Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.
I’ve included 10 of our favourites below… but you’ll probably find many more options on Amazon, or at Indigo.ca which I also love to check out when I’m looking for books for kids.
1. My Dad is Amazing
A joyful tribute to dads from the bestselling creators of Hello!Lucky!
Is your dad cooler than a million popsicles?
Tougher than a rhino wrestler?
Cuddlier than a ton of bunnies?
Celebrate all the things that make Dad amazing with this joyful board book! Under $10, and also available on Kindle – find it on Amazon.
2. I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Celebrate Dad’s special day by saying “I Love You”–with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call “Dad” how much you appreciate him. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care. Under $10, also available on kindle – find it on Amazon.
3. Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop!: A Celebration of Dads
This hardcover book of simple, unrhymed observations about all the things we love and appreciate about our dads makes an ideal gift for fathers (and grandfathers!) of all ages. Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop is illustrated with full-color art by Dr. Seuss from the books Hop on Pop, Horton Hatches the Egg, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and many others. Shower Pop with love this Valentine’s Day!. Find it on Amazon.
4. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
This is one of our families all-time favourites and a nice fit for Father’s Day as the kids head out with Dad on an adventure. Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat. Under $10 – find it on Amazon.
5. David’s Father
By one of my favourite children’s book authors, Robert Munsch. Julie thinks her new neighbors must be very scary because all the stuff being moved into their house is enormous. Then she meets David and finds out that he’s just a normal, regular boy. But when David’s father calls him for supper the sound makes Julie jump in the air, run in a circle three times, run home and lock herself in her room until it is time for breakfast the next day. Could David’s father be a giant? Under $5 – Find it on Amazon.
6. The Night Before Father’s Day
It’s Father’s Day! Celebrate dads everywhere with bike rides, car washes, and more in this installment of Natasha Wing’s best-selling series. It’s the night before Father’s Day, and Mom and the kids have a plan to surprise Dad with a special gift. When Dad goes for a bike ride, everyone gets to work. Dad wakes up the next day to find his garage newly organized and his car sparkly clean. So, of course, he celebrates by taking everyone for a spin! Under $10 – Find it on Amazon.
7. My Dad and Me
Tell your dad how much you love him in this sweet and fun book with the characters from Mr. Men Little Miss, perfect for Father’s Day! From reading you books in silly voices to carrying you when you’re tired, dads are Funny, Happy, Strong, and Cool–lots of the Mr. Men rolled into one! This book featuring the Mr. Men characters will help you show your dad just how special he is to you. Readers can also add their own words about their dads at the end of the book to make it a special, personalized gift. Under $10 – Find it on Amazon.
8. Give Me Back My Dad
Another fun story written by Robert Munsch. Cheryl and her dad go ice fishing, but it turns out that the fish are pretty smart. They are trying to catch the people right back! In the end, Cheryl and her father bring home something really good… and it’s not a fish at all! This story was inspired by a young girl in Rigolet, Labrador. Twenty years ago Robert Munsch went ice fishing with a girl named Cheryl and her father, and this story was born. He has performed it live for many years now, but it has never appeared in book form before. Scholastic Canada is proud to bring this wonderful, whimsical tale to young readers everywhere! Under $10 – Find it on Amazon.
9. I Love You As Big As the World
Show your little one just how strong your love is with this sweet rhyme! Features soft, padded covers and sturdy board pages that make this a perfect choice for preschoolers. Big Bear and Little Bear love each other very much! Their love stretches down to the bottom of the sea, to the top of the highest mountain, and as far away as a star. The two spend the day together exploring the ocean, basking in the warm of the Sun on the beach, climbing a tree, and snuggling close at bedtime. The soft padded covers, rounded corners and sturdy board pages make this title a perfect fit for preschoolers. Under $10 – Find it on Amazon.
10. Made for Me
Of all the children that ever could be,
You are the one made just for me.
From a child’s first uttered Dada” to his or her first unsteady steps, nothing can adequately convey the joy and awe of watching the birth and growth of a new child. Now releasing as a board book filled with adorable illustrations and the refrain, “You are the one made just for me,” Made for Me is a winning presentation of tender moments that tie a father and his new child together-forever. Under $20 – Find it on Amazon.
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