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5 Great Books About Redheads For Your Little Redhead

National Love Your Red Hair Day is on November 5, but you love your little redhead every day, right? Help them appreciate their unique look with these great picture books about redheaded characters. Little  redhead children will find they’re in good company with these fun characters.

1. My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco

Many of Patricia Polacco’s books are based on her childhood, making her stories very relatable. In this story, Patricia’s brother seems to be able to do everything better than her. She wishes on a star to be able to do anything to out-perform him and she’s in for a big surprise.

2. Ginger Pride: A Redheaded History of the World by Tobias Anthony

This guidebook looks at 50 of the most influential redheads in history. Let your child know they aren’t alone as they learn about famous redheads such as Conan O’Brian, Nicole Kidman, and even Elmo. This book will help your child to truly develop ginger pride.

3. Little Red Henry by Linda Urban


In this unique retelling of The Little Red Hen, Little Red Henry worries that his family is too overprotective. Henry is determined to exercise his independence, but should he be careful what he wishes for?

4. The One and Only Me: A Book About Genes by 23andMe Inc.

This book is an introduction to genes and how they work, giving your child a great science lesson. In this story by the famous DNA company, 23andMe, little Poppy learns where she got her red hair and blue eyes. She asks many of the questions your child would ask such as, “Why do I look the way I do?” This book answers those questions and more.

5. The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson

There’s nothing about Zoe that doesn’t stand out. She had one blue eye and one green eye, a long last name, and big, unruly red hair. Now that she’s entering the first grade, she finds that her hair may help in an unusual way.


Famous Fictional Redheads To Embrace

Your child can enjoy these redheads in books and in movies. Looking up to these characters will give them more reasons to love their own, beautiful, red hair.

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid
  • Madeline
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Ron Weasley and Family
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Wilma and Pebbles Flintstone
  • Little Orphan Annie
  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Disney’s Anastasia
  • Merida from “Brave”
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Daphne Blake from Scooby Doo
  • Chuckie Finster from “The Rugrats”
  • Ms. Frizzle from “The Magic Schoolbus
  • Felicity Merriman from “The American Girl Dolls”
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