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