8 Delightful Father’s Day Picture Books to Make You Smile

Father's Day Picture Books

We have a list of amazing Father’s Day picture books just in time for Father’s Day. We love every one of these books that express love in a different way. From sitting on a bench, to going on a hike, to doing hair, each of these books is special in its own way.

We hope you love this list as much as we do.

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Best Father’s Day Picture Books

the bench

The Bench by Meghan The Duchess of Sussex

This is an absolutely beautiful book written by The Duchess of Sussex. She tells the story of watching her husband sit with their son together. This loving story, written in rhyme, is a heartwarming pick from our list of Father’s Day picture books.

hari love

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry Illus. by Vashti Harrison

This is a beautiful book that highlights the relationship between a Black father and his daughter. This is a book that is an ode to loving your hair, a celebration of loving yourself, and a tender and empowering story about the relationship between fathers and daughters.

This is an amazing choice from our list of Father’s Day picture books!

Dad by My side

Dad by My Side by Soosh

This adorable book about the relationship between a father and his daughter is a wonderful Father’s Day picture book.

No matter what the two are doing together, the love between the two is clear and made even more special by the gorgeous illustrations.

and tango makes three

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

An amazing story about two male penguins adopting a penguin. Adorable text and photos will expose your child to this unique and true story while also teaching a lesson that there are many different kinds of families.

Why We Love This Book: This book is a cuddly way to teach a child that love is love.
Appropriate for ages 1-5
Find this book in
Zoo Books, Banned Books, Father’s Day Picture Books, Books for a 2-year-olds, Best Books for Newborns

Hike by Pete Oswald

Hike by Pete Oswald

If you have been following us for a while, you know how much I love wordless picture books. They are wonderful tools for language development and perfect books to help with Reading Readiness.

In this sweet story, a boy and his dad wake up in the early morning to go on a hike and document that hike in their family history. This is the Father’s Day picture book to read together. It will be different every time.

Dear Boy

Dear Boy: A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You! by Paris Rosenthal

I love the book “Dear Girl” and this book is a beautiful companion to that book and a perfect Father’s Day picture book.

This wonderful message in this book is perfect for anyone to read to their boy. It’s a message of love and strength

a Fathers love

A Father’s Love by Hannah Holt, illus. by Yee Von Chan

This adorable rhyming book is a perfect Father’s Day picture book. As we explore the love between fathers and their children in the animal kingdom, we also learn about colors.

This is a heartwarming book you will adore reading over and over.

Guess How Much I Love you and more kids books about love

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

I love that this book is about a father and his son. The baby bunny is talking about how much he loves his dad who tells the baby bunny how much he loves him in return.  “I love you to the moon and back”.  Truer words are hard to find. We cannot think of a more perfect Father’s Day picture book.

Why We Love This Book: This book coined one of our favorite lines from a book ever “I love you to the moon and back”
Good For Ages:0-5
Find this book in Father’s Day Picture Books / Bedtime Books / Books for a 2-Year-old / Rabbit Books for Babies

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