I can't thank my dad enough for sparking my book lover tendencies by reading to me before bed each night. He's the reason I'm the book nerd I am today, and couldn't be more encouraging of dads (and moms, too) who want to read with their children. With Father's Day just around the corner, here's a list of books for dads to read with their kids that celebrate a fatherly bond.

Picture Books

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BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD by Ahmet Zappa, illustrated by Dan Santat

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GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings

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HOP ON POP by Dr. Seuss

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EVERYONE CAN LEARN TO RIDE A BICYCLE by Chris Raschka

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MY DADDY AND ME by Jerry Spinelli, illustrated by Seymour Chwast

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HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Middle Grade

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ROAD TRIP by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen

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CHOMP by Carl Hiaasen

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THE RED PYRAMID (The Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

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DINOTOPIA by James Gurney