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Father's Day 2016

Written by · Published Jun 17, 2016

My dad used to be so cool by Keith Negley

Board books

Spot loves his Grandpa by Eric Hill

Spot loves his grandpa by Eric Hill

We were very pleased to see this classic Spot story back in print again, so we’ve bought lots of copies. It’s a great short read for bedtime, kind reassuring and comfortable.

My dad is brilliant by Nick Butterworth

My dad is brilliant by Nick Butterworth

Just out in board book format in time for Father’s day, is Nick Butterworth’s very fond celebration of fatherhood. It’s warm, funny and has a lovely clear font for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

Picture books

The best bit of Daddy’s day by Claire Alexander

The best bit of Daddy’s day by Claire Alexander

A gentle tale about a child’s day at pre-school, sweetly told, and shared with a big softie of a dad at the end of the day.

Amazing Daddy by Rachel Bright

Amazing Daddy by Rachel Bright

Bold cheery colours and bright cheesy rhymes about a panda who “is big and kind and hairy. He smells of safe and warm”, make this picture book perfect fare for Father’s Day. And because this particular family of pandas don’t restrict their diet to bamboo, they and their lovely book should last a good long time. Mmmm pancakes…

School for Dads by Adam and Charlotte Guillain and Ada Grey

School for Dads by Adam and Charlotte Guillain and Ada Grey

A fun-filled day is in store for dads when the tables are turned by their young children. “Don’t ignore when we’re talking, and stop looking at your phone. Don’t watch the news come out and play – it’ no fun on our own.”

When I’m a monster like you, dad! by David O’Connell and Francesca Gambatesa

When I’m a monster like you, dad! by David O’Connell and Francesca Gambatesa

Here is a picture book with a rollicking rhyme. It’s fun to read aloud, has great “boy” appeal so girls would love it too.

I love you Daddy Grizzle by Mark Sperring

I love you Daddy Grizzle by Mark Sperring

A feel-good story about a little Bear and his daddy who go adventuring together in the big outdoors. Warning: marshmallows are toasted.

My dad used to be so cool by Keith Negley

My dad used to be so cool by Keith Negley

Just in time for father’s day comes this story about a young father looking back wistfully to his youth spent playing in a band, motorcycling, and getting tattoos. His young son still thinks he's the tops and we think this picture book is all set to become the present to buy for all new dads. Keith Negley’s Tough guys have feelings too was published last year, and uses the same playful style of illustration to disguise the softer side of being a boy and a man.

A brave bear by Sean Taylor

A brave bear by Sean Taylor

When Dad Bear says, "I think a pair of hot bears is probably the hottest thing in the world," Little Bear suggests that they go all the way to the river to cool down. But what will happen when Little Bear tries to impress his dad by doing a big jump across the rocks?

Jo Dixon

I work for Suffolk Libraries Stock Team.