Have some fun reading about hats during Fall Hat Month.
Hats play a role in some popular children’s books. People wear hats for a variety of reasons – as part of an occupation, costume, sport, or protection.
Some stories introduce historical events like Abe Lincoln’s Hat or Aunt Flossie’s Hats (And Crab Cakes Later).
Other books focus on many kinds of hats such as Which Hat Is That?
Hats can even be a bridge for problem-solving situations as in the stories The Scarecrow’s Hat or A Hat for Minerva Louise.
Hats are often considered to be lucky charms and builders of self-confidence as in Bridget’s Beret and My Lucky Hat.
Set up a display of children’s books featuring hats.
Books About Hats
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss
Each time Bartholomew Cubbins attempts to obey the King’s order to take off his hat, he finds there is another one on his head.
Aunt Flossie’s Hats (And Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Sara and Susan share tea, cookies, crab cakes, and stories about hats when they visit their favorite relative, Aunt Flossie.
Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat by Alice Low
Aunt Lucy sets out to replace her lost hat, but winds up with a cat and a succession of other items instead.
Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner
Frontier lawyer Abraham Lincoln cures his absent-mindedness by placing letters, court notes, contracts, and his checkbook in his tall black hat.
Bridget’s Beret by Tom Lichtenheld
When Bridget loses the beret that provides her with artistic inspiration like other great artists, she thinks she will never be able to draw again.
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler’s caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.
Do You Have a Hat? By Eileen Spinelli
Describes a great variety of hats worn by celebrities throughout history.
A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Minerva Louise, a snow-loving chicken, mistakes a pair of mittens for two hats to keep both ends warm.
The Hat by Jan Brett
When Lisa hangs her woolen clothes in the sun to air them out for winter, the hedgehog, to the amusement of the other animals, ends up wearing a stocking on his head.
The Hat by Tomi Ungerer
The black top hat with magic powers blew into the one-legged soldier’s life, made him a wealthy man, and then blew out again.
Hats, Hats, Hats by Ann Morris
Introduces a variety of hats, from soft and hard hats to snuggly and hooded hats.
Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats
When the hat Jennie receives from her aunt is not as fancy as she had hoped, her bird friends decorate it for her.
Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell
Presents a Southwestern adaptation of the classic fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood” in which Little Red rides her pony Buck to Grandma’s ranch with a jar of cactus jelly in the saddlebag.
Madeline and the Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans
When the Spanish ambassador moves in next door, Madeline and the rest of the twelve little girls discover that his son is not the best neighbor.
Milo’s Hat Trick by Jon Agee
Milo, a magician, has a hat trick involving a bear which jumps in and out of hats.
Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau
Miss Hunnicutt is determined to wear her new hat adorned with a live chicken for the Queen’s visit despite the disapproval of the other townspeople.
My Lucky Hat by Kevin O’Malley
When Frank’s favorite baseball player, the mighty Keefoffer, is in danger of striking out, Frank loans him his lucky hat to help him hit a home run.
The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown
Chicken thinks Scarecrow’s hat will make a nice nest, but first she must swap with Badger, Crow, Sheep, Owl, and Donkey.
A Three Hat Day by Laura Geringer
A hat collector is having a very bad day until he meets his true love in the hat section of the department store.
Uncle Nacho’s Hat / El Sombrero Del Tio Nacho by Harriet Rohmer
A bilingual folk tale from Nicaragua about a well-meaning man who can’t figure out how to make changes in his life until his niece, Ambrosia, shows him how.
When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig
Children’s author William Steig describes and illustrates what life was like in his neighborhood when he was a boy nearly one hundred years ago.
Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? By Joan Nodset
The wind blows away the farmer’s hat and he finds it being used in a most surprising way.
Which Hat Is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
A mouse tries on many kinds of hats and becomes a firefighter, gardener, chef, tea-party hostess, and space traveler.
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Books annotations are from The Library of Congress.
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