Dad, This Book’s About Us!

You may have seen the article with 5 reasons dads need to read to their kids. It was published by The Telegraph (UK) in September, but recently made the rounds on TwitterThe special bond that comes with reading with a child isn’t just for mom. It’s for dad, too, and one way to give dads the gift of those special moments is to give him a book where he’s one of the stars! 

If you’re looking for a book for a dad-to-be or a new dad, look no further than Say Daddy! by Michael Shoulders.


dad main characterMore Books Featuring Dad

There are lots of wonderful children’s books that feature dads as the main character. Two of the all-time favorites in our house are The Daddy Mountain by Jules Feiffer and On a Wintry Morning by Dory Chaconas. Here are a few others:



This Read It and Keep selection is part of our Gift of Literacy Pinterest board. There are additional recommendations on our Books Make the Best Gifts and Bookshelf Worthy Books for Your Home Library boards, as well.

If you have a favorite bedtime story or one that is your go-to as a gift, be sure to leave a comment. We’d love to share your suggestions, too.

We are taking a break from our Throwback Thursday Book Review schedule to focus on sharing gift ideas with a literacy twist. These are featured selections from our Gift of Literacy board on Pinterest.


Image links in this post go to our Pinterest Boards. Book title links go to the reviews on the Reading Tub website.

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