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Fabulous Female Characters In Kids Books

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I love books. Always have and I am hoping my daughter will too. She's just getting into reading, and I can't wait to share with her all of my favorites, especially those with protagonists that are smart, brave, funny, independent -- and female. I think books are a fantastic way to introduce girls to amazing, strong female characters - ones who overcome problems, worries and adversity, all of which may appear with many different faces: as dragons or mean girls or, yes, Lord Voldemort (I love Hermoine).

There are strong females everywhere, from picture books to young adult novels and everything in between. Try to surround your daughter with some of these titles, read them along with her and talk about these fantastic female role models in the pages - they all find their own way to be strong and confident, just like your daughter can!

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Olivia by Ian Falconer

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi (This one is a great book about how a clever girl outwits a mean king and helps a whole village.)

The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) by Shannon Hale

The Cam Jensen series by David Adler

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Igrain the Brave by Cornelia Funke

The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter (This is a fun series about an all-girls spy academy.)

The Chronicles of Estelliana Series by Kate Forsyth

The Ivory Rose by Belinda Murrell

Wildwood by Colin Meloy

The Alice Miranda Series by Jacqueline Harvey

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Phillip Pullman

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

What am I missing from this list? Share your favorite kids books with strong female characters! 

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by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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countrygirlkat
by Member on Jun. 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott

Ms.Charlie
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 2:38 PM
The American girl books. And the dear America books and the royal diaries books
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Bob192
by Member on Jun. 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM

We just finished Anne of Green Gables.  Love it!!

Rushn311
by Cindy on Jun. 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I was never big on reading as a kid. I remember reading the Babysitter's Club. LOL

elasmimi
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Nancy Drew (I'm old)

TheJerseyGirl
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

 I was always enjoyed my Nancy Drew books! Remember her??

TheJerseyGirl
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM

 OMGOSH! I just said that!

Quoting elasmimi:

Nancy Drew (I'm old)

 

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JeannetteG
by Member on Jun. 21, 2012 at 6:15 AM

I LOVE THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS!

JeannetteG
by Member on Jun. 21, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Thanks for the ideas on classics!

melrose79
by on Jun. 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM
Little House On The Prairie! :D This was my favorite collection.
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