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Read an extract from Danny, the Champion of the World on why his dad really is a top pop. We defy you not to eye-smile while reading it.

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Gentle, generous, kind and patient, The Book Thief’s Hans Huberman might just be the ultimate top pop. Read an extract on Liesel’s papa from Markus Zuzak’s best selling novel.

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From an early age, we humans seek answers; we seek a theoretical understanding of our environment; we ask the question “Why?” In this extract, from new book The Upright Thinkers theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow explains why this is the the question that every child needs answering.

Top Pop 3 Mr Bennet

Endearingly affable, the Bennet sister’s long suffering father enjoys the quieter things in life, such as tranquil strolls in the country and curling up with a book. Read an extract from Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice in which Mr Bennet stands up to his wife on the question of Lizzie’s impending nuptials.

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Heroic and courageous in equal measure, Atticus Finch truly is a top pop. Join us in celebrating Harper Lee’s saintly sire, ahead of the release of Go Set A Watchman next month with a gallery from the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Top Pop - Spot's dad

King of bedtime stories, Spot’s dad really is a top dog. If your pop resembles Spot’s father, Joseph O’Connor’s touching poem about fatherhood, from new book Sons and Fathers will strike a chord.

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Make your number one dad feel like he’s top of your chart by taking our pop quiz and finding which book will be a hit with him this Father’s Day.