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12 Fabulous Father’s Day Book Ideas – Giveaway Too!

Does the dad in your life like to read? Perhaps he has a hobby like fishing, photography or hiking. Find him a book that will match his interests and give him some time off to catch up on his reading. Here’s our list of 12 Father’s Day Book ideas.

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12 Fun Father’s Day Book Ideas

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For the Sports Loving Dad

This is one of my husbands favorite Father’s Day books. Dads do what the best coaches do—they motivate, mentor, discipline, and love. Author and parenting expert Tom Limbert takes wisdom from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and many more, and applies it to fatherhood.

The story of the game comes to life through beautiful photos, original lists, charts, creative statistics, and infographics, along with artifacts essential to the story of the sport. A perfect gift, NFL 100 will be cherished by every football fan, new or old.

Profiles of such legendary figures as Joe DiMaggio, Pete Rose, and Yogi Berra. Essays that explore the complexities and pleasures of the game, even an excerpt from the movie Bull Durham. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever played so much as a game of catch. 

For New Dads

A new dad’s guide, from birth day to birthday. The pregnancy’s over and the baby’s here…what’s a dad supposed to do? Put your other new dad books away?We’re Parents! is going to help you be the best dad (and partner) you can be.

This book gives dads a blueprint to enabling your kids to lead their most fulfilling life. With a challenge to fathers everywhere to stand up and make their family their number one priority and raise their children with purpose.

For Car Loving Dads

My dad loved this father’s day book as a gift last year. Including more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years. This book offers a complete visual history of the American automobile. 

Explore some of the world’s fastest cars from 1996 to 2019. Including 35 cars with beautiful full-color photos and overviews of each car.

The Photography Dad

National Geographic has some of the best published photos in the world. Throughout the book you’ll find pro tips, quick assignments, and the behind-the-camera stories of great photographs.

This guide to Landscape Photography builds a solid foundation of photographic knowledge. Including easy-to-follow discussions of everything that you need to know in order to create better images with confidence.

The Fishing Dad

The Total Fishing Manual is chock full of 317 field-tested tools, techniques and tactics, collected and written by the Field & Stream editors and accompanied by amazing photos and handy illustrations. 

The Funny Dad

The Ultimate Dad Joke Book is jam packed with family friendly, clean and hysterical jokes. Great for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandma! Buckle up and get ready for some knee slapping, head shaking and gut busting laughter every time you flip a page.

Dad jokes. They make you cringe, they make you groan but the one thing they have in common is they come from dad.

Get the dad in your life a fun Father’s Day book. He’ll thank you for it.

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  1. JanD says:

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is eat ice cream.

  2. AEKZ2 says:

    I like taking road trips with my family.

  3. Ann says:

    First, I am definitely not a summer person! (It’s the weather that I can’t stand.) But I love those mild summer nights, and I definitely enjoy spending a night or two at a local campground.

  4. Antoinette M says:

    I like gardening.

  5. Charity Cram says:

    My favorite thing to do in summer is to meet up with friends and family at a park or zoo.

  6. Rebecca Moore says:

    My favorite summer activity is to go to the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. One of my fav things to do in the summer is take early morning country drive photo shoots. The golden hour is a gorgeous, usually cool, time of day to take pics.

  8. sandra says:

    watch the summer blockbusters in theaters

  9. Breanne says:

    I like going hiking.

  10. Hannah Chase says:

    In the summer, I love camping and going to the beach.

  11. Hesper Fry says:

    I enjoy spending time on my deck and by the firepit.

  12. Julieh says:

    My favorite thing to do in summer is swim in the lake.

  13. Jeryl M. says:

    Going fun places with my family but we probably won’t be doing too much of that this year.

  14. Abigail Gibson says:

    My favorite Summer activity is swimming.

  15. Rhonda Tenderholt says:

    I like to camp but don’t do enough of it.

  16. Susan Smith says:

    I love going swimming with my daughter.

  17. Carolyn Daley says:

    I love to go swimming in the summer.

  18. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like to go swimming with the kids.

  19. Richard Hicks says:

    Favorite thing to do is to go to the beach.

  20. Jeffrey says:

    I love watching my kids play baseball in the summer as well as riding bikes and swimming!

  21. Seyma Bennett Shabbir says:

    I love spending time in the garden.

  22. Daniel M says:

    go mountain biking

  23. Kyona Sirico says:

    My favorite thing to do is all hop in the car and get ice cream with the kids at night

  24. Jillian Too says:

    I love spending long hours outdoors.

