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Players In Pigtails

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

Here Come the Girl Scouts!

Mermaid Queen

The Shana Corey Brave Girls Picture Book Collection

 

Shana Corey writes the most delightful picture books about amazing women in history. Her easily digestible, witty text makes them highly enjoyable read alouds for both the adult reader as well as the young listener. And her well ­selected illustrators always perfectly complement to the story being told. Our favorites are You Forgot Your Skirt Amelia Bloomer and Mermaid Queen. But, you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Alice Ramsey’s Grand Adventure

Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries

Dolley Madison Saves George Washington

Don Brown’s Picture Book Biographies: Strong Females Who Blazed Their Own Paths

The words in Don Brown’s picture books are as lovingly and beautifully rendered as his watercolor illustrations. These almost­ forgotten women each had to overcome personal challenges to achieve their goals, making their personal triumphs all the sweeter in the end.

Grace For President by Kelly S. Di Pucchio Embodies All The Components of Courage

“Where are all the girls?” asks Grace. While she could be talking about any number of careers including Board Members, CEO’s, and engineers, in this case Grace is talking about the fact that there has never been a female president of the United States. This wonderful book follows Grace as she sets out to win her school election. In the process, she proves that it doesn’t matter your sex, all that matters is that you are the best one for the job.

Book Of Amazing American Female Role Models by Kate Schatz

This brilliant book was an instant best seller when it was released this past March for good reason. Instead of just one, there are 25 examples of incredible women who have changed the world; including artists, athletes, and abolitionists, scientists and suffragettes, rock stars and radicals. What’s that? There are 26 letters of the alphabet, you say? Well, “X is for the women whose names we don’t know.” Awesome.

The Princess Knight Learns To Save Herself In A Book by Cornelia Funke

In this humorous modern update, Cornelia Funke cleverly crushes gender stereotypes. King Wilfred trains his daughter Violetta to be a knight just like her brothers. Determined to succeed despite her small size, Violetta trains in secret until she is as strong and brave and capable as any knight. But when the king unexpectedly takes the old-fashioned step of announcing a jousting tournament to select her a spouse, Violetta does what she needs to do to save herself and assert her independence.