Poetry and picture books celebrating fathers

With Fathers Day just around the corner, here are some picture books which celebrate dads:

Daddy Long Legs – Nadine Brun-Cosme & Aurélie Guillerey

Daddy Long Legs


In this endearing and humorous story, Matty worries that the car may not start when Dad is due to collect him from nursery. However, Dad has a whole list of ideas on how he can get to nursery to pick up his little boy.




Don’t Let Go – Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

Don't Let Go

A really moving story about Megan who is learning to ride her bike. Dad offers plenty of reassurance and encouragement. But who is actually more nervous on the day? You’ll have to read the story to find out.




Baking with Dad – Aurora Cacciapuoti

Baking with Dad

It’s always a special day when you get to bake with dad. In this story the child and her Dad bake a birthday cake, while clearly having lots of fun!





My Dad’s the Best – Nicholas Allan

Dad may not be the best singer or DIY expert but he helps with homework, gives fantastic piggybacks and tells amazing bedtime stories.




Where’s Home Daddy Bear? – Nicola O’Byrne

Where's Home

Bear gets some reassurance from Dad in this poignant story, as they leave their old home behind and move to the country.





The Dictionary of Dads – Justin Coe & Steve Wells


This poetry book contains a very wide range of poems all about different types of dads.







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