From hats piled high by a peddler to hats stolen by a little fish, there is something inherently whimsical when hats are added to a story. Here are some WONDERFUL hat books and fun.

BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT by Sandra Boynton

An elephant with a blue hat and a moose with a green hat on the cover of Blue hat, Green Hat

A silly board book perfect for even the youngest of readers. This book will have your little ones giggling and asking to read it over and over until they can recite it by heart.

CAPS FOR SALE by Exphyr Slobodkina

A man in a tree with a pile of hats and a couple monkeys on the cover of Caps for Sale.

What is more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A treeful of cap-stealing monkeys. Hahaha. This is a must-read classic.

THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss

A cat wearing a hat on the cover of the book Cat in the HAt

“We looked! Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!” Perfect rhyme, perfect fun, and the most iconic hat-wearing cat ever.

GO, DOG. GO! by P.D. Eastman

A dog driving a car on the cover of the book Go Dog Go.

Although you do not find the word “hat” in the title, the interchanges involving a dog wearing zany hats are my favorite parts. “Do you like my hat?”

THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen

A fish with a hat on a black book called This is not my Hat.

This is my favorite of Klassen’s hat books. In this story a little fish is bragging about stealing the hat he is wearing from a big fish… but he doesn’t brag for long. Hahaha. This is another funny one.

HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT by Vern Kousky

A little bear with a winter hat on the cover of Harold Loves his Woolly Hat

“A story about a bear, a wolly hat, and what it means to be truly special.” This charming book if full of adorable artwork and heart.

THE QUEEN’S HAT by Steve Antony

The queen and her royal guards following a flying hat

Follow the Queen & Royal Guard all over London as they try to catch the Queen’s hat. Hahaha. This chaotic adventure makes us laugh every time.

THE UPSIDE DOWN HAT by Stephen Barr & Gracey Zhang

Boy wearing a hat and looking at his reflection on the cover of The Upside Down Hat.

A thought-provoking tale about a boy who has nothing, but also has everything.

HAT CAT by Troy Wilson & Eve Coy

Little man with cat in a cat on a bench next to a squirrel on cover of Hat Cat

The grandpa in HAT CAT will totally capture your heart as he interacts with his favorite squirrels and his new little kitten.

COURAGE HATS by Kate Hoefler & Jessixa Bagley

Bear and little girl with paper bag hats on cover of Courage Hats picture book.

In this story, a girl and bear are nervous about the unknown and make paper hats, but soon they become friends with the thing they were afraid of.

Fun with Hats!

Paper plate cat in the hat next to the cat in the hat book.

Look at this cute Cat In the Hat craft idea!

Little man surrounded by caps.

Check out this cute printable activity from crunchygal.com to go with CAPS FOR SALE.

The book Go Dog Go with party hats.

I love these Silly Party Hats from littlegreenpear.com!

Strawberries and banana sliced on striped straws to make Cat in the Hat snacks.

I am always up for a themed snack, especially if they are simple! Look at these Dr. Seuss Party Snacks from onmykidsplate.com.

Happy Hat Fun!

Grab your cute kiddo, a pile of hat books, a few craft supplies, and some random hats and you are ready for a great day!

Jamie Bills

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