Happy Father’s Day!

We would like to say thank you to all of the incredible fathers and father figures out there who have made a difference in so many lives.

From Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird  to Mr. Weasley in Harry Potter, fathers have always played an important role in literature. As a special tribute to fathers around the world, we want to give a shout out to some of our favorite fathers and father figures. Who’s your favorite literary dad? Let us know in the comments!

  • Papa from Flying Written and Illustrated by Kevin Luthardt

  • Text© 1988 by Harper Lee. Illustrations©1988 by Grand Central Publishing. (Grand Central Publishing)

  • Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Father from Dad, Jackie, and Me Written by Myron Uhlberg and Illustrated by Colin Bootman

  • Text© 2013 by Victor Hugo. Illustrations ©1985 by Cameron Mackintosh. (Signet)

  • Jean Valjean from Les Miserables

  • Father from Into the Woods Written by Elizabeth Spurr and Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

  • Text © 1998 by J.K. Rowling. Illustrations © 1998 by Mary GrandPre. (Scholastic)

  • Mr. Weasley, Sirius Black, and James Potter from Harry Potter

  • Father from The Printer Written by Myron Uhlberg and Illustrated by Henri Sorensen

  • Text© 1983 by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Illustrations © 1983 by Stan and Jan Berenstain. (Random House)

  • Papa Bear from The Berenstain Bears

  • Mikey’s Dad from That’s Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy! Written by Sherry Shahan and Illustrated  by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

  • Text© 2005 by Cornelia Funke. Illustrations © 2005 by Carol Lawson and Ian Butterworth. (Scholastic) 

  •  Mo from Inkheart

  • Text©  2002 by Jane Austen. © Illustrations 1825 Sir Thomas Lawrence. (Penguin Classics)

  • Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice