Teaching our girls about being strong and proud starts at home, and I firmly believe that reading together is an essential part of that. In honor of International Women's Day, I've rounded up some of our favorite picture books for little women (and men) in your life. We love all these stories and the sweet, strong, female characters that are the leads in them.
Sheriff Callie, The Cat Who Tamed the West. Sheiff Callie is a popular kid's television show, and this book tells her story of coming to a town and becoming the Sheriff by being both brave and kind.
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, Ian Flaconer We love all the Olivia books, but this one is our current favorite.
The Magic School Bus, (series), Cole and Degen Ms. Frizzle loves science and is an excellent teacher plus these books are full of great facts.
I Am Ameila Earhart, Brad Metzler A perfect introduction to the aviator's life story.
Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney Beautiful illustrations and a fantastic story keep this book an eternal favorite.
Pride and Prejudice, a counting primer, Jennifer Adams My daughter's first introduction to Lizzie and Co.
Ally-Saurus and the First Day of School, Richard Torrey A story about being yourself and finding your people-even as a kindergartener.
Lady Bug Girl, series, Soman and Davis Ladybug Girl is our current favorite character. Lulu is just a regular girl working through emotions like fear, sharing with friends, and overcoming obstacles. We love her!
Flora and the Flamingo, Molly Idle A beautiful picture book about not giving up.