Growing Reader

20 Sweet Picture Books That Celebrate Fatherhood

by Liz Lesnick

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I don’t know about you, but finding the right present for the dads in my life has always been a challenge. In the age of business casual, I can’t possibly give that old go-to gift, the tie. What I can always count on to be a thoughtful, personal gift is a great book.

This year I have picture books on my mind because my brother-in-law will be celebrating his very first Father’s Day. I can’t wait to see pictures of him curled up with my niece reading one of these soon-to-be classics.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2020.