Father's Day, 18 June 2017 Father's Day, 18 June 2017

With Father's Day just around the corner, why not give him something more interesting than Slippers and Socks? See below for a selection of books to celebrate and share with Dads.

Just Like Daddy
Lucy Freegard
May 2017 Debut of the Month This charming picture book delivers messages that children always need to hear: that daddy loves them no matter what they do; that grown-ups are playful and sometimes silly too; that everyone makes mistakes, and... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/05/2017
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My Dad is a Bear
Nicola Connelly
Shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award Through a simple, repetitive text and warm, expressive illustrations, author and artist convey a real sense of the way a young child sees Dad, and of the loving relationship between them. Double... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedA Brave Bear
Sean Taylor
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so a little bear suggests to his dad that they should... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Things to Do with Dad
Sam Zuppardi
A day of household chores turns into something much more exciting in this clever wordless picturebook. The first scenes show a dad and his son making pancakes – yum - and chatting non-stop over breakfast, but the mood changes when... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Hug Me, Please!
Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
Increasing the amount of hugs given and received can only make the world a better place and this irresistible book will surely encourage it. Daddy Bear and Little Bear are enjoying a day in the forest and after a sweet... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/03/2017
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With My Daddy
James Brown
Daddy Tiger and a tiger cub, Daddy Bear and a bear cub, Daddy dog and puppy, they all have fun playing together in the pages of this bright, lively and joyous picture book. The action starts at breakfast and then... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
Dianne Hofmeyr
‘My daddy is a great big bear' says a little girl, and he is bearlike in the mornings – grizzling, grouchy and yawning. Cleaning their teeth together she sees him as a naughty crocodile with a toothy grin; at breakfast... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Dressing-Up Dad
Maudie Smith
Danny's dad loves dressing up, and most of the time that's great, but sometimes Danny wishes he'd dress like the other dads instead. So when his birthday comes round, even though there's a bug theme, he asks his dad to... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Dictionary of Dads Poems
Justin Coe
They're all here in this sometimes funny, sometimes touching, often surprising new collection: the Abracadabra Dad; the Jukebox Dad; the Pirate Dad and the Prison Dad; the Refugee Dad and the Rollercoaster Dad; right through to the Zen Dad and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2017
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Daddy Long Legs
Nadine Brun-Cosmes
Daddy Long Legs is a joyous book with bright, fresh and funny artwork, full of retro charm. With its warm, reassuring feel and the adorably drawn relationship between a father and his child, this makes the perfect book for Father's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedSuperdad's Day Off
Phil Earle
May 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 5-8 | In a nutshell: the best laid plans of mice and supermen …| Stanley is as normal a kid as you can meet, but his dad, well, he's a superhero, Dynamo... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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My Dad Will Do
Martin Thomas
This child's-eye view of the father-child relationship is very touching and will strike a chord in all families. Little elephant looks up to Dad – literally – and each spread describes something Dad can do because he's bigger, whether that's... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2016
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Something for Daddy
Ted Dewan
With short, repetitive texts, bold, bright artwork and appealing characters, Bing offers both parent and child an enjoyable reading experience and a simple, reassuring guiding principle - that, whatever happens, it's just a Bing thing, a normal occurrence, and nothing... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2016
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Amazing Daddy
Rachel Bright
An unashamed celebration of the hundreds of things that make dads amazing this is a funny, tender and even poignant picture book. Little Panda lists the ways he loves his daddy, and the whys. They're the things that all dads... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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My Dad is Brilliant
Nick Butterworth
Nick Butterworth is best known as the creator of the Percy the Park Keeper books and his trademark warmth and humour fills every page of this lovely board book. This dad can run like a cheetah, play any instrument, sing... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Apparently, the national figure for families who remember Mother’s Day but fail to register Father’s Day is quite high!

At Lovereading4kids we want to change all that and have pulled together a number of special titles celebrating Dads.

They're also great to read with Dad...

So have a look at our selection, with free extracts to whet your appetite, and let Dads know what they mean to you.


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