Here is a selection of books about strong women and girls, selected by our youth services librarians, to share with young children. 

Fiction recommendations for younger readers

The girls by Lauren Ace

I am a warrior goddess by Jennifer Adams

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

Rock what ya got by Samantha Berger

Bold Australian girl by Jess Black

Feminist baby by Loryn Brantz

Violet the pilot by Steve Breen

Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole

Mum goes to work by Libby Gleeson

Girls can do anything  by Caryl Hart

I’m a girl by Yasmeen Ismail

The pink hat by Andrew Joyner

The paper bag princess* by Robert Munsch

Dear girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Three ninja pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Some girls by Nelly Thomas

Audrey the amazing inventor by Rachel Valentine

Little Red and Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin

Not all princesses dress in pink by Jane Yolen

Real stories about inspiring women and girls

We recommend these true stories about inspirational women who have made a difference.

Good night stories for rebel girls one* and two by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli

Maya Angelou , Emeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser (Little People, Big Dreams series)

Shark lady: the true story of how Eugenie Clark became the ocean's most fearless scientist by Jess Keating

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

The World is not a rectangle: a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter

Amazing babes by Eliza Sarlos

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

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

Reserve a book or ebook

To reserve a book, click on 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.