Picture Books for Dads, Dads-to-be and Dads who Once Knew the Definition of Cool

Happy Father's Day! If you're like me you might be using amazon prime and Target pickup for a few last minute items to celebrate the dads in our life. What better gift than a book that can be shared? Here are a few titles on the beauty of fatherhood and also a few that acknowledge moms aren't the only ones who resort to mom-jeans and struggle with losing our identities. 

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon- Because every mom is secretly a little annoyed that the -D sound comes naturally to babies. It's best to laugh.

Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz - The large illustrations in this counting book are captivating for little minds. Plus it's a super sweet one for dads and babies at bedtime.   

Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee - A sweet book telling the stories behind each of a father's tattoos. 

The Daddy Book by Todd Parr - Parr books do the best job of representing the diversity in the world and normalizing it for young minds. 

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems - This book shows a realistic picture of everyday dads doing laundry and keeping track of child's lovey. Plus it just happens to be our household favorite. 

Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me by Eric Carle - An admirable tale of a father's endless love where a little girl, Monica, wants her dad to bring the moon to her and he tries his very best. 

Monster and Son by David LaRochelle - For the dad who enjoys playing rough and roaring with his littles, this book tells the story of a day in the life of a dad having fun. 

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie - Thunder Boy is named after his father and wants to feel unique. His thoughtful father comes up with the perfect name for Junior. 

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen - This award winning classic shows the beauty in the few and far between peaceful moments. The father takes his child owling and they march through the calm snow, taking in the sights and sounds.  

My Dad Used to Be So Cool by Keith Negley - I've preorded this one and so should you! When your dad was in a rock and roll band (like ours) and now spends more time folding laundry, it's important to let him know that he's still your rockstar.