34 Children's Books About Getting dressed

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Dressing Up book
#1
Dressing Up
Written and illustrated by Carol Thompson
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

We’re amazing! We can dance, dress up, sing and make music.

Who Wears What? book
#2
Who Wears What?
Written and illustrated by Kathy Ireland
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Who wears the fluffy hat? What about the shiny boots? Touch each page and find out which animal wears what and how it feels! A host of cute animals introduce younger children to different textures and new adjectives in this Touch and Feel board book.

Big Girl Panties book
#3
Big Girl Panties
Written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Valeria Petrone
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Follows a young girl as she celebrates wearing underwear instead of diapers.

Brobot Bedtime book
#4
Brobot Bedtime
Written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Scott Campbell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

The Brobots have had a long day, and it is time to recharge and enter sleep mode. Buzz and Crash have no problem falling asleep, but Beep s got a case of the flick-ups. Luckily, Buzz knows just the trick: scare Beep with a monster mask! Does it work? Affirmative. No more flick-ups. But Beep still can t sleep. He s afraid of monsters! Plan of action: turn on the lights. Problem solved? Negative. Now it s too bright. Block the light with blankets? Too hot. Add a fan? Too loud. Can the Brobots power down before Beep has a breakdown? This hilarious bedtime romp explores the universal experience of siblings settling in for the night with a clever robot twist. "

Getting Ready for School! book
#5
Getting Ready for School!
Written and illustrated by Alessandra Psacharopulo
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

This series of board books has been designed specifically with toddlers in mind. Each story has been created to attract the attention of even the youngest reader and, with fun illustrations throughout, children will be enchanted by these simple, cheerful tales. What are the animals doing? One of them is waking up, a little reluctantly, another one is brushing his teeth, while another is having breakfast in between yawns, as another leaves home with his school bag. Young readers will recognise these familiar activities from their own daily routines as they enjoy this charming book about getting ready for a new day in class with their friends.

Froggy Gets Dressed book
#6
Froggy Gets Dressed
Written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.

Kindergarten Countdown book
#7
Kindergarten Countdown
Written by Marjorie Blain Parker and illustrated by Sophie Burrows
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Let the countdown to kindergarten begin! This engaging picture book captures a child's excitement as the big day nears. Just 10 more sleeps till school starts! A young child happily anticipates the arrival of the first day of kindergarten--the new clothes he'll wear, the lunch he'll pack, the bus he'll ride, the friends he'll make, and the fun things he'll do in class. Reassuring and joyful, with rhyme kids will love to read aloud, it's the perfect book to welcome in the school year.

Anna Karenina book
#8
Anna Karenina
Written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Introduce your little fashionista to classic fashions in Anna Karenina: A BabyLit Fashion Primer. Elegant illustrations of beautiful gowns, uniforms, hats, gloves, cloaks and more are paired with quotes from Little Master Tolstoy’s masterpiece to create a sophisticated book full of the finest fashions.

My Big Boy Undies book
#9
My Big Boy Undies
Written and illustrated by Karen Katz
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Get toddlers excited for potty training with this Karen Katz board book just for boys! When little boys graduate from diapers to underpants, it’s a very big deal! Bright illustrations and fun, simple text from Karen Katz will show toddlers that saying goodbye to diapers can be fun–and even a special occassion! It’s the perfect gift for potty training toddlers, and a wonderful way for parents to celebrate this much-anticipated moment.

My Big Girl Undies book
#10
My Big Girl Undies
Written and illustrated by Karen Katz
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Get toddlers excited for potty training with this Karen Katz board book just for girls! When little girls graduate from diapers to underpants, it’s a very big deal! Bright illustrations and fun, simple text from Karen Katz will show toddlers that saying goodbye to diapers can be fun–and even a special occassion! It’s the perfect gift for potty training toddlers, and a wonderful way for parents to celebrate this much-anticipated moment.

Andy & Sandy's Anything Adventure book
#11
Andy & Sandy's Anything Adventure
Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Andy is small. Sandy is tall. Andy is quiet. Sandy is LOUD. Andy and Sandy may be opposites, but they’re best friends. And when they get together to play dress up, anything can happen. Written in simple words and short, declarative sentences, this book is perfect for little ones just learning to read on their own.

Brownie and Pearl Get Dolled Up book
#12
Brownie and Pearl Get Dolled Up
Written and illustrated by Cynthia Rylant
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Brownie and Pearl should be getting ready for bed. But instead of hitting the hay, they decide to play dress-up. They don pearls, apply powder, and add glitter galore. And when they make their sparkly debut, Mom and Dad can’t help but agree: Brownie and Pearl are so dolled up! With its adorable characters, sweet storyline, and vibrant illustrations, this second installment in the Brownie & Pearl series is certain to delight young dress-up fans across the land.

Pirate Jack Gets Dressed book
#13
Pirate Jack Gets Dressed
Written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by Allison Black
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-8

Ahoy, matey! Join jaunty pirate Captain Jack as he uses every color of the rainbow to pick out his outfit in this bright and bold read-aloud. It’s the crack o’ dawn, and dapper Pirate Jack is ready t’ get dressed for a day out on the high seas with his motley crew. He’ll need every color of the rainbow to make his outfit complete—from his itchy gray long johns and his toasty pink socks to his bright red sash and his cozy purple coat. And he won’t be forgettin’ his black eye patch and trusty brown peg leg, either! But just as he’s about to step outside, he realizes he’s still missing one color: green! Thank goodness a certain feathered friend is ready to jump from her swing and onto his shoulder to complete his colorful look. Squawk!

