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Great Children's Books for International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (8th March) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and this year's theme is #BreaktheBias.

We can all work towards a more gender-balanced world. We can celebrate women's achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. All of this starts when we're young (although it's never too late!) and helping the next generation to understand the importance of gender balance is a responsibility we must all bear. If you'd like to run an event for International Women's Day you can find a step by step guide here.

International Women's Day is a global celebration and began well over 100 years ago. 2018 marked 100 years since British women were allowed to vote, but this wasn't a universal right for all women, only those women who were aged over 30 and either owned land or were married to men who owned land, were granted the vote. It wasn't until The Equal Franchise Act in 1928 when British women were given equal voting rights to British men.

Below we have a selection of books to help children discover more about women who have helped make history, click through to find out more.

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Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

'Significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls' GUARDIAN 'It's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired' BOOKSELLER 'An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf' HUFFINGTON POST Over half of all the visual artists working today are women, but the paintings and sculptures shown in many galleries and museums tell a different story because they're usually the work of men. In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the fascinating stories of some of history's most talented female artists. * Express your feelings and find your identity through art with Frida Kahlo * Run away to the circus and paint with Laura Knight * Help bring talented artists into the spotlight with Peggy Guggenheim * Challenge racism and segregation by creating powerful art with Faith Ringgold Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories is a celebration of just some of the women whose creativity and dreams have made a mark on the world. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike! List of women featured: Amrita Sher-Gil, Elisabeth Le Brun, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Kathe Kollwitz, Dame Laura Knight and Peggy Guggenheim.

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This Girl Can Do Anything

Meet Ruby. Ruby can do ANYTHING. She knows what she wants, and NOTHING is going to stop her - not a rainy day, a hard-to-reach treehouse or a pesky skateboard. Just you wait and see . . .

With expressive, retro illustrations from exciting new illustration talent Hazel Quintanilla, this empowering book celebrates strong girls the world over. Little ones will LOVE Ruby - the ultimate feisty role model to show young girls how to harness their voice and inner strength.

Coming soon: This Boy Can Do Anything

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The Mammoth Adventure

Princess Florizella may live in a classic fairy-tale world, but she's no ordinary princess...

This third volume in THE PRINCESS RULES series sees the feisty princess take her baby brother and best friend, Bennett, on another round of adventures together.

Can they rescue their new-found friend the sea serpent from a travelling circus? And hold back the pirate, Five-fathom Freida. Or will Florizella's worst fairygodmother prove that in a fairytale world, you really do have to be careful what you wish for?...

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You're Not the Boss of Me!

A laugh-out-loud story about fighting for your right to steal the show, from the much-loved author of the My Best Friend and Other Enemies series. Amy Miller is a very positive person and she is fully prepared to be the star of the school Comedy Show. But when Harry is put in charge, he stops her from performing or writing or doing anything fun. Amy can't understand what's happening until her sister tells her: Harry is being sexist, and Amy must take a stand. Armed only with killer one-liners, Amy goes into battle to fight for her right to make people laugh. A brilliantly funny new story from Catherine Wilkins, stand-up comedian, podcaster and author of When Good Geeks Go Bad, The Weird Friends Fan Club and the My Best Friend and Other Enemies series.

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Diary of a Confused Feminist: Diary of a Confused Feminist: Book 1

Meet Kat Evans: Feminist. Overthinker. Hot mess.
A hilarious antidote to our Insta-perfect world, Diary of a Confused Feminist is for girls who want to do it right but always feel they're getting it wrong ...

15-year-old Kat wants to do GOOD FEMINISM, although she's not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh (is this a feminist ambition?), win at her coursework and not make a TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT of herself at all times.

But the path to true feminism is filled with mortifying incidents, muddling moments and Instagram hell. And it doesn't help that Hot Josh is just, well, properly, distractingly hot.

And when everything at school starts to get a bit too much, Kat knows she's lost her way, and the only way forward is to ask for help ...

Bold, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny, Kat's diary fearlessly navigates her way through life, love and teenage anxiety.

'Holly Bourne fans should love this uproarious debut by standup comic Weston' Guardian

'This book will make you laugh out loud' - Sunday Times Book of the Week

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Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories

Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers. In this first book, read the true stories of amazing scientists and discover things that are out of this world. Women have been responsible for many of the world's most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the stories of some incredible female scientists whose hard work and persistence changed our understanding of science, and transformed people's ideas of what women can do. As a child Mae Jemison imagined herself reaching for the stars and that's exactly what she did: she became the first African-American woman to go into space. When Elizabeth Blackwell was told women weren't allowed to be doctors, she didn't take no for an answer. Tu Youyou spent months on a remote island during the Vietnam War to try and invent a treatment for malaria - and she did it. Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories is a celebration of women who made some of the world's most important scientific breakthroughs. Women featured: Mae Jemison, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, Janaki Ammal, Caroline Herschel, Katia Krafft, Tu Youyou and Rosalind Franklin.

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Fantastically Great Women Who... (Bloomsbury) - Ages 5+

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little people, big dreams (frances lincoln) - ages 4+

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Great Children's Books for International Women's Day

Fantastically Feminist (Wren & Rook) - Ages 5+

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Great Children's Books for International Women's Day

little guides to great lives (laurence king) - Ages 5+

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Great Children's Books for International Women's Day

first names (david fickling) - ages 5+

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Great Children's Books for International Women's Day

extraordinary lives (puffin) - ages 7+

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Great Children's Books for International Women's Day

Trailblazers (Stripes) - ages 7+

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