Recommended children's booklists sorted by age or topic

Home

Topic: Father's Day

Five Books That Celebrate Dads! With Father’s Day just around the corner, BooksForTopics founder Alison has picked out five favourite children’s books all about fabulous fathers.

Picturebook

A sweet, suspenseful story of a baby badger and his dad with rich, atmospheric illustrations from Jane McGuinness.
Curious Baby Badger loves exploring. He is eager to see, and know, more of the world beyond his den. So, one night, his daddy takes him on a moonlit adventure through the still, black-and-white forest up above their underground home. And that sets Baby Badger’s imagination soaring. What’s daytime like? he wonders. What’s next?

A tender father and son story of adventure, discovery and the comforting pull of home, paired with rich, evocative illustrations from Jane McGuinness.

Picturebook

A joyous, charmingly illustrated celebration of fathers everywhere.

This dad is, quite simply, brilliant! He’s as strong as a gorilla, fantastic on roller skates, and can sing like a pop star! And not only all that, but he’s a dab hand at cooking too! Find out what else he can do in this colourful book that positively bursts over with appreciation for pas … everyone’s dad is brilliant at something!

Picturebook

Who wouldn’t want to be just like daddy, when daddy is strong and silly, kind and practical? But he also knows how to have fun, and even if he messes up, it’s never a big deal. Dad can deal with the scariest of monsters (well, spiders at least…), keeps his eyes open on the rollercoaster (most of the time), and puts on all the silly voices when he reads a bedtime story. The debut picture book from Lucy Freegard is funny, charming and heartwarming – a delightful read.

Picturebook

The perfect book for Father’s Day from the uniquely talented, award-winning picture book creator, Marta Altes, author of Little Monkey . A brilliantly funny, sweet story about time, how we spend it, how it passes and how we can share it together. Perfect for busy children and tired dads everywhere!

Time is a funny thing. Dad talks about it a lot, but I think I know more about time than he does.

A little fox gives his time-starved dad some sage advice about what ‘time’ really means, and how to make the most of it, from bath time to baking time to ‘dad’ time. Wise, witty and full of honest vignettes of family life, Five More Minutes is a from bestselling author-illustrator, two times CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and BookTrust Time to Read favourite, Marta Altes.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Your Review

Stone Girl Bone Girl

review

Year group(s) the book is most suitable for:

Year group(s) the book is most suitable for:

Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc.)?

Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc.)?

Would you recommend the book for use in primary schools?

yes

Curriculum links (if relevant)

Curriculum links (if relevant)

Any other comments

Any other comments