Father\'s Day Gift and Book Recommendations - 2010We have a great set of Father’s Dad book gifts and terrific book recommendations for all types of dads, from sporting dads to funny dads to dads who love to cook, and even some great book ideas for dads to read aloud with their children.
Father’s Day Book a Month Gifts
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Father’s Day Book Recommendations
For Dads to Read with Kids
The Fathers Are Coming Home by Margaret Wise Brown – A perfect Father's Day read from one of the best children's writers, this simple and timeless story is a tribute to the love between fathers and their children. Part of our Great New Picture Books Age 2-5 collection.
My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen – This sweet story highlights a child's wonder and pride at his fathers' seemingly infinite knowledge—and his willingness to share it. Part of our Favorites for Boys Age 5-8 collection.
For Sporty Dads
The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant – An ideal gift for sports fans, this well researched biography of one of baseball’s true heroes goes beyond statistics and delves into the compelling story of Aaron's accomplishments both on and off the field. Part of our Nonfiction for Men collection.
For Adventurous Dads
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann – After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, Grann sets out to solve the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century and uncover what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. Part of our Favorites for Men collection.
For Funny Dads
The Ask by Sam Lipsyte – This dark but wildly funny story of sons and fathers follows Milo Burke who, newly unemployed, approaches a disturbing former classmate with a major ask, but the give comes with some very tangled strings attached. Part of our Fun Beach Reads for Men collection.
For Nature Loving Dads
Anthill by E.O. Wilson – This masterful novel about human life and its connection to nature, from two time Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard entomology professor E.O Wilson, follows the adventures of Raff, a modern-day Huck Finn who has an improbable love of ants. Part of our Fiction for Men collection.
For Mystery Fans
Storm Prey by John Sandford – The latest entry in this wildly popular series finds detective Lucas Davenport's wife the key witness in a robbery turned murder. With snappy dialogue and plenty of action, Davenport pulls out all the stops to protect her. Part of our Mysteries & Thrillers collection.
For History Buffs
Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945 by Max Hastings – This vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill brings to life the man, his complexities, and his leadership during the darkest hours of World War II. Part of our History collection.
For Fiction Fans
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey – Olivier, a fictionalized version of the author of Democracy in America and a coddled and snobbish French aristocrat, is sent by his parents to America with his servant Parrot, a long-suffering, low-born Englishman. Representing the extremes of the social order in the Old World, this odd couple is forced together in the New World, giving readers a unique view of democracy in the early years of America. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
For Chefs and Foodies
Cafe Firenze Cookbook: Food and Drink Recipes from the Tuscan Sons by Fabio Viviani and Jacopo Falleni – Combining gourmet, easy-to-prepare Tuscan recipes from Viviane, original drink recipes from award-winning mixologist Falleni, and beautiful photos from National Geographic photographer Busiello, this new cookbook is sure to please any aspiring chef. Part of our Food & Wine collection.
For Science Fiction Fans
Horns by Joe Hill – In this wickedly funny sci-fi/mystery story, Ignatius Perrish wakes up, after a night of drinking, to find he has grown horns that give him an unusual power to make people tell him their darkest secrets. Part of our Science Fiction & Fantasy collection.
We hope you share our love of literature and passion to inspire people of all ages to read and will consider GiftLit for your next gift purchase.