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Father’s Day Books for Kids & Adults

Celebrate the father figures in your life! This list includes books to read along with your child as well as thrillers and nonfiction reads for dad.
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    My Father Left Me Ireland Book Cover Picture
    My Father Left Me Ireland Book Cover Picture

    My Father Left Me Ireland

    by Michael Brendan Dougherty

    The perfect gift for parents this Father’s Day: a beautiful, gut-wrenching memoir of Irish identity, fatherhood, and what we owe to the past.
    My Father Left Me Ireland Book Cover Picture
    My Father Left Me Ireland Book Cover Picture

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    TheDadLab Book Cover Picture
    TheDadLab Book Cover Picture

    TheDadLab

    by Sergei Urban

    The ultimate collection of DIY activities to do with your kids to teach STEM basics and beyond, from a wildly popular online dad.
    TheDadLab Book Cover Picture
    TheDadLab Book Cover Picture

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    K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Book Cover Picture
    K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Book Cover Picture

    K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

    by Tyler Kepner

    From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today.
    K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Book Cover Picture
    K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Book Cover Picture

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    Hair Love Book Cover Picture
    Hair Love Book Cover Picture

    Hair Love

    by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison

    It’s up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Timesbestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.
    Hair Love Book Cover Picture
    Hair Love Book Cover Picture

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    An Odyssey Book Cover Picture
    An Odyssey Book Cover Picture

    An Odyssey

    by Daniel Mendelsohn

    From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading–and reliving–Homer’s epic masterpiece.
    An Odyssey Book Cover Picture
    An Odyssey Book Cover Picture

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    Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop! Book Cover Picture
    Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop! Book Cover Picture

    Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop!

    by Dr. Seuss

    Say thank you to Dad with this perfect-for-Father’s-Day gift book that features art from Dr. Seuss! Includes unrhymed lines about fatherly love and makes an ideal choice.
    Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop! Book Cover Picture
    Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop! Book Cover Picture

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    Chasing the Moon Book Cover Picture
    Chasing the Moon Book Cover Picture

    Chasing the Moon

    by Robert Stone and Alan Andres

    JFK issued the historic moon landing challenge. These are the stories of the visionaries who helped America complete his vision with the first lunar landing fifty years ago.
    Chasing the Moon Book Cover Picture
    Chasing the Moon Book Cover Picture

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    My Papi Has a Motorcycle Book Cover Picture
    My Papi Has a Motorcycle Book Cover Picture

    My Papi Has a Motorcycle

    by Isabel Quintero

    A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.
    My Papi Has a Motorcycle Book Cover Picture
    My Papi Has a Motorcycle Book Cover Picture

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    The Algebra of Happiness Book Cover Picture
    The Algebra of Happiness Book Cover Picture

    The Algebra of Happiness

    by Scott Galloway

    An unconventional book of wisdom and life advice from renowned business school professor and New York Times bestselling author of The Four Scott Galloway.
    The Algebra of Happiness Book Cover Picture
    The Algebra of Happiness Book Cover Picture

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    Bruno, Chief of Police Book Cover Picture
    Bruno, Chief of Police Book Cover Picture

    Bruno, Chief of Police

    by Martin Walker

    The first installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno. Meet Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France.
    Bruno, Chief of Police Book Cover Picture
    Bruno, Chief of Police Book Cover Picture

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    The Future of Humanity Book Cover Picture
    The Future of Humanity Book Cover Picture

    The Future of Humanity

    by Michio Kaku

    Michio Kaku traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man’s future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.
    The Future of Humanity Book Cover Picture
    The Future of Humanity Book Cover Picture

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    My Two Dads and Me Book Cover Picture
    My Two Dads and Me Book Cover Picture

    My Two Dads and Me

    by Michael Joosten

    An adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of gay fathers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two dads.
    My Two Dads and Me Book Cover Picture
    My Two Dads and Me Book Cover Picture

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    When the Irish Invaded Canada Book Cover Picture
    When the Irish Invaded Canada Book Cover Picture

