[BHE 207] Fearless Females in Picturebooks

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Fats here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that have found their way into our shelves either from libraries, book shops – or simply landed into our mailboxes.

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Portrait done by Iphigene

There are lots of picture books that feature fearless females. Below are just some of them. In this list I also included a couple of middle grade fiction and a few adult reads that also happen to have female characters in them! Hooray!

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The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer and Holly Clifton-Brown

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Willow by Denise Brennan-Nelson, Rosemarie Brennan, and Cyd Moore
Brave Margaret by Robert D. San Souci and Sally Wern Comport

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This is Sadie by Sara O’Leary and Julie Morstad
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and David Catrow

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Ask Me by Bernard Waber and Suzy Lee
The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

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The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski
The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell

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Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice and Henry Cole
The Daring Miss Quimby by Suzanne George Whitaker and Catherine Stock

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Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

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Emily by Michael Bedard and Barbara Cooney

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Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

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Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey and Rebecca Gibbon
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham, and Juan Wijngaard

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Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon G. Flake
Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt

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The Blondes by Emily Schultz
The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork

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Flight Volumes One and Two by Kazu Kibuishi

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Flight Volume Three by Various authors and illustrators
Flight Volumes Four and Six by Kazu Kibuishi
(Not in picture: Flight Volume Five, still checked out to somoene)

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Hope you discovered new authors and new reads!

  1. I love many of these books. I still need to read Flight. Thanks for the great list.

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