Reading lists

Books to read with your dad, as chosen by Giovanna Fletcher

Actress and novelist Giovanna Fletcher values bedtime reading with her two boys. Ahead of Father’s Day, she chooses her favourite picture books to read with dad

Giovanna Fletcher
Photo by Jai Stokes

Reading books is a big deal in our house, especially children’s books. It helps Buzz and Buddy relax and unwind before bed, but also marks the start of child-free evenings for me and Tom – unless they turn into one of those horrendous nights where no one sleeps. (But let’s not dwell too much on them – hopefully they’re few and far between .... !)

Bedtime reading can be incredibly special for all the family, and it’s a wonderful time to really capture the imagination of our children. Therefore it’s worth spending some time pondering over the books we choose to read them. Giving books as presents is a lovely idea no matter the occasion, but in the lead up to Father’s Day I’ve pulled together a list of books I think children would especially enjoy reading with their dads.

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