  25. Danielle Day says:

    Sit in the sun most of the time!

  26. Pat says:

    Gardening is my favorite thing to do in summer.

  27. Jan Lee says:

    My favorite thing to do in summer is stay inside in air conditioning ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. MaryAnn says:


  29. Julie says:

    I love to play tennis!

  30. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Eat Sโ€™mores Around A Campfire

  31. Denise B. says:

    I like to swim or stay inside in the air-conditioning.

  32. Sarah L says:

    I would have said: swimming, swimming and more swimming. This year I’l be going to the botanic gardens.

  33. Christina O says:


  34. Howard G says:

    love to take bike rides in the summer and take day trips.

  35. Jeanna Massman says:

    I love taking my grandson to the pool in the summer. Thanks for the giveaway!??

  36. BookLady says:

    I enjoy going to the beach in the summer.

  37. Tabathia B says:

    To take my kids to the beach

  38. Carolsue says:

    My favorite thing is swimming and going to the beach.

  39. Elaine says:

    Reading and sunbathing

  40. Nina Lewis says:

    Spend days at the beach or by the pool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Victoria Scott says:

    Getting outside in my garden!

  42. Edye says:

    I love going hiking! ๐Ÿ˜€

  43. Jenn says:

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is hit the beach with the fam, and enjoy sunbathing while reading a book.

  44. Erika P. says:

    Going to the beach is one of my favorite things to do in the summer.

  45. KariLorr says:

    I love to go camping in the Summer.

  46. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is swim.

  47. jeanette h sheets says:


  48. polly says:

    We love pool time with our 2 grandsons

  49. Darlene Owen says:

    My favorite thing to do is going camping.

  50. heather s says:

    I like to go swimming

  51. paige chandler says:

    I like to work on my tan

  52. Del says:

    I enjoy spending time with family at the beach or park.

  53. Jennylyn Gross says:

    go swimming

  54. Clem says:

    Relaxing in a cool place.

  55. Cheryl B says:

    We enjoy walking on the beach in summer.

  56. Tiffany S says:

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is go camping.

  57. Daniela says:

    I love going to the beach and get a nice tan.

  58. Lisa says:

    I like to stay in in the AC lol

  59. Nerlande says:

    I love going on summer vacations

  60. Cynthia C says:

    I like being outdoors planting and doing yard work.

  61. Kimberly G says:

    I would like to go outside more.

  62. Luc says:

    Going to the beach

  63. beth shepherd says:

    I love being with the kiddos and spending time with them on the lake.

  64. rochelle haynes says:

    Staying at home with my kids

  65. Thomas Gibson says:

    I enjoy walking my dog in the early evening as I live in Florida and it is too hot during the day.

  66. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I love being by the pool!

  67. Lauren Becker says:

    I love being able to swim!


  68. David Hollingsworth says:

    Just to relax and play it safe.

  69. Calvin says:

    Mine would be to relax at the beach with a picnic.

  70. Jon Heil says:

    Goto concerts or drinking events

  71. Ann Fantom says:

    I like to go on family bike rides in the summer

  72. Natalie says:

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is go for a long run outside then go out to eat with my family!

  73. Debbie P says:

    My favorite thing to do is go camping. And going to outdoor concerts.

  74. Angela says:

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is read outside.

  75. Margaret Smith says:

    I love spending time with family and friend on our patio outdoors.

  76. DebP says:

    I love spending time in my garden.

  77. I enjoy taking walks.

  78. DeeAnn says:

    My favorite thing to do is pick all the fresh veggies from my gardens! Love home grown goodies!

  79. Barbara Montag says:

    During the summer I love fishing from a boat.

  80. Mya Murphy says:

    I love going camping in the mountains on super hot days..AWAY from the bunched up mess at beaches.

  81. Lisa says:

    I like to spend time outside.

  82. Nancy says:

    I would like to try your recipe for 5 Ingredient Mouth Watering Marinara Sauce.

  83. chelsea w says:

    My all-time favorite thing to do is to go swimming in our pool!

  84. Nancy says:

    In the summer, I like to buy produce at the farmer’s market and cook great meals for our family.

  85. Shelly Peterson says:

    I love to go to the lake

  86. Kristen says:

    I love taking summer road trips.

  87. Dana Rodriguez says:

    We enjoy grilling and spending time at the lake.

  88. Jessica says:

    Lay by the pool reading a good book.

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