Inspiring Books for International Women’s Day

Learn all about influential women of history with our top picks for International Women’s Day!

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

Fly high with incredible explorer and pilot Amelia Earhart, fight for your rights with legendary civil rights activist Rosa Parks, and change the face of books forever with superstar novelist Jane Austen.

Bursting full of beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in.

Girls Can Do Anything! (PB)

Girls Can Do Anything by Caryl Hart and Ali Pye

Girls can be scruffy or muddy or smelly. Girls can be fancy, like people on telly. All girls are different…but one thing is true…there’s NO other girl on the planet like you!

Dive into the colourful pages of this picture book to explore all the wonderful and amazing things girls can do.

Standing on Her Shoulders

Standing on Her Shoulders by Monica Clark-Robinson and Laura Freeman

A stunning love letter to the important women who shape us – from our own mothers and grandmothers to the legends who paved the way for girls and women everywhere.

This empowering book will inspire girls of all ages to follow in the footsteps of these amazing women.

You Are a Star, Malala Yousafzai

You Are a Star, Malala Yousafzai by Dean Robbins and Maithili Joshi

Discover Malala’s lifelong mission to bring educational equality and justice to all – especially young girls.

With wonderful comic-style illustrations, this fantastic book highlights Malala’s mission for educational equality and is packed full of facts about the young activist and trailblazer.

Women in Science

Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

Maybe you’ve heard of Marie Curie or Ada Lovelace. But what about the rest? There’s 17th century scientist and illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian, who went all the way to the rainforest to draw butterflies and other wildlife. There’s daredevil Katia Krafft, who studied volcanoes (and died in a lava flow). Or how about Katherine Johnson – the African-American NASA maths genius who figured out the path of the Apollo 11 Moon Mission?

Packed full of striking full-page pictures and infographics, this book contains inspiring illustrated profiles of 50 female scientists.

Every Day Counts: True Stories from Afghan Women [working title] DNFO

Rising After the Fall: Afghan Women Share Their Stories by Lucy Hannah, Zarghuna Kargar, and Sara Rahmani

With extracts from real-life diaries written by women during and after the fall of Kabul, this book provides a powerful insight into the experiences of Afghan women.

Produced in collaboration with UNTOLD Narratives, Rising After the Fall will provide children with a better understanding of life in Afghanistan as Kabul fell to the Taliban.

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