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Books for Dads

Updated on May 24, 2013

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Books For Dads

Types of Book
Pregnancy Books for Dad
Books for Dads with Babies
Books for Dads with Toddlers
Books for Dads with School Age Kids
Books for Dad with Teenagers

Books for Dads

Avid book readers are always looking for more information about their favorite topics. Every dad's favorite topic should be their children and how to be the best dad possible. Here are some great books that will help you learn more about kids and how to be the best dad out there.

What to Expect?

Did you read your wife's What to Expect when Your Expecting?

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Pre-Baby Books for the Dad to Be

Some of these books will bring you great laugh while finding out good information


Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden (May 4, 2004)

The survival guide for things guys would want to know about the baby and possible things hte mom would be horrified to know the dad pulled off.

Dad's Pregnant Too: Expectant fathers, expectant mothers, new dads and new moms share advice, tips and stories... by Harlan Cohen (Jun 1, 2008)

A good partner read book. This will give you the information that you never knew and maybe never wanted to know

Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months by John Pfeiffer (Apr 18, 2011)


The how not to suck when your wife is pregnant book. Great tips and might save you some fights.

The New Dad's Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers by Scott Mactavish (Jan 6, 2005)


This is more of a for the fun of it, laugh at yourself easy read. Try it out.

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series) by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash (Sep 14, 2010)


Think of this as the fathers what to expect book. Full of good info, worth the read.

Books for Dads with Babies

The Little Big Book for Dads, Revised Edition (Little Big Books (Welcome)) by Lena Tabori and H. Clark Wakabayashi (Jan 12, 2009)

Tons of ideas, stories, songs, recipes, great book for new parents

Mack Daddy: Mastering Fatherhood Without Losing Your Style, Your Cool, or Your Mind by Larry Bleidner

I just really like the premise on this one, can you still be a cool dude? we have yet to find out.

Books for Dads with Toddlers

Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer (Mar 2, 2001)

The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Dad! by Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain (Apr 23, 2013)

Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl by Melissa Harrison and Harry H. Harrison Jr. (Mar 15, 2003)

Books for Dads with School Age Kids

Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Super-Hero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Seesaws, 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself... by Mike Adamick (May 18, 2013)

Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids by Todd Davis (Apr 28, 2010)

52 Things Kids Need from a Dad. By: Jay K. Payleitner. Harvest House Publishers / 2010 / Paperback

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker (Aug 28, 2007)

Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time by Tom Limbert and Steve Young (Apr 18, 2012)

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky (Apr 20, 2010)

Books For Dads with kids that make them go gray

The NEW Strong-Willed Child: Birth Through Adolescence [Paperback] James C. Dobson

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child : Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful... by Robert J. Mackenzie (Jan 25, 2001)

You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), Revised and Updated Edition: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best ... by Cynthia Tobias (Sep 18, 2012)

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent... by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (Nov 28, 2006)

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan PhD (Oct 1, 2010)

Be a Proactive Dad

The most imporatant part of being a dad is being involved with the kids and loving them. You can read all the books in the world but the most important aspect is you actions.

Be Present

Be Loving

Be Kind

Be Supportive

Be Encouraging

Be a Dad

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      CarlySullens 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      I think it is wonderful that there are so many books out there for dads too, not just expecting moms. When I was pregnant my husband had a book. I would tell him things I was experiencing and he asked just the right questions. I would ask him, how did he know to ask me that? His replay was the book told me this would probably happen. :)

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