Strong Female Characters: Board Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about strong female characters?

As you can see, this list of kids books about strong female characters is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about strong female characters, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

A Little Princess: A Babylit(r) Friendship Primer book
#1
A Little Princess: A Babylit(r) Friendship Primer
Written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Meet Sara’s friends with text from the original novel, A little princess, showing little ones that friends can be found in surprising places.

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? book
#2
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
Written by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and illustrated by Carl Gordon and Mike Gordon
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Every inquisitive little girl wonders what it is really like to be a genuine princess. At the heart of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? lives an energetic, spirited, and contemporary child who has lots of important questions for her mom. Do princesses ride tricycles, climb trees, do chores, or have to eat the crusts of their bread? The mother’s voice is timelessly reassuring as she answers her daughter’s questions and advises her that being like a princess has to do with what we are on the inside.

Princess Baby, Night-Night book
#3
Princess Baby, Night-Night
Written and illustrated by Karen Katz
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm

This bedtime book is perfect for little ones interested in princesses. I like that the baby is learning how to get ready for bed (and get her stuff animals ready, too) independently, though with some instruction from parents.

A latest entry in the series that includes Princess Baby on the Go features an exuberant little Princess Baby who does not feel sleepy at bedtime but who puts on her pajamas, puts away her toys, brushes her teeth and selects a perfect storybook before settling under the covers.

The Princess and the Dragon  book
#4
The Princess and the Dragon
Written and illustrated by Audrey Wood
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

When a princess who behaves like a dragon meets a dragon who wants to be a princess, the unexpected happens.

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