Cuddle Time: 6 Fun Books to Read with Dad (or Grandad) on Father’s Day

Cuddle Time: 6 Fun Books to Read with Dad (or Grandad) on Father’s Day

Dad by My Side by Soosh

Whether they’re playing make-believe, making you smile, or scaring off monsters under the bed, dads are always there when you need them. Debut picture book artist Soosh celebrates fathers with a gorgeously illustrated and moving story about the parent-child bond.

When Soosh first posted her initial series of images of a larger-than-life father and his adorable daughter on Instagram, fans from across the world immediately took notice with over 2 million views in a single week.

Hide and Seek with Grandpa by Ed Allen

Ready or not, here I go! Come and find me, Grandpa! Am I hiding high or low? Where could I be? Keep looking all around the park! It is so much fun playing hide and seek with Grandpa!

My Dad is a Robot by Matt Cosgrove

Psssssst! Wanna hear something cool? Don’t tell everyone, but my Dad is a… ROBOT! Admittedly, this dad is an older model he doesn’t have laser eyes or jet-powered feet and his batteries regularly run flat. But there’s one little boy who wouldn’t change a thing…

My Dad Used to be So Cool by Keith Negley

Did your dad used to be cool? Wondering what happened to his rock band playing, skateboarding days?

This funny and relatable story shows children how their parents are still cool after all, even if it’s not in quite the same way! Parents and children will both enjoy engaging with this book, presented in Negley’s unique style where words are minimal, and the emotive illustrations really carry the story along.

I Love My Dad by Anna Walker

Ollie the zebra loves so many things, but he especially loves his mom and his dad! Just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Ollie celebrates all the wonderful things he loves about each of his parents. In the spirit of Karen Katz, Anna Walker’s simple, appealing text and vibrant illustrations are ideal for a young audience.


Grandpa’s Space Adventure by Paul Newman, illustrated by Tom Jellett

I’m scared of the dark . . . But Grandpa says we can still have FUN so he’s taking me camping. Maybe I’ll be able to have space Adventures like him one day . . .

Join the creative team behind best-selling picture book Grandpa’s Big Adventure on a new voyage full of out-of-this-world delights and cosmic dangers. This time Grandpa and his grandson explore a new fear – the dark. But through Grandpa’s hilarious jokes and tall tales, his grandson discovers the amazing things you can see at night-time.


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