Dads of all kinds fill these fun books that will help you celebrate Father’s Day this month! So, grab a book , sit down and enjoy!


Bad Dad by Derek Munson

Vibrant, bold illustrations fill this hilarious book that shows a dad in all his glory, good and bad! From late library books to eating the last cookie in the cookie jar, Dad seems to be in trouble all the time. But, he also helps with homework, tells lots of jokes, and finds the best places to hide! Dad is actually pretty awesome! A fabulous book to read together on Father’s day or any day. Cannonball Books, $15.99; ages 4-8


Tools Rule!  by Aaron Meshon

In a messy yard, tools are lying all around. Join the tools as they build a new shed. Bright, colorful illustrations and fun sound words fill this book about tools and building. Full of puns and witty humor, this book is sure to have your child giggling along
as they learn all about tools
and building. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99; ages 4-8


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

This classic story has been released in an oversized board book edition this year, just in time for Father’s Day! Join a father and his children as they go on a bear hunt. They travel through a forest, a snowstorm, and a cave as they search for a bear. And, when they finally find one, oh no! They quickly retrace all their steps. Full of fun sound words, this book will have you reading and acting out the “bear hunt” again and again! Little Simon, $12.99; ages baby-preschool


Mighty Dads by Joan Holub

Energetic, colorful construction vehicles learn to work with their dads on the construction site. From roaring along with “Dozy” as he works with dad, “Bulldozer Strong” and then lifting along with little “Forky” as he works with his dad “Forklift Wise,” children will love following along on a day with these construction vehicles. A fun look at a construction site!  Scholastic, $16.99; ages 3-7


Abuelo by Arthur Dorros

Stunning watercolor illustrations fill this book about a boy and his grandpa. Journey along with a boy and his grandfather as they ride horses across the plains together. When the boy moves to the city, he knows he will miss his grandfather, but the lessons he has learned on the plains are helpful in the city as well. His relationship with his grandfather is so special he can still feel his presence even after he moves to the city and he still enjoys visiting with his grandfather on the plains. Harper, $16.99; ages 4-8


Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad by Rob Scotton

This beginning reading book is perfect for young readers to read to their dad on Father’s Day! When Splat the Cat’s dad is sad because his team has lost a soccer game, Splat the Cat comes up with a plan that he is sure will
cheer his dad up. He will enter them in the three-legged race and win a trophy with his dad. His plan doesn’t go quite as he thinks it will, but his dad ends up quite happy at the end. Delightful!  Harper, $16.99; ages 5-7



Parents read too

Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have by Bill Geist and Willie Geist

Bill Geist – the beloved, award-winning, long-time special correspondent for “CBS: Sunday Morning,” whose debut Little League Confidential was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paper – and Willie Geist, the Today Show host, popular member of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and author of the best-selling American Freak Show – have begun an extended conversation between father and son on areas of mutual interest, agreement, and disagreement.  Told in a unique back-and-forth banter style, the hilarious father-son team will laugh together at the shared journey of their relationship. They’ll riff on fatherhood, religion, music, sports, summer camp disasters, driving lessons gone horribly wrong, being on TV, and their wonderfully odd family life.  Available at Amazon.