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.

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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney


Emily by Michael Bedard and Barbara Cooney


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


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


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


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


Flight Volumes One and Two by Kazu Kibuishi


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)


Hope you discovered new authors and new reads!

1 comment on “[BHE 207] Fearless Females in Picturebooks

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


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