Top 10 Female Role Models Books

    This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
    6.8
    01
    This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
    Written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Daniel Roode
    Ada Lovelace
    6.6
    02
    Ada Lovelace
    Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Zafouko Yamamoto
    The Secret Garden
    6.6
    03
    The Secret Garden
    Anne of Green Gables
    6.5
    04
    Anne of Green Gables
    Written by L.M. Montgomery
    This Little Explorer
    6.4
    05
    This Little Explorer
    Written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Daniel Roode
    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    6.1
    06
    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Written by Andrea Beaty & illustrated by David Roberts
    Amelia Earhart
    6.1
    07
    Amelia Earhart
    Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Mariadiamantes
    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
    6.0
    08
    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
    Written by Patty Lovell & illustrated by David Catrow
    Cinder Edna
    6.0
    09
    Cinder Edna
    Written by Ellen Jackson & illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
    Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
    6.0
    10
    Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
    Written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky

One reason that we love to read is because we identify with characters in books. We enter their worlds and learn with them. If you think about the last five books you read, what did you learn from the characters? This list highlights books with positive female role models from whom we can all learn empowering lessons. These strong female characters can inspire and benefit all children across many ages, from toddlers to middle school aged kids! These ladies are strong, determined, brave, smart, powerful, and more. While the children's book market has started to make a better effort to publish progressive books with more women power, it can still be hard to find them—especially good titles that you will come to love. We've sorted through the bunch and have come up with our favorites for you. We think these are the best books to show the positive impact of being a good role model. You can use our subtopics and filter the list by book type—board, picture, and chapter—to find the titles that most interest you. Comment below if you have any you love that aren't on our list!

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6.0
Ella Enchanted
5.9
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles
5.8
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code
5.8
The Worst Princess
5.5
The Two Princesses of Bamarre
5.5
I Am Rosa Parks
5.5
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
5.4
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible
5.3
Chrysanthemum
5.2
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
5.0
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
5.0
11 Experiments That Failed
4.8
Baby Botanist
4.8
Princess Baby, Night-Night
4.8
Cece Loves Science
4.5
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
4.5
My Name is Not Isabella
4.4
A Wrinkle in Time
4.3
Ellie, Engineer
Dangerously Ever After
6.0
The Paper Bag Princess
5.8
She Persisted
5.8
Ada Twist, Scientist
5.8
Coco Chanel
5.8
Willow
5.5
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin
5.5
This Little Scientist: A Discovery Primer
5.5
Mary Had a Little Lab
5.3
The Princess Knight
5.3
Me . . . Jane
5.1
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
5.0
A Little Princess
5.0
The Bluest of Blues
4.8
Baby Astronaut
4.6
Suki's Kimono
4.5
Part-time Princess
4.5
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World
4.3
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Sadie: the Paper Crown Princess