Best Parenting Books for Dads

Best Parenting Books for Dads: What are they?

The term “best” in the title of this post refers to what kind of book you want to read when it comes to reading books for your kids. There are different types of books which can be used depending upon your family’s needs. Here is a list of some of them:

1) Educational – These books will teach children basic facts and numbers, but not much else.

They can be good if you have a young child or one who is very curious. You might need these books to brush up on some basics before going out into the real world.

2) Fun – These books will entertain your kids and give them something to look forward to while doing so.

Some of these books are geared towards younger children, but they still contain enough content for older ones too.

3) Inspiring – These books will inspire your kids to do better than their peers.

They may even encourage them to think differently. These books are great for parents who want to instill confidence in their children.

4) Novelty – These books aren’t necessarily educational, but they’re definitely fun!

Some of these titles might be aimed at tweens and teens, but they’ll still provide entertainment for older kids too.

5) Magazine – These are fun for young children who love books that have pictures and short stories in them.

Magazines are usually comprised of several stories, which are accompanied by colorful pictures.

Here is a list of some of the best titles in each category:

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Best Educational Books for Kids:

Where Is Thumbkin?

This is a fun rhyming book that teaches children numbers, colors, and animals. It’s the first title in the “Bright Baby” series and is great for toddlers or young preschoolers.

First 100 Animals

This is a great book for young children. It features pictures of 100 different animals from across the globe. It has minimal words and simple text. It’s the perfect book to introduce your child to animals and spark an interest in them.

Big Dog… Little Dog

This fun book features a big dog and a little dog. It shows the differences between the two canines as well as what they each like to do. This is a great book for preschoolers to learn opposites.

Best Fun Books for Kids:


This is a fun and creepy story about a zombie named Zombiekins. He is different from his zombie friends because he wants to sing and dance instead of going to scary horror movies. Perfect for kids who are just getting into reading.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

This is one of the best books for middle schoolers. It takes classic fairy tales and puts a new twist on them. For example, in this story, the Gingerbread Man is addicted to drugs. Your kids will love it!

Big Nate Series

This series follows the life of Nate Wright who is always getting into trouble at school. It’s a great series for older elementary school kids who are just learning how to read on their own.

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Best Inspiring Books for Kids:

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

This is a classic book about a girl, her brother, and some friends who travel across the universe to save her father. Madeleine L’Engle was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this one. It also inspired a Disney movie in 2018.

The Giver

This book follows a young boy named Jonas. He lives in a perfect, yet dystopian world. In this world, there is no war, pain, suffering, and other things that cause humans to suffer.

But is this world a blessing or a curse?

This is required reading for most middle schoolers.

The Storm Runner

This book is about a boy named Ben who has a traumatic experience with his father. Ben finds an unexpected friend in a young, mysterious girl he meets during his first semester of college. This book may inspire your kids to read more Dean Koontz novels.

Best Novelty Books for Kids:

Captain Underpants Series

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This is the funniest and greatest series ever written. It’s about two kids who have hypnotism powers and use them to make their mean elementary school principal turn into Captain Underpants, a silly superhero who fights crime. It’s so funny that it might be too graphic for younger kids.

Sources & references used in this article:

The daddy shift: How stay-at-home dads, breadwinning moms, and shared parenting are transforming the American family by JA Smith – 2009 –

Recruiting fathers to parenting programs: Advice from dads and fatherhood program providers by P Downey – 2020 – Simon and Schuster

When dad stays home too: Paternity leave, gender, and parenting by MJ Stahlschmidt, J Threlfall, KD Seay, EM Lewis… – Children and youth …, 2013 – Elsevier

The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know about LGBTQ Parenting But are (mostly) Afraid to Ask by EM Rehel – Gender & Society, 2014 –

Media moms & digital dads: A fact-not-fear approach to parenting in the digital age by E Rosswood – 2017 –

Different dads: Fathers’ stories of parenting disabled children by SL Braver, D O’Connell – 1998 – JP Tarcher