Best picture books about dads
Father's Day 2019 is on Sunday 16 June and we've got all the books you need.
Whether you're looking for some good present inspiration, or you're a dad who wants your child to realise just how great you are!
Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Sam Lloyd
This celebration of all the fun that fathers have with their little ones is a lovely way to tell Dad just how much he's loved.
Author: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press
Little Princess loves her dad, the King, but she can't help but be a little envious of the other fathers in the castle. But when she's feeling blue, it's her Dad who cheers her up again. A perfect story for fathers and children to share.
Author: Nancy Loewen and Hazel Quintanilla
Publisher: Words and Pictures
This adorable story about a little girl taking care of her unwell father is one that encourages empathy in little ones. It's a lovely little story with appealing red, black-and-white illustrations in a ten-page board book.
Author: Seb Braun
Publisher: Templar Books
Dad and Raj have a brilliant day out planned - but things might not go entirely to plan. A vibrant read about a forgetful dad and his resourceful son that's fun for all the family.
Author: Emer Stamp and Matt Hunt
Farts are a perennial favourite among young readers and this one about a very windy dad is sure to amuse little ones. A great one for laughs at bedtime, as well as a subtle reminder that saying sorry applies to everyone.
Author: Eve Coy
Publisher: Andersen Press
A little girl announces that she's going to be William's mummy for the day - and it soon becomes clear that William is her father. A charming book with warm illustrations reminiscent of Judith Kerr.
Author: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Bodley Head
This collection of three classic Alfie stories is a charming reminder of just how perfectly Shirley Hughes understands little ones.
Author: Rosalinde Bonnet
Publisher: Dial Books
This adorable book about being a new parent is full of warmth and reassurance, and the lovely ending reminds us that a loving community is a huge part of a child's life – and a big support for new parents, too.
Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Russell Ayto
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dad eats everything - from half-eaten pies and unwanted sandwiches to soggy old bits of tomato and manky spaghetti. Then one day he bites off more than he can chew...
Author: Nick Butterworth
Publisher: Walker Books
This dad does everything well: from running like a cheetah to singing like a pop star. Quite simply, he's brilliant. This board book version of a much-loved story brims over with an adorable, young enthusiasm for dads everywhere.
Author: Keith Negley
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Unfolding like a detective story, the son in this story sets out to discover if his dad was ever cooler than he seems right now. After all - the evidence is stacked against him!
Author: Tola Okogwu Illustrator: Rahmia Begum
Publisher: Florence Elizabeth Publishing
Softly rhyming text and glowing, illustrations in this calm, gentle book celebrate an apparently insignificant domestic ritual, which means everything to this father and daughter as they make time for each other.
Author: Lucy Freegard
A baby raccoon dreams of growing up to be just like Daddy in this cute, heart-warming book that's perfect for fathers to share with their little ones.
Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Illustrator: Carol Thompson
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
A little girl imagines her busy Daddy as all sorts of animals during their packed day in a playful, warm story about a single father and his daughter.