The Children and Youth library staff have picked out their favourite stories to empower kids to better understand their own emotions, challenge gender stereotypes and promote respectful relationships. As well as being fun picture books, these stories are great starting points to discuss emotions, feelings and challenge gender stereotypes with young children.
Rosie Revere engineer by Andrea Beaty
Love makes a family by Sophie Beer
All the ways to be smart by Davina Bell
The lion inside by Rachel Bright
Girls can do anything by Caryl Hart
Dogs don’t do ballet by Anna Kemp
A little bit brave by Nicola Kinnear
Tricky’s bad day by Alison Lester
Pink is for boys by Robb Pearlman
Today I feel: an alphabet of feelings by Monica Moniz
I love me by Sally Morgan
The paper bag princess by Robert Munsch
Two mates by Melanie Prewett
One busy day by Lola Schaefer
How to read these titles
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