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Brilliant Children’s Books About Dads

Celebrate Fathers’ Day with these heart-warming children’s books about dads that will make both kids and dads smile from ear to ear! From stories about father and child bonds to gripping adventures, mystery and intrigue ideal for older children, these books are perfect for snuggling up and reading together. Share the love and joy of fatherhood with these delightful tales that capture the special moments between dads and their little ones.

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Superhero Dad

Written by Timothy Knapman Illustrated by Joe Berger
2-5
Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.
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Up High

Illustrated by Matt Hunt
2-5
A tender and funny celebration of the bond between father and son. Going up high on Dad's shoulders is the best way to feel BIG when everything makes you feel small. But maybe, just maybe, being down low is just as good as being up high . . . A…
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When I Became Your Daddy

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming book celebrating the special bond between father and child, featuring flurries of silver foil on every page! When I became your daddy, you made my world complete. I didn't know the little things in life could be so sweet. A beautiful, reassuring picture book about the unconditional love…
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The Jamie Drake Equation

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12
How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut? Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake's dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it's cool but he just really misses him... Hanging out…
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Deadlock

Written by Simon Fox
9-12
Perfect for fans of Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl, Simon Fox's latest action-packed thriller is ideal for readers too young for Jack Reacher or Line of Duty. Archie Blake thought his policeman father teaching him how to pick locks and open safes was just a bit of fun. But when…
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S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Access Denied

Written by Jason Rohan Illustrated by Two Dots
9-12
They're in a race to save his dad ... and the world. When his dad disappears, Arun Lal is amazed to discover that he was secretly working on a classified project and has been kidnapped by people intent on stealing it. Along with his geeky best friend Sam and tough-talking…
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The House on the Edge

Written by Alex Cotter
9-12
A tense thriller that's impossible to put down - perfect for fans of Emma Carroll and Fleur Hitchcock. Where has Faith's dad gone? Why has he left his family living in an old house perched on a crumbling cliff top? A crack has appeared in the cliff and Faith watches…
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Following Frankenstein

Written by Catherine Bruton
9-12
A brilliantly-conceived and hugely imaginative 'sequel' to Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Following Frankenstein is a hugely exciting and beautifully-written historical adventure, perfect for 9-12 year olds. Sometimes I was jealous of the monster of Frankenstein. I grew up believing my father cared more for him than he did for me. And…
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