Children’s Reading List: International Women’s Day 2021

This International Women’s Day, we’ve put together a list of our children’s books that star empowering female main characters to help inspire young readers!

Galloway Girls

Lily and Gemma are two empowering teen characters living in Galloway and Dumfries, Scotland. Join the Galloway Girls in this summery YA series who tackle facing growing up, balancing school and family life and making major life choices.

Lily’s Just Fine
Gemma’s Not Sure
by Gill Stewart

Mina Mistry Investigates

Mina Mistry is a witty schoolgirl detective who takes matters into her own hands to investigate the odd mishappenings going on around her. Packed with fun illustrations and laugh-out-loud detective cases, Mina Mistry Investigates is perfect for inquisitive young minds.

The Case of the Disgusting School Dinners
The Case of the Disappearing Pets
by Angie Lake

Jane Austen Children’s Stories

Inspired by some of literature’s most famous heroines, these adapted and illustrated editions introduce young readers to the world of Jane Austen. From the gardens of Pemberley to the spooky halls of Northanger Abbey, join Austen’s firey heroines on their paths to self-discovery and true love.

Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
adapted by Gemma Barder

Anne of Green Gables

Follow the adventures of literature’s most famous redhead, orphaned girl Anne Shirley. The classic coming-of-age Anne of Green Gables series was originally published in 1908 by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, now beautifully repackaged to introduce the series to a whole new generation.

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
by L.M. Montgomery (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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