Are you looking for some Father’s Day books for the special dad in your life? What about a father-to-be? Here are my top 10 choices for Father’s Day books, in no particular order.
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1. The Life of Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood from Today’s Leaders, Icons, and Legendary Dads
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) A heartwarming and enlightening collection of advice, wisdom, and practical skills featuring an all-star cast of fathers from the popular online community Life of Dad.
2. The Guy’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) “Absolutely hysterical. No matter what stage of fatherhood you’re in — whether you’re still watching your wife expand (and listening to her gripe!) or if you’re now up all night with the little one — this book will provide much-needed comic relief.” (Jenny McCarthy, author of Belly Laughs)
3. Pregnancy for Dads-to-Be: The Essential Pocket Handbook to the First Nine Months of Fatherhood and Beyond
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) Your partner is pregnant, and by now you’re undoubtedly experiencing the element of fear that every dad-to-be feels upon learning a new baby is on the way. Well, sir, it’s time to embrace this fear and tackle parenthood and the pregnancy process head-on!
4. Rocking Fatherhood: The Dad-to-Be’s Guide to Staying Cool
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) Let me guess: your Facebook page is littered with baby studies and you’re hearing “Having a baby changes everything” more often than “Having a baby is pure joy.” The sad fact is that pregnancy has been turned into a cataclysmic medical emergency and parenthood’s become an obstacle course of optimization.
5. Commando Dad: A Basic Training Manual for the First Three Years of Fatherhood
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) This easy-to-use reference is packed with practical, field-tested instructions for caring for new troopers, from birth to age three. New dads will learn how to prepare the home for the latest addition to the corps; establish a sleep routine; deal with hostile uprisings; feed, burp, and bathe a baby trooper; and much, much more. Written by an ex-commando and father of three, the book looks and reads like a basic training military manual and is full of no-nonsense advice delivered in a relatable and warm-but not sappy-tone.
6. Just Me And My Dad
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is going on a camping trip with his dad in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father’s Day… or any day!
7. Really Bad Dad Jokes
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) Do you enjoy making puns about the most random things you can think of? What about inducing embarrassment and eye-rolling from your family? Do you often crack yourself up with your own jokes? Then Really Bad Dad Jokes is for you!
8. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast: Reflections on Fatherhood
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) Matteo Bussola is a designer and cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife Paola; their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania (ages eight, four, and two); and their two dogs. For two years, he’s been writing posts on Facebook capturing the beauty of ordinary moments with his family. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is the memoir that grew out of these writings.
9. Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, who also penned the Foreword, are shaped by his own childhood.
10. Muddle Your Way Through Fatherhood: How to fool people into thinking you’re a competent dad
(Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca) This is the book dads across the world have been waiting for all their lives, whether they’re on the verge of parenthood, or already knee-deep in kids. They just didn’t know they were waiting.
Do you have any favorite fatherhood books that would make a good Father’s Day gift?