Every special day (well, every day is special in its own way!) needs some gifting going on. It is therefore true of Father’s Day too! So here are a list of 15 Books to Gift Dad for Father’s Day….
Father’s Day was supposed to be Fathers’ Day. What is the difference, you ask? The apostrophe!
Sonora Snart Dodd, one of six children raised by a single father, wanted a day to honor dads just like the one set aside for moms – that was Fathers’ Day. Dodd petitioned for the holiday to be written as “Fathers’ Day,” but when the bill was passed by the US Congress in 1914, the term used was “Father’s Day”, and that is how we know it as today.
Today’s gift guide for dads will feature my favorite gifts of all – books! This was due a while ago on my blog but…. well, here it is now 🙂
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Books close to my heart I know (and hope) dads will enjoy:
And for more books close to my heart, here is a list of 19 books (minus the one above actually) in an earlier post on my blog.
Books for dads who need some laughs:
For geek dads:
Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality by Ben Orlin
I discovered this book at a local book store – Books Inc. – and I know this is one that the in-house dad here will love and the whole family will use well.
For dads who (want to) know everything:
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe: Oh my! That was my reaction to this book. I recently also read a book about the fun art form called droodles. And this one is another such clever art form – so in love with these! And ‘what if’ has never been funner than this book
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson: I read this book when I was on a Cosmos watching binge sometime back; and I was impressed and not bored at all even though this genre is not my first choice of books. And I know many dads who will enjoy this book.
For DIY dads
who would love to spend time making stuff – whether it is a cool contraption or a recipe to relish, you have Mike Adamick’s series of books for dads! How cool is that?
For every dad :
The Life of Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood from Today’s Leaders, Icons, and Legendary Dads by Jon Finkel and Art Eddy: This book features dads and their personal stories on being a dad. Whether it is a lesson taught to or learned from their kids, whether it is the joys and chaos and struggles that is part of fatherhood, or more, this book will make dad feel like being part of that wonderful community that is fatherhood!
And then there are these:)
So, dear reader, which of these books for dad will you be gifting to the dad you know? Or to yourself (if you are me!)