Families around the world are getting ready to honour fathers this weekend, and we have great book recommendations from Kobo’s very own Dads.  Reading plays an important part in both their work and family lives, and they tell us a bit about why.

Here are books that have inspired Kobo Dads:

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

“This book inspired me to provide my kids the kind of life that would lead them to put me on their list of the five people they would meet in heaven.”

– Wayne White, EVP and General Manager, Devices, Kobo

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth, M.D.

Any parent who has suffered through those sleepless nights has either read this book or one like it. I loved the suggestions, and while they didn't always work, they provided some 'light' at the end of that sleepless tunnel.”

– Todd Humphrey, EVP, Business Development, Kobo

And books they enjoy reading with their kids:

Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

“It’s an engaging story that allows my kids to learn about dinosaurs, ancient Egypt, history, etc. We took a family vacation to Italy, and before we visited Pompeii we read the story together and it helped really make the history come to life.” 

– Dan Leibu, CTO, Kobo

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

“All of the Roald Dahl books are great – you can't choose just one. The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a perfect example: hilarious, ludicrous, and joyful with a touch of darkness, and so much fun to read. Even with kids in their tweens, I can still read Dahl's books to them to this day.”

– Michael Tamblyn, CCO, Kobo

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Dad, Kobo is offering North American customers an exclusive promotion on the Kobo Arc tablet – which provides the best reading experience. Those who purchase a Kobo Arc and Kobo Arc accessory will save $50. Check out Kobo.com for full details.

We wish all Dads a happy Father’s Day!