the child’s life as it would come in the future.

Me & My Dad

Little Bear’s dad is simply the best! He wakes up his cub with a tickle on the nose and a kiss. Then the two spend a wonderful day together exploring, splashing through rain, and swimming in the river.

At the end of the day, they snuggle together under the stars.

The Best Classic Books About Dad

Here are some of my favorite classic books about dads, which your kiddos are bound to love too!

I Love Dad

This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call “Dad” how much you appreciate him. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care.

Just Me & My Dad

Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father’s Day . . . or any day!

Daddy Loves Me: 1,2,3

Count all the ways that Daddy loves you in this adorable padded board book perfect for dads and children to read together.

The Best Books About Fathers And Daughters

No matter how old your daughter gets, she will always be daddy’s little girl. These are my favorite books about that relationship.

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad

This new picture book for kids ages 3-7 and beyond is a touching story showing all the ways a father will help his daughter grow. This is the gift for every girl dad and little girl to celebrate their special bond!

Featuring charming animal illustrations and heartwarming rhymes about the moments fathers and daughters share, Why a Daughter Needs a Dad is the perfect story to connect father and child together.

Girl Dad

A fun read-aloud written in upbeat rhyming verse, Girl Dad is a picture book that honors the strong men who raise, love, and uplift strong girls.  

My Papa, My Prince

Dad will do anything to make his little princess happy, and making it to recital practice is at the top of his list!

In My Papa, My Prince, a quartet of hardworking princesses awaits a waltz from their hardworking Papa princes, when one little girl’s dance hopes hit a roadblock.

This is a heartwarming story that captures the special bond shared between a father and daughter. 

The Best Books About Fathers And Sons

The father and son bond is so special. These are the best books about fathers and sons.

Why a Son Needs a Dad

A boy’s first hero is his dad. A touching picture book for ages 3-7 and beyond showcasing all the ways a father will help his child grow, this is the gift for every dad and little boy to celebrate their special bond.

Ducks, Bucks and Big Ole Trucks

Ducks, Bucks, and Big Ol’ Trucks is an adventure between Dad and son that shows the bonding and fun they have on their morning walks as they look for the boy’s favorite things to discover.

Just Like Your Daddy

Just Like Your Daddy is an expressive story filled with daily affirmations for any young child. This story is meant to remind them that GREAT daddies do exist.

The Best Books About Hero Dads

All dads are heroes to their kids! Whether it is saving lives or getting your little one out of a sticky situation, dads are true heroes!

Capes Are For Dads

Celebrate dad and all the heroic things he does every day. Whether it’s telling stories, giving advice, or playing games, having dad by your side is what makes him the best superhero there will ever be! 

Capes are for Dads will help kids show appreciation for all the amazing things dad does for them every day. One day, you’ll grow up to be just like daddy and be as great as him.

SuperHero Dad

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his underwear outside his pants, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super funny jokes, and he can even make super scary monsters go away at bedtime!

This vibrant, humorous, and warmhearted celebration of all the incredible things a dad can do is a fun tribute to the specialness of dads (and their superhero children!).

My Dad is a SuperHero

Superman has never been more adorable than in this sturdy board book that’s the perfect way for babies and toddlers to celebrate Father’s Day!

Great for DC fans of all ages, from the youngest readers to parental figures of all kinds, this board book features fun and delightful art of the DC Super Heroes.

My Daddy is a Police Officer

A perfect book for the children of police officers to read before leaving for work, or at any time.

A great way to remind your little ones how much you love them even when you can’t always be there due to the nature of your job.

A children’s story about a boy’s hero, his Police Officer Daddy, and how he keeps the community safe while being sure to remind his son how loved he is.

My Daddy is a Firefighter

A book for the children of Firefighters, to be read before leaving for work, or at any time. A story about a child’s hero, his/her Firefighter Daddy.

Rhyming words and bright kid-friendly illustrations are sure to be a favorite in your child’s library, especially if their Firefighter Daddy is their hero!

The story talks about the duties of Firefighters and what they do while at work, and how they love coming home at the end of the day to see their child!

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I hope that you found some inspiration if you are looking for the best children’s books about dads. Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments!