From colorful socks to fancy dresses, these books are sure to spark children’s creativity and leave them eager to explore their own sense of style. So, get ready to dive into a world of fashion and fun as we explore the top preschool books about clothing. Let’s dress up and let our imaginations soar!
Clothing Books for Preschoolers
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Daddy Dressed Me by Michael Gardner and Ava Gardner is the story of a father who creates clothing for his daughter to promote self-esteem, bonding, and fulfilling passions. And the dress Daddy creates in the book is perfect for the moving up day celebration in kindergarten.
Jameson loves his green pants and wears them all the time. He feels he can do just about anything when he wears them. But, he has a big decision to make. He’s been invited to be the ring bearer in his cousin’s wedding and that means black tuxedo pants. Can he give up his green pants for the wedding? Check out Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel.
*And, check out my Book Dive to go with this book.—> Green Pants Book Dive
The Yellow Áo Dài Hanh Bui by Hanh Bui is the story of Naliah who is excited to perform at her school’s International Day. When she discovers her áo dài doesn’t fit she heads to her mom’s closet to find one. In the process, she accidentally tears her grandmother’s áo dài. Her mother helps her mend it and make her it own.
Having empathy and an awareness for others is just one of the many lessons to take away in Red Shoes by Karen English. Learn how two girls each enjoy a pair of red shoes in two different continents.
In The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, Harpreet has a different color patka for each of his moods. When he moves, he begins to wear only white patkas because he felt shy, and to him white represented shyness. But, then he meets a new friend and everything starts to look more colorful again.
Take a look at the clothesline to determine which clothes go with which job in Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling.
What Shoes Will You Wear? by Julia Cook takes a look at the footwear associated with jobs.
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World by Maya Ajmera is a photographic journey around the world looking at clothing that is worn in different areas.
Under My Hijab by Hena Khan showcases the different ways a hijab can be worn as well as featuring when they are and aren’t worn by women. It’s a wonderful book to bring awareness to this dressing practice by Muslim women. Also check out Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and the upcoming book, The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad.
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel is a cumulative tale about a child prepping all the layers of clothing to get ready for some fun in the snow. Then, once outside the fun is short-lived when the cold and wet set in. But, Mom is there to help.
*And, grab activities to go with this book too.—>The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Activities
How about a book about someone who doesn’t want to wear many clothes? Naked by Michael Ian Black is a super funny story. The little boy in the story loves to run around the house naked and imagines life being naked. He soon decides that the only thing better than being naked is being caped. The little superhero flies around the house until he is all tuckered out.
Being you means playing and exploring without stereotypical constraints. And, that is what Peter Brown brings us in Fred Gets Dressed. Fred enjoys dressing in his mom’s clothes and his family embraces his curiosity and exploration. This is a beautifully illustrated book.
Molly’s Tuxedo by Vicki Johnson is the story of a child looking for the perfect outfit for picture day. Molly’s mom thinks she’ll look great in a dress. But, Molly doesn’t like dresses. She knows exactly what she wants to wear- her brother’s old tux. A great pick for a gender nonconforming character.
For more clothing books for kids, check out the list I created for one of our Family Dinner Book Clubs. It’s full of other great reads.—> Children’s Books About Clothing
Printable Book List of Clothing Books for Preschool
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