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"The Night Before Father's Day," Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
(Grosset & Dunlap; $3.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

It's the night before Father's Day and Dad goes for a bike ride. Mom and the kids plan to surprise him with a special gift. Find out what dad wakes up to find the next day.

Father's Day books for kids

Many kids have fond memories of sitting on their dad's lap reading books together. With Father's Day right around the corner, there's no better time than now to read books that celebrate the love between fathers and their children. Check out these Father's Day books for kids. You can find these books at your local library or order them on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.
--Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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"My Daddy Snores," Nancy Rothstein
(Cartwheel Books; $5.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

Everyone is up in the house, including the pet hamster, because of Daddy's snoring. Find out how this family finally gets a good night's sleep.

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"If My Dad Were A Dog," Annabel Tellis
(The Chicken House; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

What kid wouldn't want a dog to love and a chance to be the boss of Dad? In this book find out just what happens when a child gets the chance to put a leash on Dad, bark out the commands for a change and spend the entire day at play in the park.

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"Every Friday," Dan Yaccarino
(Square Fish; $6.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Friday is a young boy's favorite day of the week. Why? It's the day he has breakfast with his father at their favorite diner.

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"Papa, Do You Love Me?," Barbara M. Joosse, Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books; $15.95)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Set in Africa and featuring the Maasai culture, the beautiful watercolor illustrations and lyrical text celebrates the universal love between a father and child.

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"When I Grow Up," Leonid Gore
(Scholastic; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

A little boy asks the age-old question, "What will I be when I grow up?" He looks to the world around him: a raindrop that grows up to be a fast-running river and more. In the end, his father's love gives him the greatest inspiration.

"The Night Before Father's Day," Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
(Grosset & Dunlap; $3.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

It's the night before Father's Day and Dad goes for a bike ride. Mom and the kids plan to surprise him with a special gift. Find out what dad wakes up to find the next day.

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"Daddy Cuddles," Anne Gutman, Georg Hallensleben
(Chronicle Books; $5.95)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Animal dads show their love to their babies in their own special way.

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"A Perfect Father's Day," Eve Bunting, Susan Meddaugh (Illustrator)
(Sandpiper; $15.95)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

Susie has the perfect plan for Father's Day — she's going to take her dad out to lunch. She chooses the restaurant and the special day is filled with treats for the both of them.

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"The Best Kind of Kiss," Margaret Allum, Jonathan Bentley (Illustrator)
(Walker Childrens; $14.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

A little girl likes all kinds of kisses, whether it's a fluffy kiss from a cat, a fluttery kiss from a butterfly or a smelly-yelly brother kiss. Find out what her favorite kiss is of all.

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"Clifford's Day With Dad," Norman Bridwell
(Cartwheel Books; $3.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Clifford spends the whole day in the country with his dad, playing, fetching and digging together.

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"Just The Two of Us," Will Smith, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
(Scholastic Paperbacks; $6.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

In actor Will Smith's ode to fatherhood, you follow a father's love for his child as he grows from a boy into a man.

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"Little Critter: Happy Father's Day, " Mercer Mayer
(HarperFestival; $6.99)
BEST For Ages 3 and up

Little Critter and Little Sister want to plan a big surprise for Dad and Grandpa for Father's Day. Join them as they make cards, cook a special breakfast and put on a magic show in this fun lift-the-flaps book.

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"I Love You, Little Bear," Scholastic
(Scholastic; $6.99)
BEST FOR Ages 0 and up

Join big bear and little bear as they share a simple day together greeting their friends and performing other timeless adventures that center around a parent's love for his child.

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"Daddy Kisses," Anne Gutman, Georg Hallensleben
(Chronicle Books; $5.95)
BEST FOR Ages 0 and up

Celebrate the affection between father and baby animals.

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"Daddy Hugs 1 2 3," Karen Katz
(Margaret K. McElderry Books; $15.99)
BEST FOR Ages 1 and up

Count along as daddy gives hugs to his baby throughout the day.

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"A Father's Day's Thank You," Janet Nolan, Kathi Ember (Illustrator)
(Albert Whitman & Company; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Harvey is having a hard time figuring out what to get for his dad for Father's Day. Then he remembers all of the nice things his dad helped him with that week and it sparks a great gift idea.

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"A Wild Father's Day," Sean Callahan, Daniel Howarth (Illustrator)
(Albert Whitman & Company; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Dad receives a card that say "Have a wild Father's Day," so that's just what he does. With the kids, they act like animals and hop on the bed like kangaroos, run like cheetahs at the park and swing like monkeys at the playground.

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"Biscuit Loves Father's Day," Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories and Mary O'Keefe Young (Illustrators)
(HarperFestival; $7.00)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Unfold the big flaps and join Biscuit for fun times with Dad — exploring, playing and sharing.

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"The Daddy Book," Todd Parr
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; $6.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Your dad may walk you to school or walks you to the bus. Some wear suits and some have a lot of hair or a little. While every daddy is different, they're each special in his own unique way.

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"No Go Sleep!," Kate Feiffer, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Even though everyone is ready for bed and the moon and stars are out, baby still says "No, go, sleep!" Watch as his parents finally lull him to sleep.

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"When Dads Don't Grow Up," Marjorie Blain Parker, R.W. Alley (Illustrator)
(Dial; $16.99)
BEST FOR AGES 3 and up

Follow four father-child pairs as they spend fun, silly times together popping Bubble Wrap, watching cartoons and taking part in shoppingcart races.

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"I Love My Dad," Anna Walker
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; $9.99)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

Follow along as Olli celebrates all the things he loves about his dad.

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"Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!," Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe (Illustrator)
(Walker Childrens; $17.89)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

In this fun picture book, you can ride a rocket to the stars along with astronauts as they zoom through the solar system. Watch as they make moon landings, explore a new terrain, repair a satellite and more.

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"Surfer Chick," Kristy Dempsey, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
(Abrams Books for Young Readers; $16.95)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Little chick wants to be just like her dad — so she sets out to learn how to surf. At first Chick has a hard time catching waves but soon enough she's doing tricks, just like her dad.

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"Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos," Susan Middleton Elya, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens; $16.99)
BEST For Ages 3 and up

It's time to save a burning casa, or house, and these bomberos are up to the task. With Spanish words sprinkled throughout, dads and their kids will cheer on the firefighters as they save the day.

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