    When the Irish Invaded Canada

    by Christopher Klein

    When the Irish Invaded Canada is the untold tale of a band of fiercely patriotic Irish Americans and their chapter in Ireland’s centuries-long fight for independence. Inspiring, lively, and often undeniably comic, this is a story of fighting for what’s right in the face of impossible odds.
    When the Irish Invaded Canada Book Cover Picture
    When the Irish Invaded Canada Book Cover Picture

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    Rogue Strike Book Cover Picture
    Rogue Strike Book Cover Picture

    Rogue Strike

    by David Ricciardi

    Jake Keller finds himself in a familiar position—on the run for his life and desperate to find the shadowy figures behind a global conspiracy.
    Rogue Strike Book Cover Picture
    Rogue Strike Book Cover Picture

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    Spot Loves His Daddy Book Cover Picture
    Spot Loves His Daddy Book Cover Picture

    Spot Loves His Daddy

    by Eric Hill

    Spot Loves His Daddy Book Cover Picture
    Spot Loves His Daddy Book Cover Picture

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    Range Book Cover Picture
    Range Book Cover Picture

    Range

    by David Epstein

    A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize.
    Range Book Cover Picture
    Range Book Cover Picture

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    Recursion Book Cover Picture
    Recursion Book Cover Picture

    Recursion

    by Blake Crouch

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most ambitious, mind-boggling, irresistible work to date.
    Recursion Book Cover Picture
    Recursion Book Cover Picture

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    Ballpark Book Cover Picture
    Ballpark Book Cover Picture

    Ballpark

    by Paul Goldberger

    An exhilarating, splendidly illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic.
    Ballpark Book Cover Picture
    Ballpark Book Cover Picture

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    Bad Blood Book Cover Picture
    Bad Blood Book Cover Picture

    Bad Blood

    by John Carreyrou

    Discover the full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes.
    Bad Blood Book Cover Picture
    Bad Blood Book Cover Picture

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    How to Surprise a Dad Book Cover Picture
    How to Surprise a Dad Book Cover Picture

    How to Surprise a Dad

    by Jean Reagan

    The pages of this book are full of tips on how to become a super dad surpriser, including tips for things you can make, do, or find—just for your dad.
    How to Surprise a Dad Book Cover Picture
    How to Surprise a Dad Book Cover Picture

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    The Paris Diversion Book Cover Picture
    The Paris Diversion Book Cover Picture

    The Paris Diversion

    by Chris Pavone

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems—and that it involves her family.
    The Paris Diversion Book Cover Picture
    The Paris Diversion Book Cover Picture

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    I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Cover Picture
    I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Cover Picture

    I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    by Eric Carle

    Celebrate Dad’s special day by saying “I Love You”–with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call “Dad” how much you appreciate him. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care.
    I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Cover Picture
    I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Cover Picture

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    Hop on Pop Book Cover Picture
    Hop on Pop Book Cover Picture

    Hop on Pop

    by Dr. Seuss

    A condensed, board book version of the classic bestseller, perfect for babies and toddlers. Introduces the youngest readers to the wonderful world of Seussian word play.
    Hop on Pop Book Cover Picture
    Hop on Pop Book Cover Picture

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    Tom Clancy Enemy Contact Book Cover Picture
    Tom Clancy Enemy Contact Book Cover Picture

    Tom Clancy Enemy Contact

    by Mike Maden

    Jack Ryan Jr’s race to stop an international criminal conspiracy is intertwined with the fate of an old friend in this blistering entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
    Tom Clancy Enemy Contact Book Cover Picture
    Tom Clancy Enemy Contact Book Cover Picture

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    Police Book Cover Picture
    Police Book Cover Picture

    Police

    by Jo Nesbo

    Inspector Harry Hole investigates a serial killer targeting Oslo’s police officers in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now.
    Police Book Cover Picture
    Police Book Cover Picture

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    The Flight Attendant Book Cover Picture
    The Flight Attendant Book Cover Picture

    The Flight Attendant

    by Chris Bohjalian

    From the author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened.
    The Flight Attendant Book Cover Picture
    The Flight Attendant Book Cover Picture

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