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed book
#14
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
Written and illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

The long-awaited paperback edition of a Caldecott Honor book that celebrates a child's unique sense of fashion and independent streak. Ella Sarah may be little, but she has a BIG sense of style--and it isn't at all like that of her mother, father, or older sister. Yet they all want her to dress just like them! Ella Sarah will have none of it--and when her flamboyantly dressed friends arrive, it's clear that Ella Sarah's favorite outfit is just right for her. Written and illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, this spirited Caldecott Honor-winning story will gently nudge young children toward independence--providing plenty of exuberant colors and patterns to identify along the way.

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth book
#15
Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth
Written by Debbi Michiko Florence and illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

The second heartfelt story of friendship and sisterhood in this charming new chapter book series, starring a Japanese-American girl! It's a big weekend for Jasmine Toguchi! She's excited to celebrate Girl's Day—a Japanese holiday honoring women and girls—with her sister, mother, and best friend, Linnie. On Friday after school, Linnie comes over to plan their outfits for the Girl's Day celebrations. And Jasmine's neighbor, Mrs. Reese, lets them search through her old clothes for the perfect accessories. But the clothes are in her dark garage, which is kind of scary. And Linnie decides to go home early, which is kind of weird. And Jasmine's big sister, Sophie, doesn't seem to want to join in the Girl's Day fun this year, which is kind of confusing. WHAT is going on? As her big weekend plans start to unravel, Jasmine must use her sleuthing skills to spot the clues around her—and within herself. Then maybe, just maybe, she can put everything back in order before Girl's Day is over!

Good Morning, Superman! book
#16
Good Morning, Superman!
Written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Omar Lozano
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the... SUN! When morning comes, a young boy must prepare for his day, faster than a speeding bullet. Follow along as he leaps tall buildings (jumps out of bed) in a single bound, dons his heroic uniform (his clothes), and faces his greatest weakness (Kryptonite-colored toothpaste). Then it's up, up, and away to daycare! The perfect companion to the best-selling author Michael Dahl's Bedtime for Batman, this official DC Comics picture book will have Superman fans young and old delighting in their morning routines. Includes a morning routine checklist.

A Day with Pepe & Millie book
#17
A Day with Pepe & Millie
Written and illustrated by YaYo Kawamura
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Follow best friends Pepe and Millie throughout the day as they get dressed, cook, swing, and so much more! With Pepe and Millie something is always going on. Includes sliders and lift-the-flaps perfect for toddler interaction!

Maya Papaya and Her Amigos Play Dress-up book
#18
Maya Papaya and Her Amigos Play Dress-up
Written by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Maria Mola
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Maya Papaya plays dress-up with her pets and toys every season.

The Right Shoes for Me book
#19
The Right Shoes for Me
Written by Kathy Knight and illustrated by Heather Brown
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Learn to tie, buckle, and zip-up tight as you search for the shoes that will fit you just right! So many shoes, it’s hard to choose! What kind of shoes do you like? Perhaps a pair of snazzy sneakers? Maybe fluffy slippers are your kind of shoe? The Right Shoes For Me explores all kinds of shoes and lets kids practice different ways of fastening them. Highly interactive and tactile, this book is great for kids getting ready to go to kindergarten or preschool.

We Love to Wear book
#20
We Love to Wear
Written and illustrated by Kate Stone
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Kids love to play dress-up and so do these silly friends! They try on everything from cowboy clothes to medieval essentials before finally cuddling up in their cozy pajamas. The fun rhyming text and adorable outfits are sure to make this board book a repeat read.

Mary Had a Little Glam book
#21
Mary Had a Little Glam
Written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some childhood favorites go glam. From the kid who lives in a shoe (and dons some fab footwear) to Jack, who breaks his crown but gets a great new one, Mary's friends look fine. But are they too well dressed for recess? Don't worry Mary always shows her flair for what to wear!"

Mary Had a Little Glam book
#22
Mary Had a Little Glam
Written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some childhood favorites go glam. From the kid who lives in a shoe (and dons some fab footwear) to Jack, who breaks his crown but gets a great new one, Mary's friends look fine. But are they too well dressed for recess? Don't worry--Mary always shows her flair for what to wear!

Dress Like Mommy book
#23
Dress Like Mommy
Written and illustrated by Lisa Stickley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Every little girl likes to DRESS LIKE MOMMY! This fun picture book celebrates mother-daughter togetherness. Poppy loves to dress like mommy--especially when she can choose all her favorite colors, including a red dress with spots like bright tomatoes, a jacket as blue as the sea, garments of lemon yellow or pebble gray, and luminous lime-green boots and umbrellas. This beautiful, large-format book has a pretty synthetic fabric cover and funny, funky contemporary art that will delight children.

Big Boy Underpants book
#24
Big Boy Underpants
Written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Valeria Petrone
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Follows a young boy as he celebrates wearing underwear instead of diapers.

What Do You Wear? book
#25
What Do You Wear?
Written and illustrated by Taro Gomi
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

When it comes to getting toddlers dressed, the struggle is real. Enter: Taro Gomi! The bestselling author/illustrator offers a creative and colorful look at animals, reimagining their fur, feathers, and fins as...clothes! A sheep wears a fluffy jacket, a zebra sports striped PJs, a snake is snug in a stocking, and a penguin looks dapper in a classic suit. Young children will be amused by the spirited take on animals, and they'll very likely be convinced that getting dressed is best!

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