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Father’s Day Special: 10 Amazing ‘Daddy & Me’ Children’s Books

Not all superheros wear capes, but they all make a big difference to those around them! This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate the amazing superhero in your child’s life. A day that is not just for Dad but can also extend to stepfathers, grandpas, uncles and other fatherly figures.

 

Finding things to do that makes Dad feel extra special can be hard, especially in the pandemic. We have a great idea for you. Make magic and memories with some cozy ‘Daddy and me’ reading time with books that celebrate fathers. We’ve curated a list of some of our children’s books that celebrate the caring, funny, inspiring and sometimes angry dads we know and love.

 

Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer                      

Just Me and My Dad

Do you go fishing with your dad or build campfires or read children’s books with him? 

So does little Critter when he is exploring the great outdoors with his dad- canoeing, fishing, building a campfire; enjoying and learning with his father.

 

Reading Level: Grade 1 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 24                                                 

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

What happens when daddy is in charge and things go kaput? 

Trixie and Knuffle Bunny are excited to go to the neighbourhood Laundromat with Daddy. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes Knuffle bunny was left behind. What will Daddy do now?

 

Reading Level: Grade 1 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 40

Me and My Dad! by Alison Ritchie                       

“We’re together forever- my dad and me”. 

Daddy bear and baby bear do wonderful things together – exploring mountains, swimming in the rain, telling stories; oh the adventures that they have!

 

Reading Level: Grade 2 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 22

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

What do you ask your papa to get you? Chocolates, toys, children’s books to read Monica wants to play with the moon, and so her Papa sets out to get it for her. It isn’t easy to climb all the way to the moon, but he finally succeeds. But does he get it back for Monica?

 

 

Reading Level: Grade 2 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 32

My Dad Thinks He’s Funny by Katrina Germein

Hey, even mine thinks he’s funny. What about your dad? 

But when you tell your dad “I’m hungry,” does he say, “Hello, Hungry. Pleased to meet you.” Or when you tell Dad your foot hurts, does he say, “No problem. You’ve got another.”  This dad does and he is surely funny.

 

Reading Level: Grade 2 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 32

Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad by Liz Climo

Rory’s father is just like your father; except yours is not a dinosaur 😛

Rory the Dinosaur loves spending time with his dad, but then like you, he also wants to go on adventures all on his own. He can’t wait to tell his dad about all the things he’s doing by himself. But dad being dad, his father is never far behind.

 

Reading Level: Grade 2 I Interest Level: Lower Years, Middle Years I Page Count: 32

Superhero Dad by Timothy Knapman                    

Does your dad wear a superhero cape or a mask or underwear on top? 

This superhero dad comes with super snores, super-funny jokes, and makes super-scary monsters go away at bedtime just like your dad.

 

 

Reading Level: Grade 2 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 3

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth.

Our world is quite intriguing, so together with your dad explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. These notes on land, sky, water, people, time can act as your guide as you start your journey. 

 

Reading Level: Grade 2 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 48

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney                       

“I love you as high as I can hop.”

When you love someone very much, as you love your dad, you want to find ways of describing how much you treasure them. But, love is not an easy thing to measure. And, this is what Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover.

 

Reading Level: Grade 2 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 32

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Pena

Does your papi have one too? 

Daisy Ramona zooms around with her papi on his motorcycle exploring people and places that are rapidly changing. But one thing she knows will not change, the love she feels for her dad.

 

Reading Level: Grade 3 I Interest Level: Lower Years I Page Count: 40

 

As Pam Brown rightly said, “Dads are ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.” 

 

A big cheer to all the fathers of the BookGuru family. We hope you enjoy reading these ‘Dad & Me’ children books and Happy Father’s Day!

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