With Father's Day just around the corner, why not give him something more interesting than slippers and socks? You can find a great selection of books, below...all perfect to read with dads, step-dads, grandads and other father figures who fill the role.

With thanks to Pete Oswald for this beautiful feature illustration, from Hike. 

Papa Penguin by Lindsay Camp & Momoko Abe is a lovely story of superhero dads! Sam is waiting for his dad  to come home for their nightly storytelling session – his dad makes up brilliant stories. Tonight dad tells him a very different story, the true story of Papa Penguin who waits in the freezing cold, guarding his egg, hardly moving for weeks and weeks until at last the egg hatches and he sees his chick. There's no better way to demonstrate a father’s unconditional, superhero love for his child.    

Celebrate love in all its forms, with Harry Woodgate's Grandad's Camper series. Grandad used to have with Gramps and would surf, climb mountains, and tour the country in their amazing camper. But after Gramps died, Granddad hasn’t felt like travelling anymore. While spending another holiday at Grandad's seaside cottage, Milly finds an old Pride flag. Grandad can't travel to London now but Milly has an idea to bring the Pride march, and sense of community to Grandad instead. Grandad's Prideis a perfect story for Grandad on Father's Day.     

Daddy, Don't Let Go by Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross is a joyful celebration of the importance of letting go that will strike a chord for parents and children alike; a new edition of a charming tale from this brilliant picture book team. Daddy is teaching his little girl to ride her bike...she wobbles and worries but with daddy's patient reassurance all of a sudden she is speeding down the path.  Daddy sees his daughter growing up fast, and he wonders whether he's really ready to let her go...  

In Amazing Dad by Alison Brown all sorts of dads are celebrated – joyously – in this lively, inclusive picture book. 

There are busy dads, whizzy dads (in a wheelchair), caring dads and sharing dads. Which is the perfect dad though? That’s easy – it’s the one who belongs to you!  

Alison Brown is a very talented picture book creator penning fun rhyming text with gorgeous illustrations, with the dads – animals all – very recognisable. A lovely book to share with your amazing dad on Father's Day.

And if you're looking for a gift from older children, then head over to LoveReading for 100 Books for Every Dad this Father's Day - a collection of brilliant fiction & non-fiction we think your dads will love.  

Father's Day is on Sunday 16 June 2024

Here are a few more picture book titles, perfect for a Father's Day gift.