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Father's Day Books

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Father's Day Books

From The Magic of Books


The Magic of Books is a site for books and resources on Children's Literature. These are the archives for books suitable for Father's Day and discussed over at The Magic of Books.



  • Hey, Daddy: Animal Fathers and Their Babies by Mary Batten

Summary: Introduces the important roles that some animal fathers play in the development of their offspring, with examples of specific kinds of birds, mammals, and other creatures that thrive under a father's care.

  • Daddy's Girl by Garrison Keillor

Summary: Colorful illustrations of four doting songs celebrate the loving relationship between a father and his daughter. Includes CD sung by the author.

  • Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

Summary: After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs.

  • The Very Best Daddy of All by Marion Dane Bauer

Summary: Pictures and rhyming text show how some fathers, animal, bird, and human, take care of their children by bringing them food, playing with them, and keeping them safe.

  • I Love My Daddy Because ... by Laurel Porter-Gaylord

Summary: Familiar phrases from a preschooler's world give a child's-eye view of being an animal baby. Many different animal fathers are shown caring for their young.

  • Daddy's Little Girl by Bobby Burke

Summary: An illustrated version of a song which describes how special a daughter is to her father. The song "Daddy's Little Girl" has been a favorite of fathers and daughters -- and mothers, too -- for more than fifty years. In this picture-book version, an adoring rabbit daddy and his little bunny bring the moving lyrics to life as they share special moments that demonstrate the special bond reserved for daddies and their little girls.

  • Daddy's Little Boy by Billy Collins

Summary: An illustrated version of a song which describes how special a son is to his father.

  • Hunting the Daddyosaurus by Teresa Bateman

Summary: Two young dinosaurs track their father around the house and finally tackle him in his easy chair.

  • Daddy Calls Me Man by Angela Johnson

Summary: Inspired by his family experiences and his father's paintings, a young boy creates four poems.

  • Daddy Will You Miss Me? by Wendy McCormick

Summary: A boy and his daddy come up with lots of different ways to stay close to one another while the daddy is in Africa for four weeks.

  • My Daddy and Me by Jerry Spinelli

Summary: A young boy describes the things he likes to do with his father, including making music, baking cookies, and fixing things.

  • Sleepy Me by Marni McGee

Summary: As everything in the house winds down, Daddy carries a sleepy child to bed.

  • Daddy and Me by Catherine Daly Weir

Summary: Pictures and text relate some of the many things that fathers do with their children, from teaching them to cook to taking them fishing.

  • An Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino

Summary: When a girl brings home an octopus and wants to keep him as a pet, her daddy reminds her of the crocodile, seals, and other inappropriate animals she has already brought into the house to create chaos.

  • Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 by Karen Katz

Summary: A loving father counts the number of hugs he gives his baby to say I love you.

  • Daddy and Me by Karen Katz

Summary: This is a flip book where Daddy is making a special project and the child helps him find the tools he needs by looking under the oversized flaps.

  • Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman

Summary: Warm illustrations feature a variety of animals and celebrate the affection between fathers and children.

  • Daddy Cuddles by Anne Gutman

Summary: In this celebration of parental love, each daddy shows how much he loves his baby in his own special way.

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