Alert message

Due to our temporary closures, we are currently not accepting book donations at any location.

Happy Father's Day!

Father holding a toddler age child facing the ocean.

Popular Quotes About Fathers

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” ― Clarence Budington Kelland

“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” ― Margaret Truman

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.” — Fanny Fern

“A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.” – David Jeremiah

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown

Father's Day is fast approaching on June 21. Whether the father in your life be a biological father, adopted father, stepfather, grandfather, or father figure, there is no denying that fathers are important! Listed below is a collection of books celebrating fathers and the love, sacrifice, and joy they add to our lives every day. Be sure to remember to show your father that you appreciate them on their special day.


Recommended Reading

Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug , book cover

Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug J.D. Lester

This book captures the affection of daddies' nicknames for their babies, while the cute rhyming couplets also illustrate animal behavior.

I Love You, Daddy!, book cover

I Love You, Daddy! Edie Evans

Dads are thanked for all the fun things they do with their children with rhyming text and lovingly illustrated scenes.

These Hands, book cover

These Hands Margaret H. Mason

An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note.

All New Crafts for Mother's Day and Father's Day, book cover

All New Crafts for Mother's Day and Father's Day Kathy Ross

Learn how to make crafts for these special days.

The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise, book cover

The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise Stan Berenstain

Papa Bear makes it clear to his family that he does not believe in celebrating Fathers' Day, then changes his opinion but fears it may be too late for any special treatment.

My Dad is Amazing, book cover

My Dad is Amazing Sabrina Moyle

This board book salutes some things that make dad amazing.

Blog Category

Add new comment

Comments are expected to follow the basic rules of civility and be relevant to the topic being commented upon. Comments will be reviewed prior to posting. Blog comments represent the views of the person commenting, not necessarily those of San José Public Library. For more information see SJPL's Comment Guidelines.