Buzzeo, Toni. Little Loon and Papa, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004.
It's time for diving lessons, but Little Loon is too nervous. This tale of fatherly support is just right for anyone on the verge of learning a new skill.
Collard, Sneed B. III. Animal Dads, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.
This book looks at the natural world with fathers cast in the caregiver role, showing a wide range of surprising parenting skills.
Dorros, Arthur. Papa and Me. Harper Collins Publishers, 2009.
Lush illustrations show the close bond between a father and son.
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. This Is the Van That Dad Cleaned. Simon and Schuster, 2005.
Dad's clean van doesn't survive an outing with his children.
Grambling, Lois. G. Daddy Will Be There, Harper Collins, 1998.
Simple sentences assure the reader that, no matter what happens, Daddy will be there!
Hines, Anna Grossnickle Hines.
Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti. Sandpiper, 1989. Compare the way penguin dads and human dads feed and care for their children!
Lakin, Patricia. Dad and Me in the Morning. Albert Whitman and Company, 1994.
A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach.
Mallat, Kathy. Papa Pride. Walker & Company, 2005.
This book presents an idealized vision of a father-child relationship as enacted by a wolf and his three offspring
Ormerod, Jan. Dad's Back. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1985.
Delightful toddler book simply shows dad and baby playing.
Ormerod, Jan & Carol Thompson. Molly and her Dad. Roaring Brook Press, 2009.
Molly meets her dad for the first time and finds he's a lot like her.
Rockwell, Anne. Father's Day. Harper Collins Publishers, 2005.
Every child in Mrs. Madoff's class writes a story about their dad and what makes him special.