Love Your Hair, Love Yourself

By Kat La Mantia | February 5 2024 | GeneralAllGiftBlogChildren's

All hair is beautiful! Whether it’s straight or curly, whether you wear it in braids, twists, or all natural, whether you have a little or a lot, kids can take pride in whatever hair they have with our favorite children’s books celebrating hair!

Loving our hair means loving ourselves. Hair is centered at the nexus of body image, heritage, fashion, and hygiene, and learning how to celebrate and take care of their hair is an important moment for any child. From highlighting the tenderness of a parent’s role in washing and styling their children’s hair to learning the names of dozens of different hairstyles to stories about being brave in the barbershop and feeling confident with alopecia, our books about hair cover it all! Check out some of our favorites down below.

More Hair Books for Kids

Wash Day
Passing on the Legacy, Rituals, and Love of Natural Hair
A visual celebration of natural Black hair that highlights the powerful connection between mothers and daughters during their wash day rituals.
$30.00 US
Apr 02, 2024
9-1/8 x 7-1/2
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Hair Love ABCs
An alphabet board book inspired by the bestselling HAIR LOVE, from the original award–winning author and illustrator duo—and perfect for baby gift baskets.
$8.99 US
Aug 29, 2023
7 x 7
Board Book
28 Pages
Age 0-3 years

Mama's Sleeping Scarf
The first children's book from the best-selling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah—a tender story about a little girl’s love for her mother’s scarf, and the adventures she shares with it and her whole family
$18.99 US
Sep 05, 2023
9-1/2 x 11
32 Pages
Age 3-7 years

My Fade Is Fresh
A little girl makes sure she walks out of the barbershop rocking the fabulous hair style she chooses.Learn the importance of speaking up for what you want through this fun and empowering picture book.
$17.99 US
Nov 01, 2022
10 x 10
32 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 3-7 years

After twelve-year-old aspiring superstar, Sparkle Moore, is diagnosed with alopecia, she must navigate family, friends, and her own self-esteem with the added challenge of losing her hair. Perfect for fans of Stand Up, Yumi Chung! and From the Desk of Zoe Washington.
$18.99 US
Oct 24, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
304 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

Hair is Amazing (Barbie)
A Book About Diversity
Celebrate all types of amazing hair in this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader—featuring photos of a diverse cast of Barbie dolls! Perfect for children ages 3 to 5! 
$5.99 US
Jan 04, 2022
6 x 9
24 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Cool Cuts
African-American boys and their cool hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have boys everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I am born to be awesome!"
$16.99 US
Feb 11, 2020
8 x 10
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Crowned with Glory
This joy-filled rhyming picture book invites young readers into the world of a young Black girl as she rises into the beauty, confidence, and grace of God's design.
$12.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
40 Pages
Age 4-8 years

The Hair Book
An easy reader about hair--and all the things you can do with it--that's perfect for fans of classic Dr. Seuss concept books like The Foot Book and The Eye Book!
$9.99 US
Jan 22, 2019
6-1/2 x 9
36 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 2-5 years

From Moptops to Mohicans, Afros to Cornrows
This delightfully informative and reaffirming celebration of hair through the ages not only explores the most outrageous hairstyles from across history, but also shows how hair is an important and powerful means of cultural expression no matter what your sex, age, or race.
$14.95 US
Sep 13, 2022
8-1/4 x 10-1/4
40 Pages
Prestel Junior
Age 5-7 years