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Book Lists for Kids

Girls With Gumption: Books with Strong Female Characters

[Printable book list]

Mary Hoffman / E HOFFMAN
Amazing Grace

William Steig / E STEIG
Brave Irene

Jada Pinkett Smith E Smith / E PINKNEY
Girls Hold Up This World

Kelly DiPucchio / E DIPUCCHIO
Grace for President

David Soman / E SOMAN
Ladybug Girl

Ludwig Bemelmans / E BEMELMANS
Madeline

Jennifer Fosberry / E FOSBERRY
My Name is Not Isabella

Jane Yolen / E YOLEN
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Ian Falconer / E FALCONER
Olivia

Robert Munsch / E MUNSCH
The Paper Bag Princess

Margaret Shannon / E SHANNON
The Red Wolf

Andrea Beaty / E BEATY
Rosie Revere, engineer

Kevin Henkes / E HENKES
Sheila Rae, the Brave

Kate DiCamillo / J FIC DICAMILLO
Because of Winn-Dixie

Pam Muñoz Ryan / J FIC RYAN
Esperanza Rising

Polly Horvath / J FIC HORVATH
Everything on a Waffle

Bruce Lansky / J FIC LANSKY
Girls to the Rescue: Tales of clever, courageous girls from around the world

Louise Fitzhugh / J FIC FITZHUGH
Harriet the Spy

Laura Ingalls Wilder / J FIC WILDER
Little House on the Prairie

Frances Hodgson Burnett / J FIC BURNETT
A Little Princess

Roadl Dahl / J FIC DAHL
Matilda

Christopher Paul Curtis / J FIC CURTIS
The Mighty Miss Malone

Rita Williams Garcia / J FIC GARCIA
One Crazy Summer

Astrid Lindgren / J FIC LINDGREN
Pippi Longstocking

Beverly Cleary / J FIC CLEARY
Ramona the Pest

Sharon Creech / J FIC CREECH
The Wanderer

Rebecca Stead / J FIC STEAD
When You Reach Me

Madeline L'engle / J FIC L'ENGLE
Wrinkle in Time

Cynthia Chin-Lee / J 920 CHENLEE
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

Catherine Thimmesh and Melissa Sweet / J 609.22 THIMMESH
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Michelle Roehm McCann / J 920.72 MCCANN
Girls who Rocked the world: heroines from Sacagawea to Natalie Portman

Kathleen Krull / J 320.092 KRUL
Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels, (and what the neighbors thought)

Cheryl Harness / J 305.4 HARNESS
Remember the Ladies: 100 great American Women

Michael Ross / J 910.9252 ROSS
A World of her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and adventurers

Katrin Tchana / J 398.2 TCHANA
Changing Woman and Her Sisters: stories of goddesses from around the world

Virginia Hamilton / J 398.2082 HAMILTON
Her Stories: African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales

Jane Yolen / J 398.22 YOLEN
Not One Damsel in Distress: World folktales for strong girls

Katrin Tchana / J 398.2 TCHANA
The Serpent Slayer: and other stories of strong women

Jacqueline Woodson / J B WOODSON
Brown Girl Dreaming

Cece Bell / J B BELL
El Deafo

Malala Yousafzai / J B YOUSAFZAI
I am Malala: How one girl stood up for education and changed the world

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