To celebrate International Women’s Day, here is a collection of books for younger readers to celebrate female empowerment.

Picture books about tough girls

Mum goes to work by Libby Gleeson

Little Red and Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin

The paper bag princess* by Robert Munsch

Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole

Not all princesses dress in pink by Jane Yolen

I’m a girl by Yasmeen Ismail

Three ninja pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Princess and the pony by Kate Beaton

Bold Australian girl by Jess Black

Brontorina by James Howe

Peggy by Anna Walker

Poppy Pickle by Emma Yarlet

Rosie revere engineer* and Ada Twist scientist* by Andrea Beaty

Violet the pilot by Steve Breen

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

The worst princess by Anna Kemp

Feminist baby by Loryn Brantz

Shout out to the girls - a celebration of awesome Australian women

Goodnight stories for rebel girls one and two by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli

Ada’s ideas: the story of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer by Fiona Robinson

 Maya Angelou , Emeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser (Little people, big dreams series)

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To reserve a book  click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available for free from our Overdrive ebook collection.