Hair: Board Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about hair?

As you can see, this list of kids books about hair is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about hair, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

When Your Llama Needs a Haircut book
#1
When Your Llama Needs a Haircut
Written by Susanna Leonard Hill and illustrated by Daniel Wiseman
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

When it’s picture day and you realize your llama needs a haircut, you’ll need a good comb and some luck! This charming and hilarious board book features one shaggy llama and a whole lot of hairstyles!

Uh-oh. It’s picture day and someone’s a mess! Does your llama need a haircut?

After a hilarious shampoo, it’s time to decide which style would be best for your shaggy llama. A mohawk? Layers? Or how about a brand-new fur color? But be careful…or you just might end up with a haircut, too!

Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! book
#2
Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa!
Written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Medusa refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting knottier and dirtier with each passing page. Her hair rebellion elicits frozen expressions of shock from her family, but nothing will convince Medusa to brush. Only her hairdresser approaches Medusa with bravery and a blade, successfully solving the problem . . . with a short haircut! All are pleased with this drastic yet adorable solution. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holub’s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original Medusa’s Wild Hair myth at the end.

Moustache Up! book
#3
Moustache Up!
Written by Kimberly Ainsworth and illustrated by Daniel Roode
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Moustaches of various shapes and sizes illustrate the concept of opposites in this playful, interactive board book! Moustache up and moustache down. Which moustache covers up a frown? In this highly interactive board book, young readers can match press-out moustaches of all shapes and sizes with corresponding images printed on each spread. Playful, rhyming text encourages readers to decorate the faces throughout the pages of this book with one of the many included cardstock ’staches, which can be stored in a resealable envelope inside the front cover.

Hair book
#4
Hair
Written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm

I love this simple book about a little one who’s hair is growing. It talks about how to keep it clean and nice, as well as what your first haircut experience might be like!

Is Baby really ready for that first haircut? With the usual panache, Leslie Patricelli’s one-haired wonder leads the way into another new experience.

It’s important to take care of your hair, even if you only have one! As Baby can tell you, that hair gets washed when it’s dirty and brushed when it looks messy. But when it grows and grows, there’s only one thing to do. This funny and reassuring look at a toddler rite of passage is ideal for little readers—especially those with a tiny bit of trepidation about that first haircut.

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